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  • 1. 

    Which baseball team did Mike Piazza play for in 1993?

    • A.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • B.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • C.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    • D.

      San Francisco Giants

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Explanation
    Mike Piazza played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1993.

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  • 2. 

    Which baseball team did David Justice play for in 1990?

    • A.

      Montreal Expos

    • B.

      Kansas City Royals

    • C.

      Oakland A's

    • D.

      Atlanta Braves

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlanta Braves
    Explanation
    David Justice played for the Atlanta Braves in 1990.

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  • 3. 

    Which baseball team did Darryl Strawberry play for in 1983?

    • A.

      Atlanta Braves

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • D.

      San Francisco Giants

    Correct Answer
    B. New York Mets
    Explanation
    Darryl Strawberry played for the New York Mets in 1983.

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  • 4. 

    Which baseball team did Andre Dawson play for in 1977?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • C.

      Oakland A's

    • D.

      Montreal Expos

    Correct Answer
    D. Montreal Expos
    Explanation
    Andre Dawson played for the Montreal Expos in 1977.

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  • 5. 

    Which team first hit the baseball field in 1977 in the American League?

    • A.

      Florida Marlins

    • B.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • C.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    • D.

      Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    Correct Answer
    C. Toronto Blue Jays
    Explanation
    In 1977, the Toronto Blue Jays became the first team to join the American League. This expansion team was established in Toronto, Canada, and made its debut in the Major League Baseball that year. The team has since become an iconic part of the league and has had several successful seasons, including winning the World Series in 1992 and 1993.

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  • 6. 

    In 1995, which AL Central team won 100, had 207 home runs and a .291 team average?

    • A.

      Minnesota Twins

    • B.

      Kansas City Royals

    • C.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    • D.

      Cleveland Indians

    Correct Answer
    D. Cleveland Indians
    Explanation
    In 1995, the Cleveland Indians won 100 games, hit 207 home runs, and had a team batting average of .291. This indicates that they had a successful season with a high number of wins, a strong power hitting lineup, and a solid overall team batting average. The other teams listed as options did not meet all of these criteria, making the Cleveland Indians the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    In 1997, which NL East team won 101, had 174 home runs and a .270 team average?

    • A.

      Montreal Expos

    • B.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • C.

      Atlanta Braves

    • D.

      New York Mets

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlanta Braves
    Explanation
    The Atlanta Braves is the correct answer because they were the NL East team in 1997 that won 101 games, hit 174 home runs, and had a team average of .270.

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  • 8. 

    In 1998, which AL East team won 114 games, had 207 home runs and a .288 team average?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    • D.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    Correct Answer
    A. New York Yankees
    Explanation
    The New York Yankees won 114 games in 1998, which is the highest number of wins in the AL East that year. They also hit 207 home runs and had a team average of .288, indicating that they had a strong offense. Therefore, based on the given information, the New York Yankees are the most likely team to have achieved these statistics.

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  • 9. 

    In 1999, which NL East team won 103 games, had 197 home runs and a team batting average of .266?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Atlanta Braves

    • D.

      Florida Marlins

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlanta Braves
    Explanation
    The Atlanta Braves won 103 games, hit 197 home runs, and had a team batting average of .266 in 1999.

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  • 10. 

    Which baseball team did George Steinbrenner own?

    • A.

      Mets

    • B.

      Giants

    • C.

      Tigers

    • D.

      Yankees

    Correct Answer
    D. Yankees
    Explanation
    George Steinbrenner owned the New York Yankees baseball team.

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  • 11. 

    What is a baseball expression that means "a fly ball that should easily be caught"?

    • A.

      Can Of Corn

    • B.

      Westward Fly

    • C.

      Cup Of Coffee

    • D.

      Eastward Fly

    Correct Answer
    A. Can Of Corn
    Explanation
    A "can of corn" is a baseball expression that means "a fly ball that should easily be caught." The term originated from old-time grocery stores, where cans of corn were placed on high shelves. When a clerk wanted to retrieve a can, they would simply knock it off the shelf, and it would fall into their waiting hands. Similarly, a fly ball that is hit high and straight is considered an easy catch for an outfielder, just like grabbing a can of corn off a shelf.

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  • 12. 

    3' 7" tall Eddie Gaedel, sent to bat by Bill Veeck as a stunt, wore what number?

    • A.

      42012

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. 42012
  • 13. 

    Who was on deck when Bobby Thompson hit the "shot heard around the world" to give the New York Giants the 1951 National League Pennant?

    • A.

      Alvin Dark

    • B.

      Ray Noble

    • C.

      Eddie Stanky

    • D.

      Willie Mays

    Correct Answer
    D. Willie Mays
    Explanation
    Willie Mays was on deck when Bobby Thompson hit the "shot heard around the world" to give the New York Giants the 1951 National League Pennant. This means that Mays was the next batter due to bat after Thompson's historic home run.

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  • 14. 

    How many games are there in a Major League Baseball regular season?

    • A.

      175

    • B.

      81

    • C.

      154

    • D.

      162

    Correct Answer
    D. 162
    Explanation
    In a Major League Baseball regular season, there are 162 games. This number is determined by the league's scheduling system, where each team plays a total of 162 games, with 81 games at home and 81 games on the road. This allows for a balanced schedule and ensures that each team has an equal opportunity to compete against all other teams in the league.

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  • 15. 

    Which team did Carlos Zambrano pitch for in 2008?

    • A.

      Blue Jays

    • B.

      Yankees

    • C.

      Cubs

    • D.

      Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    C. Cubs
    Explanation
    Carlos Zambrano pitched for the Cubs in 2008.

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  • 16. 

    Who became the first in MLB history to have 50 RBIs in both leagues the same season?

    • A.

      Carlos Beltran

    • B.

      Scott Williamson

    • C.

      Ben Grieve

    • D.

      Jason Bay

    Correct Answer
    A. Carlos Beltran
    Explanation
    Carlos Beltran became the first player in MLB history to have 50 RBIs in both leagues in the same season. This means that Beltran achieved this milestone by driving in 50 or more runs while playing for two different teams within the same season. This is a significant accomplishment as it demonstrates Beltran's ability to consistently contribute offensively, regardless of which league or team he was playing for.

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  • 17. 

    What baseball player married two-time Olympic women's soccer gold medal winner Mia Hamm in 2003?

    • A.

      Ben Grieve

    • B.

      Carlos Beltran

    • C.

      Nomar Garciaparra

    • D.

      Derek Jeter

    Correct Answer
    C. Nomar Garciaparra
    Explanation
    Nomar Garciaparra is the correct answer because he married Mia Hamm in 2003. Nomar Garciaparra is a former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for several teams. Mia Hamm is a retired professional soccer player who won two Olympic gold medals in women's soccer. Their marriage in 2003 is a well-known fact, making Nomar Garciaparra the correct answer to the question.

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  • 18. 

    Who established an all-time Major League single-season hit record of 262 in 2004?

    • A.

      Jason Bay

    • B.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • C.

      Scott Williamson

    • D.

      Jose Contreras

    Correct Answer
    B. Ichiro Suzuki
    Explanation
    Ichiro Suzuki established an all-time Major League single-season hit record of 262 in 2004. This means that during the 2004 season, Ichiro Suzuki achieved the highest number of hits in a single season in Major League Baseball history.

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  • 19. 

    Who became the first player in Major League history to throw a complete-game shutout and hit a home run in his ML debut?

    • A.

      Derek Jeter

    • B.

      Carlos Beltran

    • C.

      Jason Jennings

    • D.

      Chuck Knoblauch

    Correct Answer
    C. Jason Jennings
    Explanation
    Jason Jennings became the first player in Major League history to throw a complete-game shutout and hit a home run in his ML debut. This means that in his first game as a professional baseball player, Jennings pitched the entire game without allowing any runs from the opposing team, and also hit a home run himself. This is a significant achievement as it demonstrates Jennings' skill both as a pitcher and as a hitter, making him stand out in Major League history.

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  • 20. 

    Who earned a spot on the National League 1999 All-Star team but didn't pitch in the game?

    • A.

      Rafael Furcal

    • B.

      Hideki Matsui

    • C.

      Scott Williamson

    • D.

      Raul Mondesi

    Correct Answer
    C. Scott Williamson
    Explanation
    Scott Williamson earned a spot on the National League 1999 All-Star team but didn't pitch in the game.

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  • 21. 

    Who was selected to his 11th All-Star Game, 10th start, July 13th of 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston?

    • A.

      Mike Piazza

    • B.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • C.

      Angel Berroa

    • D.

      Rocco Baldelli

    Correct Answer
    A. Mike Piazza
    Explanation
    Mike Piazza was selected to his 11th All-Star Game, 10th start, on July 13th, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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  • 22. 

    Which first baseman has more than 400 home runs and 200 steals in his career?

    • A.

      Jeff Bagwell

    • B.

      Carlos Beltran

    • C.

      Angel Berroa

    • D.

      Rocco Baldelli

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeff Bagwell
    Explanation
    Jeff Bagwell is the correct answer because he is the only first baseman out of the options provided who has achieved both 400 home runs and 200 steals in his career. This combination of power and speed is rare for a first baseman, making Bagwell stand out among the other players listed.

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  • 23. 

    Which baseball player was born in Osaka, Japan?

    • A.

      Ted Lilly

    • B.

      Nomar Garciaparra

    • C.

      Hideo Nomo

    • D.

      Jason Bay

    Correct Answer
    C. Hideo Nomo
    Explanation
    Hideo Nomo is the correct answer because he was born in Osaka, Japan.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the first Japanese position player to sign with a Major League club?

    • A.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • B.

      Hideki Matsui

    • C.

      Nomar Garciaparra

    • D.

      Dontrelle Willis

    Correct Answer
    A. Ichiro Suzuki
    Explanation
    Ichiro Suzuki is the correct answer because he was the first Japanese position player to sign with a Major League club. He made his debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2001 and had a successful career, earning numerous accolades including Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. Suzuki's signing paved the way for other Japanese players to join the MLB and he is regarded as one of the greatest Japanese baseball players of all time.

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  • 25. 

    Which baseball player graduated from Fernando Callejas High School in Puerto Rico?

    • A.

      Derek Jeter

    • B.

      Scott Rolen

    • C.

      Carlos Beltran

    • D.

      Rocco Baldelli

    Correct Answer
    C. Carlos Beltran
    Explanation
    Carlos Beltran is the correct answer because he is the only baseball player listed who is from Puerto Rico. Graduating from Fernando Callejas High School in Puerto Rico indicates that Beltran is the player in question. Derek Jeter is from New Jersey, Scott Rolen is from Indiana, and Rocco Baldelli is from Rhode Island, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 26. 

    Who graduated in 1992 from Kalamazoo Central High School, where he hit .508?

    • A.

      Rafael Furcal

    • B.

      Derek Jeter

    • C.

      Dontrelle Willis

    • D.

      Albert Pujols

    Correct Answer
    B. Derek Jeter
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter graduated in 1992 from Kalamazoo Central High School, where he hit .508.

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  • 27. 

    Who graduated from Friendswood, TX High School in 1994, where in his senior season he recorded a school-record 138 strikeouts in just 84 innings?

    • A.

      Rocco Baldelli

    • B.

      Scott Williamson

    • C.

      Jason Bay

    • D.

      Kazuhiro Sasaki

    Correct Answer
    B. Scott Williamson
    Explanation
    Scott Williamson is the correct answer because he graduated from Friendswood, TX High School in 1994 and had an impressive senior season with a school-record 138 strikeouts in just 84 innings. This demonstrates his exceptional talent and skill in baseball during his high school years.

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  • 28. 

    Who was a member of Japan's national baseball team that won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea?

    • A.

      Kerry Wood

    • B.

      Angel Berroa

    • C.

      Hideo Nomo

    • D.

      Rafael Furcal

    Correct Answer
    C. Hideo Nomo
    Explanation
    Hideo Nomo is the correct answer because he was a member of Japan's national baseball team that won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea.

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  • 29. 

    Which Montreal Expo played outfield in 2000 and had 197 hits in 571 at bats?

    • A.

      Bobby Estalella

    • B.

      Vladimir Guerrero

    • C.

      Chris Richard

    • D.

      Albert Martin

    Correct Answer
    B. Vladimir Guerrero
    Explanation
    Vladimir Guerrero is the correct answer because he played outfield for the Montreal Expos in 2000 and had 197 hits in 571 at bats. This indicates that he had a successful season at the plate, with a high number of hits in a significant number of at bats.

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  • 30. 

    Which of these MLB starters had the lowest ERA in the 2003 regular season?

    • A.

      Miguel Asencio

    • B.

      Johan Santana

    • C.

      Jose Contreras

    • D.

      Tony Mounce

    Correct Answer
    B. Johan Santana
    Explanation
    Johan Santana had the lowest ERA in the 2003 regular season among the given MLB starters.

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