Q: Born on this date: Jesse Orosco, baseball’s career leader in pitching appearances. Who’s number one among active pitchers?
A: LaTroy Hawkins (950)
Q: The longest season-opening winning streak in American League history ended on this date in history. What team had the streak?
A: Milwaukee Brewers in 1987 (13-0)
Q: In what year did the Royals last have a perfect home stand of at least six games?
A: 1988 (Swept 4 from SEA and 3 from OAK, June 2nd through the 8th)
Q: On this date in 1987: Mike Schmidt hit his 500th home run. Two Royals have allowed a 500th home run. Name either?
A: Bud Black (to Reggie Jackson in 1984) and Kyle Davies (to Alex Rodriguez in 2007)
Q: Born on this date: The first soccer-style kicker in pro football. Who was it?
A: Pete Gogolak (1964 Buffalo Bills)
Q: Born on this date: The last pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues. Who is he?
A: Henderson Alvarez last year
Q: Only once has a defending league batting champ been traded for the defending league home run king. It happened on this date/ Who were the players?
A: Cleveland traded home run king Rocky Colavito to Detroit for batting champ Harvey Kuenn in 1960
Q: George Springer is the 44th player to get a hit off the Royals in their MLB debut. Who is the only one to homer?
A: Ruben Sierra in 1986
Q: There have been four no-hitters thrown by Montreal Expos, two by this man. The first was thrown on this date. Who is he?
A: Bill Stoneman (1969 against the Phillies; 1972 against the Mets)
Q: Born on this date: NBA’s all-time career scoring leader, Kareem Adbul-Jabbar. He is not UCLA’s career scoring leader. Who is?
A: Don MacLean
Q: Born on this date: The pitcher with the lowest single-season ERA in modern major league history. Who is he?
A: Dutch Leonard (0.96 in 1914)
Q: Born on this date: The player who holds the NFL record for passes intercepted in a season?
A: Dick “Night Train” Lane (14 in 1952)
Q: No other man has as many hits as a Los Angeles Dodger as this man, born on this date. Who is he?
A: Willie Davis
Q: On this date: He became the first President to throw out a first pitch at a major league game. Who is he?
A: William Howard Taft in 1910
Q: Born on this date: Hall of Famer Greg Maddux. He made his major league debut in 1986. Who did he replace?
A: Jody Davis (He pinch-ran for him in the 17th then took the mound in the 18th)
Q: Born on this date: All-time hits leader Pete Rose. Off what pitcher did Rose have the most career hits?
A: Phil Niekro (64)
Q: Bubba Watson the seventh golfer to have his first two major wins come at The Masters. Who was the last to do it before him?
A: Jose Maria Olazabal