Baseball Decoder

Answer these questions about baseball, and use the initial letters of the answers to create a quote from a famous player -
his first and last names are the answers to the two shaded boxes.
Except for the quote, all answers are a single word
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: July 5, 2017
First submittedJune 12, 2015
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hint
answer
E
fielding blooper
error
V
Blue Jays' Canadian affiliate
Vancouver
E
E in ERA
earned
R
first black MLB player, in 1947
Robinson
Y
most MLB titles (27)
Yankees
S
one-base hit
single
T
AAA Mud Hens team
Toledo
R
most strikeouts (5714)
surname
Ryan
I
Japanese Seattle stalwart
Ichiro
K
unusual, unpredictable pitch
knuckleball
E
Nationals' Cuban shortstop
Yunel Escobar
B
slug % record holder (.690)
first name
Babe
R
slug % record holder (.690)
surname
Ruth
I
6 outs and it's over
Inning
N
most strikeouts (5714)
first name
Nolan
G
San Francisco
Giants
S
Mariners' city
Seattle
M
Brewers
Milwaukee
E
10th, 11th, 12th... innings
extra
C
top MLB batting avge (.367)
surname
Cobb
L
bases when runners are
on 1st 2nd 3rd
loaded
 
hint
answer
O
baseball field beyond the bases
outfield
S
ironic term for swing-and-miss
strike
E
67 doubles in 1931, a record
Earl Webb
R
the R in RBI
run
T
only Canadian MLB city
Toronto
O
Baltimore
Orioles
T
top MLB batting avge (.367)
first name
Ty
H
the only plate on the field
home
E
Blue Jay's 1st baseman
Edwin
Encarnacion
N
MLB league
National
E
Yankee's center fielder
Jacoby Ellsbury
X
Dutch international Bogaerts
Xander
T
Arlington's rangers
Texas
H
worn by batters and catchers
helmet
O
AAA Storm Chasers
Omaha
M
AAA ____ City Red Devils
(16 titles, their league's record)
Mexico
E
Chicago White Sox outfielder
Adam Eaton
R
Tampa Bay
Rays
U
MLB games have four
Umpires
N
AAA ____ Tides in Virginia
Norfolk
 
 
 
Famous quote
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2015
"Eaton" doesn't work...you have to put in his full name for it to take
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Level 74
Jun 14, 2015
"Eaton" works now.
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2015
Stupidest. Quiz. Ever.
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Level 74
Aug 25, 2015
Is it too stupid for you, or are you too stupid for it? We'll have to serve up a harder one or easier one for you depending on your answer...
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Level 78
Aug 25, 2015
I enjoyed the quiz, but I was confused by two different answers for the same person, and didn't realize you wanted both first and last names. I answered Ruth and Ryan, and I was trying to think of who else might have tied their records. By the time I saw the one for Cobb and realized what I needed, I'd wasted too much time. Maybe for slowtops like me you could add in parentheses (first name) and (surname).
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Level 74
Aug 25, 2015
Hopefully the instructions make that clearer now.
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Level 48
Apr 25, 2016
I don't think anybody could argue against knowing what you're looking for when saying "3 outs and it's over"... But if you wanna be precise or avoid somebody being a jerk (which seems to happen often enough in the comment section!) > technically 6 outs per inning.
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Level 74
Apr 25, 2016
Ha, so it is! Quiz updated :)
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2017
For me, "Xenia Scouts" was a bridge too far. Do college summer league team names have much relevance to MLB trivia? Not in my mind. Maybe a question reference players with X in their name (Xander Bogaerts, Xavier Nady, etc.) or something along those lines would've been more accessible for MLB fans.
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Level 74
Jul 5, 2017
It's a baseball, not an MLB, quiz, but you can see we were desperate to find an answer that fitted that letter! The 2% success rate speaks of a seriously obscure answer. You've made better suggestions, so we've updated it with one of your ideas - thanks.
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Level 67
Jul 6, 2017
Awesome, thank you. I appreciate the response.