Tag Archives: MLB Trivia

First Signature on Louisville Slugger

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Who was the first major league baseball player to have their signature branded into a Louisville Slugger Bat?

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In 1905, Honus Wagner was the first major league baseball player to have his name branded into a Louisville Slugger bat.

Famous Baseball Quote Baseball & Golf

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Who said: “It took me seventeen years to get to 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon at the golf course.”?

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That gem, which any golfer can appreciate, was uttered by none other than “Hammerin'” Hank Aaron.

Top Three Grand Slam Home Run Leaders

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Name the top three all-time leaders in grand slam home runs.

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The top three all-time leaders in grand slam home runs are:

1. Alex Rodriguez (still active as of this writing): 25
2. Lou Gehrig: 23
3. Manny Ramirez: 21

First Members of the 500 Home Run Club

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David Ortiz is the latest member of the 500 home run club – MLB ballplayers who have hit 500 or more home runs. Who were the first three members of the 500 home run club?

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The first three members of the 500 home run club were:

1. Babe Ruth – August 11, 1929
2. Jimmie Foxx – September 24, 1940
3. Mell Ott – August 1, 1945

Most Leadoff Home Runs

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What MLB player has the most career leadoff home runs?

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The record of 81 leadoff home runs is held by Rickey Henderson. Henderson played from 1979 to 2003 for 9 different major league teams. He holds numerous other records.

At Least 30 Saves in Each of First Five Seasons

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Who was the first pitcher to have 30 or more saves in each of their first five complete seasons?

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Jonathan Papelbon holds the record for being the first pitcher to have 30 or more saves in their first five complete seasons in the league (2006 – 35, 2007 – 37, 2008 – 41, 2009 – 38, 2010 – 37: all with the Boston Red Sox). “Pap” went on to get 30 or more saves in 2011 with the Red Sox (31) and 2012 with the Philadelphia Phillies (38).

First American League hitter with two 3-Home Run Games in a Season

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Who was the first American League hitter to hit three home runs in a game twice in the same season?

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The “Splendid Splinter”, Ted Williams hit three home runs twice in 1957:

o May 8, 1957 against the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox won the game 4-1.

o June 13, 1957 against the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox won the game 9-3.

Players with Highest Career Slugging Percentage

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What is the MLB record for the highest career slugging percentage and who holds the number two and three spots for career slugging percentage?

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The MLB players with the highest career slugging percentage are:

1. Babe Ruth: .6897
2. Ted Williams: .6338
3. Lou Gehrig: .6324

7 Hits in a Single Game

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Who is the only major league player to get 7 hits in a 9 inning game since 1900?

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Rennie Stennett of the Pittsburgh Pirates got 7 hits (1 triple, 2 doubles, 4 singles) in a September 16, 1975 game against the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates drubbed the Cubs on that day 22-0.

First Million-Dollar Contract

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Who was the world’s first player in professional team sports to receive a million-dollar-a-year contract?

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Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent following the 1979 season, agreeing to MLB’s first million-dollar per year salary and also the first of its kind in any professional team sport.