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  • BY THE NUMBERS Quick quiz

    When we talk about records and mention the number 56, most fans in the know immediately think of DiMaggio's untouchable consecutive-game hitting streak. Now try this short quiz (...before finding answers online, of course!) :scholar:


    1) 15
    a) Total number of triple plays in MLB history
    b) Number of unassisted triple plays
    c) No. of A-Rod's grand slams
    d) No. of one-hitters pitched in a season

    2) 16
    a) Number of unassisted triple plays
    b) No. of perfect games pitched
    c) No. of sluggers with 4 HRs in game
    d) No. of Nolan Ryan one-hitters


    3) 22
    a) Number of sluggers with 4 HRs in game
    b) No. of perfect games pitched
    c) Most strikeouts by pitcher in game
    d) Most innings in longest game


    4) 23
    a) Number of unassisted triple plays
    b) No. of sluggers w/ 50 or more HRs one season
    c) No. of A-Rod's grand slams
    d) No. of Yankee managers under George Steinbrenner


    5) 26
    a) Number of sluggers with 50/more HRs season
    b) No. of Yankee World Series championships
    c) Most strikeouts by pitcher in game
    d) Most strikeouts by pitcher in extra-inning game


    Answers:




    1) b
    2) c
    3) b
    4) c
    5) a

  • #2
    I got em all right but it helped that Humber and Hamilton had a perfect game and 4 homer game. I think most people here would get these right.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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