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.
15. 1973 marked the first time Willie Mays was not the starting center fielder for the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day.
UCLA. Jackie Robinson was UCLA's first four-letter man in football, track, basketball and baseball.
George Brett. George Brett played 21 years for the Kansas City Royals.
Tommy Henrich. Tommy Henrich was an outfielder for the Yankees.
His Elbow. Tom Gordon's Tommy John surgery put him on the disabled list in 2000.
Johnny Podres. Padres started and finished 2 of the Dodgers 1955 World Series wins, including a Series-clinching shutout.
Presidential Medal Of Freedom. Jackie Robinson was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 1984 and the Congressional gold medal in 2003.
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.
John Valentin. John Valentin hit the cycle and turned an unassisted triple play in 1995.
Billy McLean. Major-league baseball umpires must attend one of two umpiring schools, both in Florida.
1981. In 1981,Valenzuela was both Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award winner.
1962. From 1962-65, the American League's Los Angeles Angels called Dodger Stadium home.
Backstop. Baseball catchers were originally called backstops; now backstop is the name for the fence behind the catcher.
Designated Hitter. The designated hitter rule was adopted by the American League in 1973.
New York Yankees. Perennial All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter was the 2000 World Series MVP for the New York Yankees.
Royals. The KC Royals were 95-67 during the 2015 MLB regular season.
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.
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
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.