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    Please ignore this post because the clock was messed up at the time I orignally posted this
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    Random Trivia

    Lets just place random intersting pieces of information here

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    babe ruth is the only player to get caught stealing to end the world series
    christy mathewson is the only player to pitch 3 shutouts in one world series
    rick monday was the first player taken in the first amateur baseball draft

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    Did you know that son of HOF pitcher Ed Walsh, Ed Walsh Jr. ended Joe DiMaggio's 61-game hitting streak
    in 1933 in the PCL (Pacific Coast League)
    while the future Yankee Clipper was playing for the SF Seals.
    Both Ed Walsh's pitched for the Chicago White Sox.

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    Intentional Walks to the last 3 all time single season home run leaders

    2001 - Barry Bonds - 35 intentional walks
    1998 - Mark McGwire - 28 intentional walks
    1961 - Roger Maris - 0 intentional walks

    I guess when you have some guy named Mantle hitting after you, you tend to get better pitches to hit.

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    Chet Trail - The first player to join a team (1964 Yankees) prior to Sept 1., stay on their 25 man active roster all through the rest of the regular season and post-season and never enter a game.
    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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    The National League is undefeated in the ten extra-inning All-Star Games. The NL won in 1950 (14 innings), 1955 (12 innings), the first All-Star Game of the 1961 season (ten innings), 1966 (ten innings), 1967 (15 innings), 1970 (12 innings), 1972 (ten innings), 1987 (13 innings), and 1994 (ten innings). The 2002 All-Star Game was declared a 7-7 tie after 11 innings because each side ran out of pitchers. However, the NL has never scored more than nine runs in an All-Star Game. The double-digit mark has been reached six times in All-Star competition by the American League. They did it in 1946, 1949, 1954, 1983, 1992, and 1998.
    Author of Big League Trivia - Facts, Figures, Oddities and Coincidences from our National Pastime.
    www.big-league-trivia.blogspot.com

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    The only pitcher to strike out 4 batters in one inning in a World Series game
    is Orval Overall of the 1908 Chicago Cubs, who shutdown Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers.

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    The three members of the HOF to hit a HR in their first major league at-bat are:
    Cleveland's Earl Averill in 1929
    Yankees' Yogi Berra in 1946
    Oriole's pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm in 1958.

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    Volatile Detroit Tigers southpaw Earl Whitehill met his future bride, Violet Oliver, in 1924.
    She is the California girl who appears on the Sun-Maid raisin box.
    He won 22 games for the 1933 Washington Senators and he has the worst ERA of any pitcher with 200 or more wins.
    A close second are:
    David Wells (4.07)
    Jaime Moyer (4.17)
    Kenny Rogers (4.19)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigrcube
    The three members of the HOF to hit a HR in their first major league at-bat are:
    Cleveland's Earl Averill in 1929
    Yankees' Yogi Berra in 1946
    Oriole's pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm in 1958.
    Yogi did not hit a HR in his frist at bat.

    Averill and Wilhelm are the only members of the Baseball Hall of Fame to homer in their first at bat. Football Hall of Famer Ace Parker also accomplished the feat.

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    ty cobb hit 300 in 23 consecutive seasons
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    hugh duffy batted 440 in 1894
    the highest ever
    rogers hornsby hit 424, most in modern era
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utter Chaos
    Yogi did not hit a HR in his frist at bat.

    Averill and Wilhelm are the only members of the Baseball Hall of Fame to homer in their first at bat. Football Hall of Famer Ace Parker also accomplished the feat.
    You are right.....I stand (or sit) corrected. Sorry. Thanx for clearing that up.
    I had bad intel on my "Stump The Band" trivia list. It has been fixed.

    Ace Parker in April 1937 while playing with the Philadelphia Athletics of the AL.

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    Babe Ruth kept a cabbage leaf under his hat to keep himself cool during games. He changed it every other inning.

    In 1963, Sandy Koufax and Elston Howard won their respective league's MVP Awards. In the NFL, Jim Brown did the same. All three players wore #32.

    Harmon Killebrew was used as the model for the MLB logo.

    The average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches

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    ive heard that the life expectancy is even shorter-5 or 6 pitches
    also back in the 20s and 30s two balls were used the entire game
    one of the reason there were so few home runs is that by the 9th inning the ball was so beat up that it was nearly impossible 2 hit far
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    the last playe to win a batting title without hitting a single home run was rod carew in 1972
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    fun fact

    jason marquis batted 292 and 310 in 2004 and 2005, respectively
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    Did you know, that in 1925, the Yankees offered to trade Lou Gehrig to the Boston Red Sox
    to make up for the Babe Ruth trade blunder from several years before. They declined.

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    During his last year of high school, the Yankees offered Ted Williams $200 to sign with them.
    He declined because his mother wanted him to complete his studies.

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    el duque didnt pitch in the majors until he was 29
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    when bobby thomson hit his 'shot heard round the world', he knew what pitch was coming
    he was tipped off by someone in centerfield with a telescope
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    Wilbur Wood was the last person to start both ends of a doubleheader.

    He did this July 20, 1973 against the Yankees and lost both games.

    Game 1 he faced 6 batters and didn't retire a single one, giving up 4 hits, walking one and giving up a passed ball. He was charged with 6 runs (5 earned).

    Game 2 he lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 7 runs (5 earned) and walking one.

    All info was found on http://www.retrosheet.org

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    fun fact

    nolan ryan got his number retired by three different teams
    the astros, angels, and rangers

    the only pitcher to win the mvp 2 years in a row is hal newhouser in 1944 and 45
    Hitting is timing, pitching is upsetting timing.
    -Warren Spahn

    It's a round ball and a round bat and you gotta hit it square.
    -Pete Rose


    Good pitching always beats good hitting...and vice versa.
    -Yogi Berra

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    Before the 1990's a complete ball team could be made from the nine players who won consecutive MVP awards.

    C - Yogi Berra
    1B - Jimmie Foxx
    2B - Joe Morgan
    SS - Ernie Banks
    3B - Mike Schmidt
    LF - Dale Murphy (actually a CF)
    CF- Mickey Mantle
    RF - Roger Maris
    P - Hal Newhouser

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