Two Trivia Questions

This article was written by Jose Jimenez Jr.

This article was published in the 1989 Baseball Research Journal


Who holds the National League record for total bases in a game by a pitcher?

Braves knuckleballer Jim Tobin, who homered three times for 12 total bases against the Cubs on May 12, 1942.

Who allowed Stan Musial’s first hit?

Jim Tobin, as a Pirate, on Sept. 17, 1941.  Pitching most of his career for second-division teams, he led the National League twice in complete games and once in innings pitched, threw a no-hitter, and went 105-112 in 1937-45.

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