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June 23
Question: What Yankee holds the club record for RBI in a season with 185?
Answer: Lou Gehrig, 1931
Winner: David L., Plymouth, PA
June 22
Question: Derek Jeter holds the Yankees record for most seasons with 20, who is 2nd?
Answer: Mariano Rivera - 19
Winner: Wendy B., Philadelphia, PA
June 21
Question: Can you name the only father-son duo to play for the same team other than Ken Griffey Sr. & Jr.?
Answer: Tim Raines Sr. and Jr. – 2001 Orioles
Winner: Gretchen P., Lancaster, PA
June 20
Question: Who won the National league Gold Glove at 3rd Base in 1975?
Answer: Ken Reitz
Winner: Grant Ml, Coatesville, PA
June 19
Question: Where did Cardinals 2012 1st round pick Michael Wacha play college baseball?
Answer: Texas A&M
Winner: Robert K., West Chester, PA
June 18
Question: What current Phillies coach served as Orioles interim manager in 2010?
Answer: Juan Samuel
Winner: Ariel M., Millville, NJ
June 17
Question: Who was the MVP in the 1970 World Series that the Orioles won 4-1 over the Reds?
Answer: Brooks Robinson
Winner: Shannon M., Brookhaven, PA
June 16
Question: Which Hall of Fame pitchers started Game 3 of the 1983 World Series between the Phillies and Orioles?
Answer: Steve Carlton and Jim Palmer
Winner: Tom D., Phoenixville, PA
June 15
Question: Which 2 Orioles won the American League Home Run title the last 2 seasons?
Answer: Chris Davis – 2013, Nelson Cruz - 2014
Winner: Kyle H., Whitehall, PA
June 14
Question: Who was the last Pirate before Andrew McCutchen last season to lead the National League in on-base percentage?
Answer: Barry Bonds in 1992 (.456)
Winner: Mary K., Collingswood, NJ
June 13
Question: What Pirate had the first hit at Three Rivers Stadium on 7/16/1970?
Answer: Richie Hebner
Winner: Joe P., Clovis, CA
June 12
Question: Who was the last Pirates player to hit 20 or more Home Runs before the All-Star break?
Answer: Pedro Alvarez – 24 in 2013
Winner: Richard B., Philadelphia, PA
June 10
Question: Who was the last Red third baseman before Todd Frazier in 2014 with 20 or more Home Runs and 30 or more stolen bases?
Answer: Aaron Boone – 26 HR and 32 SB in 2002
Winner: Sean W., Alexandria, VA
June 9
Question: Who did the Phillies select in the 8th round of the 1995 Draft who eventually became an NFL running back?
Answer: Ricky Williams – Saints, Dolphins (Twice), Toronto Argonauts, Ravens
Winner: Richard C., Philadelphia PA
June 8
Question: Who did the Reds take 1st in the secondary phase of the 1983 June Draft who eventually became their closer?
Answer: Rob Dibble
Winner: Jeremy B., Bethlehem, PA
June 7
Question: Bruce Bochy has the most wins by an active manager, who is 2nd?
Answer: Mike Scioscia
Winner: Nicole G., Sicklerville, NJ
June 6
Question: What two players hold the record for most years with the Giants franchise?
Answer: Willie Mays - 22, Mel Ott - 22
Winner: Steve M., New Philadelphia, PA
June 5
Question: On 8/4/2011, Hunter Pence hit his 1st HR as a Phillie off of what Giant pitcher?
Answer: Madison Bumgarner
Winner: James K., West Hazelton, PA
June 4
Question: Who was the last Reds 20-game winner before Johnny Cueto in 2014?
Answer: Danny Jackson – 1988 (23-8)
Winner: Aileene A.
June 3
Question: Who had the first 30 Home Runs/30 Stolen base season in Reds history?
Answer: Eric Davis – 1987
Winner: Hans K., New Oxford, PA
June 2
Question: Who holds the record for most All-Star appearances as a Red?
Answer: Johnny Bench – 14
Winner: Andrew S., Philadelphia, PA
May 31
Question: Who was the Rockie that made the All-Star game via the players vote?
Answer: Charlie Blackmon
Winner: Jack Robinson
May 30
Question: Who was the only person to manage the Rockies one season?
Answer: Jim Leyland
Winner: Brian M., Coatesville, PA
May 29
Question: What Rockie hit an inside the park Home Run against the Phillies on June 14, 1996?
Answer: Ellis Burks
Winner: Nate S., Erdenheim, PA
May 27
Question: Who holds the Mets record for most seasons with 35 or more doubles?
Answer: David Wright
Winner: Linda S., Claymont, DE
May 26
Question: What pitcher holds the Mets record for the longest scoreless streak?
Answer: R.A. Dickey - 32.2 innings in 2012
Winner: Lou A., Phoenixville, PA
May 25
Question: Who are the 3 pitchers to reach 200 career wins in a Mets uniform?
Answer: Orel Hershiser (1999), Pedro Martinez (2006), Bartolo Colon (2014)
Winner: Brian M., Sewell, NJ
May 24
Question: What player got the first hit in Nationals history off of Phillies pitcher Jon Lieber?
Answer: Brad Wilkerson, 4/4/2005
Winner: Margie L., Upper Darby, PA
May 23
Question: What team selected Denard Span with the 20h pick in the 1st round of the 2002 MLB Draft?
Answer: Minnesota Twins
Winner: Gloria Radico, Turnersville, NJ
May 22
Question: What player had the best on-base percentage after being down 0-2 in 2014?
Answer: Jayson Werth
Winner: Mike C., Philadelphia PA
May 21
Question: How many wins did Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick have as a Phillie?
Answer: 74
Winner: Charles M., Sunbury PA
May 20
Question: Which Phillie hit an inside-the-park home run at Coors Field in 2008?
Answer: Jayson Werth off Mark Redman – 4/21/08
Winner: Steve K., Bainbridge, PA
May 19
Question: Where did the Rockies play for 2 years before Coors Field opened up in 1995?
Answer: Mile High Stadium 1993-95
Winner: Meghan Q., Langhorne, PA
May 18
Question: What Phillies pitcher did the Rockies select with the 25th pick in the 1992 expansion draft?
Answer: Andy Ashby
Winner: Ryan S., Downingtown, PA
May 17
Question: Who is the only major league pitcher to have at least one complete game each season from 2006-14?
Answer: Bronson Arroyo
Winner: Ray G., Baltimore, MD
May 16
Question: Which player led the 1990s in hits and doubles?
Answer: Mark Grace: 364 doubles and 1,754 hits
Winner: Howard W., Philadelphia PA
May 15
Question: What two D-backs made the 2014 All-Star Game?
Answer: Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero
Winner: Erin G., Freehold, NJ
May 14
Question: Which former Phillies player did Clint Hurdle replace as Pirates manager?
Answer: John Russell
Winner: J.J. H., Schwenksville, PA
May 13
Question: What Pirate went 7 for 7 in a MLB game vs. the Cubs?
Answer: Rennie Stennett, 9/16/1975
Winner: Randy B., Kunkletown, PA
May 12
Question: What was Pirates pitcher John Candelaria’s nickname?
Answer: The Candyman
Winner: Fred S., Nottingham, PA
May 11
Question: Who was the last Pirate to hit three home runs in a game?
Answer: Andrew McCutchen, 8/1/09 vs Nationals
Winner: Ryan M., Maple Shade, NJ
May 10
Question: Who were the 3 players traded by the Mets in the infamous “Midnight Massacre” on June 15, 1977?
Answer: Dave Kingman, Tom Seaver, Mike Phillips
Winner: Brad L., Sewell, NJ
May 9
Question: What MLB team originally signed Bartolo Colon as an amateur free agent in 1993?
Answer: Cleveland Indians
Winner: Lynn R., Macungie, PA
May 8
Question: What college did the Mets Matt Harvey attend and pitch for?
Answer: North Carolina Tar Heels
Winner: Lynn R., Macungie, PA
May 6
Question: On April 8, 1974 Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron hit his 715th HR off of what Dodger pitcher?
Answer: Al Downing
Winner: Barukyah, S., Myerstown, PA
May 5
Question: Who is the only closer besides Rollie Fingers to lead the majors in saves in back-to-back seasons?
Answer: Jim Johnson (2012, 2013)
Winner: Eric S., Laurel Springs, NJ
May 4
Question: Who did Freddie Freeman finish second behind in the 2011 NL Rookie of the Year voting?
Answer: Craig Kimbrel
Winner: John T., Boothwyn, PA
May 3
Question: Which Marlins Coach is the All-Time Major League leader in pinch-hits?
Answer: Lenny Harris – 212
Winner: Yvette L.
May 2
Question: What team originally drafted Mike Morse in 2000?
Answer: Chicago White Sox
Winner: Ned, D., Marlton, NJ
May 1
Question: Which player holds the MLB single season record for hits with 262?
Answer: Ichiro Suzuki, 2004
Winner: Greg H., Bear, DE
April 30
Question: What Cardinals pitcher did Mike Schmidt hit 11 career home runs off of?
Answer: Bob Forsch
Winner: Nick C., Boulder, CO
April 29
Question: Who was the last Cardinals pitcher before Adam Wainwright in 2014 to start an All-Star Game?
Answer: Chris Carpenter – 2005
Winner: Howard, W., Philadelphia, PA
April 28
Question: Who was the first grandfather-grandson tandem in ML history to hit for the cycle?
Answer: David Bell – 6/28/04 with Phillies, Gus Bell – 6/4/51 with Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Winner: Dorothy C., Downingtown, PA
April 27
Question: Who was the last manager before Mike Matheny to make the Postseason in each of his first 3 full seasons?
Answer: Ron Gardenhire 2002-04
Winner: Michele T., Boothwyn, PA
April 26
Question: What Phillies pitcher did Chipper Jones hit his final career Home Run off of (#468)?
Answer: Jonathan Papel bon (9/2/2012)
Winner: Jim T., Wildwood Crest, NJ
April 25
Question: Who did the Braves play in the first-ever wild card game in 2012?
Answer: St. Louis Cardinals
Winner: John N., Bear, DE
April 24
Question: What relief pitcher holds the rookie record for most saves in a season?
Answer: 2011 – Craig Kimbrel
Winner: Kevin R., Shoemakersville, PA
April 23
Question: What Marlins pitcher did Steve Cishek replace when he assumed the closer role in 2012?
Answer: Heath Bell
Winner: Keith A., Lancaster, PA
April 22
Question: What two Marlins pitchers did Ben Davis hit home runs off of in his career?
Answer: Both in Florida. Fernandez (9/4/99) & Nunez (8/26/01)
Winner: Chris C., Yardley, PA
April 21
Question: What team in Japan did Ichiro Suzuki play for before joining the Mariners in 2001?
Answer: Orix Blue Wave
Winner: Michael D., Hazleton, PA
April 19
Question: Who are three active players with at least 55 career home runs prior to their age 22 seasons?
Answer: 56 - Alex Rodriguez, 56 - Giancarlo Stanton, 55 - Bryce Harper, 54 - Mike Trout (just missed)
Winner: Cara F., Norristown, PA
April 18
Question: In 2006, Ryan Zimmerman hit his first MLB HR off of what Mets lefty reliever?
Answer: Billy Wagner
Winner: Don H., Philadelphia, PA
April 17
Question: Who are the wto American League teams that had a higher run differential than the Nationals last season?
Answer: Athletics +157, Angels +143, Nationals +131
Winner: Daniel P., Bethlehem, PA
April 16
Question: Who was the last team before the 2014 Nationals to win a division by more than 17 games?
Answer: 2008 Angels – 21 Game lead over Texas
Winner: Stephen P., Conshohocken, PA
April 15
Question: What MLB awards did Jackie Robinson win in 1947 and 1949?
Answer: ROY – 1947, MVP- 1949
Winner: Marty M., Marlton, NJ
April 14
Question: Who is the only Mets pitcher with a hit in each of his first three games?
Answer: Jacob DeGrom – 2014
Winner: Rich G., Elverson, PA
April 13
Question: Who are the three Mets that hold the fraanchise record with 11 Opening Day starts?
Answer: David Wright, Bud Harrelson, Tom Seaver
Winner: Derek B., King of Prussia
April 12
Question: Which Nationals player is the last continuous franchise player from the Expos?
Answer: Ian Desmond
Winner: Matt P., Harleysville, PA
April 11
Question: What player led the 2014 Nats in hit and batting average?
Answer: Denard Span
Winner: Pierce S., Harrisburg, PA
April 10
Question: What team originally drafted Max Scherzer with the 11th Overall pick in the 2006 MLB Draft?
Answer: Arizona Diamondbacks
Winner: Michele, T., Summit Hill, PA
April 9
Question: What Red Sox Pitcher won the Cy Young in 1967 and later played for the Phillies?
Answer: Jim Lonborg
Winner: Bruce B., Cerritos, CA
April 8
Question: Who is the only pitcher to lead major league baseball in ERA 5 times?
Answer: Pedro Martinez
Winner: Robert B., Sewell, NJ
April 6
Question: Who was the Phillies winning pitcher in game 1 of the 1915 World Series?
Answer: Grover Cleveland Alexander
Winner: Harrison T., Robbinsville, NJ