Monthly Archives: June 2015

First Wimbledon Tennis Championships

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When were The Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, first played?

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The Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, more commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, were first played at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London in 1877. Wimbledon, which has been played at the All England Club ever since, is the world’s oldest tennis tournament.

Catcher with Most Gold Glove Awards

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What major league catcher holds the record for the most Gold Glove awards?

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Ivan Rodríguez is the catcher with the most Gold Glove awards. He has 13, 10 with the Texas Rangers (1992 – 2001) and 3 with the Detroit Tigers (2004, 2006, 2007).

United States First Women’s World Cup Title

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When did the United States women win their first soccer World Cup championship?

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Team USA won their first soccer World Cup title in 1991. They defeated Norway 2 to 1 to win the Soccer World Cup in Guangzhou, China.

Most Major League No Hitters

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What major league pitcher holds the record for the most no hitters in a career?

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The major league pitcher with the most career no hitters is Nolan Ryan with seven. The first four came with the California Angels, the fifth came with the Houston Astros, and the last two came with the Texas Rangers.

Most Runs Scored in a Major League Game

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What was the most combined runs scored in a single major league baseball game?

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The most runs scored by two teams in a single major league baseball game are:

  • 49 for the National League: Chicago 26 vs Philadelphia 23 (8/25/1922)
  • 36 for the American League:
    • Boston 19 vs Texas 17 (8/12/2008)
    • Boston 22 vs Philadelphia 14 (6/29/1950)

First Red Sox Leadoff Hitter to Hit for Cycle

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Who was the first leadoff hitter for the Boston Red Sox to hit for the cycle?

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On July 3, 1943 leadoff hitter Leon Culberson hit for the cycle against the Indians to become the first, and until yesterday only, leadoff hitter to hit for the cycle for the Boston Red Sox. Yesterday, June 16, 2015, Brock Holt hit for the cycle from the leadoff position against the Braves to become the second Red Sox leadoff hitter to accomplish the feat.

First Professional Baseball Team

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What was the first all-professional baseball team?

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The original Cincinnati Red Stockings were the first openly all-professional team in 1869. The Red Stockings were formed as an amateur ball club in 1863. There have been three incarnations of the Red Stockings, the original team, another team as a charter member of the National League in 1872, and a third formed in 1882 who are now the Cincinnati Reds. The Red Stockings started play as the Reds in 1890 when they left the American Association to join the National League.

1st Back-to-Back Pitching Triple Crown

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Who was the first major league baseball player to earn the the pitching triple crown in consecutive years?

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Grover Cleveland Alexander won a pitching triple crown in 1915 while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies. He won it again in the following year (1916) while again pitching for the Phillies making him the fist pitcher with back-to-back pitching triple crowns. These were the first two of his three pitching Triple Crowns, the 3rd one coming with the Chicago Cubs in 1920.

Mickey Mantle Rookie Number

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What number did Mickey Mantle originally wear in his rookie season with the Yankees?

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In his first game with the Yankees in 1951, Mickey Mantle wore uniform number 6. He was demoted to the minors Kansas City Blues mid-season and when he was called back up he was given uniform number 7. The Yankees retired Mickey’s number 7 on Mickey Mantle day, June 8, 1969.

First Time Baseball’s Triple Crown Same Time in Both Leagues

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When was the first time that baseball’s Triple Crown was won in both the American and National League in the same year?

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1933 was the first time the Triple Crown was won in the same year in both leagues. It was won by:

  • American League – Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics (.356 batting average, 28 home runs, 120 RBIs)
  • National League – Chuck Klein of the Philadelphia Phillies (.368 batting average, 48 home runs, 163 RBIs)