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March 30, 2009
BASEBALL: Trivia Question of the Day

Who hit the first major league home run against Nolan Ryan?

Answer in the top of the seventh inning here.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:11 PM | Baseball 2009 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

I guessed Aaron.

Here's something odd -- that year Joe Torre hit .315 w/35HRs and 101 RBI mostly as a catcher, and still came in 16th in MVP voting in the NL. Clemente was MVP and hit .317 w/29HRs and 119 RBI. Gene Alley (.752 OPS), Pete Rose (.811), and Johnny Roseboro (.741) all got more MVP votes than Torre.

Posted by: Joe at March 30, 2009 6:13 PM

A blemish on Dennis Ribant's otherwise fine year.

Posted by: Mike at March 31, 2009 7:18 AM
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