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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. What's The Closest Together Two Yankees Got Their First Career Save?

    Tonight David Phelps got his first career save three days after Shawn Kelley got his first career save.

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    04-10-14 10:21 PM Go to last post
  14. this hank aaron stuff

    you serious guys? greenies help with performance a great deal and bonds was by far the greater player.

    awy
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    04-09-14 02:49 PM Go to last post
  15. A Former Yankee Hitting A Home Run In Every Game Of A Series Against The Yankees

    Before Melky Cabrera today and the past two days, who was the last former Yankee to hit a home run in every game of a three game or longer series against the Yankees?

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    04-08-14 11:39 AM Go to last post
  16. Five Teammates With 3 Strikeouts In A Game

    Yesterday Boston became the fourth team since 1914 (all of them since 1989) to have five pitchers with at least 3 strikeouts in a game. Clay Buchholz struck out out 3, Chris Capuano struck out 4, Brandon Workman struck out 3, Koji Uehara struck out 3, and Junichi Tazawa struck out 3.

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    04-06-14 09:27 AM Go to last post
  17. Lineups Without Any Righties

    Other than today's Yankees lineup, can anybody find a box score where a team's nine hitters were all lefties or switch-hitters?

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    04-05-14 06:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Has A Team Ever Had Four Outfielders Who Had Already Had A Season With 40+ SBs?

    The 2014 Yankees could have Ichiro Suzuki, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brett Gardner as outfielders who have already had at least one season with at least 40 stolen bases. Has any team ever had four outfielders like that before?

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    03-31-14 09:08 AM Go to last post
  19. Happy Birthday, Lou Gehrig...

    The great Iron Horse would be 110 years old today. A true gentleman and one of baseball's greatest.

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    03-15-14 05:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Mantle: The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle

    Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnu1lMUk0QU Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPw2zipyaOU Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF82CFHfpOU Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 4)

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    03-11-14 02:43 PM Go to last post

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