Who said: “It took me seventeen years to get to 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon at the golf course.”?
Trivia Question Answer
That gem, which any golfer can appreciate, was uttered by none other than “Hammerin'” Hank Aaron.
Who was the first woman elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
In 2006, Effa Manley became the first woman elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Effa was an owner of the Newark Eagles, who were a Negro League Baseball team from 1936 to 1948.
David Ortiz is the latest member of the 500 home run club – MLB ballplayers who have hit 500 or more home runs. Who were the first three members of the 500 home run club?
The first three members of the 500 home run club were:
1. Babe Ruth – August 11, 1929
2. Jimmie Foxx – September 24, 1940
3. Mell Ott – August 1, 1945
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.