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  • 1. 

    What team did 1990 Cy Young Award winner, Bob Welch play for when he won?

    • A.

      Seattle

    • B.

      Toronto

    • C.

      Oakland

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    C. Oakland
    Explanation
    Bob Welch played for the Oakland team when he won the 1990 Cy Young Award.

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  • 2. 

    When Bret Saberhagen won the 1989 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Detroit

    • B.

      Kansas City

    • C.

      Seattle

    • D.

      Boston

    Correct Answer
    B. Kansas City
    Explanation
    Bret Saberhagen won the 1989 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Kansas City team.

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  • 3. 

    What team did 1988 Cy Young Award winner, Frank Viola play for when he won?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Baltimore

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Kansas City

    Correct Answer
    A. Minnesota
    Explanation
    Frank Viola won the 1988 Cy Young Award while playing for the Minnesota team.

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  • 4. 

    What National League team's pitcher won the Rolaids Relief Man Award in 2009 and 2010?

    • A.

      New York Mets

    • B.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • C.

      Florida Marlins

    • D.

      San Diego Padres

    Correct Answer
    D. San Diego Padres
    Explanation
    The San Diego Padres' pitcher won the Rolaids Relief Man Award in both 2009 and 2010.

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  • 5. 

    When Mike Flanagan won the 1979 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Cleveland

    • C.

      Baltimore

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    C. Baltimore
    Explanation
    Mike Flanagan won the 1979 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Baltimore team.

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  • 6. 

    What team did 1978 Cy Young Award winner, Ron Guidry play for when he won?

    • A.

      Kansas City

    • B.

      Baltimore

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Boston

    Correct Answer
    C. New York
    Explanation
    Ron Guidry played for the New York Yankees when he won the 1978 Cy Young Award.

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  • 7. 

    When Sparky Lyle won the 1977 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Toronto

    • B.

      Kansas City

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      San Francisco

    Correct Answer
    C. New York
    Explanation
    Sparky Lyle won the 1977 Cy Young Award while pitching for the New York team.

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  • 8. 

    When Gaylord Perry won the 1972 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Toronto

    • C.

      Cleveland

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    C. Cleveland
    Explanation
    Gaylord Perry won the 1972 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Cleveland team.

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  • 9. 

    What team did 2012 Cy Young Award winner, R.A. Dickey play for when he won?

    • A.

      Oakland

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      San Diego

    Correct Answer
    B. New York
    Explanation
    R.A. Dickey won the 2012 Cy Young Award while playing for the New York team.

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  • 10. 

    When Clayton Kershaw won the 2011 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Detroit

    • C.

      Kansas City

    • D.

      Toronto

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    Clayton Kershaw won the 2011 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Los Angeles team.

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  • 11. 

    What team did 2010 Cy Young Award winner, Roy Halladay play for when he won?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Baltimore

    • C.

      Toronto

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    D. Philadelphia
    Explanation
    Roy Halladay played for the Philadelphia team when he won the 2010 Cy Young Award.

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  • 12. 

    When Tim Lincecum won the 2009 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Atlanta

    • B.

      San Francisco

    • C.

      Baltimore

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    B. San Francisco
    Explanation
    Tim Lincecum won the 2009 Cy Young Award while pitching for the San Francisco team.

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  • 13. 

    What team did 2007 Cy Young Award winner, Jake Peavy play for when he won?

    • A.

      San Diego

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      Cleveland

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    A. San Diego
    Explanation
    Jake Peavy played for the San Diego team when he won the 2007 Cy Young Award.

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  • 14. 

    When Brandon Webb won the 2006 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      Seattle

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    B. Arizona
    Explanation
    Brandon Webb won the 2006 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Arizona team.

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  • 15. 

    What team did 2005 Cy Young Award winner, Chris Carpenter play for when he won?

    • A.

      St. Louis

    • B.

      Toronto

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    A. St. Louis
    Explanation
    Chris Carpenter played for the St. Louis team when he won the 2005 Cy Young Award.

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  • 16. 

    When Randy Johnson won the 2002 Cy Young Award what team was he the pitching for?

    • A.

      Atlanta

    • B.

      Minnesota

    • C.

      Oakland

    • D.

      Arizona

    Correct Answer
    D. Arizona
    Explanation
    Randy Johnson won the 2002 Cy Young Award while pitching for the Arizona team.

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  • 17. 

    What team did 1998 Cy Young Award winner, Tom Glavine play for when he won?

    • A.

      Atlanta

    • B.

      Los Angeles

    • C.

      Kansas City

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    A. Atlanta
    Explanation
    Tom Glavine played for the Atlanta Braves when he won the 1998 Cy Young Award.

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  • 18. 

    Jose Bautista was the 2011 AL Hank Aaron Winner, who was the NL Hank Aaron Winner that year?

    • A.

      Albert Pujols

    • B.

      Matt Kemp

    • C.

      Barry Bonds

    • D.

      Joey Votto

    Correct Answer
    B. Matt Kemp
    Explanation
    Matt Kemp was the NL Hank Aaron Winner in 2011.

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  • 19. 

    The 2010 AL Hank Aaron Winner was Jose Bautista won, who was NL Hank Aaron Winner that year?

    • A.

      Buster Posey

    • B.

      Joey Votto

    • C.

      Todd Helton

    • D.

      Aramis Ramirez

    Correct Answer
    B. Joey Votto
    Explanation
    In 2010, Jose Bautista won the AL Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in the American League. The question asks for the NL Hank Aaron Winner that year. The correct answer is Joey Votto.

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  • 20. 

    Who was the NL Hank Aaron Winner for 2009?

    • A.

      Joey Votto

    • B.

      Aramis Ramirez

    • C.

      Barry Bonds

    • D.

      Albert Pujols

    Correct Answer
    D. Albert Pujols
    Explanation
    Albert Pujols was the NL Hank Aaron Winner for 2009 because he had an exceptional season, displaying outstanding offensive performance and contributing significantly to his team's success. Pujols had a high batting average, hit a large number of home runs, and drove in a significant number of runs. His consistent performance and impact on the game made him the deserving recipient of the NL Hank Aaron Award in 2009.

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  • 21. 

    The 2002 AL Hank Aaron Winner was Alex Rodriguez won, who was NL Hank Aaron Winner that year?

    • A.

      Barry Bonds

    • B.

      Buster Posey

    • C.

      Joey Votto

    • D.

      Andruw Jones

    Correct Answer
    A. Barry Bonds
    Explanation
    In 2002, Alex Rodriguez won the American League (AL) Hank Aaron Award. The question is asking who won the National League (NL) Hank Aaron Award in the same year. The correct answer is Barry Bonds.

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  • 22. 

    Who won the Branch Rickey Award Winner presented by the Rotary Club of Denver for 2012?

    • A.

      Curt Schilling

    • B.

      Tom Lasorda

    • C.

      R.A. Dickey

    • D.

      Vernon Wells

    Correct Answer
    C. R.A. Dickey
    Explanation
    R.A. Dickey won the Branch Rickey Award Winner presented by the Rotary Club of Denver for 2012.

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  • 23. 

    Who won the 2011 Branch Rickey Award Winner for exceptional community service?

    • A.

      Trevor Hoffman

    • B.

      Shane Victorino

    • C.

      Tom Lasorda

    • D.

      Roland Hemond

    Correct Answer
    B. Shane Victorino
    Explanation
    Shane Victorino won the 2011 Branch Rickey Award for exceptional community service. This award recognizes individuals in Major League Baseball who have made significant contributions to their communities off the field. Victorino is known for his philanthropic efforts, particularly in his hometown of Maui, Hawaii, where he has established numerous programs and initiatives to benefit local youth. He has also been involved in various charitable organizations, including the Shane Victorino Foundation, which supports education, health, and recreation initiatives for underserved youth. Victorino's dedication to giving back to his community makes him a deserving recipient of the 2011 Branch Rickey Award.

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  • 24. 

    Who finished second in votes for the 2012 American League MVP award?

    • A.

      Adrian Beltre

    • B.

      Derek Jeter

    • C.

      Yoenis Cespedes

    • D.

      Mike Trout

    Correct Answer
    D. Mike Trout
    Explanation
    Mike Trout finished second in votes for the 2012 American League MVP award.

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  • 25. 

    Who won the American League Rookie of the Year for 2011?

    • A.

      Jeremy Hellickson

    • B.

      Tsuyoshi Nishioka

    • C.

      Josh Reddick

    • D.

      Eric Thames

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeremy Hellickson
    Explanation
    Jeremy Hellickson won the American League Rookie of the Year for 2011.

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  • 26. 

    Which Major League baseball star won the 1982 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award?

    • A.

      Jim Thome

    • B.

      Buddy Bell

    • C.

      Kent Hrbek

    • D.

      Ron Cey

    Correct Answer
    D. Ron Cey
    Explanation
    Ron Cey won the 1982 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.

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  • 27. 

    What Yankee first baseman won the Gold Glove Award 9 times?

    • A.

      Chris Chambliss

    • B.

      Mark Teixeira

    • C.

      Joe Pepitone

    • D.

      Don Mattingly

    Correct Answer
    D. Don Mattingly
    Explanation
    Don Mattingly is the correct answer because he won the Gold Glove Award 9 times during his career as a first baseman for the New York Yankees. Mattingly was known for his exceptional defensive skills, earning him the prestigious award multiple times. His consistent performance and outstanding fielding abilities made him one of the best defensive first basemen in the history of the game.

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  • 28. 

    Who was the last Yankee manager in the 20th century to win AL Manger of the Year?

    • A.

      Joe Torre

    • B.

      Buck Showalter

    • C.

      Billy Martin

    • D.

      Lou Piniella

    Correct Answer
    A. Joe Torre
    Explanation
    Joe Torre was the last Yankee manager in the 20th century to win AL Manager of the Year. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the last Yankee manager to achieve this accolade. The other options, Buck Showalter, Billy Martin, and Lou Piniella, may have also been successful managers, but they did not win the AL Manager of the Year award during their tenure with the Yankees in the 20th century.

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  • 29. 

    Who was the AL Manager of the Year for 2012?

    • A.

      Ron Washington

    • B.

      Bob Melvin

    • C.

      Eric Wedge

    • D.

      Kirk Gibson

    Correct Answer
    B. Bob Melvin
    Explanation
    Bob Melvin was named the AL Manager of the Year for 2012 because of his successful leadership of the Oakland Athletics. In 2012, Melvin guided the Athletics to a surprising division title, leading the team to a 94-68 record and a playoff berth. Despite having a limited payroll and a young roster, Melvin was able to get the best out of his players and lead them to unexpected success. This accomplishment earned him the recognition and accolade of being named the AL Manager of the Year for that season.

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  • 30. 

    Who won "The Sporting News" Major League Player of the Year for 2012?

    • A.

      Don Mattingly

    • B.

      Miguel Cabrera

    • C.

      Lou Brock

    • D.

      Barry Bonds

    Correct Answer
    B. Miguel Cabrera
    Explanation
    Miguel Cabrera won "The Sporting News" Major League Player of the Year for 2012.

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