QUESTION: Japanese free agent Shohei Ohtani hopes to be a two-way star as a slugger and pitcher in the major leagues next year. Who was the last player with more than 300 plate appearances and at least 100 innings in the same season?


ANSWER: Babe Ruth posted a 2.97 ERA in 133⅓ innings with 15 starts for the Red Sox in 1919, when he also led the AL with 29 homers and 113 RBIs while hitting .322 in 543 plate appearances.

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