Major League Baseball Questions and Answers
Q: What song do baseball fans break into when Mitch Williams steps
out of the bullpen?
Q: Whose 1996 single to center, in his first regular season
at-bat, was the first hit by a Red Sox pitcher in 24 years?
A: Roger Clemens.
Q: Who was the American League base-stealing champ for nine years
in the 1980s?
A: Rickey Henderson
Q: Who was the winningest active major league baseball manager
before he retired in 1996?
A: Tommy Lasorda.
Q: Which finger on a pitcher's throwing hand controls a curve
ball and slider?
A: The middle.
Q: What former Negro League player is the only pitcher in the
Hall of Fame with a losing major league record?
A: Satchel Page.
Q: Who was the only pitcher to lead the National League in
strikeouts three times during the 1980s?
A: Steve Carlton.
Q: What clan consisting of Ray, Bob and Bret became the first
three-generation family to play major league baseball?
A: The Boone Family.
Q: Who set a major league record for the fewest errors by a
shortstop, with three in 1990?
A: Cal Ripkin Jr.
Q: Which two cities have ballparks honoring Number 44 above
the outfield fence?
A: Atlanta and Milwaukee.
Q: Who returned from a stint in Japan to pound 51 home runs
A: Cecil Fielder.
Q: Who was the only baseballer to lay over 500 games at each of
five different positions?
A: Pete Rose.
Q: What former Yankee southpaw explained how to doctor a baseball
in the 1977 article "Confessions of a Gunkball Artist"?
A: Whitey Ford.
Q: Who has the most wins in Dodgers history-- Don Drysdale, Sandy
Koufax or Don Sutton?
A: Don Sutton.
Q: Who led the National League in ERA in each of his last five
seasons, ending in 1966?
A: Sandy Koufax.
Q: What two Yankees were nearly traded to Milwaukee for
pitcher Warren Spahn and slugger Hank Aaron in 1960?
A: Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle.
Q: What late, great Dodgers pitcher was known to fans as "Double
A: Don Drysdale.
Q: What pitch does a batter face when Dwight Gooden throws his "yacker"?
A: A curve ball.
Q: What 50-year old minor league pitcher did 57,000 fans crowd
the Orange Bowl to watch in 1956?
A: Satchel Page.
Q: What Nicaraguan-born baseballer was known as "Arriba!" to
adoring Latin fans?
A: Roberto Clemente.
Q: What homer hitter is known as "The Big Hurt"?
A: Frank Thomas.
Q: Who was the last graduate of the Negro Leagues to retire from
major league baseball?
A: Hank Aaron.
Q: How many home run titles did Roger Maris win?
Q: What two players are tied for second behind Ty Cobb in total
A: Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.