Major League Baseball and Quizzies!


mlbI hope everyone is enjoying Quizzies on Wednesday evening at Greeley! I hear it’s one heck of a good time! And, to start the week, I have Major League Baseball fun facts! Who knows, maybe it will help during Quizzies!

Fun Facts: 
The average life of a baseball is 5-7 pitches in a major league baseball game. 

There are 29 major league baseball parks in the Unites States.

It should come as no surprise that vendors selling beer at baseball games make more money then the other vendors at baseball games.

The only player to hit a grand slam home run and hit into a triple play in the same game was Scott Hatteberg of the Boston Red Sox August 6, 2001. 

Here are the 7 managers who in their first year with a team have won the division championship.

Manager……………….Team……………………………Year

Billy Martin…………..Minnesota Twins……………..1969
Sparky Anderson…..Cincinnati Reds……………….1970
Bill Verdon…………..Pittsburgh Pirates……………..1972
Jim Frey………………Kansas City Royals…………..1980
Hal Lanier……………Houston Astros………………..1986
Larry Dierker……….Houston Astros………………..1997
Bob Brenly………….Arizona Diamondbacks………2001

The 7th inning stretch is when the fans at a baseball game stand up, stretch their legs,  and a celebrity or maybe just the game announcer leads the crowd in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. This is a baseball tradition.

Here’s your MLB game schedule at Greeley:

Wednesday, May 1st:

  • NY Mets vs Miami
  • Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee
  • Cincinnati vs St. Louis
  • Washington vs Atlanta
  • San Diego vs Chi Cubs
  • San Francisco vs Arizona
  • Colorado vs LA Dodgers
  • Minnestoa vs Detroit
  • LA Angels vs Oakland
  • Houston vs NY Yankees
  • Boston vs Toronto
  • Chi White Sox vs Texas
  • Tampa Bay vs Kansas City
  • Baltimore vs Seattle
  • Philadelphia vs Cleveland

Thursday, May 2nd:

  • San Diego vs Chi Cubs
  • Miami vs Philadelphia
  • Washington vs Atlanta
  • St. Louis vs Milwaukee
  • Tampa Bay vs Kansas City
  • Boston vs Toronto
  • Chi White Sox vs Texas
  • Detroit vs Houston
  • Baltimore vs LA Angels

Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!

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