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Originally posted by TheEnforcer
I have a couple of good ones if you dont mind....
1. What did Rod Carew do in 1972 that no AL player has ever done?
is it hit over .300 with 0 hr's?
2. Who hit into the most double plays in their career?
Cal Ripken with 350
3. Who had the most hits in the 1990's? (not as obvious as you might think)
was it Tony Gwynn?
Originally posted by aegis fang
1. is it hit over .300 with 0 hr's?
close enough, he won the batting title with zero homeruns
2. Cal Ripken with 350
3. was it Tony Gwynn?
Originally posted by toejam
who invented the rain check in baseball?
RAIN CHECK: In the early days, heavy cardboard tickets were sold, turned in at the end of each game and used day after day. When fence jumpers and pass hounds started joining paying customers in the line seeking tickets for a later game after a rainout, Abner Powell, club owner at New Orleans, came up with a perforated rain check stub. That was back in 1889, and his idea is still in use.
The first "rain check" was issued in Detroit in 1888. Holders of tickets for a rained out game were admitted free of charge for the next scheduled match.
Ebbets is sometimes credited with inventing the rain check and with suggesting that teams with the worst records should draft first, long before there was a draft. He had a deserved reputation for honesty and was popular in Brooklyn.