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Baseball Trivia Why was Babe Ruth’s jersey number 3? A) He batted third B) He hit a home run every third at bat C) He had three brothers What is the most popular ballpark food item? A) Pizza B) Hot Dogs C) Nachos D) Hamburgers Answers: 1) A 2) B This Day in Baseball 1964 - At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle goes deep from each side of the plate in the same game, helping rookie pitcher Mel Stottlemyre win his big league debut. The ‘Mick’ has homered batting both left-handed and right-handed in the same game ten times, extending his own major league record. 1984 - Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell, and All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio, are inducted into the Hall of Fame. 1990 - The White Sox-Rangers game is finally postponed after a seven and one- half hour rain delay, which is believed to be the longest in baseball history. 44 Eau Claire Express