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Morning Lineup Trivia

Answers to the burning Qs posed by your favorite daily e-mail. Read and learn, baseball fans... (or, pat yourself on the back if you knew the answer!)

May 22, 2017
Q: Who was the last Angels player before Mike Trout to lead the American League in walks?
A: Chone Figgins (101 in 2009)
May 21, 2017
Q: Who has the highest career batting average in Major League history among Cuban natives?
A: Tony Oliva (.304)
May 20, 2017
Q: Which two Cy Young Award winners are the active leaders in starts with 10 or more strikeouts?
A: Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer, with 52 each
May 19, 2017
Q: Who holds the all-time Cubs record for grand slams?
A: Ernie Banks (12)
May 18, 2017
Q: What is the Rangers' longest winning streak in team history (since 1972)?
A: 14 games (May 12-27, 1991)
May 17, 2017
Q: One former Angel is among the Top 10 in career RBIs ahead of Albert Pujols. Who is it?
A: Eddie Murray (15 of his career 1,917 RBIs came with the Angels in 1997)
May 16, 2017
Q: Who holds the Angels' record for consecutive games with a home run?
A: Bobby Bonds (5 games from Aug. 2-7, 1977)
May 15, 2017
Q: Who was the last Yankees player to wear No. 2 before Derek Jeter?
A: Mike Gallego
May 14, 2017
Q: Who was the first player to hit a walk-off home run on Mother's Day using a pink bat?
A: Bill Hall, MIL (5/14/2006 vs. NYM)
May 13, 2017
Q: Four teams have retired No. 2, all for Hall of Famers. Who was the most recent to have the honor?
A: Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, in 1997. (Others: Red Schoendienst, Cardinals, 1996; Charlie Gehringer, Tigers, 1983; Nellie Fox, White Sox, 1976)
May 12, 2017
Q: Who are the only three Red Sox pitchers to strike out the side on nine pitches?
A: Pedro Martinez (5/18/2002 vs. SEA), Clay Buchholz (8/16/2012 vs. BAL) and Craig Kimbrel (5/11/2017 vs. MIL)
May 11, 2017
Q: Who is the active leader in career grand slams?
A: Albert Pujols (13)
May 10, 2017
Q: What's the longest losing streak by a defending World Series champion?
A: 11 games (1986 Royals & 1998 Marlins, who had two such streaks)
May 9, 2017
Q: Greg Maddux won his first NL Cy Young Award with the Cubs in 1992. Which of his future teammates finished second that year?
A: Tom Glavine