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Fun Facts from Stocking Stumpers Sports Edition, Edited by Jeff Kreismer
– The New York Yankees were the first team to wear numbers on the backs of their uniforms (1929)
– Joe Torre was the first manager to lose 1,000 games before winning 1,000 games
– Frank Robinson was selected MVP in both the AL and NL
– Henry Aaron never hit more than 47 homers in any one season
– Carl Yastrzemski was the last AL triple crown winner in 1967. Joe Medwick last accomplished this feat in the NL with St. Louis in 1937
– Whitey Ford won and lost more World Series games — 10 and 8, respectively — than any other pitcher