On Oct. 30, 2001, George W. Bush becomes the first president since Dwight Eisenhower to throw out the first pitch at the World Series.
On Oct. 26, 1997, Edgar Renteria of the Marlins hits an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th in Game 7 of the World Series against the Indians.
Matt Cain was the Giants' 2002 first-round draft pick as the 25th overall pick. He was the eighth right-handed pitcher selected behind Bryan Bullington, Chris Gruler, Clint Everts, Zack Greinke, Bobby Brownlie, Jeremy Guthrie and Joe Blanton.
Gaylord Perry was the first to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues: Indians (1972) and Padres (1978).
Tim Tebow finished in the top five of the Heisman voting three times: Winner in 2007, third in 2008, fifth in 2009.
Bob Watson was the first MLB player to hit for the cycle in both leagues.
On Oct. 17, 1987, the Twins beat the Cardinals 11-1 at the Metrodome in the first World Series game played indoors.
On Oct. 16, 2003, Aaron Boone hits a home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Yankees a 6-5 win against the Red Sox in Game 7 of the ALCS.
The five players picked before Derek Jeter in the 1992 MLB draft were Phil Nevin, Paul Shuey, B.J. Wallace, Jeffrey Hammonds and Chad Mottola.
On Oct. 11, 2009, the Yankees eliminate the Twins from the playoffs in the final MLB game played in the Metrodome.
It's more than just trivia. It's good knowledge, to put a twist on an old Socrates line.