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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).

Famous Baseball Nickname – “The Big Unit”

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Big Unit“?

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The Big Unit” is none other than pitcher Randy Johnson (Randall David Johnson). Johnson played his 22 year career with six teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners). He is a 5-time Cy Young Award winner. Johnson retired from baseball in January of 2010.

Baseball Quote – 3 Types of Players

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Who said – “There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”?

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The 3 types of baseball players quote is attributed to Tommy Lasorda who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1976 to 1996.

Baseball Nickname – Human Vacuum Cleaner

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “Human Vacuum Cleaner“?

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Third baseman Brooks Robinson, who played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977), went by the nicknames “Human Vacuum Cleaner“. Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

First President to Throw Out Opening Day First Pitch

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Who was the first United States President to throw out the first ceremonial pitch on opening day?

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On the first day of the 1910 season President William Howard Taft became the first President to throw the ceremonial first pitch of a new major league baseball season.

Baseball Quote – Helpless Hurt

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What major league baseball player said – “growing old is just a helpless hurt.”?

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Growing old is just a helpless hurt” was uttered by none other than Hall of Famer Willie Mays late in his career.

Baseball Nickname – Scooter

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Scooter“?

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Shortstop Phil Rizzuto who played for the New York Yankees from 1941 to 1956 was the most famous major league player nicknamed The Scooter. Other players that went by the nickname include Clem Koshorek who played a couple of years for Pittsburgh and Eddie Tucker who had a three year career with Houston and Cleveland.

Baseball Nickname – The Penguin

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Penguin“?

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Third baseman Ron Cey was nicknamed “The Penguin” by his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates because of the way he walked.

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Locations

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Name all of the spring training locations for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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The Los Angeles (1958-present)/Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957)/Brooklyn Robins (1914–1931)/Brooklyn Superbas (1913)/Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911–1912)/Brooklyn Superbas (1899–1910) have held spring training in the following locations:

  • 2009 – present: Glendale, AZ
  • 1949-2008: Vero Beach, FL
  • 1948: Ciudad Trujillo (Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic
  • 1947: Havana, Cuba
  • 1946: Daytona Beach, FL
  • 1943 – 1945: Bear Mountain, N.Y.
  • 1941 – 1942: Havana, Cuba
  • 1936 – 1940: Clearwater, FL
  • 1934 – 1935: Orlando, FL
  • 1933: Miami, FL
  • 1923 – 1932: Clearwater, FL
  • 1922: Jacksonville, FL
  • 1921: New Orleans, LA
  • 1919 – 1920: Jacksonville, FL
  • 1917 – 1918: Hot Springs, AR
  • 1915 – 1916: Daytona Beach, FL
  • 1913 – 1914: Augusta, GA
  • 1910 – 1912: Hot Springs, AR
  • 1907 – 1909: Jacksonville, FL
  • 1902 – 1906: Columbia, SC
  • 1901: Charlotte, NC

DiMaggio and Mantle Attend Spring Training Together

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What was the only year that Yankees greats Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle attended spring training together?

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In spring training of 1951 the Yankees swapped spring training locations with their cross-town rivals the New York Giants and held spring training in the Cactus League in Arizona. That year was Joe DiMaggio’s last spring training and Mickey Mantle’s first.