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No Hitter & 2 Home Runs

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Who was the first major league pitcher to hit two home runs in the same game while throwing a no-hitter?

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On June 23, 1971, Rick Wise of the Philadelphia Phillies no hit the Cincinnati Reds while hitting two home runs (a 2 run shot in the 5th and a solo shot in the 8th). Wise accounted for 3 of the Phillies 4 runs as the Phillies blanked the Reds 4-0 on his 9 inning, no hit, 1 walk, 3 strikeout performance.

President Watching from the Dugout

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Who was the first President of the United States to watch a Major League Baseball game from the dugout?

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President Ronald Reagan was the first President of the United States to watch a Major League Baseball game from the dugout.

Lowest Single Season ERA

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Which Hall-of-Fame pitcher compiled the lowest single-season earned run average (ERA) for anyone pitching 300 or more innings?

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National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA over 304.7 innings pitched. This figure, which for much of the 1968 season had held below 1.00, became the lowest ERA among pitchers who pitched 300 innings.

Youngest Pitcher to Throw No Hitter

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Who was the youngest major league pitcher to throw a no hitter?

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The overall youngest, and also youngest for the National League, was Amos Rusie who threw his no hitter on July 31, 1891 (New York Giants 6, Brooklyn Grooms 0) at the age of 20 years 2 months. The youngest for the American League was Vida Blue who threw a no hitter on September 21, 1970 (Oakland 6, Minnesota 0) at the age of 21 years 1 month.

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.

MLB Most Career Base Hits

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What Major League Baseball player holds the record for the most career base hits?

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Pete Rose holds the major league record for the most career base hits with 4,256. Second on the list is Ty Cobb with 4,191, and third on the list is Han Aaron with 3,771.

First MLB Amateur Draft Selection

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Who was the first player ever to be selected in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft?

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Rick Monday was selected by the Kansas City Athletics as the first pick in baseball’s first amateur draft, held in June of 1965. Monday at the time was an outfielder for Arizona State University. He later went on to enjoy a 19-season career with three different major league franchises, compiling a .264 batting average with 241 home runs and 775 RBI.

Longest 9 Inning Major League Game

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What was the longest 9 inning Major League Baseball game? Who played in it and what was the outcome?

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The longest 9 inning game was played by the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. On August 18, 2006 the Red Sox and Yankees went at it for 4 hours and 45 minutes at Fenway Park. The Yankees prevailed in that game 14-11. These same two teams also own the record for the longest double hitter at 8 hours and 40 minutes on August 18, 2006 at Fenway Park. The Red Sox lost both ends of the double header (as well as a lot of sleep) 12-4 in the opener, and 14-11 in the closer (the longest game).