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BASEBALL TRIVIA X

91) Who was the first U.S. president to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day?


On April 14, 1910, William Howard Taft, a former semipro baseball player, became the first U.S. president to throw the ceremonial first ball.

92) What is the most popular ballpark food item?


Hot dogs are the most popular ballpark food item. During the 2014 Major League season, baseball fans ate 21,357,316 hot dogs -- enough hot dogs to stretch from Dodger Stadium in LA to Wrigley Field in Chicago.

93) Who was the first woman to regularly host Major League Baseball games for a television network?


In 1989, NBC's Gayle Gardner became the first woman to regularly host Major League Baseball games for a major television network.

94) What is Beep Baseball?


There is a version of baseball for the blind called "Beep Baseball." It has its own World Series, Hall of Fame, and 27 teams.

95) What was Babe Ruth's first name?


Ruth's full name was George Herman Ruth, Jr.

96) What state has produced the fewest MLB players?


As of 2016, Alaska has only produced 12 Major League Baseball players.

97) Who is the only person to have played in the Little League World Series, the National Championship of the College World Series, the MLB World Series, Olympic Baseball, and the World Baseball Classic?


Former MLB player, Jason Varitek is the only person to have played in the Little League World Series, the National Championship of the College World Series, the MLB World Series, Olympic Baseball, and the World Baseball Classic. He also caught a record 4 no-hitters during his career.

98) What state has produced the most MLB players?


As of 2016, California has produced 2,177 Major League Baseball players.

99) Who is the only player ever to be named an All-Star at both catcher and second base?


Along with teammates Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman, Craig Biggio formed the core of the "Killer B's" who led the Houston Astros to six playoff appearances from 1997 to 2005, culminating in the franchise's only World Series appearance in 2005.

100) What Toronto Blue Jays pitcher was famous for the "dead fish"?


Late in his career, Dave Stieb developed his breaking ball repertoire and became very effective with a "dead fish" curveball that would break into the dirt as the batter swung.

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