Thursday, April 7, 2016

Baseball Answers

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1.  Name the team that won a record 26 consecutive games (but finished fourth).
    1. 1916 New York Giants
2.  Name the player among those with 3,000 hits, the player with the fewest home runs.
    2.  Eddie Collins
3. Who is the player who led both leagues in homers and triples (not in the same season)?
    2. Sam Crawford
4.  Who hit the only game seven World Series walk-off home run?
    4. Bill Mazeroski
5.  Name the four players who hit World Series homers in three different decades.
    1. Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Eddie Murray, Matt Williams
6.  Who was the first manager to lead three teams to pennants?
    2. Bill McKechnie
7. Who, after managers Connie Mack and John McGraw, had the most consecutive years managing one team?
    4. Walter Alston
8.  Who was the first player to hit 30 home runs, score 125 runs and steal 45 bases in a season?
    1. Mike Trout
9.  Name the four hitters who, since World War II, had five or more seasons batting .350 or better.
    4. Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn, Ted Williams
10. Name the five hitters ranked in the top 25 in career singles, doubles and triples.
    2. Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Tris Speaker, Paul Waner, Honus Wagner
11. Whose 44 hits in his first month is second to Joe DiMaggio's 48?
    3. Yasiel Puig
12. Who are the four Hall of Fame pitchers DiMaggio faced during his 56-game hitting streak?
    4. Bob Feller, Lefty Grove, Ted Lyons, Hal Newhouser
13. Who was the youngest player to lead the National League in hits?
    3. Starlin Castro
14. Name the three players to get two extra-base hits in an All-Star game before age 23.
    3. Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Trout, Ted Williams
15. Who played seven straight seasons with a .300 average, 20 homers, 100 RBIs and 100 walks?
    1. Frank Thomas
16. Name the Hall of Famer who played most of his games as DH.
    4. Frank Thomas
17. Who was the second player, after Ty Cobb, to have at least 221 hits, 46 doubles and 54 steals in a season?
    1. Jose Altuve
18. Name the team that had five consecutive Rookie of the Year winners.
    4. Los Angeles Dodgers
19. Who was the player who slugged .826 in a six-game World Series, with a record 10 RBIs, but whose team lost?
    2. Ted Kluszewski
20. Which player had the most consecutive World Series hits (7)?
    3. Billy Hatcher
21. What is the record number of games in a season in which a team homered?
    4. 131
22. Who had the most career RBIs (1,903) without ever leading the league?
    3. Willie Mays
23. Name the player who reached a base in a record 84 consecutive games.
    4. Ted Williams
24. Name the most recent former Rookie of the Year elected to the Hall of Fame.
    2. Mike Piazza
25. Which two pitchers pitched 27 World Series innings without yielding an earned run?
    2. Christy Mathewson, Waite Hoyt
26. Who was the only player in the last 100 years who twice in a season scored four runs in a game without a hit?
    2. Bryce Harper
27. Name the pitcher who won 107 games before age 23.
    2. Bob Feller
28. Which pitcher was the first to have two 300-strikeout seasons?
    3. Rube Waddell
29. Name the four pitchers to win at least two Cy Young awards, to win at least two World Series rings, and pitch a no-hitter.
    1. Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Tim Lincecum, Jim Palmer
30. Who were the three pitchers who started five All-Star games?
    4. Don Drysdale, Lefty Gomez, Robin Roberts
31. Name the team that had the highest American League season winning percentage.
    2. 1954 Cleveland Indians
32. Name the team with the most wins in an AL season.
    3. Seattle Mariners
33. Which NL team holds the best single-season winning percentage since 1900?
    2. 1906 Chicago Cubs
34.  Which team that existed in 1900 took the longest to win a World Series?
    4. Philadelphia Phillies
35. Name the youngest unanimous MVP.
    1. Bryce Harper
36. Name the three pitchers to strike out 150 in each of their first nine seasons.
    1. Hideo Nomo, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton
37. Who was the first infielder (other than first basemen) to hit 500 home runs?
    4. Eddie Mathews
38. Name the manager of the AL team with a season-record 116 wins.
    3. Lou Piniella
39. Who won a home run title with a batting average lower than that year's Cy Young winner, Steve Carlton (.218)?
    4. Dave Kingman
40. Name the pitcher who retired 46 consecutive batters.
    1. Yusmeiro Petit
Bonus question: Who said, "All of the Mets' road wins against the Dodgers this year occurred at Dodger Stadium."?
    2. Ralph Kiner

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