Monthly Archives: October 2015

First to Pitch Perfect Game in World Series

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Who was the first pitcher to pitch a perfect game in a World Series?

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Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only World Series perfect game in the fifth game of the 1956 World Series. He threw only 97 pitches striking out 7. The Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in that game 2-0. The Yankees also took the Series 4 games to 3.

First World Series Shutout

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Who pitched the first World Series Shutout?

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The first World Series shutout came in game 2 of the first World Series in 1903. Boston Americans (now Red Sox) pitcher Bill Dinneen blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 3 to 0. Dinneen duplicated the event in Game 8 of the World Series getting the second World Series shutout also by a score of 3 to 0.

First MLB Championship Series Sweeps

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What were the first American League Championship Series (ALCS) and National League Championship Series to be swept, who did the sweeping, and who was swept?

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ALCS – Starting with the first ALCS in 1969, the first 3 Championship Series were sweeps. In the 1969 ALCS, the Baltimore Orioles swept the Minnesota Twins 3-0. The Orioles did it again to the Twins in 1970 sweeping them 3-0. In 1971, the Baltimore Orioles swept the Oakland Athletics 3-0.

NLCS – Starting with the first NLCS in 1969, the first 2 Championship Series were sweeps. In 1969 the NLCS, the New York Mets swept the Atlanta Braves 3-0. In the 1970 NLCS, the Cincinnati Reds swept the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0.

Paul Bunyan Trophy

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What is college football’s Paul Bunyan Trophy?

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The Paul Bunyan Trophy goes annually to the winner of the Michigan Michigan State football game.

Scored First Major League Run

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Who is credited with scoring the first run in Major League Baseball history?

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Wes Fisler is credited with scoring Major League Baseball’s first run on April 22, 1876 while playing for the Philadelphia Athletics. 1876 was the last year of existence for the Philadelphia Athletics.