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Baseball Quickies

# Roger Maris led the American League in home-runs only once in his career. It was in 1961, the year he cracked a record-breaking 61 four-baggers.

# Rod Carew batted .388 for the Minnesota Twins in 1977.

# Wally Pipp preceded Lou Gehrig at first base for the New York Yankees. Pipp led the American League in HRs in 1916 and 1917.

# Baseball players refer to the hand on which they do not wear a glove as the ”meat hand”.

# The great slugger babe Ruth was the best left handed pitcher in the major leagues with a 23-12 record for the Boston Red Sox in 1916.

# Only two sluggers have ever received over 2,000 bases on balls. They are Babe Ruth who walked 2,056 times, and Ted Williams who drew 2,018 walks. Continue reading Random Sports Trivia | Trivia Party Classics

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FACTS ’N’ FOLKS

# On August 18, 1967 Tony Conigliaro was hit in the left eye by a Jack Hamilton fastball, and it derailed his career. The Red Sox lost the World Series that year in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals. Remember Bob Gibson?

# Mickey Mantle graduated from Commerce High School in Oklahoma and signed with the Yankees for an $1100 bonus, and in just two years advanced from the Yankees’ Class D minor league team to join the parent club at Yankee Stadium. Continue reading Baseball Trivia | Facts ‘N’ Folks | Mantle and More