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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

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  1. Most Consecutive Seasons With The Same Record

    After his loss today, David Huff is 3-1. He was 3-1 in 2012 and 2013, so he has a chance at having the same record for three consecutive years. What pitchers have had the same record for the most consecutive years? I'm not making a minimum number of decisions or innings, but the record cannot be 0-0.

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    08-21-14 09:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Players Who Led MLB In Wins and In Losses In Consecutive Seasons In Either Order

    Justin Verlander tied for the MLB lead with 17 losses in 2008 and tied for the MLB lead with 19 wins in 2009.

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    08-11-14 09:13 AM Go to last post
  3. Batter hits the ball twice with bat--what's the rule

    In today's Yankee game, Brendan Ryan hit the ball, and the slow motion replay showed that his bat actually struck the ball twice, as the ball squirted after the first contact. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/nyy/twice-is-nice-brendan-ryan-hits-ball-two-times-on-one-swing?ymd=20140807&content_id=88426572&vkey=news_nyy I know that no one picked it up until after it was shown in slow motion, but did the Yankees catch a break, as shouldn't such an action be ruled a foul ball, instead of the...

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    08-08-14 11:39 AM Go to last post
  4. The Last Two Or More Batters Of A Game Hitting Home Runs

    This afternoon Minnesota at Boston was scoreless after 9 innings with Boston having 1 hit at that point. After Minnesota homered in the tenth, David Ortiz homered to tie it and Mike Napoli homered to make it back-to-back home runs and a walk-off 2-1 win. Does anybody know another game where the last two batters hit home runs and a game where the last two batters hit home runs for their team's first runs of the game?

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    08-06-14 08:15 AM Go to last post
  5. A Player's Highest Finish In His Only Time In The MVP Or Cy Young Voting

    Ubaldo Jimenez was third in the 2010 NL Cy Young voting which is the only year he has gotten Cy Young votes. What is the highest finish in the MVP or Cy Young voting by a player who only got votes once excluding times when a player won an award in their first year appearing in the voting when players could not win an award more than once?

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    08-05-14 07:14 PM Go to last post
  6. What's The Latest In The Game For The First Hit?

    Tonight San Francisco and the Mets combined to make 38 outs before getting a hit.

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    08-04-14 01:21 PM Go to last post
  7. Most Seasons Without An MLB Game During Your Career

    Current Met and former Yankee Buddy Carlyle made his MLB debut in 1999. In the 16 years from 1999 to 2014, he has pitched in MLB in 8 of them, with four gaps totaling 8 years. Also notable is that he has pitched in Las Vegas as an affiliate of the Padres in 1999 and 2000, the Dodgers in 2005, and the Mets in 2014. He was on the Yankees' AAA teams in Columbus in 2004 an Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2011. He's pitched for 5 MLB teams and AAA teams of 8 MLB teams. He has 257 2/3 MLB innings in...

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    07-28-14 11:50 AM Go to last post
  8. The Feud

    Babe Ruth…Lou Gehrig 3 and 4 Once best of friends, a “feud tore them forever apart, never to reconcile” Was it the Babe? Was it Lou? Was it both? Up until the estrangement, the Bambino was a frequent visitor at the Gehrig household for evening dinners when Lou’s mom was “chief cook” to the hungry Yankees…

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    07-23-14 03:12 PM Go to last post
  9. The Negro Leagues

    I don't get many chances to post in this forum, so I figured that since I came across something worthy, we may as well start. I found this blog on mlb.com, and I'll post anything else here occasionally. Someone feel free to add in. http://nlbm.mlblogs.com/

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    07-05-14 02:31 PM Go to last post
  10. July 4 1939

    "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder...

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    07-04-14 12:56 PM Go to last post
  11. A Team's Only Run On A Leadoff Home Run

    Before Jose Reyes tonight, who was the last player to hit a leadoff home run for his team's only run?

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    06-18-14 08:29 AM Go to last post
  12. Winning A Cy Young Award Before Pitching A Complete Game

    Two days ago, Max Scherzer pitched a shutout which was his first career complete game. On September 1, 2010 he pitched 9 innings of a game that went 10 innings. Other than him, does anybody know of a pitcher who won a Cy Young Award before pitching a complete game?

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    06-16-14 01:48 PM Go to last post
  13. What's The Most Runs A Winning Team Has Scored With Their Starter Not Getting A Win?

    Cleveland scored 17 runs tonight and their starter pitched only 3 1/3 innings.

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    06-11-14 10:33 PM Go to last post
  14. Players Who Were All-Stars In Their Worst Season

    Mark Buehrle was an All-Star in 2006 when he finished with a 4.99 ERA. That's by far his worst season. His next worst ERA was 4.28 in 2010. In 2006 he had a 4.02 ERA before the All-Star break and a 6.44 ERA after the All-Star break. Does anybody know of another player who was an All-Star in his worst season?

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    06-05-14 05:46 PM Go to last post
  15. Trivia Question from Len Berman

    If you subscribe to Len's daily list, please don't answer...

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    05-29-14 12:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Connie Marrero Died 2 Days Short Of Age 103

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marreco01.shtml has the statistics of who was the oldest living former MLB player. The bottom line on MSG says he died.

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    04-28-14 08:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Position Players Who Pitched Within Their First Ten Career Games

    In his tenth career game tonight, Dean Anna pitched. Does anybody know of any other position players who pitched within their first ten career games?

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    04-23-14 08:55 AM Go to last post
  18. Most Consecutive Hits To End A Half Inning Excluding Walkoffs

    On May 27, 2005, the Yankees' Randy Johnson allowed hits to the last five Red Sox in the top of the sixth. The last two hits resulted in outs at home. There was one out when the five hits started. I checked to see if I started a topic about this right after that game. It turns out that was the day I joined this forum.

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    04-16-14 06:03 PM Go to last post
  19. What's The Record For First Inning Home Runs In A Season?

    Mike Trout has 4 already, so I want to know what the record is. Brady Anderson had 15 in 1996.

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    04-16-14 05:56 PM Go to last post
  20. Jimmy Rollins, and Are There Any Hall of Fame Hitters Who Never Batted .300?

    In an ESPN Poll, 44% think Jimmy Rollins is a Hall of Famer. Rollins has never batted .300 except for 2000 when he had 53 at-bats before his rookie season in 2001, and he won't have a special home run or RBI total. Rollins has an OPS+ of only 96 on baseball-reference. With 2,175 hits at age 35, I doubt he will reach 3,000 hits. I hope fewer than 44% of the Hall of Fame voters vote for him. So what Hall of Famers (if any) never batted .300 and what Hall of Famers have the worst career...

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    04-13-14 08:50 PM Go to last post

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