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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, [...]

4 Cases of All-Star Voter Fraud

When Major League Baseball announced its All-Star rosters, there was the usual brief outburst of indignation about how certain players got left off of the Midsummer Classic squads. As usual, these fierce, ultimately trivial debates lasted for around 36 hours. At least these snubbed players weren’t the victims of voter fraud, though. Although the [...]

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 [...]

12 Baseball Feats That Only Happened Once

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. I’ve been a Major League baseball nut since I was about 12 years old. I will read and study box scores and baseball record books and derive the same joy other men probably derive from reading Shakespeare, Poe, [...]

Hu’s on First?

PeteyHendrix wrote an updated version of the classic comedy routine called “Who’s On First?” with a twist -now the scene contains the names of real Major League baseball players. You can look them up! Anyone familiar with the original Abbot & Costello version will find themselves reading this in their voices. Link -via Metafilter

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 [...]

The Number of the Day: 800

The son of a major league baseball player is 800 times more likely to play in the majors than is an “average kid.” Related Fact: On September 14, 1990, Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. became the first and only father-son combination to hit back-to-back home runs in a Major League game. [Sources: Freakonomics and [...]

Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

When a bat used at a Major League Baseball game gets cracked or otherwise rendered unusable, it’s not just chucked in the garbage. Oh no! They are made into souvenirs, like this bottle opener. Each one has a unique hologram number that lets you look up what game the bat was used in -sort of [...]

10 People Who Did It Anyway

The news that quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon swam the English Channel over the weekend reminded me of so many people I’ve written about, that I had to look in my files and bring you another inspirational list of people who are labeled as disabled in one way or another, but who still accomplished exactly what [...]