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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!)

June 28, 2016
Q: What is the modern record for strikeouts by a starter in his MLB debut?
A: 15, by the Dodgers' Karl Spooner (9/22/1954) and the Astros' J.R. Richard (9/5/1971)
June 27, 2016
Q: Which pitcher has the most seasons of 20 or more saves?
A: Mariano Rivera (16)
June 26, 2016
Q: Who are the four players in MLB history to hit at least 15 homers in each of their first 16 seasons?
A: Barry Bonds, Eddie Murray, Frank Robinson and Eddie Mathews
June 25, 2016
Q: Which Hall of Famer holds the record for most wins by a manager who didn't play in the Major Leagues?
A: Joe McCarthy (2,125 wins)
June 24, 2016
Q: Who has the most career stolen bases for a pitcher?
A: Bill Donovan (34 SBs)
June 23, 2016
Q: Which team was the last to boast the MLB RBI leader in back-to-back seasons?
A: The Phillies (Ryan Howard: 146 RBIs in 2008; 141 in '09, tied with Prince Fielder)
June 22, 2016
Q: Who holds the Padres' record for most consecutive innings without an earned run to start a season?
A: Randy Jones (26, 1975)
June 21, 2016
Q: Which two closers hold the all-time saves record for two franchises?
A: Robb Nen (Marlins, Giants) and Jonathan Papelbon (Red Sox, Phillies)
June 20, 2016
Q: Who are the two Marlins who have led the NL in saves in a season?
A: Armando Benitez (47 in 2004, tied with Jason Isringhausen) and Antonio Alfonseca (45 in 2000, which led MLB)
June 19, 2016
Q: Ken Griffey Jr. and father Ken Sr. played their final game of 1990 together on Sept. 30. That was also the final game at which ballpark?
A: Comiskey Park (1910-1990)
June 18, 2016
Q: Who was the last to record at least 3 HRs and 8 RBIs in a game?
A: Edwin Encarnacion (Aug. 2015)
June 17, 2016
Q: Which two players share the record for most 3-homer games by a switch-hitter?
A: Eddie Murray and Mark Teixeira
June 16, 2016
Q: Who was the last Braves player to hit for the cycle?
A: Mark Kotsay (2008)
June 15, 2016
Q: Who holds the rookie record for shutouts in a season in the expansion era (since 1961)?
A: The Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela (8 shutouts in 1981)