What MLB player has the most career leadoff home runs?
Trivia Question Answer
The record of 81 leadoff home runs is held by Rickey Henderson. Henderson played from 1979 to 2003 for 9 different major league teams. He holds numerous other records.
Who was the first pitcher to have 30 or more saves in each of their first five complete seasons?
Jonathan Papelbon holds the record for being the first pitcher to have 30 or more saves in their first five complete seasons in the league (2006 – 35, 2007 – 37, 2008 – 41, 2009 – 38, 2010 – 37: all with the Boston Red Sox). “Pap” went on to get 30 or more saves in 2011 with the Red Sox (31) and 2012 with the Philadelphia Phillies (38).
Who was the first American League hitter to hit three home runs in a game twice in the same season?
The “Splendid Splinter”, Ted Williams hit three home runs twice in 1957:
o May 8, 1957 against the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox won the game 4-1.
o June 13, 1957 against the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox won the game 9-3.
What is the MLB record for the highest career slugging percentage and who holds the number two and three spots for career slugging percentage?
The MLB players with the highest career slugging percentage are:
1. Babe Ruth: .6897
2. Ted Williams: .6338
3. Lou Gehrig: .6324
Who is the only major league player to get 7 hits in a 9 inning game since 1900?
Rennie Stennett of the Pittsburgh Pirates got 7 hits (1 triple, 2 doubles, 4 singles) in a September 16, 1975 game against the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates drubbed the Cubs on that day 22-0.
Who was the world’s first player in professional team sports to receive a million-dollar-a-year contract?
Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent following the 1979 season, agreeing to MLB’s first million-dollar per year salary and also the first of its kind in any professional team sport.
Since 1900, who was the first major league baseball player to lead the league in stolen bases in back to back years?
Honus Wagner was the first major leaguer to lead the league in stolen bases in back-to-back years since 1900. He accomplished this feat in 1901 and 1902. He again went back-to-back leading the league in stolen bases in 1907 and 1908. Both times he was playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
What Major League pitcher holds the record for the most consecutive complete games pitched (since 1900)?
Jack Taylor set the record for the most consecutive complete games pitched in 1904 when he pitched 39 complete games from April 15 through October 6, 1904. Taylor also holds the record for the most consecutive games without being relieved with 202.
Who holds the all-time Major League record for strikeouts in a single season by a batter?
Mark Reynolds playing with the Arizona Diamondbacks set the single season strikeout record for a batter in 2009 with 223 strikeouts. Second place goes to Adam Dunn who had 222 strikeouts with the Chicago White Sox in 2012. Interestingly, Mark Reynolds holds three of the top 10 positions for most strikeouts (1: 223 in 2009, 4: 211 in 2010, and 6: 204 in 2008).
Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski ended up with 452 home runs in his Hall of Fame career. Who did he hit his 400th home run off of?
On July 24, 1979, Carl Yastrzemski hit his 400th home run off Mike Morgan of the Oakland Athletics. Boston won that game 7 to 3 and Yaz went 2 for 3 at the plate.