The Saturday Baseball Quiz

(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun, as well as a detailed answer, stats, charts and commentary on the previous week's question. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.)

 

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION

Who are the only two players chosen No. 1 overall to win World Series titles with two different franchises?

 

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Which non-active member of the 400-home run club hit his first and last career home runs on the same date 15 years apart?

 

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Lou Gehrig, who did so on Sept. 27, 1923 (off Red Sox Bill Piercy) and Sept. 27, 1938 (off Washington's Dutch Leonard). He also homered on Sept. 27 in 1927, 1931 and 1933.

 

When the question was posted last Saturday, Andruw Jones had also done so, although 16 years apart (Aug. 16, 1996 and Aug. 16, 2012), thus we used the term "non-active". Jones has since homereed (Sept. 25), so he no longer applies.

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