The best trivia questions are ones that, at least before baseball-reference.com, could not be looked up in a reference book.
Here's one: Thirty-nine years ago today, April 22, 1970, Tom Seaver had a record 19 strikeouts against the San Diego Padres, ending the game with 10 consecutive K's. Who was the last Padre to put the ball in play? (Blue Jays fans, you know this one.)
Answer: Cito Gaston. The future Blue Jays skipper was responsible for Seaver's second, sixth and 18th punchouts on that Wednesday afternoon at Shea Stadium. However, with one out in the sixth, Gaston managed to fly out to the immortal Art Shamsky in right field (hey, Shamsky was good enough to get a guest appearance on Everybody Loves Raymond once, uh, so I'm told).
Gaston, of course, had his best season that season for a 99-loss Padres team, hitting .318/.364/.543 with 29 homers for the San Diegans. Seaver had a terrible season (for him), finishing with a 2.82 ERA and only 283 strikeouts. Now you know the rest of the story.
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