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Doc Elko's "Baseball Firsts"
May 5, 2015By Brian Wujcik of Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association General Meeting Location
Welcome to Doc Elko's "BASEBALL'S FIRSTS." Every couple of weeks, Doc will challenge you with his vast knowledge of baseball trivia. Answer the question correctly and win a prize. Doc's next question:
Who was the youngest player to play in a Major League game? Name the player, his team, the year, and his age.
What owner paid his players $300 to grow moustaches? Name the team, owner, and the player who became famous for this.
Charlie Finley of the Oakland A's was the owner, and Rollie Fingers is the player who became famous for his moustache.
What famous ballplayer and manager broke his ankle sliding into second base when Joe DiMaggio asked him to practice his sliding techniques?