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Baseball History

Parent Category: Baseball
This category is for questions relating to the history of baseball such as team origins, player records and origins of baseball terms.
He did because he took steroids most of his career when he was with the san francisco giants which was the second team played for the first team he played for was the Pittsburgh pirates who haven't had a winning season since 1992 his last year with the pirates the only mlb team he did not take...
  Nap Lajoie  led the American League in its inaugural season with a .426 batting  average, one of just 13 seasons of a .400+ average in the 20th  century. In addition, Lajoie was a part of two separate  contested batting average races in 1902 and 1910. Wade Boggs won  four consecutive...
Roy Campanella was born on November 19, 1921.
   1986    AL    Wade Boggs   BOS 149 G .357/.453/.486        NL    Tim Raines   MON 151 G .334/.413/.476     1985    AL    Wade Boggs   BOS 161 G .368/.450/.478        NL    Willie McGee   STL 152 G .353/.384/.503  ...
New York Yankees(NYY) vs Arizona Diamondbacks(ARI) 2001 MLB World  Series Game 1-Curt Schilling(ARI)   Game 2-Randy Johnson(ARI)   Game 3-Roger Clemens(NYY)   Game 4-Mariano Rivera(NYY)   Game 5-Sterling Hitchcock(NYY)   Game 6-Randy Johnson(ARI)   Game 7-Randy Johnson(ARI)
Pitcher Shawn Chacon wore number 39 from 2005 to 2006.
In 1975 while a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hank Aaron did not attend college.
Roy Campanella died on June 26, 1993 at the age of 71.
American service agency founded for the purpose of eliminating   racial segregation and  discrimination and helping  African Americans and other minorities to participate in all  phases of American life. By the late 20th century more than 110  local affiliated groups were active throughout...
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It has changed america in many ways. it has brought families and  friends together. that is how baseball has changed america
According to a source, 18 players have worn the number 35 for the  Seattle Mariners. Backup catcher Humberto Quintero is the most  recent player to wear this number, donning it for the 2013 and 2014  seasons. Hall-of-Famer Rickey Henderson is undoubtedly the best  player ever to wear 35 with the...
   In  baseball history, only three full-time catchers have won batting  titles. In the National League, Cincinnati's Eugene "Bubbles"  Hargrave won it in 1926. The Reds' Ernie Lombardi won  it in 1938 and 1942. Mauer is the only American League  backstop to win a batting title, coming...
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  == Answer ==     No true rookie has ever done it. Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes hit three homers against Dwight Gooden on opening day in 1994, but Tuffy had been up and down the majors for several years with the Astros and Cubs. Tuffy had only 313 plate appearances when he took Gooden deep, but ...
Old Hoss Radbourn has the most wins in a single season with 59 wins  in the year 1884.
The first HR was hit on 2nd May 1876:   Either:    Ross Barnes, Chicago   Charlie Jones, Cincinnati    Most credit Ross Barnes as being the first, and Charlie Jones as  the second.
Dolph Camilli hit the first ever televised home run as the Dodgers  beat the Reds 6-1.
According to Baseball Reference, Maddux and the Braves defeated Dwight Gooden and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, 2-0, on July 2, 1997. Maddux threw a three hit, complete game shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks. He threw 84 pitches and 61 of them were strikes.
Yogiberra is the national league player who has most world  championships.
He was a very patient man and enjoy the sport, he was athletic and  growing up played football and ran track. He worked harder than any  other player and ended up probably being one of the best baseball  players ever
Larry Doby was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago White Sox during the 1949 season. Doby appeared in 14 games for the American League champion White Sox toward the end of that season, but was not on their post-season roster and did not play in the World Series that year. He retired at...
Mamie Johnson is the daughter of Gentry Harrison and Della Belton  Havelow.
He lives in Tanzania with his wife and many children. He started a coffee growers co-op called Sweet Unity Farms and has been living in the Kilimanjaro region for close to 20 years.
Alex Rodriguez received his first World Series ring with the New York Yankees on November 4th, 2009.
Sandy Koufax's email address is sandykoufax@gmail.com. Her fans can  interact with her directly by sending her an email.
Sandy Koufax is a former professional baseball player. His official  fan mail address is; Sandy Koufax, Sports Placement Service, Inc.,  330 West 11th Street, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90015-2230.
Hank Aaron hit career home run number 755 on July 20, 1976 off California Angels pitcher Dick Drago.
There were some in the 19th century. Notable 300 game winners inthe 20th century are: Walter Johnson, Cy Young, Grover Cleveland Alexander, ChristyMatthewson, Lefty Grove, Warren Spahn, Early Eynn, Roger Clemens,Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Gaylord Perry, Phil Niekro, SteveCarlton, Nolan Ryan, Don...
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Hank Aaron has 1 brother and 1 sister. Tommie Aaron and Alfredia  Scott.
1963 Chicago White Sox Team Signed Baseball . A 1963 Chicago White Sox Team Signed Baseball with the key signatures: Fox, Lopez, Wilhelm, Peters, and DeBusschere is worth about $200.-$250.. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the...
He taught himself how to play
He hit the 2nd most home runs in baseball history
Babe Ruth was a large man for the times in baseball. He was 6'2" and 190 pounds when he started his MLB career in 1914. He was a voracious eater and his weight would fluctuate constantly. Most off seasons his weight would go up (in 1925 it was reported he weighed 256 pounds) and then come spring...
Colorado Rockies 1993 home opener, 80,227 for a regular season  game.
In 1987 Don Mattingly hit 6 grand slams. He did not hit another grand slam in his career before or after.
Johnny Damon does not play for the Red Sox anymore. He doesn't doany professional baseball right now.
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers won the American League Triple Crown in 2012 with a season average of .330, 139 RBIs, and 44 home runs. He was the first batter to win all three categories since Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox did it in 1967.Jake Peavy in 2007 won the NL Pitchers Triple...
The 2011 Red Sox season began in Texas on Friday, April 1st andfinished in Baltimore on Wednesday, September 28th. They finished7.0 games back, third in the AL East.
Hank Aaron graduated from high school, so he must have attended a middle school.
Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in 1927 breaking his own single season home run mark that held until 1961 when it was broken by Yankee's outfielder Roger Maris with 61 homers.
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The Cy Young Award was established in 1956 to recognize the "best pitcher" in the Major Leagues. The first Cy Yound Award winner was Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who was also the first "black" player to win the award.
The last player was Ted Williams who hit .407 in 1953. Williams  also hit .400 in 1952 and .406 in 1941. And despite that, he also  missed five of his prime years during World War  II.     This answer is not only INCORRECT, it is also misleading!    By the logic here, David Ortiz was...
  Click on the '2007 Toronto Blue Jays Roster' link on this page to see who is playing for the Blue Jays as of August 28, 2007.
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2B Jimmy Williams (1901-07)Frank Laporte (1905-10)Baldy Louden (1907)Earle Gardner (1908-12)Harry Niles (1908)Jim Curry (1911)Johnny Priest (1911-12)Hack Simmons (1912)George Batten (1912)Lute Boone (1913-16)Ralph Young (1913)Frank Truesdale (1914)Paddy Baumann (1915-17)Joe Gedeon (1916-17)Chick...
Yogi Berra hit the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history, off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca in Game 3 of the 1947 World Series.
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Hank Aaron did not attend college.
  == Answer ==   At one point, it was probably Willie Mays, but, today, it could be Pete Rose. For pitchers, first would be Babe Ruth, today, Nolan Ryan.
P Marius Russo 1939P Hank Borowy 1942P Frank Hiller 1946P Mel Queen 1946P Karl Drews 1947P Art Schallock 1953-55P Steve Kline 1970-74P Cecil Upshaw 1974P Ken Brett 1976P Tom Underwood 1980-81P Curt Kaufman 1983P Dave LaRoche 1983P Jose Rijo 1984P Ed Whitson 1985-86P Pat Clements 1987-88P Scott...
He was the greatest home run hitter in the Negro Leagues from 1930 to 1946, playing for the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. It is estimated that he hit almost 800 home runs during his career.
Harmon Killebrew was known for his long distance power hitting. His  longest measured home run was 520 at Minnesota's Metropolitan  Stadium. He likely had longer ones that were not measured.
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  == Answer ==   Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial hold the record for All-Star game appearences with 24.
Things you see today that you didn't see 50 years ago:   1) Catchers wear helmets instead of a regular baseball cap while behind the plate. 2) They wear masks that are like a 'bird cage' instead of the old mask. The metal is further away from the face than the old masks. 3) Some catchers wear...