Roberto Clemente was originally the property of the Brooklyn Dodgers, but they left him unprotected in the 1954 draft, enabling Pittsburgh to pick him up for the absurdly low price of $4,000. Dodgers VP Buzzie Bavasi decided to take a risk and allow Clemente to hone his vast skills playing for their minor league team in Montreal. Bavasi's decision was made despite Al Campanis' warnings. Bavasi fervently hoped no one would notice Clemente (sort of like hoping nobody notices a diamond in a bucket of coal). The Dodgers ordered Montreal to bench Clemente several times in order to hide him during games they knew big league scouts were watching. They even benched him during games that Montreal faced mediocre pitchers, in order to keep his statistics down. As a result of their meddling, Clemente, not getting a chance to play every day, thus never being allowed to get on a roll, batted just .257. The Dodgers must have thought they did a great camouflage job, but the Pirates' super-scout, Clyde Sukeforth, had seen enough of him in practice and in the batting cage. The last-place Pirates shocked the Dodgers by selecting Clemente in the November, 1954 draft. At $4,000, the Pirates had the steal of the century. Thanks to Bavasi's stupidity, Pittsburgh had a future HOFer and Brooklyn had egg on their faces.
In 1998, the Atlanta Braves had five pitchers on their staff who won at least 15 games. The last team to have acheived this feat, prior to Atlanta, was the unlikely staff of the Washington Senators in 1930. Lloyd Brown's 16 wins led the team and four others chipped in with 15 wins apiece - Bump Hadley, General Crowder, Sad Sam Jones and Firpo Marberry.
Goose Goslin is the only player to hit three World Series home runs in consecutive years, doing so in both the 1924 and 1925 fall classics for Washington.
Max Bishop walked eight times in a double-header - twice! He's the only player to walk that many times in a single day.
Eddie Collins holds the all-time record for sacrifice hits with 511 (now where have we seen that number before??). Given the modern style of play, that record isn't likely to be broken anytime soon.