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What is the correct format for playing the World Series?

The best-of-seven games. The first World Series occurred in 1903. The Boston Americans won five games to three in a best of nine game format. In 1921, major league baseball went to a best-of-seven format.

Which player for the Atlanta Braves jogged around the bases in 1974, breaking the career record of Babe Ruth with his 715th home run?

Hank Aaron. This occurred early in the 1974 baseball season that Babe Ruth’s record was broken by Hank. The reason it was not broken in 1973 was because Hank had to put up with death threats and other racial attacks against him and his family. The record hit was against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hank Aaron would retire with 755 career home runs in the year 1976.

Baseball TriviaWhat team won the World Series in 2009, which was their 27th win?

It was none other than the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees went up against the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. The first time the New York Yankees won the World Series was in 1923 when they played against the New York Giants.

Ty Cobb, who is in the baseball Hall of Fame, had what nickname?

Ty Cobb’s nickname was Georgia Peach. He was born in Georgia which is where his nickname came from. He played his 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and two seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics.

Which player played for more than four teams in their career?

Gaylord Perry played for eight different teams and retired in 1983 at 44 years of age.

How many times did Willie Mays win 20 or more games in a single season in 22 seasons?

This is kind of a trick question since Mays was never even a pitcher. He started in 1951 with the New York Giants and retired in 1973 with 660 home runs.

Who was inducted into the 2000 baseball Hall of Fame?

Carlton Fisk, played 24 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox and was the 1972 American League Rookie of the Year, was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

Which baseball team manager adopted the nickname of Sparky?

George Anderson of the Dodgers was nicknamed Sparky. He managed the Reds and Tigers from 1970 through 1995. As manager, he won four National League pennant and two World Series. He retired in 1995.

In the year 2002, which baseball player won the American League CY Young Award?

Barry Zito played with the Athletics and had a 23-5 record and an ERA of .275.

Which Hall of Famer played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and wore the number 21 in the 1960s and 70s?

Roberto Clemente spent his entire career playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972. Roberto was tragically killed two months after the 1972 season in an aircraft humanitarian relief mission. A year later he was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.

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