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1. Which person set a baseball Opening Day record for throwing out the first honorary pitch in 33 different seasons?
2. Hall of Famer Wade Boggs had a remarkable feat by having 200 hits in six consecutive seasons. Which player came along and had his 10th consecutive 200-hit season in 2010?
3. Who was the first slugger in National League history to hit five grand slams in the same season?
4. Who was the first Major League pitcher over 45 years old to win his 300th career game?
5. Major League Baseball began with the merging of the American and National Leagues in 1901. Some fans might know that the great Cy Young was the first American League pitcher to throw a perfect game in 1904. Who was the first National League pitcher to throw a perfecto after the merger?
6. Nolan Ryan threw seven no-hitters throughout his 27-season remarkable career. Six of those no-hitters were thrown in the American League. Which National League team was the only one to feel the no-no wrath of Ryan?
7. How many World Series did the New York Yankees find themselves in during the 1980s?
8. Hitting a home run in a player's first Major League at-bat is an eye-opening accomplishment. Even more if the player hit it on the first-ever pitch that he saw. It would be ludicrous for a pitcher to hit the very first pitch that he saw for a home run, even before he took the mound in his first Major League game. Which National League pitcher did this in the 1920s?
9. Major League Baseball went to the League Championship Series as part of the new postseason format in 1969. The Mets was the first team to win the NLCS in 1969, and would go on to win the World Series. Which team did the Mets defeat in that first NLCS?
10. Eddie Gaedel, the pinch-hitting dwarf for the St. Louis Browns made his only baseball appearance in which season?
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