How Much You Know About Kids Baseball? Trivia Quiz

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Most parents dream of watching their kids play in the major leagues and achieving professional success in baseball. But how much do you really know about the sport at a junior level? This quick and engaging "Baseball Trivia for Kids" quiz is designed to test your knowledge and ensure you're the best-informed cheerleader at the next game. From understanding the basic rules that govern youth games to recognizing famous young players who made it big, this quiz covers it all.

Do you know what makes a perfect game? Or who was the youngest player to ever hit a home run? Read moreIncrease your baseball IQ and get a little closer to the game with every question you answer correctly. Fun facts, historical trivia, and rulebook specifics are packed into this interactive quiz to make learning about baseball exciting and informative.

Perfect for a pre-game activity or a post-season recap, take this quiz to find out if you're on your way to becoming a baseball trivia all-star. All the best as you step up to the plate – let’s see if you can knock this quiz out of the park!


Kids Baseball Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What do you call a hit where the batter advances three bases?

    • A.

      Home Run

    • B.

      Triple

    • C.

      Balk

    • D.

      Double

    Correct Answer
    B. Triple
    Explanation
    A hit where the batter advances three bases is called a triple. In baseball, a triple occurs when the batter hits the ball and successfully reaches third base before the defense can retrieve the ball and make a play. This is considered a significant achievement as it demonstrates the batter's speed and ability to hit the ball deep into the outfield. A triple is one step below a home run, where the batter advances all the way to home plate.

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  • 2. 

    What are games between the American League and National League during the regular season called?

    • A.

      Challenge Games

    • B.

      Play League

    • C.

      Interleague Play

    • D.

      Pre-World Series

    Correct Answer
    C. Interleague Play
    Explanation
    Interleague Play refers to the games played between the American League and National League teams during the regular season. This term is used to describe the matchups between teams from both leagues, which is a unique feature in Major League Baseball. It allows teams from different leagues to compete against each other, providing fans with the opportunity to see matchups that would not occur otherwise.

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  • 3. 

    In the Major Leagues, which of these can a pitcher allow and still keep a no-hitter intact?

    • A.

      Home Run

    • B.

      Single

    • C.

      Double

    • D.

      Walk

    Correct Answer
    D. Walk
    Explanation
    A pitcher can allow a walk and still keep a no-hitter intact because a walk does not count as a hit. In baseball, a no-hitter refers to a game in which the opposing team does not record a single hit. A walk occurs when the pitcher throws four pitches outside the strike zone, allowing the batter to advance to first base. While a walk is not ideal for the pitcher, it does not count as a hit and therefore does not break the no-hitter.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following isn't normally found on a Major League Baseball scoreboard?

    • A.

      Number Of Double Plays

    • B.

      Number Of Runs Scored

    • C.

      Number Of Hits

    • D.

      Number Of Errors

    Correct Answer
    A. Number Of Double Plays
    Explanation
    A Major League Baseball scoreboard typically displays the number of runs scored, number of hits, and number of errors made by each team. However, the number of double plays is not commonly found on a scoreboard. Double plays are not considered a basic statistical category like runs, hits, and errors, and therefore are not typically displayed on a scoreboard.

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  • 5. 

    In 2012, which of the following MLB teams did not play home games in California?

    • A.

      Dodgers

    • B.

      Twins

    • C.

      Angels

    • D.

      Giants

    Correct Answer
    B. Twins
    Explanation
    The Twins did not play home games in California in 2012. The question is asking which MLB team did not have home games in California, and the correct answer is the Twins. This means that the Dodgers, Angels, and Giants all played home games in California during that year.

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  • 6. 

    Which baseball team's name is not also the name of an animal?

    • A.

      Baltimore

    • B.

      Minnesota

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Detroit

    Correct Answer
    B. Minnesota
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Minnesota because the names of the other three baseball teams, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, and Detroit Tigers, are also the names of animals. However, the Minnesota Twins does not refer to an animal.

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  • 7. 

    Which baseball player was famous for his 56-game hitting streak?

    • A.

      Cal Ripken

    • B.

      Ken Griffey, Jr.

    • C.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • D.

      Ty Cobb

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe DiMaggio
    Explanation
    Joe DiMaggio is the correct answer because he holds the record for the longest hitting streak in Major League Baseball history, with 56 consecutive games in which he recorded at least one hit. This record, set in 1941, is considered one of the most impressive achievements in the sport. Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak has become legendary and is still widely recognized and celebrated in baseball history.

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  • 8. 

    What is the nickname for the fourth player in the batting order?

    • A.

      Clean-Up

    • B.

      Fourslugger

    • C.

      Baseman

    • D.

      Quaddy

    Correct Answer
    A. Clean-Up
    Explanation
    The nickname for the fourth player in the batting order is "Clean-Up." This term is used because the fourth player is typically a power hitter who is responsible for "cleaning up" the bases by driving in runs. They are expected to hit the ball far and hard, often aiming for home runs or extra-base hits. This nickname highlights the important role this player has in the team's offense.

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  • 9. 

    In the American League, which player usually plays the field but has the designated hitter bat for them?

    • A.

      Shortstop

    • B.

      Catcher

    • C.

      Pitcher

    • D.

      First Baseman

    Correct Answer
    C. Pitcher
    Explanation
    In the American League, the designated hitter rule allows a player to bat in place of the pitcher. This is because pitchers are typically not strong hitters, so having a designated hitter allows for a stronger offensive player to take their place at bat. Therefore, the correct answer is Pitcher.

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  • 10. 

    Which professional baseball team hosted their home games in St. Louis in 2006?

    • A.

      Saints

    • B.

      Cardinals

    • C.

      Indians

    • D.

      Reds

    Correct Answer
    B. Cardinals
    Explanation
    In 2006, the professional baseball team that hosted their home games in St. Louis was the Cardinals.

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  • 11. 

    Baseball bats are commonly made of which of the following?

    • A.

      Wood

    • B.

      Porcelain

    • C.

      Marble

    • D.

      Lead

    Correct Answer
    A. Wood
    Explanation
    Baseball bats are commonly made of wood because it is a strong and durable material that can withstand the impact of hitting a baseball. Wood bats are preferred by many players and leagues because they provide a traditional feel and sound when making contact with the ball. Additionally, wood bats allow players to have better control and accuracy while swinging compared to bats made of other materials like porcelain, marble, or lead, which are not commonly used in baseball bats due to their weight, fragility, and safety concerns.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is a common material to make baseball bats from?

    • A.

      Aluminum

    • B.

      Rubber

    • C.

      Wax

    • D.

      Styrofoam

    Correct Answer
    A. Aluminum
    Explanation
    Aluminum is a common material used to make baseball bats because it is lightweight, durable, and provides a good balance between strength and flexibility. It allows players to generate more power and speed when swinging the bat, resulting in better performance on the field. Additionally, aluminum bats have a larger sweet spot, making it easier for players to make solid contact with the ball.

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  • 13. 

    What is the term for a pitch in the strike zone that is not swung at?

    • A.

      A Pickoff

    • B.

      A Foul Ball

    • C.

      A Balk

    • D.

      A Called Strike

    Correct Answer
    D. A Called Strike
    Explanation
    A called strike is the term for a pitch in the strike zone that the batter does not swing at. When the pitch is deemed to be within the strike zone by the umpire, it is called a strike regardless of whether the batter swings or not. This is different from a foul ball, which occurs when the batter makes contact with the ball but it goes outside of the foul lines. A pickoff refers to a defensive move by the pitcher to try and catch a baserunner off the base, while a balk is an illegal motion made by the pitcher that results in a penalty for the opposing team.

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  • 14. 

    What's it called when a pitcher throws to a base when there are base runners?

    • A.

      Pickoff Attempt

    • B.

      Stolen Base

    • C.

      Walk-off

    • D.

      Base Throw

    Correct Answer
    A. Pickoff Attempt
    Explanation
    A pickoff attempt is when a pitcher throws the ball to a base in an attempt to tag out or catch a baserunner off the base. This is done to prevent the baserunner from advancing or stealing a base. It is a defensive strategy used to control the baserunners and minimize their ability to score.

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  • 15. 

    Where do most baseball players sit during games when not playing on the field?

    • A.

      Warning Track

    • B.

      Dugout

    • C.

      Alley

    • D.

      Upper Deck

    Correct Answer
    B. Dugout
    Explanation
    During baseball games, most players sit in the dugout when they are not playing on the field. The dugout is a designated area located near the field where players from both teams gather to rest, strategize, and observe the game. It provides shelter from the elements and serves as a central hub for players to communicate with coaches and teammates. Sitting in the dugout allows players to stay engaged in the game and be ready to enter the field when needed.

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  • 16. 

    What's the name of the area of the ballpark where pitchers warm-up?

    • A.

      Backstage

    • B.

      Cowpen

    • C.

      Bullpen

    • D.

      Warning Track

    Correct Answer
    C. Bullpen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bullpen." The bullpen is the area of the ballpark where pitchers warm up before entering the game. It is typically located beyond the outfield fence and consists of a designated area with a mound and bullpen catcher. This term is derived from the practice of having relief pitchers warm up in a separate area from the playing field, resembling a pen for bulls.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these is not a team name in 2006 Major League Baseball?

    • A.

      Twins

    • B.

      Dragons

    • C.

      Diamondbacks

    • D.

      Padres

    Correct Answer
    B. Dragons
    Explanation
    In 2006, Dragons was not a team name in Major League Baseball. The Twins, Diamondbacks, and Padres were all team names in that year, but Dragons was not.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these is not a team name in Major League Baseball?

    • A.

      Jets

    • B.

      Mariners

    • C.

      Pirates

    • D.

      Marlins

    Correct Answer
    A. Jets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jets because Jets is not a team name in Major League Baseball. The other options, Mariners, Pirates, and Marlins, are all actual team names in Major League Baseball.

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  • 19. 

    What is the nickname of the first player in the batting order of a baseball team?

    • A.

      Leadoff

    • B.

      Firsty

    • C.

      Prime Batter

    • D.

      Early Hitter

    Correct Answer
    A. Leadoff
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Leadoff" because in baseball, the first player in the batting order is known as the leadoff hitter. This player's role is to start the game and set the tone for the rest of the team by getting on base and potentially scoring runs. The term "leadoff" refers to the player's position at the beginning of the lineup and their responsibility to initiate the offensive strategy.

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  • 20. 

    What's the name of the structure that keeps balls from going into the crowd if they pass the catcher?

    • A.

      Bullpen

    • B.

      Backstack

    • C.

      Shortstop

    • D.

      Backstop

    Correct Answer
    D. Backstop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Backstop. The backstop is a structure located behind home plate in baseball and softball fields. Its purpose is to prevent balls from going into the crowd if they pass the catcher. It acts as a barrier, typically made of netting or fencing, to contain the balls within the playing area.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these baseball player positions is not located in the outfield?

    • A.

      Right Fielder

    • B.

      Center Fielder

    • C.

      Pitcher

    • D.

      Left Fielder

    Correct Answer
    C. Pitcher
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pitcher" because the pitcher is not located in the outfield. The pitcher is positioned on the pitcher's mound, which is located in the center of the baseball diamond. The outfield positions include right field, center field, and left field, which are the areas beyond the infield where outfielders play.

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  • 22. 

    What is the name of a contest where baseball players try to hit as many home runs as they can?

    • A.

      Home Run Massacre

    • B.

      Homer Night

    • C.

      Home Run Derby

    • D.

      Deep Ball Fest

    Correct Answer
    C. Home Run Derby
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Home Run Derby. This is a popular contest in baseball where players compete to hit as many home runs as possible. It is usually held during the All-Star break and showcases the power and skill of the players in hitting home runs. The term "derby" refers to a competition or race, and in this case, it specifically relates to hitting home runs.

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  • 23. 

    Which of these is not a type of baseball pitch?

    • A.

      Knuckleball

    • B.

      Curveball

    • C.

      Palmball

    • D.

      Loafball

    Correct Answer
    D. Loafball
    Explanation
    The question asks for a type of baseball pitch that is not included in the given options. A knuckleball, curveball, and palmball are all well-known types of pitches used in baseball. However, a "loafball" is not a recognized pitch in baseball, making it the correct answer.

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  • 24. 

    What piece of equipment does a baseball player wear while batting?

    • A.

      Shoulder Pads

    • B.

      Headphones

    • C.

      Earmuffs

    • D.

      Helmet

    Correct Answer
    D. Helmet
    Explanation
    A baseball player wears a helmet while batting to protect their head from potential injuries caused by a fast-moving baseball. The helmet provides cushioning and prevents direct impact to the head, reducing the risk of concussions or other head trauma. It is an essential piece of equipment that ensures the player's safety during the game.

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  • 25. 

    Where is the annual Little League World Series held?

    • A.

      Saratoga, New York

    • B.

      Williamsport, Pennsylvania

    • C.

      Taipei, Taiwan

    • D.

      Washington, D.C

    Correct Answer
    B. Williamsport, Pennsylvania
    Explanation
    The annual Little League World Series is held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This event brings together teams from around the world to compete in baseball games. Williamsport has been the host city since the tournament's inception in 1947. The event takes place at the iconic Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium, attracting thousands of spectators each year. The city of Williamsport provides a fitting backdrop for this prestigious youth baseball tournament, making it the perfect location for the Little League World Series.

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  • 26. 

    Most baseball gloves are made of what material?

    • A.

      Cotton

    • B.

      Wool

    • C.

      Leather

    • D.

      Vinyl

    Correct Answer
    C. Leather
    Explanation
    Most baseball gloves are made of leather because leather is a durable and flexible material that provides good grip and protection. It is also able to withstand the impact of the ball and the wear and tear of frequent use. Cotton and wool are not commonly used for baseball gloves as they are not as durable or suitable for the sport. Vinyl is also not a popular choice as it lacks the same level of flexibility and feel as leather.

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  • 27. 

    How many pitches were called "balls" if a batter had a "full count"?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Zero

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    A "full count" in baseball refers to a situation where the batter has three balls and two strikes. In this scenario, the batter has already seen three pitches called as "balls" and two pitches called as "strikes". Therefore, the correct answer is Three.

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Ryan is a dedicated individual with a growth mindset, eager to work hard and embrace new challenges in player development. Certified in Driveline Foundations of Pitching and Rapsodo Pitching, he brings expertise in athlete development. With a Bachelor's degree in Business/Managerial Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington, Ryan combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience. As an Assistant Baseball Coach at Thomas College, he demonstrates strong leadership and coaching skills, contributing effectively to player growth and team success. Passionate about continuous learning, Ryan reviews sports baseball quizzes, ensuring accuracy and effectiveness while contributing to educational resources.

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