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  • 1. 

    Who was the first person to win a Manager of the Year award in both the AL and the NL?

    • A.

      Tom Kelly

    • B.

      Bobby Cox

    • C.

      Tommy Lasorda

    • D.

      Tony La Russa

    Correct Answer
    B. Bobby Cox
    Explanation
    Bobby Cox was the first person to win a Manager of the Year award in both the AL (American League) and the NL (National League). This suggests that he had successful managerial stints in both leagues, showcasing his ability to adapt and excel in different environments.

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  • 2. 

    How many times did Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammel win the Silver Slugger in the same year?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. One
    Explanation
    Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammel won the Silver Slugger award together only once in the same year. This means that out of all the years they played, they were both recognized as the best offensive players in their respective positions in only one season.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the first to win the Manager of the Year award when his team had a losing record?

    • A.

      Bobby Cox

    • B.

      Bobby Wine

    • C.

      Gene Lamont

    • D.

      Joe Girardi

    Correct Answer
    D. Joe Girardi
    Explanation
    Joe Girardi was the first to win the Manager of the Year award when his team had a losing record. This suggests that despite his team's losing record, Girardi was able to demonstrate exceptional managerial skills and make significant contributions to the team's performance. This achievement highlights his ability to motivate and lead his team effectively, despite facing challenges and setbacks.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first pitcher to win four National League Silver Slugger awards?

    • A.

      Nolan Ryan

    • B.

      Tom Glavine

    • C.

      Don Drysdale

    • D.

      Fernando Valenzuela

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Glavine
    Explanation
    Tom Glavine was the first pitcher to win four National League Silver Slugger awards. The Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American and National Leagues. Glavine, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, was known not only for his strong pitching abilities but also for his skill as a hitter. He won the Silver Slugger award in 1991, 1995, 1996, and 1998, making him the first pitcher to achieve this feat in the National League.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first person to win the All-Star Game MVP twice?

    • A.

      Hank Aaron

    • B.

      Fred Lynn

    • C.

      Ted Williams

    • D.

      Willie Mays

    Correct Answer
    D. Willie Mays
    Explanation
    Willie Mays is the correct answer because he was the first person to win the All-Star Game MVP twice. This means that he was recognized as the most valuable player in the All-Star Game on two separate occasions.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first person to be a repeat winner of the NLCS MVP Award?

    • A.

      Barry Bonds

    • B.

      Pete Rose

    • C.

      Steve Garvey

    • D.

      Joe Morgan

    Correct Answer
    C. Steve Garvey
    Explanation
    Steve Garvey was the first person to be a repeat winner of the NLCS MVP Award. This means that he won the award for the Most Valuable Player in the National League Championship Series more than once. The other options, Barry Bonds, Pete Rose, and Joe Morgan, may have been successful baseball players, but they did not achieve the same feat of winning the NLCS MVP Award multiple times. Therefore, Steve Garvey stands out as the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    How many different first basemen won AL Silver Sluggers in the 1990's?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. Seven
    Explanation
    In the 1990's, a total of seven different first basemen won AL Silver Sluggers.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first pitcher to win the Roberto Clemente award?

    • A.

      Phil Niekro

    • B.

      Fernando Valenzuela

    • C.

      Steve Carlton

    • D.

      Nolan Ryan

    Correct Answer
    A. Phil Niekro
    Explanation
    Phil Niekro was the first pitcher to win the Roberto Clemente award. The award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions both on and off the field. Niekro, a Hall of Fame pitcher, was recognized for his outstanding performance on the field as well as his charitable work and dedication to helping others. His contributions to the community and his commitment to making a positive impact made him a deserving recipient of the Roberto Clemente award.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the only MVP in the 1980's for a New York Yankee?

    • A.

      Reggie Jackson

    • B.

      Dave Winfield

    • C.

      Don Mattingly

    • D.

      Roger Clemens

    Correct Answer
    C. Don Mattingly
    Explanation
    Don Mattingly won the only MVP in the 1980s for the New York Yankees. This can be inferred from the question, which asks who won the only MVP in the 1980s for the Yankees. The other options, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, and Roger Clemens, did not win the MVP award during the 1980s for the Yankees. Therefore, the correct answer is Don Mattingly.

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  • 10. 

    Who won the only MVP in the 1970's for a New York Yankee?

    • A.

      Thurman Munson

    • B.

      Roy White

    • C.

      Reggie Jackson

    • D.

      Lou Piniella

    Correct Answer
    A. Thurman Munson
    Explanation
    Thurman Munson won the only MVP in the 1970's for the New York Yankees.

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  • 11. 

    Who did Jackie Robinson narrowly beat out for baseball's first Rookie of the Year award?

    • A.

      Walt Dropo

    • B.

      Willie Mays

    • C.

      Don Newcombe

    • D.

      Larry Jansen

    Correct Answer
    D. Larry Jansen
    Explanation
    Jackie Robinson narrowly beat out Larry Jansen for baseball's first Rookie of the Year award.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these players won the fewest Silver Slugger awards?

    • A.

      Albert Belle

    • B.

      Rickey Henderson

    • C.

      Kirby Puckett

    • D.

      Andre Dawson

    Correct Answer
    B. Rickey Henderson
    Explanation
    Rickey Henderson won the fewest Silver Slugger awards among the given players. This means that he received the award for the best offensive player in his position the fewest number of times compared to the others.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the first person to win two Manager of the Year awards?

    • A.

      Joe Torre

    • B.

      Sparky Anderson

    • C.

      Connie Mack

    • D.

      Bobby Cox

    Correct Answer
    B. Sparky Anderson
    Explanation
    Sparky Anderson was the first person to win two Manager of the Year awards. This means that he achieved this milestone before any other manager.

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  • 14. 

    Who were the first brothers to win Cy Young Awards?

    • A.

      Joe & Phil Niekro

    • B.

      George & Ken Brett

    • C.

      Pedro & Ramon Martinez

    • D.

      Jim & Gaylord Perry

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim & Gaylord Perry
    Explanation
    Jim and Gaylord Perry were the first brothers to win Cy Young Awards. Jim Perry won the award in 1970 while playing for the Minnesota Twins, and Gaylord Perry won the award in 1972 while playing for the Cleveland Indians. Both brothers were successful pitchers in Major League Baseball, with Gaylord Perry also being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Their achievements in winning the Cy Young Award made them the first brothers to receive this prestigious honor in baseball.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the first person to win two National League Silver Sluggers at first base?

    • A.

      Pete Rose

    • B.

      Keith Hernandez

    • C.

      Jack Clark

    • D.

      Eddie Murray

    Correct Answer
    B. Keith Hernandez
    Explanation
    Keith Hernandez was the first person to win two National League Silver Sluggers at first base. This means that he was recognized as the best offensive player in his position in the National League for two separate seasons. This achievement showcases Hernandez's exceptional batting skills and solidifies his status as one of the top first basemen in the league during his time.

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  • 16. 

    Who batted .168 with seven homers in 208 at-bats the year after his 1994 Rookie of the Year award?

    • A.

      Pat Listach

    • B.

      Joe Charboneau

    • C.

      Bob Hamelin

    • D.

      Walt Weiss

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Hamelin
    Explanation
    Bob Hamelin batted .168 with seven homers in 208 at-bats the year after his 1994 Rookie of the Year award. This indicates a significant decline in his performance compared to his rookie season. It suggests that Hamelin struggled to maintain the same level of success and may have faced challenges or difficulties in adjusting to the competition at the major league level.

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  • 17. 

    How many times was Albert Pujols second in MVP voting before he won the award twice?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    D. Three
    Explanation
    Before Albert Pujols won the MVP award twice, he was second in MVP voting three times. This means that on three separate occasions, he was the runner-up for the MVP award.

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  • 18. 

    Who was the first person to win three Rolaids Relief Awards in the 2000's?

    • A.

      Trevor Hoffman

    • B.

      Eric Gagne

    • C.

      Armando Benitez

    • D.

      Mariano Rivera

    Correct Answer
    D. Mariano Rivera
    Explanation
    Mariano Rivera was the first person to win three Rolaids Relief Awards in the 2000's. This means that he was recognized as the best relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for three consecutive years during that decade. Rivera was known for his exceptional skills and consistency, making him a dominant force in the game. His ability to close out games and secure victories for his team made him a deserving recipient of these awards.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the only player to win multiple Rolaids Relief Awards in the 1990's?

    • A.

      Dennis Eckersley

    • B.

      Lee Smith

    • C.

      Mariano Rivera

    • D.

      Trevor Hoffman

    Correct Answer
    B. Lee Smith
    Explanation
    Lee Smith was the only player to win multiple Rolaids Relief Awards in the 1990s. This means that he was recognized as the top relief pitcher in the league multiple times during that decade. The other players listed may have also been successful relief pitchers, but they did not win multiple Rolaids Relief Awards in the 1990s.

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  • 20. 

    Who got a vote on the 2008 Manager of the Year ballot with only seven wins on the season?

    • A.

      Jerry Manuel

    • B.

      Mike Sciosia

    • C.

      Dale Sveum

    • D.

      Cecil Cooper

    Correct Answer
    C. Dale Sveum
    Explanation
    Dale Sveum received a vote on the 2008 Manager of the Year ballot despite only having seven wins on the season. This suggests that there may have been other factors considered in the voting process, such as the team's performance overall or the manager's ability to navigate challenges and make strategic decisions. It is possible that Sveum's managerial skills and contributions were recognized by the voter, despite the low number of wins.

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  • 21. 

    What year did Zack Greinke win the Cy Young Award?

    • A.

      2005

    • B.

      2009

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    B. 2009
    Explanation
    In 2009, Zack Greinke won the Cy Young Award. This award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. Greinke had an outstanding season that year, posting a 2.16 ERA and 242 strikeouts. He led the league in multiple categories and was recognized for his exceptional performance with the prestigious Cy Young Award.

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  • 22. 

    When Roger Clemens won the 1991 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Houston

    • D.

      Kansas City

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston
    Explanation
    Roger Clemens won the 1991 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Boston team.

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  • 23. 

    When Roger Clemens won the 1987 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Kansas City

    • B.

      Cleveland

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      Tampa Bay

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston
    Explanation
    Roger Clemens won the 1987 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Boston team.

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  • 24. 

    What team did 1986 Cy Young Award winner, Roger Clemens play for when he won?

    • A.

      Philadelphia

    • B.

      Kansas City

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      San Diego

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston
    Explanation
    In 1986, Roger Clemens won the Cy Young Award while playing for the Boston team.

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  • 25. 

    When Bret Saberhagen won the 1985 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Baltimore

    • C.

      Kansas City

    • D.

      Milwaukee

    Correct Answer
    C. Kansas City
    Explanation
    Bret Saberhagen won the 1985 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Kansas City team.

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  • 26. 

    When LaMarr Hoyt won the 1983 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Baltimore

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      Minnesota

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago
    Explanation
    LaMarr Hoyt won the 1983 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Chicago team.

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  • 27. 

    Who won the 2012 Gold Glove Award in the National League as a first baseman?

    • A.

      Corey Hart

    • B.

      Adam LaRoche

    • C.

      Allen Craig

    • D.

      Carlos Lee

    Correct Answer
    B. Adam LaRoche
    Explanation
    Adam LaRoche won the 2012 Gold Glove Award in the National League as a first baseman.

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  • 28. 

    Who won the 2011 Gold Glove Award in the National League as a first baseman?

    • A.

      Todd Helton

    • B.

      Albert Pujols

    • C.

      Derrek Lee

    • D.

      Joey Votto

    Correct Answer
    D. Joey Votto
    Explanation
    Joey Votto won the 2011 Gold Glove Award in the National League as a first baseman.

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  • 29. 

    Who diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a child won the 2012 Tony Conigliaro Award?

    • A.

      Tony Campana

    • B.

      Chris Carpenter

    • C.

      R.A. Dickey

    • D.

      Tim Lincecum

    Correct Answer
    A. Tony Campana
    Explanation
    Tony Campana was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a child and went on to win the 2012 Tony Conigliaro Award. This award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination, and courage. Campana's diagnosis and subsequent successful battle against cancer exemplify these qualities, making him a deserving recipient of the award.

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  • 30. 

    What team did 1976 Cy Young Award winner, Jim Palmer play for when he won?

    • A.

      Baltimore

    • B.

      Minnesota

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      Milwaukee

    Correct Answer
    A. Baltimore
    Explanation
    Jim Palmer played for the Baltimore Orioles when he won the 1976 Cy Young Award.

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