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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!)

August 12, 2022

Q:
"Field of Dreams" was nominated for Best Picture in 1990. Which movie won?
A:
"Driving Miss Daisy"

August 11, 2022

Q:
Who was the last player aged 40 or older with a 5-hit game?
A:
Chipper Jones (5-for-5 on 7/3/12 at the age of 40 years, 70 days)

August 10, 2022

Q:
Which total was higher: Babe Ruth's career home runs or his innings pitched?
A:
Innings: 1,221 1/3 to 714 home runs

August 9, 2022

Q:
Who is the most recent Braves player to hit a home run in the first plate appearance of his career?
A:
Jason Heyward (4/5/2010)

August 8, 2022

Q:
Which two pitchers share the Mets' single-game strikeout record?
A:
Tom Seaver (4/2/1970) and David Cone (10/6/1991) with 19

August 7, 2022

Q:
Who are the four players this season to homer in the same game that they pitched?
A:
Luis González (5/15 for SF), Shohei Ohtani (6/9 for LAA), Diego Castillo (6/22 for PIT) and Yu Chang (8/6 for TB)

August 6, 2022

Q:
Who was the last White Sox pitcher to lead the American League in ERA?
A:
Joe Horlen (2.06 ERA in 1967)

August 5, 2022

Q:
Who are the only two pitchers in the AL/NL Modern Era (since 1900) to post an ERA under 2.00 and qualify for the league lead at age 39 or older?
A:
Cy Young (1.99 ERA in 1907 at 40 & 1.26 in 1908 at 41) and Roger Clemens (1.87 ERA in 2005 at 42)

August 4, 2022

Q:
Edwin Díaz's 18.1 strikeouts per 9 innings this season would set a record for a pitcher with at least 20 saves. Who holds the current record?
A:
Aroldis Chapman (17.7 K's per 9 in 2014)

August 3, 2022

Q:
Vin Scully's first professional radio assignment was a college football game played at which Major League ballpark?
A:
Fenway Park, 1949, Maryland vs. Boston University

August 2, 2022

Q:
Who was the last Braves third baseman to lead the NL in home runs?
A:
Eddie Mathews (46 homers in 1959)

July 31, 2022

Q:
Who are the three Angels pitchers to throw an immaculate inning?
A:
Nolan Ryan (7/9/1972), Garrett Richards (6/4/2014) and Reid Detmers (7/31/2014)

July 31, 2022

Q:
Who holds the Braves' record for most multi-homer games in a single season?
A:
Andruw Jones (9 multi-HR games in 2005)

July 30, 2022

Q:
Which two players share the American League record for home runs in a season by a right-handed hitter?
A:
Jimmie Foxx (58 HR in 1932) and Hank Greenberg (58 in 1938)

July 29, 2022

Q:
Who finished second to Aaron Judge in 2017 American League Rookie of the Year voting?
A:
Andrew Benintendi, BOS

July 28, 2022

Q:
Max Scherzer now has 41 strikeouts on his birthday, the most all-time for any pitcher on his birthday. Which Hall of Famer did he pass?
A:
Randy Johnson (39 birthday K's on Sept. 10)

July 27, 2022

Q:
Who was the first player to wear No. 42 in a Mets-Yankees Subway Series game (June 16, 1997)?
A:
Mets DH Butch Huskey

July 26, 2022

Q:
There have been 16 pitchers in AL/NL history who appeared in 1,000 or more games. Which one of them pitched the most career innings?
A:
Dennis Eckersley (3,285 2/3 innings in 1,071 games)

July 25, 2022

Q:
Who are the five players to record at least 4,000 total bases with the Red Sox?
A:
Carl Yastrzemski (5,539), Ted Williams (4,884), Jim Rice (4,129), Dwight Evans (4,128) and David Ortiz (4,084)

July 24, 2022

Q:
Justin Verlander, 39, has three consecutive starts with at least 8 strikeouts, making him the oldest to do it since which pitcher?
A:
Randy Johnson, 44, also in three straight in 2008

July 23, 2022

Q:
Raimel Tapia hit the second inside-the-park grand slam in Blue Jays history. Who hit the other one?
A:
Junior Felix on June 2, 1989, at Fenway Park

July 22, 2022

Q:
Matt Holliday was selected in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB Draft six picks ahead of which current manager?
A:
David Ross

July 21, 2022

Q:
Who led the Yankees in hits in 2003?
A:
Alfonso Soriano (198)

July 20, 2022

Q:
José Ramírez had his second multi-hit All-Star Game last night. Who holds the all-time record?
A:
Willie Mays, with 6

July 19, 2022

Q:
Clayton Kershaw is the second Dodgers pitcher to start an All-Star Game in their home park. Who was the first?
A:
Don Drysdale (1959 All-Star Game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum)