Here are some great dates in baseball history.
What Happened On The Following Dates?
October 3, 1974 – Frank Robinson signed a $175,000 contract with the Cleveland Indians to become the first black major league manager.
May 5, 1978 – Hustling Pete Rose, at age 37, cracked career hit number 3,000 to become the youngest player in history to reach this plateau. Continue reading Baseball Questions and Answers | Dates in History | Trivia
# 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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