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BASEBALL TRIVIA XII

111) What Los Angeles Dodger led Major League Baseball in ERA for four consecutive years?


Clayton Kershaw led the MLB in ERA from 2011 through 2014. His career ERA is the lowest among starters in the live-ball era with a minimum of 1,000 innings pitched.

112) What player hit 49 home runs, recorded 140 RBIs, and won the AL Most Valuable Player Award in 1969?


Harmon Killebrew, nicknamed "The Killer", led the league six times in home runs and three times in RBIs, and was named to eleven All-Star teams.

113) Which of the following players had a brother who also played Major League baseball?


Larkin's brother, Stephen Larkin, was also a professional baseball player; he made it to the major leagues for one game with the Reds.

114) What pitcher set a major league record in 1988 by pitching 59 consecutive innings without allowing a run?


Orel Hershiser's most successful season came in 1988, when he helped lead the Dodgers to a World Series championship, was named World Series MVP, won the National League Cy Young Award and the National League Gold Glove Award.

115) Which of the following pitchers was NOT left handed?


Right-hander Roger Clemens played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 ERA, and 4,672 strikeouts.

116) What Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher had a no-hitter broken up by a Sil Campusano single with two out in the ninth?


The hit was the only one Doug Drabek would allow on August 3, 1990, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 11-0.

117) What American League MVP hit only 35 home runs during his career?


Nellie Fox made up for his modest size and minimal power with his good batting eye, excellent fielding, and baserunning speed. He was perennially one of the toughest batters to strike out, fanning just 216 times in his career, an average of once every 42.7 at-bats which ranks him 3rd all-time.

118) What pitcher was officially listed at 6'7" and 290 pounds?


Upon signing with the Yankees prior to the 2009 season, CC Sabathia became the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history.

119) What pitcher got the final out of the 1957 All-Star Game?


Bob Grim was brought in from the bullpen with the American League leading 6-5 and got pinch-hitter Gil Hodges on a game-ending fly out to left field.

120) What baseball player died on the same day as actor Christopher Reeve?


On October 10, 2004, former MLB player Ken Caminiti died of a drug overdose. Media coverage of Caminiti's death was almost completely overshadowed by that of actor Christopher Reeve, who also died in New York City the same day.

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