Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

(Alex Gallardo/AP file photo)
(Alex Gallardo/AP file photo)

(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



Justin Verlander won the MVP and CY Young Award in the American League in 2011. Who was the last major leaguer to pull off that double?

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Who stole the most bases for the Phillies in a single season since 1900?



Current Phillies' thirdbase coach Juan Samuel, with 72 in 1984. He's also third on the list (53), as well as tied for 11th (42).

Here are the top 15:

Rk.   Player Year   SB 
  1. Juan Samuel 1984 72
  2. Sherry Magee 1906 55
  3. Juan Samuel 1985 53
  4. Sherry Magee 1910 49
  5. Von Hayes 1984 48
  Sherry Magee 1905 48
  7. Jimmy Rollins 2008 47
  8. Jimmy Rollins 2001 46
  Milt Thompson   1987 46
  Sherry Magee 1907 46
11. Juan Samuel 1986 42
  Bob Dernier 1982 42
13. Jimmy Rollins 2007 41
  Jimmy Rollins 2005 41
  Hans Lobert 1913 41
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