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Baseball Quote – The Other Team Could Be Trouble

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Who said – “The other teams could make trouble for us if they win“?

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Yes, as you probably guessed, this is one of many famous “yogi-isms”. Yogi Berra said that while manager of the New York Yankees.

Yankees First World Series Crown

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When did the New York Yankees win their first World Series Championship?

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The New York Yankees won their first World Series Championship in 1923 defeating the New York Giants 4 games to 2.

First Silver Slugger DH

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Who was the first designated hitter (DH) to receive baseball’s Silver Slugger award?

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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.

Joe DiMaggio Birthday

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When was baseball great Joe DiMaggio born?Picture of a Baseball

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Joe DiMaggio, “Joltin’ Joe” or “The Yankee Clipper”, was born on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California.

Year Babe Ruth’s Number Retired by Yankees

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In what year was Babe Ruth’s number retired by the New York Yankees?

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The Yankees retired Babe Ruth’s number in 1948. 1948 is also the year that babe Ruth died of throat cancer.

First to Hit 2 Grand Slams in 1 Game

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Who was the first baseball player to hit two grand slams in 1 game?

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While playing for the New York Yankees, in a game against the Philadelphia Athletics on May 24, 1936, Tony Lazzeri hit 2 grand slams. Tony had 11 RBIs in that game.

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.

Joe DiMaggio in Hall of Fame

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How many times did it take for hall-of-famer Joe DiMaggio to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, the “Yankee Clipper”, was not elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame until 1955, his third year of eligibility. This is the guy with the famous record 56 game hitting streak (1941), with a lifetime batting average of .325, who played on 13 all-star teams, who played in no less than ten World Series, and who won the MVP award three times (1939, 1941, and 1947). How he could not have been elected in in his first year of eligibility staggers the imagination.

Joe DiMaggio also had a 61 game hitting streak in 1933 playing for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League.

Losing Seasons for New York Yankees

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Through the 2015 season, how many years did the New York Yankees finish below .500?

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Since their first year, 1903, through the 2015 season the New York Yankees have finished below .500 21 times, finishing above .500 the other 93 years.