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  • 1. 

    Who were the first people to tie for a Manager of the Year award?

    • A.

      Lou Piniella, Bobby Cox

    • B.

      Tom Kelly, Sparky Anderson

    • C.

      Felipe Alou, Bruce Bochy

    • D.

      Johnny Oates, Joe Torre

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Oates, Joe Torre
    Explanation
    Johnny Oates and Joe Torre were the first people to tie for a Manager of the Year award. This means that both Oates and Torre received an equal number of votes and were recognized as co-winners of the award.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first person to win the Rolaids Relief Award without recording a win?

    • A.

      Bryan Harvey

    • B.

      Lee Smith

    • C.

      Jeff Reardon

    • D.

      Trevor Hoffman

    Correct Answer
    D. Trevor Hoffman
    Explanation
    Trevor Hoffman was the first person to win the Rolaids Relief Award without recording a win because the Rolaids Relief Award is given to the best relief pitcher in each league based on their performance in saving games. While the other options may have been successful relief pitchers, they all recorded at least one win during the season in question. Trevor Hoffman, on the other hand, was able to achieve this award without recording a win, highlighting his exceptional performance in saving games.

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  • 3. 

    Who won a Silver Slugger at three different positions in the first three years of the award?

    • A.

      Al Oliver

    • B.

      Dwight Evans

    • C.

      Pete Rose

    • D.

      Joe Morgan

    Correct Answer
    A. Al Oliver
    Explanation
    Al Oliver won a Silver Slugger at three different positions in the first three years of the award. This indicates that he was an exceptional hitter and performed consistently well across multiple positions. His versatility and ability to excel in different roles likely contributed to his success in winning the award at different positions.

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  • 4. 

    Lance Parrish, Carlton Fisk and what other man won all AL catcher Silver Sluggers from 1980-88?

    • A.

      Rich Gedman

    • B.

      Matt Nokes

    • C.

      Ted Simmons

    • D.

      Tony Pena

    Correct Answer
    B. Matt Nokes
    Explanation
    Matt Nokes is the correct answer because he is the only option provided who won the AL catcher Silver Slugger award during the specified time period of 1980-88. Lance Parrish, Carlton Fisk, and Matt Nokes were the only three catchers to win the award during those years. Rich Gedman, Ted Simmons, and Tony Pena did not win the award during that time period.

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  • 5. 

    Players from which AL team won back-to-back Rookie of the Year awards in 1958 and 1959?

    • A.

      Detroit Tigers

    • B.

      Cleveland Indians

    • C.

      New York Yankees

    • D.

      Washington Senators

    Correct Answer
    D. Washington Senators
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Washington Senators. In 1958, Albie Pearson won the Rookie of the Year award for the Washington Senators, and in 1959, Bob Allison won the same award for the Senators as well. This suggests that players from the Washington Senators team won back-to-back Rookie of the Year awards in 1958 and 1959.

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  • 6. 

    With which team did Frank Robinson first win a Manager of the Year award?

    • A.

      Cleveland Indians

    • B.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • C.

      Washington Nationals

    • D.

      Baltimore Orioles

    Correct Answer
    D. Baltimore Orioles
    Explanation
    Frank Robinson first won a Manager of the Year award with the Baltimore Orioles. This suggests that he achieved success and recognition as a manager while leading the Orioles.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these players won four consecutive AL second-base Silver Slugger awards?

    • A.

      Chuck Knoblauch

    • B.

      Roberto Alomar

    • C.

      Lou Whitaker

    • D.

      Julio Franco

    Correct Answer
    D. Julio Franco
    Explanation
    Julio Franco won four consecutive AL second-base Silver Slugger awards.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first person to win the Rolaids Relief Award three times?

    • A.

      Goose Gossage

    • B.

      Dan Quisenberry

    • C.

      Rollie Fingers

    • D.

      Mariano Rivera

    Correct Answer
    C. Rollie Fingers
    Explanation
    Rollie Fingers was the first person to win the Rolaids Relief Award three times. This award is given to the best relief pitcher in Major League Baseball each season. Fingers was a dominant closer during his career, known for his handlebar mustache and his ability to consistently shut down opposing teams in crucial situations. His three wins of the Rolaids Relief Award demonstrate his exceptional skill and consistency in the role of relief pitcher.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the first Roberto Clemente Award?

    • A.

      Willie Mays

    • B.

      Al Kaline

    • C.

      Joe Torre

    • D.

      Gene Tenace

    Correct Answer
    A. Willie Mays
    Explanation
    Willie Mays won the first Roberto Clemente Award. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions to their team. Willie Mays, a Hall of Fame outfielder, was known for his exceptional skills on the field and his involvement in various charitable activities off the field. He was honored with the first Roberto Clemente Award in 1971, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the game and the community.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first National League pitcher to win a Silver Slugger award?

    • A.

      Bob Forsch

    • B.

      Don Robinson

    • C.

      Fernando Valenzuela

    • D.

      Nolan Ryan

    Correct Answer
    A. Bob Forsch
    Explanation
    Bob Forsch was the first National League pitcher to win a Silver Slugger award. This award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American and National Leagues. Forsch, a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, had an impressive batting average and contributed significantly to his team's offense. His performance earned him the prestigious Silver Slugger award, making him the first pitcher in the National League to achieve this honor.

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  • 11. 

    Who was the first person to win a Cy Young award with fewer than 20 wins for the season?

    • A.

      Willie Hernandez

    • B.

      Sparky Lyle

    • C.

      Pedro Martinez

    • D.

      Tom Seaver

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom Seaver
    Explanation
    Tom Seaver is the correct answer because he was the first person to win a Cy Young award with fewer than 20 wins for the season. This means that he achieved exceptional pitching performance and was recognized as the best pitcher in his league, despite not reaching the traditional benchmark of 20 wins. His skills and contributions to his team were deemed outstanding enough to earn him the prestigious Cy Young award.

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  • 12. 

    In what year did Derek Jeter win his first Silver Slugger award?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      2006

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2004

    Correct Answer
    B. 2006
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter won his first Silver Slugger award in 2006.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the first person to win a Manager of the Year award for the Indians?

    • A.

      Mike Hargrove

    • B.

      Frank Robinson

    • C.

      Charlie Manuel

    • D.

      Eric Wedge

    Correct Answer
    D. Eric Wedge
    Explanation
    Eric Wedge was the first person to win a Manager of the Year award for the Indians. This means that he was recognized as the best manager in the league for his performance with the team. Wedge's leadership and managerial skills must have led the Indians to a successful season, earning him this prestigious award.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these is true of Alex Rodriguez's 2005 AL MVP win?

    • A.

      First AL East Win Since 1995

    • B.

      Fifth MVP For Alex Rodriguez

    • C.

      First Yankee Win Since Mantle

    • D.

      First MVP For Alex Rodriguez

    Correct Answer
    A. First AL East Win Since 1995
    Explanation
    Alex Rodriguez's 2005 AL MVP win marked the first time since 1995 that a player from the AL East had won the award. This means that no player from the AL East had been named MVP for a decade prior to Rodriguez's win in 2005.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the first person to win a Cy Young award with a losing record?

    • A.

      Nolan Ryan

    • B.

      Eric Gagne

    • C.

      Tom Henke

    • D.

      Steve Carlton

    Correct Answer
    B. Eric Gagne
    Explanation
    Eric Gagne is the correct answer because he was the first person to win a Cy Young award with a losing record. In 2003, Gagne had a record of 2 wins and 3 losses, but he also had an outstanding performance as a relief pitcher, with 55 saves and a 1.20 ERA. Despite his losing record, Gagne's dominant season earned him the Cy Young award, making him the first player to achieve this feat.

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  • 16. 

    What year first saw two players sharing a league's Rookie of the Year award?

    • A.

      2004

    • B.

      1976

    • C.

      1962

    • D.

      1959

    Correct Answer
    B. 1976
    Explanation
    In 1976, the Major League Baseball (MLB) saw two players, Pat Zachry and Butch Metzger, share the National League Rookie of the Year award. This was the first time in MLB history that two players were recognized as co-winners of the Rookie of the Year award in a single league. The award is given to the most outstanding rookie player in each league, and the 1976 season marked a significant milestone in the history of this prestigious award.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these players won three consecutive Silver Sluggers at first base in the AL?

    • A.

      Cecil Cooper

    • B.

      Eddie Murray

    • C.

      Mark McGwire

    • D.

      Fred McGriff

    Correct Answer
    A. Cecil Cooper
    Explanation
    Cecil Cooper won three consecutive Silver Sluggers at first base in the AL. This means that for three consecutive years, he was recognized as the best offensive player at his position in the American League.

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  • 18. 

    Who was the first person to win the Rolaids Relief Award in a season where he had no losses?

    • A.

      Jose Mesa

    • B.

      Antonio Alfonseca

    • C.

      John Franco

    • D.

      Dan Quisenberry

    Correct Answer
    A. Jose Mesa
    Explanation
    Jose Mesa was the first person to win the Rolaids Relief Award in a season where he had no losses. This means that he had a perfect record of wins and no losses during that particular season. The other options, Antonio Alfonseca, John Franco, and Dan Quisenberry, either had losses in the season they won the award or did not win the award at all.

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  • 19. 

    Who won the Rotary Club of Denver's Branch Rickey Award Winner for 2009?

    • A.

      Torii Hunter

    • B.

      John Smoltz

    • C.

      Tom Lasorda

    • D.

      Jamie Moyer

    Correct Answer
    A. Torii Hunter
    Explanation
    Torii Hunter won the Rotary Club of Denver's Branch Rickey Award Winner for 2009.

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  • 20. 

    Who won the Branch Rickey Award Winner presented by the Rotary Club of Denver for 2008?

    • A.

      Luis Gonzalez

    • B.

      Torii Hunter

    • C.

      Shane Victorino

    • D.

      Trevor Hoffman

    Correct Answer
    D. Trevor Hoffman
    Explanation
    Trevor Hoffman won the Branch Rickey Award in 2008. The Branch Rickey Award is presented by the Rotary Club of Denver and is given to a Major League Baseball player who demonstrates exceptional community service. While the other options may be notable players, they did not win the award in question.

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  • 21. 

    Who won the 2007 Branch Rickey Award Winner for exceptional community service?

    • A.

      John Smoltz

    • B.

      Torii Hunter

    • C.

      Todd Stottlemyre

    • D.

      Curt Schilling

    Correct Answer
    A. John Smoltz
    Explanation
    John Smoltz won the 2007 Branch Rickey Award for exceptional community service. This award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who demonstrates outstanding community service and philanthropy. Smoltz's commitment to giving back to his community and making a positive impact through various charitable initiatives earned him this prestigious recognition in 2007.

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  • 22. 

    Which MLB star won the 2006 Branch Rickey Award Winner

    • A.

      R.A. Dickey

    • B.

      Todd Stottlemyre

    • C.

      Jamie Moyer

    • D.

      Tom Lasorda

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom Lasorda
    Explanation
    Tom Lasorda won the 2006 Branch Rickey Award. The Branch Rickey Award is given annually to an individual in Major League Baseball who exemplifies exceptional community service. Lasorda, a former player and manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was recognized for his extensive charitable work and dedication to helping others.

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  • 23. 

    Who won the Rotary Club of Denver's Branch Rickey Award Winner for 2005?

    • A.

      Tom Lasorda

    • B.

      Luis Gonzalez

    • C.

      Torii Hunter

    • D.

      John Smoltz

    Correct Answer
    B. Luis Gonzalez
    Explanation
    Luis Gonzalez won the Rotary Club of Denver's Branch Rickey Award Winner for 2005.

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  • 24. 

    Who won the Branch Rickey Award Winner presented by the Rotary Club of Denver for 2004?

    • A.

      Torii Hunter

    • B.

      Jamie Moyer

    • C.

      Curt Schilling

    • D.

      Tom Lasorda

    Correct Answer
    B. Jamie Moyer
    Explanation
    Jamie Moyer won the Branch Rickey Award Winner presented by the Rotary Club of Denver for 2004.

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  • 25. 

    Who won the 2003 Branch Rickey Award Winner for exceptional community service?

    • A.

      Roland Hemond

    • B.

      Todd Stottlemyre

    • C.

      Torii Hunter

    • D.

      Curt Schilling

    Correct Answer
    A. Roland Hemond
    Explanation
    Roland Hemond won the 2003 Branch Rickey Award for exceptional community service.

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  • 26. 

    How many first place votes in total were placed in the 2012 AL MVP Award voting?

    • A.

      112 Votes

    • B.

      9 Votes

    • C.

      466 Votes

    • D.

      28 Votes

    Correct Answer
    D. 28 Votes
    Explanation
    In the 2012 AL MVP Award voting, a total of 28 first place votes were placed.

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  • 27. 

    Who won MLB's prestigious Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for the year 2009?

    • A.

      Dale Murphy

    • B.

      Jim Thome

    • C.

      Albert Pujols

    • D.

      Ron Cey

    Correct Answer
    C. Albert Pujols
    Explanation
    Albert Pujols won MLB's prestigious Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for the year 2009. This award is given annually to a player who exemplifies the character and integrity of Lou Gehrig, both on and off the field. Pujols, known for his exceptional talent and sportsmanship, was recognized for his contributions to the game and his commitment to charitable work.

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  • 28. 

    Which baseball star won the 2008 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award?

    • A.

      Shane Victorino

    • B.

      Glenn Davis

    • C.

      Derek Jeter

    • D.

      Jim Thome

    Correct Answer
    A. Shane Victorino
    Explanation
    Shane Victorino won the 2008 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.

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  • 29. 

    Which Major League baseball star won the 2007 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award?

    • A.

      Ron Cey

    • B.

      Mike Timlin

    • C.

      Tony Perez

    • D.

      Dale Murphy

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Timlin
    Explanation
    Mike Timlin won the 2007 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.

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  • 30. 

    Who won the 2006 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for their character and integrity both on and off the field?

    • A.

      Barry Larkin

    • B.

      Trevor Hoffman

    • C.

      Steve Garvey

    • D.

      Tony Perez

    Correct Answer
    B. Trevor Hoffman
    Explanation
    Trevor Hoffman won the 2006 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for his character and integrity both on and off the field. This award is given to a player who exemplifies the same qualities as Lou Gehrig, who was known for his sportsmanship, integrity, and character. Hoffman's actions and behavior both on and off the field during the 2006 season were deemed to be in line with these qualities, making him the deserving recipient of the award.

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