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Gary Garland includes a trivia question with each daily game summary. Questions are listed chronologically as they appeared.

June 19, 2002 - Kazuo Matsui set a record Thursday when he became the first switch hitter in Japanese history to homer in five consecutive games. He has another homer record. What is it? Answer

June 2, 2002 - According to winning percentage, who is the losingest team of all time in Japan? Answer

May 31, 2002 - What is the record for most homers by one team in a single game? Answer

May 3, 2002 - Since Hanshin scored runs a plenty, what is the pro yakyu record for hits in a single game and what are the greatest number of runs one team has produced in one contest? Answer

April 28, 2002 - Who was the last non-Japanese who was born in Japan and went on to play in MLB? Answer

April 15, 2002 - Since we just talked about Akiyama, who, at 40, is the oldest currently active player in Japan, who is the oldest batter to ever leave the yard in a regular season game in Japanese history? Answer

April 13, 2002 - Twice in Japanese baseball history has a team collected five knocks in a single inning without scoring. How did it happen? Answer

April 12, 2002 - Since I just wrote about Nippon Ham above, I'll pose this question: What historic feat did Fighters Centerfielder Tatsuya Ide pull off last year? Answer

April 11, 2002 - What is the Japanese record for consecutive hits in a game? Answer

April 9, 2002 - During the period roughly congruent to the Giants winning nine Japan Series championships in a row, 1965-1974, which league dominated the all star game series? Answer

April 8, 2002 -  With all the great hitters the Yomiuri Giants have had, what is the team record for most runs scored in a game? Answer

April 7, 2002 -   Since I had a question the other day about who was the winningest manager in Japanese history in terms of total regular season wins, let's go a step further in that regard. Who was the manager who guided his club or clubs to the most Japan Series championships? Answer

April 6, 2002 - Who is the winningest manager of all time in Japanese pro baseball? Answer

April 5, 2002 - Which team has gone the longest since its last Japan Series appearance? Answer

April 4, 2002 - Former Hankyu Braves third baseman Hiromi Matsunaga and Seibu Lions shortstop Kazuo Matsui are the only players in Japanese baseball history to share three accomplishments. What are they? Answer

April 3, 2002 -  The last three no hitters that have been thrown by Yomiuri Giants pitchers have been against the same team. Moreover, four out of the last five Giants no-nos have been against this nine.  Which club has been the victim? Answer

April 1, 2002 -   There is only one Japanese player in history to ever hit two grandslams in one game and in one of those innings drive in seven runs with a granny and a three run blast. Moreover, that also gave him the all time mark for RBIs in a single game. Who was it? Answer

March 31, 2002 -   Which ex-major leaguer holds the all time Japanese record for most consecutive games with at least one strikeout? Hint: he
played with the Mets, the Angels and the Mariners.

March 30, 2002 -   In all of Japanese history, there has been just one first pitch top of the first leadoff homer on opening day. Who did it? Answer


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