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Who struck out Reggie Jackson in Game 2 of the 1978 World Series to inspire a version of "Casey at the Bat"?

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Bob Welch. Reggie Jackson hit a home run off Bob Welch to help the Yankees win the deciding Game 6 of the 1978 World Series.

How many straight Opening Days did Willie Mays start at center fielder for the San Francisco Giants?

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15. 1973 marked the first time Willie Mays was not the starting center fielder for the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day.

Where did Jackie Robinson attend college?

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UCLA. Jackie Robinson was UCLA's first four-letter man in football, track, basketball and baseball.

Who threw the ceremonial first pitch at game 1 of the 2015 World Series?

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George Brett. George Brett played 21 years for the Kansas City Royals.

What Yankee was known as "Ole Reliable"?

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Tommy Henrich. Tommy Henrich was an outfielder for the Yankees.

When Tom Gordon had "Tommy John" surgery, what part of him was injured?

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His Elbow. Tom Gordon's Tommy John surgery put him on the disabled list in 2000.

Which Dodger pitcher threw 2 complete game wins in the 1955 World Series?

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Johnny Podres. Padres started and finished 2 of the Dodgers 1955 World Series wins, including a Series-clinching shutout.

What award did Jackie Robinson receive posthumously in 1984?

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Presidential Medal Of Freedom. Jackie Robinson was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 1984 and the Congressional gold medal in 2003.

Which is the only MLB team to host spring training and regular season games in the same city?

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Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays were the only MLB team to host both spring training and regular season games in the same city until 2008.

Who is the first player to hit for the cycle and turn an unassisted triple play?

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John Valentin. John Valentin hit the cycle and turned an unassisted triple play in 1995.

Who was baseball's first professional umpire?

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Billy McLean. Major-league baseball umpires must attend one of two umpiring schools, both in Florida.

In which year did Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela win Rookie of the Year?

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1981. In 1981,Valenzuela was both Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award winner.

What year did Dodger stadium premier?

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1962. From 1962-65, the American League's Los Angeles Angels called Dodger Stadium home.

What's the name of the structure that keeps balls from going into the crowd if they pass the catcher?

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Backstop. Baseball catchers were originally called backstops; now backstop is the name for the fence behind the catcher.

Which player bats instead of the pitcher in American League baseball games?

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Designated Hitter. The designated hitter rule was adopted by the American League in 1973.

Who won the 2000 World Series, beating the New York Mets 4 games to 1?

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New York Yankees. Perennial All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter was the 2000 World Series MVP for the New York Yankees.

What team won the most regular season games in the American League in 2015?

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Royals. The KC Royals were 95-67 during the 2015 MLB regular season.

Including the pitcher, how many players per team are required to start a game in MLB?

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Nine. In Major League Baseball, if a team for some reason is unable to field a full starting roster of nine players, they must forfeit the game.

Chris Woodward became the manager of what MLB team in 2019?

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Texas Rangers. On November 2, 2018, Chris Woodward agreed to a 3-year contract to be the manager of the Rangers beginning in the 2019 season

Which former Minnesota Twin player hit over 500 career home runs?

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Harmon Killebrew. Harmon Killebrew, who led them to a division title with 41 homers in 1970, hit over 500 home runs with the Minnesota Twins.

 

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