169 Facts About Baseball

1. Madison Bumgarner would slot in as the team's ace, furthering Milwaukee's ability to repeat as division champs and compete for a World Series title.

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2. Madison Bumgarner set all-time MLB records for lowest World Series ERA among pitchers of at least twenty-five innings pitched and three starts, and was the first pitcher in World Series history to pitch a shutout with at least eight strikeouts and no walks.

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3. Mike Trout has the highest WAR at his age of all position players in MLB history.

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4. The Red Sox announced Friday that Pearce signed a one-year deal with the club to bring the 2018 World Series MVP back to Boston for the 2019 Major League Baseball season.

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5. The San Francisco Giants would have given anything to be going up north to play the Minnesota Twins, and his former teammate outfielder Dan Gladden, traded to the Twins at the start of the season, in the 1987 World Series.

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6. George Springer is a professional baseball player currently with the Houston Astros of the MLB where he plays the position of an outfielder.

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7. Sandy Koufax World Series became a hero for refusing to pitch in the opening game of the 1965 World Series because it fell on the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

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8. The Boston Red Sox won a World Series title and 119 games in the process, the second most all-time among World Series winners.

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9. The Yankees still managed to pull out a win against the St Louis Cardinals in the 1943 World Series.

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10. George Springer made his MLB debut in 2014, as a member of the Astros.

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11. Sandy Koufax World Series was the final player chosen in the inaugural Israel Baseball League draft in April 2007.

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12. The Boston Red Sox are still celebrating their 2018 World Series victory this past month over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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13. Red Sox took the World Series trophy to an iconic Boston pizza shop.

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14. Manny Machado addressed the controversial remark in an interview with MLB.

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15. Aaron Judge became the first MLB player to record eight strikeouts in a doubleheader.

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16. Sandy Koufax World Series was the first major leaguer to pitch four no-hitters, and in 1972 became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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17. Manny Machado has the potential to land the biggest free agent contract in MLB history this offseason, but he will likely have to first answer questions about his character from one or more interested teams.

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18. Sandy Koufax World Series signed a contract worth $130,000 for the season, a big salary in that era.

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19. Sandy Koufax World Series is a modest man who has tried to be forgotten.

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20. Dexter Fowler is the first African-American to start for the Cubs in a World Series.

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21. Sandy Koufax World Series pitched two complete games, winning them both by allowing only 12 and 3 earned runs.

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22. Ian Kinsler is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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23. Patrick Mahomes was born to parents Pat Patrick Mahomes, a former MLB pitcher, and Randi Mahomes on September 17, 1995.

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24. Ichiro Suzuki has recorded the most hits of all Japanese born players in MLB history.

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25. Sandy Koufax World Series would learn the ropes of professional baseball at its highest level.

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26. Manny Machado was named to the American League roster for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game and was selected as a participant for the 2015 Home Run Derby.

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27. Sandy Koufax World Series had a dominant season in 1963, and had much to show for it.

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28. In 1962, Sandy Koufax World Series pitched even better until sidelined by a mid-season finger injury.

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29. Sandy Koufax World Series ended up getting $125,000 and Drysdale $110,000.

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30. In 1979, Sandy Koufax World Series began working as a coach for the Dodgers, quitting in February 1990.

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31. The Detroit Tigers completed a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the ALCS to win their 11th AL pennant and earn a trip to the World Series.

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32. Madison Bumgarner became the first pitcher to begin his World Series career with fifteen scoreless innings since Bruce Hurst did so in 1986.

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33. The Red Sox won a franchise-record 108 games on their way to the 2018 World Series title, and as further proof that 2018 was.

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34. Manny Machado tied the MLB record for most grand slams in a season age 24 or younger.

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35. The New York Yankees still managed to pull out a win against the St Louis Cardinals in the 1943 World Series.

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36. Madison Bumgarner has helped the San Francisco Giants win three World Series championships and is one of the most dominant postseason pitchers of his generation, but it is not out of the question that the team could move on from him during a rebuilding phase.

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37. Mike Trout was a baseball star at Millville High School, and his already-apparent skills prompted the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to choose him as the 25th overall selection of the 2009 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft.

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38. Bryce Harper made his MLB debut with the Nationals on April 28, 2012, at just 19 years old.

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39. The Boston Red Sox signed utilityman Steve Pearce to a one-year, $6.25 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told Yahoo Sports, reuniting the World Series MVP with the championship.

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40. Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff home run It is the only Game 7 leadoff home run in World Series history.

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41. Ichiro Suzuki finished the season with 214 hits, topping the MLB in that category.

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42. The Red Sox became the first team since the 1991 Minnesota Twins to win the World Series a year after finishing in last place, and the second overall.

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43. Sandy Koufax World Series is known as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes of his era in American professional sports.

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44. George Springer made his first MLB All-Star team played at Marlins Park in Miami, elected by the fans as a starter.

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45. Adrian Beltre retires after 21 MLB seasons and 3,166 hits.

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46. The Yankees won a then-AL record 110 games with only 44 losses, and swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series.

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47. Sandy Koufax World Series struck out 14 batters, at the time the most recorded in a perfect game.

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48. Bryce Harper will be wearing a jersey on the cover of MLB The Show 19 when it hits store shelves in the spring, but no one knows yet which jersey it will be.

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49. Sandy Koufax World Series broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955, at the age of 19.

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50. Sandy Koufax World Series showed up for the 1961 season in better condition than he had in previous years.

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51. The New York Yankees won a then-AL record 110 games with only 44 losses, and swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series.

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52. At the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, Ichiro Suzuki hit the first-ever inside the park home run, which earned him the Most Valuable Player award.

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53. New York Yankees reached the 1963 World Series, but were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace pitcher Sandy Koufax.

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54. The LA Dodgers rebounded from losing the first two games, with Koufax pitching shutouts in Games five and seven to win the crown and the World Series MVP Award.

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55. George Springer hit the first home run of his MLB career on May 8, 2014 at Comerica Park off of Detroit Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly.

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56. Florida Marlins have the distinction of winning a World Series championship in both seasons they qualified for the postseason, doing so in 1997 and 2003—both times as the National League wild card team.

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57. Bryce Harper is at the center of one of the MLB off-season's biggest storylines.

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58. Ichiro Suzuki finished first or second in hits in all of his first 10 MLB seasons.

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59. Patrick Mahomes threw a 95 miles-per-hour fastball and every MLB team had scouted him in high school.

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60. Ichiro Suzuki has established a number of batting records, including MLB's single-season record for hits with 262.

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61. Ichiro Suzuki established a number of batting records, including MLB's single-season record for hits with 262.

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62. Sandy Koufax World Series tried one more year of baseball and showed up for the 1961 season in better condition than he had in previous years.

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63. On May 8, 2016, Bryce Harper was walked six times in a game against the Chicago Cubs, tying the MLB record for most walks in a game.

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64. In 2005, Ichiro Suzuki had his second worst year in his MLB career to date, collecting only 206 hits.

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65. The Red Sox won the World Series 16 days ago Tuesday.

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66. Sandy Koufax World Series ended up getting three cortisone shots for his sore elbow and he missed three starts.

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67. Ichiro Suzuki was the sixth player in MLB history to start a career with two 200-hit seasons.

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68. Madison Bumgarner will make his first postseason appearance Wednesday night since his incredible run in 2014 that helped the Giants win the World Series title.

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69. Sandy Koufax World Series worked with the pitchers during spring training and will consult during the season.

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70. Adrian Beltre made nearly $220 million in salary during his MLB tenure from 1998 through 2018.

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71. Mike Trout had committed to play baseball at East Carolina University prior to the 2009 MLB Draft.

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72. Sandy Koufax World Series was criticized by some because the Dodgers lost that game.

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73. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado have been the talk of the MLB's offseason.

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74. Aaron Judge struck out an MLB-leading 208 times, breaking the Yankees record previously set by Curtis Granderson in 2012 and a rookie record previously set by Kris Bryant in 2015.

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75. On November 6, 2017, it was revealed that Aaron Judge would be the cover athlete for MLB The Show 18, as well as an endorsement deal with Pepsi.

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76. Ian Kinsler has just three hits in the ALCS and World Series combined, so he'll head to the bench for another night off.

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77. Ichiro Suzuki won his second Fielding Bible Award as the best fielding right fielder in MLB.

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78. Aaron Judge made his MLB debut on August 13, 2016, starting in right field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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79. Sandy Koufax World Series was the first pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards, as well as the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.

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80. The Mets lost a record 120 games while the New York Yankees won the 1962 World Series, their tenth in the past sixteen years, defeating the San Francisco Giants in seven games.

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81. Mike Trout is up to +6.0 WAR on the season, becoming just the 11th player in MLB history to put up a +6 WAR season at age 20.

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82. Aaron Judge led MLB in average exit velocity among players with a minimum of 12 batted ball events.

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83. Mike Trout was a first-round pick by the Angels in the 2009 MLB draft and made a brief major league appearance in 2011.

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84. Eric Hosmer advanced in Minor League Baseball before debuting in MLB during the 2011 season.

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85. In 2016, Ichiro Suzuki notched the 3,000th hit of his MLB career off Chris Rusin of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, becoming only the 30th player ever to do so.

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86. Ian Kinsler had a really rough night in the 18-inning World Series classic.

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87. In early 1997, MLB decided to assign one new team to each league: Tampa Bay joined the AL and Arizona joined the NL.

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88. The Mets lost a record 120 games while the Yankees won the 1962 World Series, their tenth in the past sixteen years, defeating the San Francisco Giants in seven games.

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89. Bryce Harper is certainly that as he is the best player to reach MLB free agency since Alex Rodriguez 18 years ago.

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90. Sandy Koufax World Series walked Hank Aaron on four pitches to load the bases, then struck out Bobby Thomson on a full count.

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91. Dexter Fowler led off Game 7 of the World Series with a home run, becoming the first player in history to lead off a World Series Game 7 with a home run.

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92. In June 1959, Sandy Koufax World Series set the record for a night game with 16 strikeouts.

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93. On June 27, 2013, Manny Machado argued a correctly ruled strike-three call, leading to his first career MLB ejection.

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94. The Boston Red Sox won 62 more games than they lost en route to a World Series championship in 2018.

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95. The World Series turned out to indeed have serious consequences for the sport.

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96. In 2001, Ichiro Suzuki became the first Japanese-born position player to be posted and signed to an MLB club.

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97. Sandy Koufax World Series spent much of his time playing basketball at the Jewish Community House.

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98. Manny Machado became the first Orioles player to record multiple 3-grand slam seasons, and just the second player in recorded MLB history with back-to-back seasons of three or more grand slams.

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99. Aaron Judge ended the season with 52 home runs, breaking Mark McGwire's MLB rookie record of 49 and the Yankees' full-season rookie record of 29.

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100. Sandy Koufax World Series is currently second on the list of overall career ERA in the live-ball era, surpassed only by Whitey Ford.

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101. Eric Hosmer has served Kansas City Royals in MLB for six years; 2011 to 2017.

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102. Sandy Koufax World Series became a hero to many of his fellow Jews by refusing to pitch in the first game of the World Series against the Minnesota Twins because it fell on Yom Kippur, the high holy day.

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103. George Springer made his MLB debut on April 16, 2014, as a member of the Astros.

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104. The World Series was not played for the first time in 90 years.

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105. Mike Trout led off the 2015 MLB All-Star Game with a home run, becoming the fourth player in All-Star Game history to do so.

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106. Sandy Koufax World Series tied the new major league record for most strikeouts in a two-game period with 31, 13 in one, than 18 against the San Francisco Giants.

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107. Sandy Koufax World Series kept Kerlan's advice to himself and went out every fourth day to pitch.

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108. Tim Hudson spent the final two major league seasons with the Giants, earning a World Series ring in 2014.

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109. In 2000, the Yankees faced the New York Mets in the first Subway Series World Series since 1956.

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110. Sandy Koufax World Series is remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports.

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111. Miami Marlins have the distinction of winning a World Series championship in both seasons they qualified for the postseason, doing so in 1997 and 2003—both times as the National League wild card team.

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112. Sandy Koufax World Series had 11-game winning streaks in both 1964 and 1965.

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113. On July 10, 2014, Ichiro Suzuki collected his 2,800th MLB hit off of Cleveland Indians pitcher Scott Atchison in the top of the eighth inning at Progressive Field.

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114. Bryce Harper made his MLB debut with the Nationals the next day against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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115. Sandy Koufax World Series agreed not to throw at all between games—a resolution that lasted only one start.

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116. Sandy Koufax World Series became the youngest player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, and has since served as a pitching instructor for his former team.

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117. Manny Machado has the potential to land the biggest free agent contract in MLB history this offseason, but he will likely have to first answer questions about his character from one or more.

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118. New York Yankees lost the 1957 World Series to the Milwaukee Braves when Lew Burdette incredibly won three games for the Braves.

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119. Mike Trout joined Barry Bonds as the only other player in MLB history to finish top 2 for the MVP in five straight seasons.

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120. In 2004, Adrian Beltre had a breakout season in which he established a number of career highs, including leading MLB with 48 home runs.

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121. Eric Hosmer attracted twenty or more MLB and college scouts who evaluated Hosmer's every move.

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122. Aaron Judge hit a home run in his second MLB game, becoming the second Yankees player to do so, after Joe Lefebvre in 1980.

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123. Sandy Koufax World Series was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jewish family, and raised in Borough Park.

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124. The Red Sox went on to win the 1916 World Series, this time defeating the Brooklyn Robins.

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125. On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax World Series became the sixth pitcher of the modern era to throw a perfect game.

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126. Bryce Harper was named the National League Most Valuable Player for 2015 by unanimous decision of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, the youngest MLB baseball player to ever do so.

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127. Sandy Koufax World Series explained his transformation in John Grabowski's book, Sandy Koufax, saying that he became a good pitcher when he stopped trying to make batters miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.

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128. The Boston Red Sox rewarded manager Alex Cora for winning a World Series in his first year with the team, giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through 2021.

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129. San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson will take the mound for the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series Friday night.

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130. Ian Kinsler is not in the lineup for Game 5 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Sunday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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131. George Springer became the highest selection in the MLB Draft in Connecticut baseball history.

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132. The Miami Marlins are the last team to win a World Series at the original Yankee Stadium; the Yankees themselves would not participate in another World Series until 2009, when they defeated the then-defending champion Philadelphia Phillies at the new Yankee Stadium.

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133. The San Francisco Giants have won six pennants and three World Series championships since arriving in San Francisco.

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134. Sandy Koufax World Series was one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports.

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135. Jackie Robinson was the first black television analyst in MLB and the first black vice president of a major American corporation, Chock full o'Nuts.

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136. The Yankees were the first American League team to lose a World Series in which the home team won all seven games.

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137. The last Subway World Series involving the original New York ballclubs came in 1956, when the Yankees again beat the Dodgers.

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138. Mike Trout was drafted by the Angels, using their compensation pick from the New York Yankees for their signing of Mark Teixeira, 25th overall in the 2009 MLB draft.

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139. Sandy Koufax World Series believed that if he had too many days off in between starts, it was detrimental to his arm.

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140. Sandy Koufax World Series won the Hickok Belt a second time, the first time anyone had won the belt more than once.

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141. Eric Hosmer planned to attend Arizona State if negotiations with an MLB team did not go through.

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142. The Red Sox faced the Colorado Rockies in the 2007 World Series, and swept the Rockies in four games.

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143. Patrick Mahomes was talented enough at baseball to receive interest from MLB teams, but he decided to play football at Texas Tech.

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144. Jackie Robinson is one of three players in MLB history born in Cairo, Georgia.

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145. The LA Dodgers have won four World Series while playing in Los Angeles and are on a direct path to win a fifth.

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146. Manny Machado is the crown jewel of free agency along with outfielder Bryce Harper, and he is coming off his best MLB season.

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147. In total, Bryce Harper was walked 13 times in the four-game series, setting a new MLB record for most walks in a series.

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148. On May 27, 2010, Sandy Koufax World Series was included among a group of prominent Jewish Americans at the first White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

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149. Sandy Koufax World Series garnered headlines by declining to pitch Game 1 of the World Series because of his observance of the Jewish religious holiday of Yom Kippur.

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150. Sandy Koufax World Series was born in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn to Jack Braun, a salesman, and Evelyn, a cpa.

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151. In 1967, Sandy Koufax World Series signed a ten-year contract with NBC for $1 million to be a broadcaster on the Saturday Game of the Week.

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152. Sandy Koufax World Series was the first major league pitcher to pitch four no-hitters and the eighth pitcher to pitch a perfect game in baseball history.

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153. The World Series brought much civic pride to Boston and proved the new American League could beat the Nationals.

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154. Sandy Koufax World Series won the NL Triple Crown for pitchers those same three years by leading the NL in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average.

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155. Adrian Beltre announces his retirement after a 21-year MLB career.

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156. The San Francisco Giants faced the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World Series, defeating the AL Champions in 7 games, winning 4 games to 3.

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157. Sandy Koufax World Series was selected for seven All-Star games and was the first pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards, as well as the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote; all three Cy Young Awards he won were by unanimous vote.

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158. Madison Bumgarner became the ace of a Giants pitching staff that won three World Series championships in a five-year span.

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159. Sandy Koufax World Series's signing bonus was greater than $4,000, he was known as a bonus baby.

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160. On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax World Series threw a perfect game against Bob Hendley and the Chicago Cubs.

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161. Bryce Harper is 25 years old, and made his MLB debut back in April 2012.

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162. Madison Bumgarner joins Sandy Koufax from the 1965 World Series and Justin Verlander from the 2012 American League Division Series as the only postseason pitchers to pitch a shutout and strikeout ten or more batters in a winner-take-all game.

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163. The Florida Marlins are the last team to win a World Series at the original Yankee Stadium; the Yankees themselves would not participate in another World Series until 2009, when they defeated the then-defending champion Philadelphia Phillies at the new Yankee Stadium.

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164. Sandy Koufax World Series thought he might retire all season long, and did so after the conclusion of the 1966 season.

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165. The LA Dodgers won the pennant in 2017 and 2018, but lost the World Series to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox respectively.

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166. Sandy Koufax World Series won the Hickok Belt a second time in 1965, the first and only time anyone had won the belt more than once.

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167. Ian Kinsler throws away Red Sox' chance for Game 3 World Series victory over Dodgers.

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168. Madison Bumgarner has won three World Series championships and two Silver Slugger Awards (2014, 2015).

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169. Bryce Harper walked 108 times, and 20 of them were intentional that led MLB.

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