Business first. This is my 100th post. Yeah.
OK, now that THAT is out of the way, back to the Trivia Contest. This was a weird question, since the answer given on the Topps card said Joe Dimaggio in 1937 had 418 total bases. But if you check baseball-reference, it correctly notes that Stan Musial actually had 429 in 1948. Nice going, Topps.
If you guessed Joe D., I'm going to have to count that as a wrong answer. A good historian always checks his facts.
On the other hand, this question was much too easy to research, as baseball-reference has it right there for everyone to see. I'll be better at checking the ease of finding the answers for the rest of them.
Surprisingly, both Cardboard Addiction and Captain Canuck got this one wrong! And I'll give dayf a point, too, even though he mis-transcribed the total bases as 249. I think I know what he means.
The scores so far:
4 - Captain Canuck, Cardboard Addicition
1 - White Sox Cards, dayf, deal, Flash, Night Owl, MMayes
There is still a chance for everyone to catch up, though, as I will supply bonus questions for the last few days of the contest. Now, though, for today's question:
Which team is the ONLY team in Major League history to finish a ballgame with exactly the same batting average as when they started the game? Name the team and the date.
This is not from a baseball card, although it is a generally accepted fact about MLB, and if you have been paying attention, you should know the answer already. Good luck!