Baseball Trivia: Fun Facts For Fans
Nine interesting numbers to celebrate baseball's return.
By: Patrick Snow | 3/31/11, 12:30 PM EDT
When Rutherford B. Hayes was President...1 of 10
The last year that Major League Baseball’s active wins leader had a total below 200. With Jamie Moyer and Andy Pettitte not under contract, Tim Wakefield is MLB’s active leader with 193.
No Yank has 3K?2 of 10
Hits needed by Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter to reach 3,000 for his career. He will become the first Yankee in MLB history to reach 3,000.
Werth the $$?3 of 10
The number of seasons new Washington Nationals’ outfielder Jayson Werth has hit .300 or driven in 100 runs. The Nats signed the 31-year old Werth to a seven-year, $126 million deal.
When Do the Steelers Start?4 of 10
Consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates. That streak stretches back to 1993 and is the record for North American team sports.
The Central Cellar5 of 10
The last year an NL Central team won a postseason series. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series in five games that year.
Can They Equal the Braves 1995 Staff?6 of 10
The postseason record for the Phillies' top four 2011 starters: Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and the newly (re)acquired Cliff Lee.
Bigger $$: The Powerball or His New Deal?7 of 10
Consecutive seasons (every year of his career) that St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols has totaled at least 30 home runs, 100 RBIs and hit .312 or better.
But He is on the Punched-In-The-Face List8 of 10
Career days on the disabled list for White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who is 25th all-time with 11,088.1 innings caught.
What Kind of Training? Army Training, Sir.9 of 10
Number of feet a U.S. Army skydiver missed his target at Rangers Ballpark last August when he was caught on a flagpole above the scoreboard.
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