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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!)

April 10, 2021

Q:
Which team has now gone the longest since its last no-hitter?
A:
Cleveland (Len Barker, May 15, 1981, vs. Toronto)

April 9, 2021

Q:
Which two players share the Cardinals' single-season record for home runs by a third baseman (minimum 51% of games played at the position)?
A:
Scott Rolen (2004) and Fernando Tatis (1999)

April 8, 2021

Q:
Who are the only two catchers to hit 20 or more home runs in their age-38 season or older?
A:
Carlton Fisk (23 HRs at age 39 in 1987) and Jorge Posada (22 HRs at age 38 in 2009)

April 7, 2021

Q:
Which two Hall of Famers squared off in the Home Run Derby final at the 1998 All-Star Game at Coors Field?
A:
Ken Griffey Jr. defeated Jim Thome

April 6, 2021

Q:
Who is the oldest player to lead MLB in home runs?
A:
38-year-old Darrell Evans (40 HR in 1985, the only year he ever led the Majors)

April 5, 2021

Q:
Before Shohei Ohtani, who was the last AL starting pitcher to homer against an AL team?
A:
The Orioles' Roric Harrison, on Oct. 3, 1972, vs. Cleveland

April 4, 2021

Q:
Who was the last Dodgers player before Zach McKinstry to hit an inside-the-parker for his first career home run?
A:
Duke Snider (5/2/1948)

April 3, 2021

Q:
Who holds the MLB record with 24 consecutive hitless innings?
A:
Hall of Famer Cy Young (1904)

April 2, 2021

Q:
Miguel Cabrera became the third player with 350 home runs with the Tigers. Who are the other two?
A:
Al Kaline (399) and Norm Cash (373)

April 1, 2021

Q:
Which team has the best winning percentage in Opening Day games?
A:
The Mets at .661 (39-20)

March 31, 2021

Q:
Which Hall of Famer holds the record for shutouts on Opening Day?
A:
Walter Johnson, with 7

March 30, 2021

Q:
Who are the only two players with grand slams on two Opening Days?
A:
Sixto Lezcano (1978, '80) and Hanley Ramirez (2009, '15)

March 29, 2021

Q:
Who is the most recent Royals player to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award?
A:
Angel Berroa (2003)

March 28, 2021

Q:
Who was the last Pirates player to win a National League batting title?
A:
Freddy Sanchez (.344 in 2006)

March 27, 2021

Q:
Who has the most Opening Day starts among active pitchers?
A:
Justin Verlander (12)

March 26, 2021

Q:
Gio González announced his retirement after 13 seasons. The best season of his career came in 2012, when he finished 3rd in the NL Cy Young voting. Who was the winner?
A:
R.A. Dickey (Mets)

March 25, 2021

Q:
Who is the only pitcher to win Rookie of the Year unanimously?
A:
Craig Kimbrel of the Braves (2011)

March 24, 2021

Q:
Who is the only player born in the United Kingdom to hit more than 100 career home runs?
A:
Bobby Thomson (264 HRs; born in Glasgow, Scotland)

March 23, 2021

Q:
Who was the first rookie to win a Cy Young Award?
A:
The Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela (1981)

March 22, 2021

Q:
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a single in his first big league at-bat. Which pitcher served up the hit?
A:
The Giants' Madison Bumgarner, on March 28, 2019.

March 21, 2021

Q:
Who threw the first no-hitter in Marlins franchise history?
A:
Al Leiter (5/11/1996 vs. COL)

March 20, 2021

Q:
Longtime Yankees color commentator Suzyn Waldman was a fan of which MLB team growing up?
A:
The Red Sox

March 19, 2021

Q:
Clayton Kershaw, who turns 33 years old today, won his most recent NL Cy Young Award in 2014. Who was the winner in the AL that year?
A:
Corey Kluber (Cleveland)

March 18, 2021

Q:
Who has the most seasons with 200+ innings pitched and 200+ strikeouts since 2000?
A:
Justin Verlander (9 such seasons)

March 17, 2021

Q:
Dave Parker wore No. 39 for six teams in his 19-year career. Who is the only player in baseball for whom No. 39 is retired?
A:
Dodgers Hall of Famer Roy Campanella