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Baseball Trivia - Just a little fun

More baseball trivia facts for you as the year goes along. Check back to see updates.

Q: What hide was first used to cover baseballs in 1975?
A: Cowhide

Q: What baseball announcer said Pope Paul VI's death "puts a damper on even a Yankees win"?
A: Phil Rizzuto

Q: What country's first U.S. major league baseball player was Chan-Ho Park?
A: South Korea's

Q: Which two cities have the oldest stadiums in major league baseball?
A: Boston and Detroit

Q: What baseball team's games are announced on TV by Skip Carey?
A: The Atlanta Braves.

Q: What shortstop holds the major league records for games played, assists and double plays?
A: Ozzie Smith

Q: What pitcher's 1.12 ERA in 1968 is the lowest in the majors in post-World War II play?
A: Bob Gibson's.

Q: What did Babe Ruth, Rogers, Hornsby, Ted Williams and Willie Mays all do in their first major league at-bats?
A: Strike out.

Q: What former Giants star is the godfather of Barry Bonds?
A: Willie Mays.

Q: What governor was on hand at home plate to greet Hank Aaron when he broke Babes Ruth's home run record?
A: Jimmy Carter.

Q: Who was the last American League baseballer to win the Triple Crown, in 1967?
A: Car Yastrzemski.

Q: What Pittsburgh Pirate had exactly 3,000 career hits before dying in a plane crash?
A: Roberto Clemente.

Q: What's the LCS to a baseball pennant winner?
A: League Championship Series.

Q: How many seasons saw Hank Aaron blast 50 or more homers?
A: Zero.

Q: What National Leaguer went longest between MVP seasons, winning in 1954 and 1965?
A: Willie Mays.

Q: What slow-footed catcher admitted he used to knock his hat off while running to first base to make it appear he was "really moving"?
A: Bob Uecker.

Q: What major league baseball team was forced to endure a 20-day road trip in 1996 and why?
A: The Atlanta Braves. The Games of the XXVI Olympiad.

Q: What pitcher has the most World Series victories?
A: Whitey Ford with 10

Q: Who was the only baseballer to play over 500 games at each of five different positions?
A: Pete Rose.

Q: What Pittsburgh Pirate had exactly 3,000 career hits before dying in a plane crash?
A: Roberto Clemente.

Q: Who set a major league record for the fewest errors by a shortstop, with three in 1990?
A: Cal Ripkin Jr.

Greenville comes out on top in Battle of the Raiders

Laurens 2
Greenville 8

Tuesday night Mother Nature was much kinder to the baseball fans. With Greenville hosting Laurens at Grover Reid field. Our Red Raiders looked really good through the entire game. Their consistent effort paid off as they collected a pre season victory. The top of the first inning saw Laurens scored two runs before a third out was recorded as Drew Davenport put the finishing touches on a tag out during a pickle. The bottom of the first was exciting as Gray Tollison doubled with two outs to clear the bases putting Greenville ahead 3-2. The second and third innings were short on both sides and included an awesome catch by Cameron Reynolds at the left field fence. In the bottom of the fourth Greenville got things cranked up once again. The first three batters got on and scored thanks to two hits, a defensive error and a lot of offensive teamwork; ending it with Greenville up 6-2. The fifth and the top of the sixth went by rather quickly with a total of twelve batters. Excitement could be felt building by the home crowd as the bottom of sixth started with a double to the fence by Cody Mitchell followed by the second and third batters reaching base on a single and an error; two more runs were generated before ending the inning. With three up, three down in the seventh, the Laurens Raiders did not have a chance to do anything; leaving the final score 8-2 Greenville.
Big Bats: 2Bs Gray Tollison and Cody Mitchell
Pitching Battalion: Josh Wright (2), Evan Smith (1), Rooke Crouch (1), Cody Mitchell (1), Clark Scolamiero (1), Steven Wohlrab (1)
Most Generous (sacrifices): Cameron Reynolds and Drew Davenport