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1. This second baseman was drafted in 1978 by the Phillies directly out of high school. He played one season for the Phillies, then the next 15 for the Cubs. He won the 1984 NL MVP and was a nine-time Gold Glove winner. What is the last name of this Hall of Famer?
2. This multiple Gold Glove winner played in four seasons with the Padres, then the Cardinals stole him for the next 15 seasons. He was the runner-up for the MVP in 1987, and was a 13-time all-star. What is the last name of this player?
3. This Detroit Tiger pitcher came out of the Minor Leagues with a goal. His 19-9 record earned him the 1976 AL Rookie of the Year along with being runner-up for the Cy Young Award. Unfortunately, due to an injury his career fell apart and he was out of baseball in five seasons. Who was this promising pitcher?
4. I began my career with the Athletics. I was the first rookie in history to bat over .400 in a season. Even with that, I still didn't win the batting title. I played in 13 seasons before leaving baseball, and had a .358 career average. I was in the top 10 for the MVP voting four times also. My final season was with the White Sox. The Hall of Fame will never induct me. Who am I?
5. This Detroit Tiger was the fourth player in history to hit 50 home runs in a season. Hall of Fame great Hank Aaron would also adopt his nickname later in the century. The Tiger would play in only 13 seasons, but still hit 331 career home runs. Who is this Hall of Famer?
6. This Hall of Famer played in only one Major League game, long enough to bat one time with a strikeout, and commit one error at first base. That was it for his playing career. Trying his hand at managing, he had the reins of one team for 23 seasons, going to seven World Series. An illness make him step down with only four games left in a season, opening the door for new manager Tom Lasorda. Who was this manager?
7. Cy Young was the first player in history to win a strikeout crown in both the American and National Leagues. Who was the next player to accomplish this?
8. The Angels franchise began as an expansion team in 1961. Where did they play their home games during their inaugural season?
9. In 1986, pitcher Roger Clemens had a tremendous season by going 24-4. His season performance came close but did not break the winning percentage record of Yankee Ron Guidry, who went 25-3 in 1978. Whose 1951 winning percentage record did Guidry break with a minimum of 20 wins?
10. Which lonely Hall of Fame player set a record by playing in 2934 games in the outfield?
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