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1st Back-to-Back Stolen Base Leader Since 1900

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Since 1900, who was the first major league baseball player to lead the league in stolen bases in back to back years?

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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.

Most Consecutive Complete Games Pitching in MLB History

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What Major League pitcher holds the record for the most consecutive complete games pitched (since 1900)?

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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.

Single-Season Strikeout Record for Batters

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Who holds the all-time Major League record for strikeouts in a single season by a batter?

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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).

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.

Famous Nickname – “The Say Hey Kid”

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What major league player went by the nickname “The Say Hey Kid”?

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Willie Howard Mays Jr., better known as simply Willie Mays, went by the nickname “The Say Hey Kid”. The Say Hey Kid played most of his career with the New York/San Francisco Giants, finishing his last season with the New York Mets.

Most Runs By an Individual in an All Star Game

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What MLB player holds the record for the most runs scored in a single All-Star Game?

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Ted Williams holds the record for the most runs scored in a single All-Star Game. He scored four runs in the All-Star Game played on July 9, 1946.

First Home Run Derby

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An annual tradition during MLB’s All-Star break is the home run derby. When was the first home run derby and who was the winner?

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The first home run derby was held at the Metrodome in Minneapolis in 1985. That first derby was won by Dave Parker who at the time played for Cincinnati. 1985 was his fifth of seven All-Star Game appearances.

Catcher with Most Gold Glove Awards

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What major league catcher holds the record for the most Gold Glove awards?

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Ivan Rodríguez is the catcher with the most Gold Glove awards. He has 13, 10 with the Texas Rangers (1992 – 2001) and 3 with the Detroit Tigers (2004, 2006, 2007).

Most Major League No Hitters

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What major league pitcher holds the record for the most no hitters in a career?

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The major league pitcher with the most career no hitters is Nolan Ryan with seven. The first four came with the California Angels, the fifth came with the Houston Astros, and the last two came with the Texas Rangers.

Most Runs Scored in a Major League Game

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What was the most combined runs scored in a single major league baseball game?

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The most runs scored by two teams in a single major league baseball game are:

  • 49 for the National League: Chicago 26 vs Philadelphia 23 (8/25/1922)
  • 36 for the American League:
    • Boston 19 vs Texas 17 (8/12/2008)
    • Boston 22 vs Philadelphia 14 (6/29/1950)