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John Burkett is the only Texas Rangers pitcher that won a playoff game during the 1990′s.  The win came in the American League Division Series against the Yankees on October 1, 1996.

John BUrkett

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When the Kansas City Royals and the Philadelphia Phillies met in the 1980 World Series, it was the first time in major league history that the entire series was played on artificial turf.

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The first 20-game winner in Baltimore Orioles history was Steve Barber.  Barber went 20-13 for the Orioles during the 1963 baseball season.

Steve Barber

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In the franchise history of the Milwaukee Brewers, the team has only had one season in which two different pitchers collected 200 or more strikeouts in the same season.  In 2011, Yovani Gallardo and Zack Greinke each eclipsed the 200-K mark.  Gallardo struck out 207 batters while Grienke was a few behind him with 201.

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Bob Johnson was the first pitcher in Kansas City Royals history to strike out more than 200 batters in a single season.  He struck out 206 in 1970.

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Butch Davis of the Texas Rangers hit the first inside-the-park home run at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 22, 1993.

Butch Davis

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In the history of the Dodgers baseball franchise, Mike Piazza is the lone player to hit at least .350 and slug 40 home runs in the same season.

Piazza

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Willie Mays was the first player in major league history to connect for 300 home runs, steal 300 bases, and reach the 3,000 hits milestone in the same big league career.

Willie Mays

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John Smoltz was the first pitcher in major league baseball history to record 200 wins and 100 saves.

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Hall of Famer, Ralph Kiner was the first player in major league history to connect for home runs in three consecutive All-Star Games.  He accomplished this feat during the 1949, 1950, and 1951 mid-summer classics.

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