Monday, April 25, 2011

MLB Trivia: Stealth streaks

Every baseball fan seems to know about Joe DiMaggio's record-setting 56-game hitting streak. However, the all-time record for reaching base in consecutive games was set by Ted Williams in 1949 when he reached base in 84 straight games. Among currently active players, three of them have reached base in more than 56 consecutive games in a single season. Can you name those three players? (Hint: Derek Jeter has reached base in more than 56 consecutive games a few times, but never in a single season.)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

MLB Hit Parade: April 2011

April 25

RAZZBALL: "I don't veto trades, I protest them."

April 24

The Chicago Cubs record this season has been 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7, 8-8, 9-9, and 10-10. This has never happened before in major league history.

April 17

On this day in baseball history in 1929: Babe Ruth and actress Claire Hodgson are married at 5:00 AM to avoid crowds. The next day, in his first at bat against Red Ruffing, the Babe will hit a home run. Rounding second base he'll doff his cap to Claire.

Jake Peavy is about two weeks away.

Hot Tub Bug Machine: "Health officials identified legionella bacteria in a whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles during an investigation in February that began when people were sickened after attending a fundraiser."

April 15

Remembering Jackie Robinson at

Pauly's Pickup of the Week: Nick Hundley.

I knew the Mets were going through hard times, but apparently so are the ex-Mets: Lenny Dykstra charged with embezzlement; and Dwight Gooden sentenced for child endangerment.

Monday, April 11, 2011

MLB Trivia: Stacking saves

Recently retired Trevor Hoffman is the major league's all-time leader in saves with 601. But among active pitchers, can you name which three have the most career saves?

Monday, April 4, 2011

MLB Trivia: Triple Troubles of Today

The MLB record for triples in a season is 36, and it was set all the way back in 1912 by a lefty named Chief Wilson. Interestingly enough, among the top 21 performances for triples in a season, all of them were achieved prior to 1926. But among the players tied at number 22 on this list of most triples in a season (with 23 triples), is one currently active player. Can you name him?