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BASEBALL TRIVIA XIV

131) Which pitcher batted left-handed but threw right-handed?


The 1994 Cy Young Award winner, David Cone was a five-time All-Star and led the major leagues in strikeouts each season from 1990-92.

132) What three-time All-Star won the American League Cy Young Award in 1977?


Sparky Lyle led the American League in saves in 1972 and 1976. He would go on to co-author The Bronx Zoo, a 1979 tell-all book which chronicled the dissension within the New York Yankees organization during its World Series Championship seasons of 1977 and 1978.

133) Who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both the American League and National League?


Gaylord Perry, a five-time All-Star, won the American League Cy Young Award in 1972 with the Cleveland Indians and the National League award in 1978 with the San Diego Padres.

134) What player hit the line drive that severely injured pitcher Herb Score's right eye during a 1957 game?


Gil McDougald's line drive caused Score to miss the rest of the 1957 and much of the 1958 season. While addressing reporters following the contest, McDougald said, "If Herb loses the sight in his eye, I'm going to quit the game." Score regained his vision and returned to pitching in the majors late in 1958.

135) What pitcher threw the only no-hitter of the 2016 MLB season?


Jake Arrieta, who at the time of the no-hitter had not recorded a loss in his last 17 regular-season starts, became only the second MLB pitcher ever to go unbeaten (in regular-season play) between no-hitters.

136) What Pittsburgh Pirate was hit by pitches in 4 consecutive plate appearances in 2017?


Josh Harrison endured two painful days at the plate, but at least he reached base. In the span of two games, the Pittsburgh Pirates infielder was hit by pitchers Jon Lester, Justin Grimm and Lance Lynn (twice).

137) How old was the youngest MLB player?


On June 10, 1944, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall became the youngest person ever to play Major League Baseball when he pitched in a game for the Cincinnati Reds. Nuxhall threw two-thirds of the ninth inning in an 18-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals; he was pulled after allowing five runs on five walks and two hits.

138) At the time of his retirement, what percentage of all MLB hitters in the history of the sport had pitcher Jamie Moyer faced?


Over the course of his 25-year career in Major League Baseball, Moyer pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, and Colorado Rockies. At the time of his retirement, Moyer had faced 8.9% of all MLB hitters ever.

139) What high school did Reggie Jackson attend?


Jackson graduated from Cheltenham High in 1964, where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. A tailback in football, he injured his knee in an early season game in his junior year. He was told by the doctors he was never to play football again, but Jackson returned for the final game of the season. In that game, Jackson fractured five cervical vertebrae, which caused him to spend six weeks in the hospital and another month in a neck cast. Doctors told Jackson that he might never walk again, let alone play football, but Jackson defied the odds again. On the baseball team, he batted .550 and threw several no-hitters.

140) What team did Shin-Soo Choo start his MLB career with?


Choo was selected as the Most Valuable Player and Best Pitcher of the 2000 World Junior Baseball Championship. Choo signed a $1.35 million contract with the Mariners after the championship and converted to the outfield.

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