Posts Tagged “Major League Baseball”

Baseball’s Career Leader In RBI’s

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Hank Aaron

FACT OF THE DAY: Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is the career leader in RBI’s (runs batted in). Aaron, who played from 1954 to 1976, has 2,297. Second on the list is Babe Ruth with 2,214.

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Who Has the Most MLB Gold Gloves?

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Greg Maddux

FACT OF THE DAY: Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux leads the pack by having won the Major League Baseball (MLB) Gold Glove award 18 times. The Gold Glove award is given at the end of the season to one player in each league (National and American) who played the best defense for his position.

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He Managed One Team for 50 Years

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Connie Mack

FACT OF THE DAY: Connie Mack was a MLB (Major League Baseball) manager for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950. During this stretch he compiled a record of 3,582 wins and 3,814 losses. His teams won 5 World Series.

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MLB’s First African-American Manager

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Frank Rpbinson plaque

FACT OF THE DAY: Once again, the answer is Frank Robinson. On April 8, 1975, Robinson became Major League Baseball’s (MLB) first African-American manager. Not only was he the manager of the Cleveland Indians, he was a player-manager.

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First Japanese Player in MLB

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Masanori Murakami

FACT OF THE DAY:  On September 01, 1964,  54 years ago today, Masanori Murakami became the first Japanese player to play in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game. The  left-handed reliever pitched a scoreless inning for the San Francisco Giants in a 4-1 loss against the New York Mets.

It would take another 31 years before the next Japanese player (Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers) played in a MLB game.

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