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1. The Philadelphia Athletics started their new American League endeavors in 1901. They were led by Connie Mack for 50 seasons, and he took them to eight World Series appearances before the team moved to Kansas City, then Oakland. In Oakland, they made another six appearances to round out their 100 season of existence. In what year did the Athletics first win a World Series four games to none?
2. Which of these players in their rookie season, did not lead their league in home runs?
3. Which National League franchise once set a Major League record by finishing a season with a horrendous 66.5 games behind the league leader?
4. Ernie Lombardi was a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. In 1938, Lombardi was the first catcher in history to win a MVP award, and the first to lead the league in batting. What other season record did he set in 1938?
5. Who was the first pitcher in history to walk away from a World Series with 30 strikeouts in it?
6. Which of the following statements is not true concerning Minnie Minoso?
7. Who was the first pitcher in history to appear in 1000 games, but never start one in his career?
8. Baseball has seen some great sluggers hit for a Triple Crown award in the names Rogers Hornsby, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson, and others. Babe Ruth almost had a Triple Crown season, but missed out because he was the runner-up for the batting title to which other great?
9. The first Hall of Fame inductions took place in 1936 with five baseball players being immortalized. These five were chosen from a list of how many people from baseball's past?
10. Who was the first manager in history to take their team to 10 league pennants?
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