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The Opening Day starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their inaugural baseball games as a major league franchise was Andy Benes.

Andy Benes

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In 2001, the Cleveland Indians retired the number 455 as a way to honor their loyal fans for selling out 455 consecutive home games between the 1995-2001 baseball seasons.

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Bill Buckner was the first left-handed Chicago Cubs hitter to lead the league in doubles at the conclusion of a baseball season.  In 1981, Buckner led the NL with 35 doubles.

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Alan Trammell was named the 1984 World Series MVP after hitting .450 in the 5-game match-up against the San Diego Padres.  In the series, Trammell went 9-for-20 with six singles, a double, and 2 home runs while scoring 5 times and driving in 6.

The Tigers won the series 4 games to 1.


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Juan Marichal holds the San Francisco Giants record for most pitching victories in a single season.  In 1968, Marichal won 26 wins for the team.


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Red Sox outfielder Jackie Jensen paced the American League in RBI in both 1958 and 1959.  In 1958, Jensen amassed 122 RBI and in the following season 112.

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Two pitchers in major league baseball history have ended their careers with exactly 300 career wins: Lefty Grove & Early Wynn.

Early Wynn Lefty Grove