Monday, January 26, 2015

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

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


Which current Major League ballpark has the largest seating capacity?

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Name the four pitchers who can claim both a complete-game no-hitter and a 40-save season in their major league career.


 Pitcher  No-Hitter  40-Save Season(s)
 Dave Righetti  July 4, 1983  1986 (46)
 Dennis Eckersley
 May 30, 1977  1988 (45), 1990 (48),
 1991 (43), 1992 (51)
 Derek Lowe  April 27, 2002  2000 (40)
 Jose Jimenez  June 25, 1999  2002 (41)
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

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