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Two members of the Milwaukee Brewers stole 40 or more bases during the 1992 baseball season.  Pat Listach led the club with 51 steals and Darryl Hamilton swiped 41.

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Boston Red Sox legends Fred Lynn and Johnny Pesky both hit .331 in their rookie campaigns.

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The winner of the first Giants game in the history of the San Francisco franchise was Ruben Gomez.  The victory came on April 15, 1958 in an 8-0 win over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

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The all-time leader in Arizona Diamondbacks history for single-season triples is Tony Womack.  Womack connected for 14 triples over the course of the 2000 baseball season.

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The lone Hall of Fame baseball player to be born in the state of Idaho is Harmon Killebrew.  Killebrew was born in Payette, ID in 1936.  He was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in 1984.

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The first player in Baltimore Orioles history to connect for 40 or more home runs in a single baseball season was Jim Gentile.  Gentile launched 46 longballs in 1961.

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The only hitter in Milwaukee Brewers franchise history to walk more than 100 times in a single season is Prince Fielder.  And he had accomplished that feat three times:  110 walks in 2009, 114 in 2010, and 107 in 2011.

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Juan Bernhardt hit the first home run in the history of the Seattle Mariners franchise.  The blast came on April 10 of the 1977 baseball season.

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During their first season in the major leagues in 1998, Jay Bell played in the most games for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He appeared in 155 games.

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Two first basemen in Boston Red Sox history have won the American League MVP Award.  Jimmie Foxx did it in 1938, and then 57 seasons later Mo Vaughn accomplished the feat.

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