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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!)

September 18, 2021

Q:
Who was the last Triple Crown winner who didn't win his league's MVP Award?
A:
Ted Williams, 1947

September 17, 2021

Q:
Who was named MVP of the 2001 All-Star Game in Seattle?
A:
Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.

September 16, 2021

Q:
Who has the most walk-off RBIs for the Pirates in the Live Ball Era (since 1920)?
A:
Roberto Clemente, with 19

September 15, 2021

Q:
Roberto Clemente got a hit in 14 straight World Series games -- every one in which he played. Who holds the record for the longest hitting streak in Fall Classic contests?
A:
The Yankees' Hank Bauer (17 straight World Series games with a hit)

September 14, 2021

Q:
The Giants are the first team to clinch a '21 postseason berth. When was the last season they were the first club to clinch?
A:
1987 (Sept. 28, tied with Minnesota Twins)

September 13, 2021

Q:
Walter Johnson reached 3,000 career strikeouts in 1923, the first pitcher to do so. It took 51 years for someone to join him. Who was it?
A:
Hall of Famer Bob Gibson (July 17, 1974)

September 12, 2021

Q:
Which pitcher threw the first no-hitter in Progressive Field history?
A:
Ervin Santana, Angels (7/27/2011)

September 11, 2021

Q:
Who is the other player to homer in his first career at-bat this year?
A:
The Tigers' Akil Baddoo (April 4 vs. Cleveland)

September 10, 2021

Q:
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. became just the third player in AL history with a season of 40-plus HRs and 100 RBIs before turning 23. Who are the other two?
A:
Joe DiMaggio (1937) and Juan Gonzalez (1992)

September 9, 2021

Q:
Among the 39 hitters elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, who hit the fewest home runs?
A:
Ozzie Smith (28 career homers)

September 8, 2021

Q:
Derek Jeter hit 260 homers during his Hall of Fame career, but only one was a grand slam. Against which team did he hit it?
A:
The Cubs, on June 18, 2005

September 7, 2021

Q:
Cecil Fielder and Prince Fielder finished with the exact same career home run total. How many homers did the father-son duo each hit?
A:
319

September 6, 2021

Q:
The Rays have had a record 13 players record at least one save this season. Who has the most career saves in the history of the franchise?
A:
Roberto Hernandez (101)

September 5, 2021

Q:
Who are the six players in AL/NL history to hit at least 40 homers while playing at least 75 percent of their games at catcher?
A:
Johnny Bench (45 in 1970, 40 in '72), Javy Lopez (43 in 2003), Todd Hundley (41 in 1996), Roy Campanella (41 in 1953), Mike Piazza (40 in 1997, '99) and Salvador Perez (40 in 2021)

September 4, 2021

Q:
Who was the last Reds player to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award?
A:
Right-hander Scott Williamson, in 1999

September 3, 2021

Q:
Only three pitcher-catcher combos have made more starts together than Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina (they'll reach 300 today). Can you name them?
A:
Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan (324 starts); Warren Spahn and Del Crandall (316); Red Faber and Ray Schalk (306).

September 2, 2021

Q:
Before Gerrit Cole, who was the last Yankees pitcher to strike out 15 batters in a game?
A:
Masahiro Tanaka (9/29/2017)

September 1, 2021

Q:
When Mel Ott entered the Hall of Fame in 1951 with another slugger, they combined for 1,045 career home runs. Who was that player?
A:
Jimmie Foxx (534 homers to Ott's 511)

August 31, 2021

Q:
Robbie Ray set a record on Monday for most Ks (1,241) through 1,000 career IP. Who did he pass?
A:
Yu Darvish (1,222)

August 30, 2021

Q:
Who is the oldest pitcher to win a Cy Young Award?
A:
Roger Clemens, who was 42 when he won the 2004 NL Cy Young

August 29, 2021

Q:
Who are the only three Cubs rookies to hit 25 or more home runs in a season?
A:
Kris Bryant (26 in 2015), Billy Williams (25 in 1961) and Patrick Wisdom (25 in 2021)

August 28, 2021

Q:
Who is the all-time leader for grand slams by a catcher?
A:
Hall of Famer Mike Piazza (14 career grand slams)

August 27, 2021

Q:
Salvador Perez is the first American League catcher with 35 homers since which Hall of Fame backstop?
A:
Pudge Rodriguez (1999)

August 26, 2021

Q:
The longest home run at Fenway Park was said to have traveled 502 feet. Who hit it?
A:
Ted Williams, in 1946

August 25, 2021

Q:
Since his first full season in 2005, Yadier Molina ranks second among catchers in bWAR. Who is first?
A:
The Giants' Buster Posey