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1. When I won a MVP in 1956 for my Triple Crown, I did it over a teammate and two Detroit Tigers. I won it again in 1957, then took a backseat to another teammate in 1960 and 1961. I came back and won it again for the 1962 season. Which Yankee am I?
2. I didn't think much that I was the first pitcher in baseball history to win 400 games, but when I won my 500th, I knew that I was someone special. Who am I?
3. My 1966 season was amazing, looking from both sides of the fence. One season after going 24-11 with the Braves, I went only 14-11 in 1966. I entered the record books two times in that season. One for being the first pitcher in history to hit two grand slams in a game, and the other for setting a modern day record of throwing 27 wild pitches in the season. Who am I?
4. I won Rookie of the Year award in 1967, a MVP, and seven batting titles. I did this all with Twins in 12 seasons. After being traded to the Angels for the 1979 season, I played their until I retired in 1985. Who am I?
5. What a great career I had, but I was always under the radar with teammates like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. In 10 seasons with the Yankees, I had at least 130 hits each time. My numbers were good enough to be a star on any team other than Murderer's Row. Who am I?
6. After winning 48 games in the 1883 season with the Providence Grays, baseball changed up its rules to make it more appealing for the batters. I showed them by winning a record 59 games in 1884. After more changes for 1885, I won only 28 games. Who am I?
7. In 17 of my Major League seasons, I was in the top 15 for the MVP award. I hit 40 or more home runs in a season eight times to show my consistency. Who am I?
8. 1966 belonged to me. I was a MVP, a Triple Crown hitter, and I won the World Series MVP all in the same season. Who am I?
9. Even after I turned 40 years old, I still stole 139 bases until I retired. I played for 25 seasons. Who am I?
10. My first seven seasons were with the Cardinals, then I was traded to the Phillies in 1972. I won the Cy Young and threw a Triple Crown in 1972 with my 27-10 record, and my teammates were sure laughing at the Cardinals. In 1973, the Cardinals were laughing at me because I lost 20 games in that season. I would have the last laugh by going on to win three more Cy Young awards. Who am I?
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