Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

Five pitchers have faced both Mark McGwire (pictured) and Roger Maris. (AP file photo)
Five pitchers have faced both Mark McGwire (pictured) and Roger Maris. (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 boopstats@phillynews.com.)

 

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION
(Submitted by Jack Grubman) 

Five pitchers faced both Roger Maris and Mark McGwire in their careers. Name them.

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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION


Bryce Harper this season became the second youngest winner of the Rookie of the Year Award. Who was the youngest?

 

 

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Dwight Gooden.

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