Who said – “The other teams could make trouble for us if they win“?
Trivia Question Answer
Yes, as you probably guessed, this is one of many famous “yogi-isms”. Yogi Berra said that while manager of the New York Yankees.
Who was the first designated hitter (DH) to receive baseball’s Silver Slugger award?
The designated hitter (DH) has been around in the American League since 1973. The Silver Slugger awards were instituted in 1980, thus the first DHs could not win the award. The first DH to win the Silver Slugger for the DH position in 1980 was “Mr. October”, Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees.
How is earned run average (ERA) calculated for professional baseball?
The equation for ERA is quite simple:
ERA = (Earned Runs/Innings Pitched) x 9
For those parents out there who may wish to do the calculation for their little leaguers where games are typically 7 innings in length the equation would be modified to: ERA = (Earned Runs/Innings Pitched) x 7
When did baseball’s Houston Astros play their first game?
The Houston Astros entered Major League Baseball in the National League as the Houston Colt .45s. They played their first game on April 10, 1962, against the Chicago Cubs – a game they won. They changed their name to the Astros in 1965. The Astros moved to the American League for the 2013 season.