Batter up!

This man broke a salary barrier in Major League Baseball. Do you know who he is?

Head2Head is sticking to a sports theme for the second week in a row because even though football season has started, Major League Baseball is still going strong.

Our current champ is Peter Jenkins, who will be trying for his third victory. Self-employed John Campbell is his latest opponent.

QUESTIONS

1. In John Fogerty’s song “Centerfield,” three baseball players are mentioned by name. Name one.

2. Who’s the youngest player to participate in an All-Star game?

3. Who was the only U.S. president to throw out the first pitches in a season opener both right-handed and left-handed?

4. What number did Joe DiMaggio wear until he retired in 1951?

5. Who hit his 500th home run on Aug. 11, 1929?

6. Who was the opposing team when Jackie Robinson played his first Major League game?

7. What was the original name of the Houston Astros?

8. What is the only MLB team that always opens the season at home?

9. Name all the homes for Major League Baseball’s Athletics?

10. Who was the first Major League Baseball player to earn $1 million in one season?

PETER’S ANSWERS

1. This is just a guess ... Ted Williams.

2. Roger Clemens

3. Kennedy

4. I don’t know. How ’bout number 9?

5. Pretty sure it’s Babe Ruth.

6. The Yankees

7. Houston Oilers

8. The Red Sox

9. Oakland and before that Kansas City.

10. Pete Rose

JOHN’S ANSWERS

1. DiMaggio

2. Ken Griffey Jr.

3. Harry Truman

4. 5

5. Babe Ruth

6. White Sox

7. Colt .45s

8. The Reds

9. Philly, Kansas City and Oakland

10. Reggie Jackson

CONCLUSION

The third time was not the charm for Peter. Proving more knowledgeable, at least in matters of baseball, John took the Head2Head win and will attempt to defend his title next week with a new trivia theme.

CORRECT ANSWERS

1. Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio

2. Dwight Gooden (19 years old)

3. Harry Truman

4. 5

5. Babe Ruth

6. Boston Braves

7. Houston Colt .45s

8. Cincinnati Reds

9. Philadelphia, Kansas City, Oakland

10. Nolan Ryan