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This category is for questions relating to the history of baseball such as team origins, player records and origins of baseball terms.
Asked in Baseball, Baseball History
Which mlb team leads in double plays turned in 2010 and who's 2nd and 3rd?
Through games played on September 21, 2010 the Colorado Rockies have the most double plays with 175, the Cleveland Indians are second with 170, and the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers are third with 159. ...
Where does the mud umpires rub on baseballs before games come from?
Baseball, Umpires and Mud major league baseball use Louisiana mud or Mississippi mud to rub baseball i know because i work for a team as the bat boy....
What MLB pitcher has won 20 games and lost 20 games in the same season?
The last to do it was Phil Niekro of the 1979 Atlanta Braves who went 21-20. Wilbur Wood of the 1973 Chicago White Sox went 24-20. Both threw, primarily, the knuckleball which is not as tiring on the arm as other pitches. Niekro started 44 games and pitched 342 innings in 1979 and Wood started 49 games and pitched 359 innings in 1973. Prior to Wood and Niekro, Walter Johnson of the 1916 Washington Senators went 25-20. Joe McGinnity went 26-20 for the 1901...
Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Baseball Equipment
What country invented baseball?
The UK actually invented baseball it was invented in 1744 by the british but the Americans took it over to their country in 1762. It was popular in England, more popular than football is today and because the USA is bigger and just as popular the Americans claimed it as their sport.anwerd by mohamed mido ...
Asked in Baseball, New York Yankees, Baseball History
How many times have the New York Yankees been to the playoffs?
Through the 2012 season, the New York Yankees have made 51 playoff appearances in the history. ...
What major league team is the Somerset Patriots the farm team for?
The Patriots are not affiliated with Major League Baseball. They are a professional baseball team based in New Jersey and a member of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. ...
When is the next series of Time Team?
The 2008 series of Time Team is due to start to be screened on channel 4 Sunday evenings starting Jan/Feb 2008 Possibly thirteen episodes again this year, also 4 specials are being filmed. The 2008 series of Time Team is due to start to be screened on channel 4 Sunday evenings starting Jan/Feb 2008 Possibly thirteen episodes again this year, also 4 specials are being filmed. ...
Asked in Baseball, Baseball History
What does whip stand for in Major League Baseball?
It stands for Walks/Hits innings pitched. It is pretty much a stat that shows on average how many base runners a pitcher will allow per inning pitched. ...
Asked in Baseball History
What brewer hit the first home run in miller park?
Jeromy Burnitz in the 6th inning of the first ever regular season game played at Miller Park, against the Cincinnati Reds, on April 6, 2001. The Brewers won, 5-4. ...
What was the importance of baseball to the economy during the Great Depression?
Baseball was important because all the people that were at war left families home and since it was Americas past time everyone went anytime they could Because of the great depression baseball had what was known as the strike meaning that all nobody could aford to come to games and players were starting to get sent back down to the minors ===================== With the above said, there were several reasons that baseball was important to the economy of the United States during the Great...
Asked in Baseball, Baseball History, Rugby League
Which major league team once had three players vomit on the field at the same time?
I heard it was the Seattle Mariners outfield in the early 90's. Kevin Mitchell, Keen Griffey Jr., and Jay Buhner. But I have been a Mariners fan for a long time and I don't remember that. But this just what I heard Yankees No team that I am aware of has had four players vomit on the field in the same game. There is a team that had three players (the entire outfield) vomit in the same inning. Jay Buhner, Kevin...
Can a replacement pitcher in major league baseball reenter the game as pitcher?
No, once you leave the game you cannot re-enter it, regardless of the positions. ...
Asked in Baseball History, World Series
How many MLB teams won the world series in their first try?
Through the 2009 season ... Boston Americans (1903 - now the Boston Red Sox) New York Giants (1905 - now the San Francisco Giants) Chicago White Sox (1906) Boston Braves (1914 - now the Atlanta Braves) Cincinnati Reds (1919) Cleveland Indians (1920) Washington Senators (1924 - now the Minnesota Twins) St. Louis Cardinals (1926) New York Mets (1969) Toronto Blue Jays (1992) Florida Marlins (1997) Arizona Diamondbacks (2001) Anaheim Angels (2002 - now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) ...
What year was the first radio broadcast of a World Series?
Radio station WJZ in Newark, New Jersey was the first to broadcast the World Series in 1921. Thomas Cowan recreated the games between the New York Yankees and New York Giants from reports that were phoned in from the Polo Grounds. The first Radio transmitting was in Argentina, on the 27 August 1920 from a roof of the Coliseo Theatre, in Buenos Aires. These transmissions were done by the Society of Radio Argentina, by the "crazy of the roof" they transmitted the...
Did Willie Mays tryout for the Boston Red Sox?
No. The Red Sox didn't have a black player until Pumpsie Green joined the club in 1959. Ten years earlier, the general manager of Boston's AA team in Birmingham, Alabama contacted them about Mays, who at the time was an 18-year-old phenom with the Birmingham Black Barons. Despite the rave reviews, Boston general manager Joe Cronin wasn't interested. Two years later, Mays was a New York Giants star and the National League Rookie of the Year. ...
Asked in Baseball, Toronto Blue Jays, Baseball History
What was the highest number of runs ever scored by a single team in a Major League Baseball game?
The most runs scored by a single team in a Major League Baseball game is 36, set by the Chicago Colts (now the Chicago Cubs) against the Louisville Colonels (which joined the National League in 1892) on June 29, 1897. The modern record is 30 by the Texas Rangers in a game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 22, 2007. The Rangers won that game 30-3. The Phillies are in the midst of scoring the record having 16 runs in just...
Why is there an American League and a National League?
The American League came to be in 1900. It was formed by joining together several minor league teams (and not by splitting off from the National League). In 1900, Ban Johnson (president of the Western League, the strongest of the minor leagues) and Charles Comiskey (who owned the Chicago White Sox franchise) wanted an open competition with the National League. So, they created the American League. The American League joined the majors in 1901, and the Chicago White Sox won the very first...