Q: He was the first man to bat for the Kansas City Royals. He got their first hit and scored their first run. His birthday is today. Who is he?
A: Lou Piniella (April 8, 1969 vs. Minnesota)
Q: Billy Hamilton last night became the first Reds player to steal 50 bases in a season since who?
A: Deion Sanders (56 in 1997)
Q: The first regular season matchup of defending Cy Young winners happened on this date in history. Who were the two pitchers?
A: Frank Viola and Orel Hershiser in 1989
Q: Only two third basemen have won at least six Gold Gloves and collected 2,500 hits: Brooks Robinson and a man born on this date. Who is he?
A: Buddy Bell (Six Gold Gloves and 2,514 hits)
Q: He holds the career record for most games played in center field without ever playing left or right. He was born on this date. Who is he?
A: Brian McRae (1,307 games)
Q: Alex Gordon is one of three Royals to have hit two walk-off homers with the Royals trailing. Name either of the other two?
A: Amos Otis (1973, 1978) and Bob Hamelin (both in 1994)
Q: On this date in 1980: George Brett went 5-for-5 to raise his average to .407. It also marked the last win in the career of what Royals pitcher?
A: Steve Busby
Q: On this date in 1991: Bret Saberhagen threw the Royals’ fourth no-hitter. What Royal recorded the last putout?
A: Todd Benzinger (Frank Thomas grounded to Terry Shumpert at second)
Q: Born on this date: Tigers pitcher David Price. The first hit he allowed in the major was a home run. Who hit it?
A: Derek Jeter, who also took Price deep for this 3,000th hit in 2011
Q: On this date in 1985: Dwight Gooden became the youngest pitcher to win his 20th game in a season at 20 years, 9 months and 9 days. Who’s record did he break?
A: Bob Feller (20 years, 10 months, 5 days in 1939)
Q: Born on this date: Marvin Harrison. He holds the record for passes caught in a season at 143 (2002). Who’s record did he break?
A: Herman Moore (123 in 1995)
Q: No Yankee has had more career hits at Kauffman Stadium than Derek Jeter's 90. Among all visiting players, who has the most career hits at the K?
A: Magglio Ordonez (129)
Q: Born on this date: The only NFL player to have 900 receiving yards and 900 kickoff return yards in the same season. Who is he?
A: Randall Cobb (954 and 964 for the Packers in 2012)
Q: He had the most career hits without ever having a 200-hit season. He was born on this date. Who is he?
A: Carl Yastrzemski (3419; the most he had in a season was 191 in 1962)
Q: David Price Thursday threw a complete game, allowing one-hit, no walks and got the loss. Who was the last pitcher before Price to do that?
A: Anthony Reyes (2006)
Q: Brian Hoyer will be the Browns’ 10th different Opening Day QB in 12 seasons. That means two have done it twice: Brandon Weeden and whom?
A: Charlie Frye in 2006 and 2007
Q: Born on this date: Hall of Fame linebacker Willie Lanier, one of four Hall of Famers to play his college ball at Morgan State. Name any of the other three?
A: Leroy Kelly, Roosevelt Brown and Len Ford
Q: Born on this date: The only National League player to hit three homers in Opening Day. Who is he?
A: Karl “Tuffy” Rhodes (Cubs vs. Mets in 1994)