In baseball, the Holliday season started in July, when the Baltimore Orioles took a high school infielder named Jackson Holliday with the first pick in the amateur draft. He played like a happy Holliday, reaching base in nearly half of his 90 plate appearances in the minor leagues.
Jackson’s father, Matt, wore red (for the St. Louis Cardinals) and green (for the Oakland Athletics), and while he never played with Candy (Maldonado), he homered three times off Cain (Matt). He also played for Tony La Russa, who once managed a fellow named Steve Christmas.
Matt Holliday played his last game in 2018, the same year Gift Ngoepe — the first major league player from Africa — played his. And here is our annual gift to you: a baseball quiz put together with care, in hopes that your answers soon will be there.