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BASEBALL TRIVIA XIII

121) What modern era MLB team holds the record for fewest wins in a season?


The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics won only 36 games, posting a .235 winning percentage -- the sixth lowest of any MLB team and the lowest since 1900.

122) Who was the first MLB player to make $1 million in a single year?


In 1980 Nolan Ryan became the first million dollar player when he signed a four-year free agent contract with the Houston Astros for one million dollars per season. The salary quadrupled what he had been making with the Angels.

123) What pitcher set a major league record by converting 84 consecutive save opportunities?


Eric Gagné began his career as a starting pitcher, but struggled in that role. After being converted to a reliever, he began to flourish, winning the Cy Young Award in 2003.

124) What pitcher hit a three run homer in Game 3 of the 2016 National League Division Series?


Jake Arrieta hit a three run home run off of San Francisco Giants' pitcher Madison Bumgarner, the first time a pitcher had hit a home run off of Bumgarner, which ended Bumgarner's consecutive playoff scoreless innings streak of over 24 innings.

125) What team won the 2016 World Series?


The 2016 Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games, their first World Series victory in 108 years.

126) Who became a successful junk-baller for the Detroit Tigers in the 1980s?


In his prime, Frank Tanana was known for a 100+ MPH fastball, which he abruptly lost when he injured his arm. However, he was able to develop an assortment of off-speed pitches (including an excellent curveball) and continue his career.

127) What pitcher set an American League record by winning at least 11 games in 17 consecutive seasons?


A five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner, Mike Mussina's consistency resulted in six top-five finishes in the voting for the American League Cy Young Award.

128) Which team did Reggie Jackson NOT play for?


Reggie Jackson played for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (1967-75 & 1987), Baltimore Orioles (1976), New York Yankees (1977-81) and California Angels (1982-1986), but NOT the Texas Rangers. The Yankees and Athletics retired his team uniform number in 1993 and 2004.

129) Who was the first New York Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter?


On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, the first no-hitter in the New York Mets then 51-year franchise history.

130) Who batted fifth behind Baseball Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on the New York Yankees' championship teams of the 1920s?


Nicknamed "Long Bob" because of his 6-foot, 3-inch stature, Meusel batted .313 or better in seven of his first eight seasons, finishing with a .309 career average.

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