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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Autograph signings website

    For those of you who are interested in memorabilia shows (not just baseball) for the entire country this is the best website that I have seen. www.signingshotline.com

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    12-23-16 08:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Great Baseball Photos (George H. Ruth's collection)

    One of our newer forumers offered to share some photos, but didn't have enough posts to start a new one. Babe, this thread's for you -- post away. :)

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    12-17-16 07:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Autograph Alert Website

    Hey folks...This is a great website for autograph news. They've also been exposing the falacies of the third party authenticators claiming to be the "industry leading experts" such as JSA, GAI, PSA/DNA and others... http://www.autographalert.com/news.html Very good info!! Here is one of their recent news items... <DT style="FONT-FAMILY: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif"><CENTER><DT style="FONT-FAMILY: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif">Wasting Money On The So-Called <DT style="FONT-FAMILY:...

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    03-01-12 12:38 PM Go to last post
  1. Both Leadoff Hitters Starting With a Hit By Pitch and Stolen Base

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/HOU/HOU198609250.shtml for a game Mike Scott pitched a no-hitter in. In the top of the first, San Francisco's Dan Gladden led off, was hit by a pitch, and stole second before the second plate appearance was finished. In the bottom of the first, Houston's Billy Hatcher did the same thing. Can anybody find another game where both leadoff hitters were hit by a pitch and stole second before the second plate appearance was finished?

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    06-12-18 05:12 PM Go to last post
  2. Players Whose Best Year Was Their Last One

    Mike Mussina won a career-high 20 games in his last year. A.J. Burnett was an All-Star for the first time in his last year, and his 7 losses that year were his career-low in years in which he pitched at least 162 innings.

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    06-10-18 04:27 PM Go to last post
  3. What's The Most Runs a Team Has Scored on Wild Pitches?

    On September 20, 1969, Pittsburgh's Bob Moose no hit the Mets and won 4-0. Pittsburgh had 1 RBI and 3 runs on wild pitches. https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN196909200.shtml is about that game.

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    06-04-18 05:11 PM Go to last post
  4. What's a Player's Best Game For His New Team?

    On April 11, 1990, Mark Langston's first game for California was pitching 7 innings of a combined no hitter hosting Seattle.

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    06-02-18 01:11 PM Go to last post
  5. Consecutive Number Finishes in MVP Voting

    David Ortiz finished second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth in MVP voting. Does anybody know of another player who had at least five consecutive number finishes? Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Howard, and Ryan Braun finished first, second, and third. Does anybody know of another player who had at least three consecutive number finishes including winning? The numbers have to be consecutive, but the years do not.

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    05-03-18 01:05 PM Go to last post
  6. Three Rare Things That Would Happen if Tyler Mahle Finishes a No Hitter

    Cincinnati rookie Tyler Mahle is no hitting Atlanta through 6 innings. Mahle is batting eighth. Does anyone know of a no hitter who did any of these three things? 1. Pitched by a rookie 2. Pitched by a pitcher batting before ninth (a pitcher who didn't bat doesn't count) 3. Pitched by a pitcher on the team with the worst record in MLB at the time

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    04-27-18 06:08 PM Go to last post
  7. Mickey Mantle card sells for (almost) record price

    Mantle's Topps rookie card just sold for $2.88 million, the second highest price ever for a baseball card (after the 1909 Honus Wagner). The prior high price for this card was $1.13 million in 2016, though that involved a card with a slightly lower grade (8.5) than this one (9). http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23254147/1952-mickey-mantle-baseball-card-topps-sells-record-288m

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    04-23-18 09:36 AM Go to last post
  8. Who am I?

    I've played for New York, Detroit and Minnesota teams. I also spent a lot of time playing in Newark and even Tennessee, and also out of this country. I was born in Virginia a long time ago. I turned twenty in my first season of pro ball. I batted and threw right-handed. Some have called me diminutive. I was kind of bow-legged but that didn't matter ... cause many people think I was one of the best defensive third basemen in the history baseball - in any league. I was kind of flashy out...

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    04-06-18 08:22 AM Go to last post
  9. The Bottom Four of a Lineup All Being Infielders

    MLB says the Yankees' last four Opening Day hitters will be infielders. Does anybody know of another time when a team's bottom four were all infielders?

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    03-28-18 04:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Both Rookies of the Year With 3,000 Hits

    Pujols has 2,968 hits. If and when he reaches 3,000, 2001 will be the first year that both leagues' Rookie of the Year reached 3,000 hits. The AL Rookie of the Year was Ichiro. The closest this came to happening was in 1977, when Eddie Murray got 3,255 hits and Andre Dawson got 2,774.

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    01-04-18 02:48 PM Go to last post
  11. What Yankees World Series Win Was The Least Likely?

    What Yankees World Series win was the least likely based on what people thought before that season?

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    11-10-17 12:48 AM Go to last post
  12. Consecutive Managers For At Least 10 Years Each

    Other than Torre and Girardi, has a team ever had consecutive managers for at least 10 years each?

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    10-28-17 12:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Pitchers Guaranteed To Get A No Decision After 1 Inning Of A Playoff Game

    Before Severino tonight, does anybody know of another pitcher who started and pitched 1 inning or fewer of a playoff game and was guaranteed to get a no decision by the end of the first inning? On another note, does anybody know what pitchers pitched 1 inning or fewer in their first career playoff start?

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    10-12-17 01:08 AM Go to last post
  14. Have There Been Suspended Games at Yankee Stadium?

    The only suspended games I remember the Yankees playing were at Baltimore and Minnesota. What suspended games (if any) have there been at any Yankee Stadium?

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    09-25-17 02:30 AM Go to last post
  15. Returnng Yankees With An MLB Debut Before A Career Yankee

    The current Yankee who made the earliest MLB debut with the Yankees is Clippard, who left and came back. Does anybody know of another time when the Yankees roster included a player who made his MLB debut with the Yankees, left, came back, and had his MLB debut be before any player who had been with the Yankees his whole career until then?

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    09-24-17 09:48 PM Go to last post
  16. A Team's Three Winningest Pitchers Being Rookies

    The three Colorado pitchers with at least 10 wins are all rookies. Does anybody know of another team season when their three winningest pitchers were rookies?

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    09-16-17 07:52 PM Go to last post
  17. Hey, I got an email from Dave Visbeck!!

    So glad as he was THE star of "Who Am I?" Great guy who has been sorely missed on this site!

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    09-05-17 08:36 PM Go to last post
  18. A Pitcher's First Two Career Wins Closest Together

    Baltimore's Jimmy Yacabonis got his second career win today and his first career win two days ago. Does anybody know of another pitcher who got his first two career wins in three or fewer days? Yacabonis is the first pitcher to have 2 wins this month.

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    09-03-17 04:31 PM Go to last post
  19. Has A Starter Ever Won The Cy Young While Ranking Third Or Worse On His Team In Wins?

    Cleveland has Trevor Bauer with 14 wins and Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber with 13. It makes me wonder if a starter has ever won the Cy Young while ranking third or worse on his team in wins.

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    09-01-17 04:50 PM Go to last post

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