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5 Questions: Play Ball!

Baseball rules the roost in Wednesday’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz: Play Ball!

Teddy Roosevelt’s Historic Losing Streak Is Over

Getty Images After more than 500 losses, Teddy Roosevelt has finally won his first Presidents Race. (Yes, the Rough Rider won the 1904 presidential election, but until today, he had never won the Washington Nationals’ mid-game Presidents Race.) On the final day of baseball’s regular season, Teddy came from behind to beat his fellow Rushmores – George [...]

Quiz: Name the 11 Players With More Hits Than Derek Jeter

Getty Images Last night Derek Jeter tied Eddie Murray for 12th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time hit list. Can you name the 11 players in baseball history with more hits than the Yankee captain? Take the Quiz: More Hits Than Jeter

VP or MVP?

How well do you know the United States vice-presidents? If you’re not all that familiar with their names, maybe you can get by through knowing Major League Baseball Most Valuable Players! In today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you’ll be given a name, and you decide whether he was an MVP or a VP. Simple! Uh, [...]

Thrill Murray: The Bill Murray Coloring Book

What could be more awesome than Bill Murray (other than his South Atlantic League’s baseball hall of fame acceptance speech and except for Garfield)? How about this: Thrill Murray, [...]

1986 World Series Game 6 … in Kenya

[YouTube Clip] Dan Freiman, a Canadian volunteer and baseball fan, knows that his students, a group of orphaned Kenyan children, love two things: going to the field to play sports and making movies. So [...]

The Missing Links: Why You Shouldn’t Rob a Bank

Morganna’s Topheavy Legal Defense People of a certain age may recall the exploits of Morganna the Kissing Bandit, the buxom blond who became famous in the 1980s for rushing the field at Major League Baseball games and planting a big one on various players. I was reminded of her recently while reading The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia. What [...]

Baseball’s 90 Percent Club

The newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are to be announced today. I found out that no player has ever been inducted with 100% of the votes tallied. But there have been 27 players who got 90% or more of the votes cast. How many of those players can you name? I could [...]

The Miami Marlins

The Florida Marlins are now the Miami Marlins. The baseball team got a new logo to go with their new name. They are also getting a new ballpark. But what’s that structure over behind the center field wall? It’s a home run celebration feature. When the Marlins score a home run, this is going to [...]

If a Foul Ball Hits You, Does the Team Owe You Anything?

© RHONA WISE/epa/Corbis On August 29, former Philly and current Florida Marlins infielder Greg Dobbs hit a kid in the face with a line drive foul ball while playing the Mets at Citi Field. The 12-year-old fan, from Long Island, suffered from severe internal bleeding, had to have had two blood transfusions and four CT scans, and spent five [...]