Sports Quiz / Identify the baseball player (100 questions), part I

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In the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, this Yankee hit a walk-off home run to deny the Red Sox a trip to the World Series.
In 2005, this player was hit by a pitch in his only MLB plate appearance. In 2012, he was called up for one more game thanks to an online campaign.
In 1994, this Indians player was suspended for using a corked bat in a game against the White Sox, despite the Indians' attempt to steal the bat and substitute a legal one.
In 2013, this Yankee was suspended 211 games, later reduced to 162, for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.
In Game 3 of the 2013 World Series, this Cardinals player tripped over the third baseman while rounding third. He was awarded home plate because of interference, ending the game.
In August 1995, this Pirates catcher cost his team a game when he scooped up the ball with his mask, perhaps not realizing that this results in a one-base penalty.
On August 1, 2017, this Indians CF made a spetacular catch while falling over the wall to rob Hanley Ramirez of a home run.
In 1947, this Phillies manager became notorious for his racist treatment of Jackie Robinson, which included instructing his pitchers to bean Robinson if the count was 3-0.
In 1877, four members of the Louisville Grays were banned from baseball for life for throwing games. Name any of them.
In 2003, Nate Silver introduced an algorithm for predicting player performance which was named after this former utility player.
In Game 3 of the 1951 NL playoff, with the Giants down 4-2 in the ninth with two outs, this player hit the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World' and the Giants won the pennant.
On September 9, 1965, this pitcher threw a one-hitter but lost because the opposing pitcher, Sandy Koufax, threw a perfect game. This was a record for the fewest hits in a game.
In 1989, this Royals player threw the ball from the left field wall all the way to the plate to retire Harold Reynolds.
In Game 7 of the 1985 World Series, this Royals pitcher threw a complete game shutout the day after his first child was born.
In the 1978 AL East tie-breaker game, this player hit a three-run homer that ultimately sent the Yankees to the ALCS instead of the Red Sox.
In Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS, this Giants catcher hit a grand slam off Reds starter Mat Latos to give the Giants a 6-0 lead, helping them overcome a 2-0 series deficit.
This player is offen blamed for helping establish baseball's color line. In 1887, he allegedly influenced a minor league's decision to prohibit the signing of black players
On April 6, 1993, he became the first player to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning.
In March 2017, apparently in response to this pitcher's bizarre 'hop-step' delivery, MLB ruled that a pitcher can't take a second step toward home during his pitching motion.
On September 21, 1964, the Phillies lost to the Reds on a steal of home by this man, beginning a ten-game losing streak that cost them the pennant.
After a brief MLB career, he went on to a far more successful acting career, notably starring as Lucas McCain in The Rifleman from 1958 to 1963.
In Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, this Mets player was awarded first base after manager Gil Hodges showed the umpire that the ball was smudged with the player's shoe polish.
In 1970, this player sued MLB and commissioner Bowie Kuhn rather than accept a trade to the Phillies. His case was lost but it helped bring about free agency in MLB.
This Astros player's potential Hall of Fame career was derailed by a 1973 incident in which he fatally shot a woman and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
In Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS, with his team down to their last strike, this Red Sox player hit a game-tying homer and his team went on to win.
In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, this Cardinals player sent the game to extra innings with a triple in the ninth, then hit a walk-off home run in the eleventh.
After being ejected from a 2006 minor league game, this player threw his bat at the umpire and hit him, earning a 50-game suspension.
In 2016, this man became the first black player to bat for the Cubs in the World Series.
In 1970, this Pirates pitcher threw a no-hitter while allegedly high on LSD, although his claim that he was on LSD during the game has been disputed.
In the 1986 ALCS, with the Angels one strike away from the World Series, this pitcher gave up a game-tying home run and went on to lose the game. He later committed suicide.
In the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 1988 ALCS, this heavily hyped Mets pitcher gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Mike Scioscia, possibly costing his team the series.
In 1951, this 3-foot-7-inch, 65-pound man made a single plate appearance for the St. Louis Browns.
In 1949, this Phillies pitcher was shot near the heart by an insane woman who had been stalking him. He survived and returned to baseball.
This man, who played one game in 1903, shares the record for the shortest name in MLB history. Name either him or the player who tied his record in 1974.
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In Game 7 of the 1946 World Series, this player made a 'mad dash' from first to home on Harry Walker's hit, scoring the winning run thanks to Johnny Pesky's poor throw.
In 2011, this Dodgers utility player had his 46th consecutive at bat without a hit, breaking a century-old record.
In Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS, this Braves player hit a walk-off two-run single, becoming the only player to win a series with a hit when he would have lost it by making an out.
In Game 8 of the 1912 World Series, this Giants player inexplicably dropped a fly ball that put the tying run on base, ultimately costing the Giants the series.
These two Yankees pitchers traded wives and families in 1973. Name either.
Prior to the 1877 season, this man became the first person banned from baseball for life, as punishment for having thrown games for money.
In 1920, this Browns player got 257 hits, setting a record that lasted 84 years.
Long after his eight-year MLB career, this man coached the Philadelphia Eagles to the 1948 and 1949 NFL championships.
On the last day of the 1945 season, this man appeared as a reliever and got the win to clinch the pennant for the Tigers. He also won the Triple Crown that year.
In 1959, in perhaps the greatest pitching performance in baseball history, he threw twelve perfect innings but lost the game in the 13th.
In 1995, this pitcher signed with the Dodgers, becoming the first player from Japan to move to MLB permanently.
On October 1, 2004, this player got his 258th hit of the season, breaking an 84-year-old record
He won the 1991 World Series MVP award by pitching ten shutout innings in Game 7, allegedly swearing at manager Tom Kelly when Kelly tried to take him out.
Pitching for the Rockies on April 17, 2012, he became the oldest MLB pitcher to win a game.
In Game 5 of the 2011 World Series, Cards manager Tony La Russa twice called the bullpen to ask this pitcher to warm up, but was misunderstood both times.
On September 16, 1924, this Cardinal set a record by driving in 12 runs in a game.
Against the Royals on June 10, 1997, this Angels center fielder made an incredible overhead catch while diving fully outstretched to the grass.
In 1927, this former Brown and Senator became the only man to play in both MLB and the NHL.
In Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, this player hit the second World Series-ending walk-off home run, and the only one that occurred while his team was trailing.
On August 4, 1982, thanks to being traded in the middle of the day, this man got hits for two different teams against two different future Hall of Fame pitchers on the same day.
In 1944, this 15-year-old pitcher appeared in one game, becoming the youngest MLB player ever. He later returned to MLB and had a long career.
Playing for the Indians in 1932, this man set a still-standing record with nine hits in a game.
In a 1999 Sports Illustrated interview, this pitcher made racist commens about the 'queer[s]', teen mothers and 'foreigners' who lived in New York.
In his 2005 book Juiced, this former A's player admitted using steroids and named several other players who had also done so.
Playing for the Braves in 2004, he became the oldest regular position player in MLB history.
On September 14, 1990, this player and his son hit back-to-back home runs.
On September 2, 2006, he became the first player to hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in the major leagues.
In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, this player, who could barely walk due to an injury, hit a shocking walk-off home run against 'unhittable' closer Dennis Eckersley.
A key figure in the development of Japanese pro baseball, this Giants player made his first trip to Japan in 1931 and later gave the Tokyo (now Yomiuri) Giants their nickname.
In Game 2 of the 1972 ALCS, when this Tigers pitcher hit Bert Campaneris with a pitch, Campaneris flung the bat at him and narrowly missed. Both players were suspended.
On August 29, 1977, this Cardinals player broke Ty Cobb's career stolen bases record.
In the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, this player hit a bloop single off Mariano Rivera to win the series for the Diamondbacks.
In 2006, he became the only player to appear in a postseason game without ever appearing in a regular season game.
On January 19, 1900, this mentally ill former player murdered his wife and two children with an axe, then cut his own throat.
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With the Dodgers a strike away from winning Game 4 of the 1941 World Series, this Dodgers catcher dropped the ball on strike three, and the Yankees went on to win.
In 2010, this Reds pitcher became the only player since 2000 to go straight from the draft to MLB.
In 1980, this 57-year-old made two pinch-hitting appearances for the White Sox, becoming the second player to play in MLB during five decades.
This Mets outfielder hit the ground ball that went through the legs of a certain Red Sox player, costing the Red Sox Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
In Game 4 of the 1929 World Series, this A's player hit a fluke three-run inside-the-park homer when Hack Wilson lost the ball in the sun, helping the A's overcome an 8-0 deficit.
In the tenth inning of Game 4 of the 1957 World Series, this Braves player was controversially awarded first base after showing the umpire a shoe polish smudge on the ball.
On April 7, 2012, this pitcher set a record by playing for the Detroit Tigers, his thirteenth MLB franchise.
On September 23, 1956, this man became the first MLB player from the Dominican Republic.
During a 1947 game in Cincinnati, this Dodgers shortstop silenced a jeering crowd by putting his arm around a black teammate's shoulder.
In 1964, this Yankee backup player had an angry confrontation with then manager Yogi Berra when Berra ordered him to stop playing a harmonica during a team bus ride.
In 2005, this Oriole player was suspended for PED use shortly after getting his 3000th hit. Earlier that year, he had testified to Congress that he had never used PEDs.
In a 2001 spring training game, this Hall of Fame pitcher threw a fastball that struck and killed a dove.
This Mets infielder scored the winning run in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series thanks to a famous error, and was the MVP of that series.
On August 16, 1909, this man made a briliiant game-saving catch just as lightning struck. In 1914, he himself was struck by lightning when making another catch.
On May 1, 1991, this player stole his 939th base, breaking a record set in 1979.
In the 1946 All Star Game, this pitcher gave up a home run to Ted Williams on an Eephus pitch, which this pitcher invented.
In 1993, this White Sox player charged the mound after Nolan Ryan hit him with a pitch, but Ryan, who was 20 years his senior, caught him in a headlock and pummeled him.
In October 1961, this Yankee hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record.
In 2015, while this unusually named player was playing for the Rangers, his younger brother, who shares his first name and surname, signed a contract with the same organization.
In Game 5 of the 2009 NLDS, this Phillies 1B tied the game in the ninth with a two-out double off Rockies closer Huston Street, then scored the winning run.
In Game 7 of the 1955 World Series, this Dodgers LF made a spectacular catch to rob Yogi Berra of an extra-base hit and turn a double play.
With the Angels facing elimination and trailing 5-0 in Game 6 of the 2002 World Series, this man hit a three-run homer to put the Angels back in the game.
In 1945, this Yankee won the AL batting title by a tiny margin on the last day of the season, having never led the batting title race at any previous point in the season.
In 1992, this former Yankee appeared on an episode of The Simpsons, in which he was arrested for every unsolved murder in New York.
On September 2, 1960, Ted Williams became the first player to hit home runs off two pitchers who were father and son. Name either of those pitchers.
On August 24, 1983, this Orioles pitcher picked off three consecutive runners on first base in a single inning.
In the tenth inning of Game 4 of the 1999 NLDS, this obscure Mets backup catcher hit a 10th-inning walk-off home run to eliminate the Diamondbacks.
In Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS, this Orioles outfielder was trying to field a ball hit by Derek Jeter when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reached over the right field fence and grabbed it.
In 2005, this Venezuelan player tried to kill five men with a machete and went on to serve seven years in prison. He is also the only MLB player with his initials.
This man lost his two starts in the 1924 World Series, but redeemed himself by pitching four scoreless innings of relief as the Senators won Game 7.
In Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, this Giants CF made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch of a ball that Vic Wertz had hit about 420 feet.
Known for his witty but error-filled sayings, he published a book in 1998 which was subtitled 'I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said.'

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