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Score of First World Series Game

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The first World Series Game ever played was played on Thursday, October 1, 1903, at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston, Massachusetts between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox). What was the final score of that first World Series game?

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Pittsburgh won the first World Series game 7 to 3 over the Boston Americans in nine innings. Boston would go on to win that first World Series 5 games to 3.

Play for Three Professional Teams in the Same City

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Who is the only professional athlete to play for three teams in the same city?

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Picture of a BaseballGene Conley played 11 years of major league baseball, one with the Boston Braves (1952), and three with the Boston Red Sox (1961-1963). The rest of his baseball career was with the Milwaukee Braves (1954–1958) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1959–1960). Conley was a pitcher who amassed a 91-96 record. He was a four-time all-star (1954, 1955, 1959 (first game), 1959 (second game)) and a member of the 1957 World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves.

Picture of a BasketballConley’s third Boston team was with the Boston Celtics (1952–1953 and 1958–1961). He also played in for the Washington Tapers (ABA: 1961–1962), New York Knicks (NBA: 1962–1964) and the Hartford Capitols (Eastern Professional Basketball League: 1966–1968). While with the Celtics, Conley was a member three Celtics Championship teams (1959–1961).

3B, HR and RBI Same Season Leader

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Who is the only player in major league history to lead the league in triples, home runs and RBIs in the same year?

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Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox lead the league in triples (15), home runs (46), and RBIs (139) in 1978 becoming the only player to do so. That same year he also lead the league in extra-base hits, total bases, slugging percentage, and OPS (on-base + slugging).

Grand Slam First Major League Pitch

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Two players have hit a grand slam on the first major league pitch they faced. Name those players.

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On the first pitch of his first major league at bat on September 2, 2006, Kevin Kouzmanoff of the Cleveland Indians hit at grand slam off Texas Rangers pitcher Edinson Volquez. While many players have hit a home run on the first pitch they faced, Kouzmanoff is one of only two major league players to hit a grand slam off of the first pitch he faced. The second person to hit a grand slam off of the fist pitch they saw in the major leagues was Red Sox rookie Daniel Nava who hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in his first major league at bat on June 12, 2010.

Career On-Base Percentage (OBP) Leader

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What major league player holds the record for the highest career on-base percentage (OBP)?

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With an OBP of .4817, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942, 1946–1960) holds the major league record for career on-base percentage.

Lowest Single Season WHIP

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WHIP stands for walks and hits per inning pitched. It is a simple calculation where the number of walks and hits given up by a pitcher are divided by the number of innings that they have pitched. It is a measure of a pitcher’s effectiveness at keeping runners off base. What major league pitcher holds the record for the lowest single season WHIP?

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In 2000 Pedro Martínez, who at the time was with the Boston Red Sox, set the record for the lowest single season WHIP with a WHIP of 0.7373 (128 hits and 32 walks over 217 innings).

Nickname – “The Little Professor”

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What famous major league player went by the nickname “The Little Professor“?

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Dominic (Dom) DiMaggio, the youngest brother of Joe DiMaggio and one of 3 DiMaggio brothers who played major league baseball (Joe, Vince, and Dom), went by the nickname “The Little Professor” because of his small stature and eyeglasses. Dom played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1940-1942, 1946-1953).

Yaz 400th Home Run

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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?

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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.

Boston Red Sox Player with Most Career Hits

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What Boston Red Sox player has the most career hits?

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Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski is the Red Sox player who played their whole career with the club with the most career hits at 3,419. Yaz hist is 3,000th hit on September 12, 1979.

Tris Speaker, who played with the Red Sox from 1907 through 1915, has more career hits than Yaz with 3,515. Speaker hit is 3,000th hit on May 17, 1925 while playing with Cleveland, who he played for from 1916 through 1926.

Red Sox Opening Day Strikeouts

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To open the Boston Red Sox 2016 season pitcher David Price struck out 10 batters in route to a 6-2 Red Sox win. What Boston Red Sox pitcher was the first to fan 10 or more batters on opening day?

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To start the 1936 season Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell struck out 10 on the way to a 9-4 victory. He was the first Red Sox pitcher to strikeout 10 or more on opening day. Others to accomplish this feat include:

  • 1988: Roger Clemems with 11
  • 1998: Pedro Martinez with 11
  • 2000: Pedro Martinez with 11
  • 2009: Josh Beckett with 10