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During the 1995 Major League All-Star Game, Marlins’ outfielder Jeff Conine became just the 10th player to hit a home run in his first All-Star Game at-bat.

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The first pitcher in Tampa Bay Rays history to record 200 strikeouts in a single season was Scott Kazmir.  In 2007, Kazmir struck out 239 batters while walking just 89.  He had a K:9 innings ratio of 10.4:9 and a K:Walk ratio of 2.69:1.

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In the history of the Detroit Tigers, three pitchers have won both the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards.  They are:  Denny McClain, Guilermo Hernandez, and Justin Verlander.

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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.

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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.

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