Who holds the all-time record for most career wins by a pitcher after undergoing “Tommy-John” elbow reconstruction surgery? Answer after the jump…

A few weeks ago, Curt Schilling had a no hitter broken up with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, as close as you can get to a no-no without getting it. So, who holds the all-time major league record for having the most no-hitters broken up with two outs in the ninth […]

Who holds the all time record for wins in a single season as a relief pitcher, and how many games did he win in relief that year?  (See comments section for the answer)

Trivia Time! Name the only three pitchers in major-league history to save at least 45 games in a season and win at least 17 games in another season. (See comments section for the answers)

Name one of the only two players to hit a home run in their only plate appearance of an entire World Series (hint: you definitely have heard of both of these guys). ANSWERS: Kirk Gibson (1988) and Geoff Blum (2005)  

Q: Braves outfielder Matt Diaz recently recorded hits in 10 straight at bats. Diaz became the 11th player in NL history to record hits in 10 straight at bats. Who was the last player to do it before Diaz? A: click here.

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