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  1. What Player Was An All-Star In The Most Consecutive Seasons?

    Stan Musial was an All-Star in his last 18 seasons from 1946 to 1963. Has anybody else been an All-Star for at least 18 consecutive seasons?

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    07-04-16 03:09 PM Go to last post
  2. What's The Closest In Alphabetical Order Two Teammates Have Ever Been?

    What's the closest in alphabetical order two teammates have ever been? Exclude two teammates with the same last name or with different spellings with the same pronunciation such as Hernandes and Hernandez. Chad Green and Didi Gregorius are very close.

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    07-03-16 10:23 PM Go to last post
  3. Who Was The Last Yankee Pitcher To Make His First Two Career Starts At NL Teams?

    Chad Green made his MLB debut at Arizona and pitched in relief against Detroit. He will be called up to pitch Sunday in San Diego so Sabathia doesn't have to run the bases. What other Yankees had their first two career starts at NL teams?

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    06-30-16 08:14 PM Go to last post
  4. Players With The Most Seasons Of The Same Value Of A Statistic

    What players had the most seasons with the same value of a statistic? Ichiro Suzuki had four seasons with exactly 111 runs. Exclude small numbers such as if a player had many seasons with 0 triples.

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    06-29-16 09:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Best Seasons By Hitters While Playing For Multiple Teams

    Who holds the records for statistics like hits, home runs, RBI, and runs among players who played for multiple teams that season? Mark McGwire had 58 home runs and 123 RBI while playing for Oakland and St. Louis in 1997.

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    06-29-16 01:13 PM Go to last post
  6. Most Consecutive Days Without A Home Game For The Yankees

    Including the All-Star break, the Yankees will not have a home game in the first 14 days of July. Excluding the offseason, what's the most consecutive days the Yankees have ever had without a home game?

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    06-27-16 03:19 PM Go to last post
  7. The 1912 world series

    In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three (with one tie). This dramatic series showcased great pitching from Giant Christy Mathewson and from Boston fireballer Smoky Joe Wood. Wood won two of his three starts and pitched in relief in the final game. In the deciding game, Boston rallied for two runs in the tenth inning thanks to two costly Giants fielding misplays. Nearly all of the games were close. Four games in this Series were decided by...

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    05-26-16 01:30 PM Go to last post
  8. Jackie Mitchell shakes hands with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig 1931

    Jackie Mitchell, the only woman to ever strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, shakes their hand, 1931.

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    05-20-16 07:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Joe DiMaggio wearing a 9 on jersey?!

    Please help me out...I recently found an old "Baseball Magazine" from May 1938. On the cover is a picture of Joe D, with a NY pinstripe jersey w/ Number 9. I know Maris retired number 9. Maris also played from 1960-66, way after this magazine was published... what is going on? Did Joe wear 9 for one season or what ? Who else could have worn 9 on May 1938? Is this just an error? Please help...

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    05-15-16 07:08 PM Go to last post
  10. July 4 1939

    "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder...

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    05-03-16 01:28 PM Go to last post
  11. Pretty cool memorabilia story

    This is a link to a baseball picture I once found. http://bid.robertedwardauctions.com/bidplace.aspx?itemid=10907

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    02-07-16 02:03 PM Go to last post
  12. What's The Most Consecutive Days A Pitcher Has Pitched?

    Texas's Shawn Tolleson pitched five consecutive days from September 29 to October 3.

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    11-15-15 09:37 PM Go to last post
  13. What's The Most Losses The Yankees Have Had Against One Team In A Season?

    What's the most losses the Yankees have had against one team in any one season including that year's postseason?

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    10-04-15 06:49 AM Go to last post
  14. Facing Three Teams Twice In A Row In A Span Of Seven Starts

    Tonight the Yankees face rookie Carlos Rodon, who has 25 career games. His last 7 games were all starts and were against: 19. Los Angeles Angels 20. Los Angeles Angels 21. Seattle 22. Seattle 23. Minnesota 24. Cleveland 25. Cleveland

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    09-29-15 05:02 PM Go to last post
  15. The Yankees Led In WAR By A Hitter With Too Few Plate Appearances To Qualify

    Teixeira could lead the Yankees in baseball-reference WAR and will not have enough plate appearances to qualify (3.1 per game). Does anybody know of a Yankee hitter who led the team in WAR without having enough plate appearances to qualify?

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    09-28-15 04:44 PM Go to last post
  16. What Knuckleballer Hit Paul O'Neill With A Pitch?

    Paul O'Neill said he got hit by a knuckleball while playing for Cincinnati. Michael Kay incorrectly guessed that it was Tom Candiotti. I checked and O'Neill got hit 9 pitchers while with Cincinnati: Mike Houston (of Houston in 1988) Atlee Hammaker (of San Francisco in 1988) Ken Hill (of St. Louis in 1989) Tim Belcher (of Los Angeles in 1989) Ricky Horton (of St. Louis in 1990) Jeff Innis (of New York in 1990) Chris Haney (of Montreal in 1991) Greg Maddux (of Chicago in 1992)

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    09-13-15 02:03 PM Go to last post
  17. Games Where Two Pitchers Got Their First Career Decision

    Tonight Nick Rumbelow won his first career decision and J.R. Graham lost his first career decision.

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    08-18-15 10:31 PM Go to last post
  18. No Hitters Pitched Against Pitchers Who Had Already Pitched A No Hitter

    Today Max Scherzer pitched a no hitter that was 1 strike away from a perfect game. The losing pitcher, Francisco Liriano, pitched a no hitter on May 3, 2011.

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    07-04-15 10:03 AM Go to last post
  19. Has A Former Yankee Ever Led MLB In Saves?

    I found three former Yankees (that may not be all of them) who led a league but not MLB in saves: Joe Borowski (AL leader with 45 in 2007, with Yankees September 18, 1997 to 1998) Armando Benitez (tied for NL lead with 47 in 2004, with Yankees some of 2003) Bob Wickman (tied for AL lead with 45 in 2005, with Yankees 1992 to some of 1996)

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    06-27-15 09:12 PM Go to last post
  20. Longest Time From A Player's MLB Debut To His First Career Hit

    Excluding pitchers, what's the longest time from a player's MLB debut to his first career hit? Doug Bernier made has MLB debut with Colorado on June 17, 2008 and got his first career hit with Minnesota on July 22, 2013. He didn't play any MLB games from 2009 to 2012, during which time he was in AAA and played 232 games for Yankees' affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 69 games for Indianapolis.

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    06-02-15 07:41 PM Go to last post

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