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Consecutive No-Hitters

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Who is the only major league baseball player to pitch back-to-back no-hitters?

Trivia Question Answer

Little known pitcher Johnny Vander Meer of Cincinnati pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Bees (who went on to become the Braves) on June 11, 1938 (Reds 3 – Bees 0). He did it again in his next outing on June 15, 1938 against Brooklyn (Reds 6 – Dodgers 0). The 2 wins were part of a 9-game win streak for Meer. 1938 was Meer’s first full year in the majors. He went on to an unremarkable 119-121 career record in the big leagues.

Famous Nickname – The Wizard

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What major league player went by the nickname “The Wizard”?

Trivia Question Answer

Ozzie Smith, who played with the San Diego Padres (1978–1981) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1982–1996), was known as “The Wizard”, and as you might also expect, “The Wizard of Oz”.

Cleveland Indians by Any Other Name

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What names did the Cleveland Indians go by before they became the Indians?

Trivia Question Answer

“Indians” is the 4th name by which the team has been known since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901. Over the years, the American League major league team in Cleveland has been known as:

  • 1915 on: Cleveland Indians
  • 1905 – 1914: Cleveland Naps
  • 1902 – 1904: Cleveland Broncos
  • 1902: Cleveland Bluebirds

Prior to 1901, since their origination in 1894 as a minor league team in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the team was known as the Grand Rapids Rustlers (1894–1899) and the Cleveland Lake Shores (1900).

MLB Pitcher With the Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings

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What major league pitcher or pitchers hold the record for the most consecutive scoreless innings?

Trivia Question Answer

In 1988, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Oral Hershiser pitched 59 consecutive scoreless innings breaking the record of 58 2/3 innings set by Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale’s in 1968.