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The Arizona Diamondbacks were the fastest expansion team to reach the World Series, making it to the Fall Classic in their fourth year of existence, 2001.

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Hack Wilson was the first player in the Chicago Cubs franchise to lead the National League in RBI in consecutive seasons during the 20th century.  In 1929 Wilson drove in 159 runs and then in 1930, he drove in 191.

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The first National League payer to lead the league in home runs in back-to-back seasons was Frank Schulte who connected for 10 home runs in 1910 and 21 round-trippers the next season in 1911.

Frank Schulte

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On July 1, 1990, Andy Hawkins of the New York Yankees threw a no-hitter but lost the game 4-0.  Unreal.

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In 1933, outfielder Chick Hickey became the first member of the Cincinnati Reds to be selected to play in the MLB All-Star Game.

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The 2010 baseball season marked the first time in Milwakuee Brewers history in which two batters were each hit by 20 or more pitches over the course of the same baseball season.  Rickie Weeks was hit by 25 balls and Prince Fielder was not too far behind with 21 HBP.

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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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