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BASEBALL TRIVIA XI

101) 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.

102) 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.

103) How many MLB records did Ty Cobb set during his career?


Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 MLB records during his career. He still holds several records, including the highest career batting average and most career batting titles.

104) What Houston Astro was struck in the face by a fastball thrown by New York Mets pitcher Mike Torrez?


Touted by some as a future Hall of Famer, Dickie Thon's career was permanently altered on April 8, 1984, when he was hit in the face by Mike Torrez's fastball. The pitch broke the orbital bone around his left eye and ended his 1984 season. He returned in 1985, but suffered from problems with depth perception that permanently hampered his potential.

105) Who was the first player to throw a pitch as a Washington National?


The Opening Day starter in 2005, Livan Hernandez will forever hold the distinction of being the first player to throw a pitch as a National.

106) Which Toronto Blue Jays pitcher was nicknamed "Doc"?


Roy Halladay's nickname, coined by Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, is a reference to Wild West gunslinger "Doc" Holliday.

107) What MLB player was known as "Mr. Tiger"?


Al Kaline played his entire 22-year baseball career with the Detroit Tigers, mainly as a right fielder where he won ten Gold Gloves.

108) What team became the Washington Nationals in 2005?


On September 29, 2004, MLB announced that the Montreal Expos would move to Washington, D.C. where they would become the Nationals.

109) Who holds the all-time home run and RBI records among Puerto Rican players?


Carlos Delgado is one of only six players in Major League history to hit 30 home runs in ten consecutive seasons.

110) What batter claimed the MLB Triple Crown in 2012?


Miguel Cabrera claimed the 17th Major League Baseball Triple Crown in 2012, leading the league in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. He was the first player to do so in 45 seasons.

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