How much BASEBALL do you really know?

Lots of people know the statistics of baseball players, and maybe even some facts. But do you know how many players used to play ping pong in their spare time? Or what player got hit by watermelons? Don't worry though, there are some questions that are facts...

Are YOU a baseball fanatic? Do you constantly watch ESPN? Even ESPN Classic? Do you know how many home runs every player in the majors has? Do you know who's number was retired first?

Created by: Samantha

  1. Who was the first baseball player to have his jersey number retired?
  2. What player had/has the best strikeout to at-bat ratio (which would be one strikeout per 62.6 at-bats)?
  3. What is the most number of bats ever x-rayed?
  4. Is it possible to get an official at bat without actually getting to bat?
  5. The base runner slides hard into third base and the loose bag slides away from him. The fielder applies the tag. Is the runner out?
  6. In 1905, every game of the World Series was decided by a shutout.
  7. What where the two teams to play the first regular-season game between American League and National League clubs in 1997?
  8. Who's the player that had the most consecutive scoreless innings, with 59?
  9. Is it possible for a relief pitcher to hurl a shutout?
  10. Who was the first player to ever be drafted?
  11. On May 26, 1993, while Texas was playing the Indians, a long fly ball off the bat of Martinez headed towards Canseco. The not-so-hot-with-the-glove Canseco caught up to the ball, but he didn't catch it. Instead, the ball hit him on the head before soaring
  12. Is it legal for a player to hold onto his bat while he's running out his bat?
  13. The first World Series was played between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and was a nine-game series. Who won?
  14. Who is the only pitcher to ever be injured by a watermelon?
  15. Most players found playing table tennis by a private detective?

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