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1. This hall of fame pitcher was the first ever member of the 300-win club in 1888. This pitching great also became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter on the road. He retired in 1892 as a member of the St. Louis Browns. What was this great pitcher's name?
2. On June 23, 1917, after walking the first batter of the game, Babe Ruth was ejected for arguing with the umpire. Ruth's reliever then came into the game and retired the next twenty six batters for the first combined no-hitter in baseball history. Who was this reliever?
3. In response to the "Black Sox" scandal of 1919, Major League baseball decided to hire a former U.S Distric Judge to be it's first ever commissioner. Who was this first commissioner of baseball?
4. Babe Ruth's famous and controversial "called shot" came at Wrigley Field during the third game of the 1932 World Series. What was the name of the Cubs pitcher who let up this very famous home run?
5. This man was the founder of the American League, claiming major league status in 1901. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential executives in baseball history. Who is he?
6. The legendary Connie Mack had a career winning percentage above .500.
7. This pitching great began his career in 1903 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, but played the majority of his career with the Chicago Cubs. He is famous for only having three fingers on his pitching hand. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1949. What was his name?
8. He was the first catcher elected into the Hall of Fame in 1939. He began his career in 1880 as a member of the Troy Trojans of the National League, and ended his career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1897. What was his name?
9. On September 10, 1881, this Hall of Famer became the first player to hit a grand slam in baseball history. What was his name?
10. Who was the manager who led Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees to 6 pennants and 3 World Series titles in the 1920s?
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