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  • 1. 

    Dwight Gooden pitched for which Major League Baseball team in 1985?

    • A.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • B.

      San Francisco Giants

    • C.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • D.

      New York Mets

    Correct Answer
    D. New York Mets
    Explanation
    In 1985, Dwight Gooden pitched for the New York Mets.

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  • 2. 

    Steve Carlton pitched for which Major League Baseball team in 1980?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Kansas City Royals

    • D.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    Correct Answer
    A. Philadelphia Phillies
    Explanation
    In 1980, Steve Carlton pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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  • 3. 

    Sparky Lyle pitched for which Major League Baseball team in 1977?

    • A.

      Oakland A's

    • B.

      Chicago White Sox

    • C.

      Atlanta Braves

    • D.

      New York Yankees

    Correct Answer
    D. New York Yankees
    Explanation
    In 1977, Sparky Lyle pitched for the New York Yankees.

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  • 4. 

    Which Philadelphia Athletics player was MVP of the American League in 1952?

    • A.

      Yogi Berra

    • B.

      Hank Sauer

    • C.

      Bobby Shantz

    • D.

      Ted Williams

    Correct Answer
    C. Bobby Shantz
    Explanation
    Bobby Shantz was named the MVP of the American League in 1952. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics and had an outstanding season that year. Shantz was a pitcher and had a record of 24 wins and 7 losses, with an impressive 2.48 ERA. He also had 152 strikeouts and 27 complete games. Shantz's performance on the mound, along with his contributions to the team's success, earned him the prestigious MVP award.

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  • 5. 

    George Brett played for which of these teams in 1980?

    • A.

      Kansas City Royals

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      Minnesota Twins

    • D.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    Correct Answer
    A. Kansas City Royals
    Explanation
    In 1980, George Brett played for the Kansas City Royals.

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  • 6. 

    Sandy Koufax played for which of these teams in 1963?

    • A.

      Brooklyn Dodgers

    • B.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • C.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    B. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Explanation
    In 1963, Sandy Koufax played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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  • 7. 

    Who won the 2001 American League Rookie of the Year Award in MLB?

    • A.

      Eric Hinske

    • B.

      Carlos Beltran

    • C.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • D.

      Kazuhiro Sasaki

    Correct Answer
    C. Ichiro Suzuki
    Explanation
    Ichiro Suzuki won the 2001 American League Rookie of the Year Award in MLB. He had an impressive debut season, recording a .350 batting average, 242 hits, and 56 stolen bases. Suzuki's performance not only earned him the Rookie of the Year Award but also the AL Most Valuable Player Award. He became the first player from Japan to win these prestigious awards, making a significant impact on the league and paving the way for other Japanese players to join MLB.

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  • 8. 

    Which baseball player won the 1970 American League Rookie of the Year Award?

    • A.

      Thurman Munson

    • B.

      Rod Carew

    • C.

      Carl Morton

    • D.

      Johnny Bench

    Correct Answer
    A. Thurman Munson
    Explanation
    Thurman Munson won the 1970 American League Rookie of the Year Award.

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  • 9. 

    Which player won the 1983 National League Rookie of the Year Award?

    • A.

      Joe Charboneau

    • B.

      Alvin Davis

    • C.

      Darryl Strawberry

    • D.

      Ron Kittle

    Correct Answer
    C. Darryl Strawberry
    Explanation
    Darryl Strawberry won the 1983 National League Rookie of the Year Award.

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  • 10. 

    Which baseball player won the 1968 National League Rookie of the Year Award?

    • A.

      Rod Carew

    • B.

      Stan Bahnsen

    • C.

      Jim Lefebvre

    • D.

      Johnny Bench

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Bench
    Explanation
    Johnny Bench won the 1968 National League Rookie of the Year Award.

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  • 11. 

    Which baseball team did Sandy Alomar, Jr. play for in 1990?

    • A.

      San Francisco Giants

    • B.

      Cleveland Indians

    • C.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • D.

      San Diego Padres

    Correct Answer
    B. Cleveland Indians
    Explanation
    In 1990, Sandy Alomar, Jr. played for the Cleveland Indians.

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  • 12. 

    Which team first hit the baseball field in 1961 in the American League?

    • A.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • B.

      Seattle Mariners

    • C.

      Houston Astros

    • D.

      Anaheim Angels

    Correct Answer
    D. Anaheim Angels
    Explanation
    In 1961, the Anaheim Angels (now known as the Los Angeles Angels) became the first team to hit the baseball field in the American League. The St. Louis Cardinals, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros are all teams in the National League, so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    Which team in 1969 joined the American League?

    • A.

      Colorado Rockies

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      Montreal Expos

    • D.

      Kansas City Royals

    Correct Answer
    D. Kansas City Royals
    Explanation
    The Kansas City Royals joined the American League in 1969.

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  • 14. 

    Which team started playing baseball in 1977 in the American League?

    • A.

      Seattle Mariners

    • B.

      Texas Rangers

    • C.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • D.

      California Angels

    Correct Answer
    A. Seattle Mariners
    Explanation
    The Seattle Mariners started playing baseball in 1977 in the American League.

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  • 15. 

    Which team first hit the baseball field in 1998 in the American League?

    • A.

      Seattle Mariners

    • B.

      Arizona Diamondbacks

    • C.

      Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    • D.

      New York Yankees

    Correct Answer
    C. Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    Explanation
    In 1998, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were the team that first hit the baseball field in the American League.

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  • 16. 

    Which team first hit the baseball field in 1993 in the National League?

    • A.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • B.

      Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    • C.

      Colorado Rockies

    • D.

      Arizona Diamondbacks

    Correct Answer
    C. Colorado Rockies
    Explanation
    The Colorado Rockies first hit the baseball field in 1993 in the National League.

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  • 17. 

    Which team first hit the baseball field in 1962 in the National League?

    • A.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • B.

      Houston Astros

    • C.

      Cleveland Indians

    • D.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    Correct Answer
    B. Houston Astros
    Explanation
    The Houston Astros first hit the baseball field in 1962 in the National League.

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  • 18. 

    In 1970, which AL East team won 108 games and had a team batting average of .257?

    • A.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      New York Yankees

    • D.

      Washington Senators

    Correct Answer
    A. Baltimore Orioles
    Explanation
    In 1970, the Baltimore Orioles won 108 games and had a team batting average of .257. This indicates that they had a very successful season in terms of both winning games and hitting the ball effectively. The other teams listed, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Washington Senators, did not have the same level of success in terms of wins or batting average. Therefore, the correct answer is Baltimore Orioles.

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  • 19. 

    In 1970, which NL West team won 102 games, had 191 home runs and a .270 team average?

    • A.

      Houston Astros

    • B.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • C.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • D.

      Atlanta Braves

    Correct Answer
    B. Cincinnati Reds
    Explanation
    The Cincinnati Reds won 102 games, hit 191 home runs, and had a team average of .270 in 1970.

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  • 20. 

    In 1971, which AL West team won 101 games, had 160 home runs and a .252 team average?

    • A.

      California Angels

    • B.

      Minnesota Twins

    • C.

      Oakland A's

    • D.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    Correct Answer
    C. Oakland A's
    Explanation
    The Oakland A's won 101 games in 1971, had 160 home runs, and a .252 team average. This suggests that they had a strong season, performing well in terms of both wins and offensive statistics.

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  • 21. 

    In 1975, which NL West team won 108 games, had 124 home runs and a team batting average of .271?

    • A.

      San Francisco Giants

    • B.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • C.

      Atlanta Braves

    • D.

      Cincinnati Reds

    Correct Answer
    D. Cincinnati Reds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cincinnati Reds. In 1975, the Cincinnati Reds won 108 games, had 124 home runs, and a team batting average of .271.

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  • 22. 

    In 1998, which NL Central team won 102 games, had 166 home runs and a team batting average of .280?

    • A.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • B.

      Chicago Cubs

    • C.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    • D.

      Houston Astros

    Correct Answer
    D. Houston Astros
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Houston Astros. In 1998, the Houston Astros won 102 games, hit 166 home runs, and had a team batting average of .280.

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  • 23. 

    In 2001, which AL West team won 116 games, had 169 home runs, and a team batting average of .288?

    • A.

      Texas Rangers

    • B.

      Oakland A's

    • C.

      Anaheim Angels

    • D.

      Seattle Mariners

    Correct Answer
    D. Seattle Mariners
    Explanation
    The Seattle Mariners won 116 games in 2001, which is the highest number of wins in a single season in American League history. They also had 169 home runs and a team batting average of .288. This indicates that they had a strong offensive lineup and were able to consistently score runs. The other teams listed, Texas Rangers, Oakland A's, and Anaheim Angels, did not have the same level of success in terms of wins, home runs, and batting average in the 2001 season.

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  • 24. 

    The Metrodome is located in which state?

    • A.

      Indiana

    • B.

      Minnesota

    • C.

      Louisiana

    • D.

      Washington State

    Correct Answer
    B. Minnesota
    Explanation
    The Metrodome is located in Minnesota.

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  • 25. 

    Which tactic is constrained by a free-agent limit in fantasy baseball?

    • A.

      Hit And Run

    • B.

      Catch And Go

    • C.

      Throw And Go

    • D.

      Pitch And Ditch

    Correct Answer
    D. Pitch And Ditch
    Explanation
    In fantasy baseball, the tactic that is constrained by a free-agent limit is "Pitch And Ditch." This refers to the strategy of quickly picking up a pitcher from the free-agent pool, using them for a short period of time, and then dropping them for another pitcher. The free-agent limit restricts the number of times a team can make these transactions, preventing managers from constantly rotating pitchers to gain an advantage.

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  • 26. 

    How many straight games did umpire Bill McGowan call?

    • A.

      1320

    • B.

      550

    • C.

      2541

    • D.

      32000

    Correct Answer
    C. 2541
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2541. This answer indicates that umpire Bill McGowan called a total of 2541 straight games.

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  • 27. 

    Who was the first Major League to be drafted into the military for World War 2?

    • A.

      Tim Mungro

    • B.

      Dick Williams

    • C.

      Hugh Mulcahy

    • D.

      Willard Mostil

    Correct Answer
    C. Hugh Mulcahy
    Explanation
    During World War 2, Hugh Mulcahy became the first Major League player to be drafted into the military. This means that he was selected and required to serve in the armed forces. The question is asking for the player who holds this distinction, and the correct answer is Hugh Mulcahy.

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  • 28. 

    What Hall of Famer faced Hank Aaron and Eddie Matthews in his major-league debut?

    • A.

      Nolan Ryan

    • B.

      Don Drysdale

    • C.

      Tom Seaver

    • D.

      Sandy Koufax

    Correct Answer
    A. Nolan Ryan
    Explanation
    Nolan Ryan is the correct answer because he faced Hank Aaron and Eddie Matthews in his major-league debut. This suggests that Ryan had a successful and notable career, as both Aaron and Matthews are Hall of Famers themselves.

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  • 29. 

    Hall Of Famers Mel Ott and Johnny Mize were the first two batters faced by which Hall of Fame pitcher in his Major League debut?

    • A.

      Warren Spahn

    • B.

      Robin Roberts

    • C.

      Bob Lemon

    • D.

      Hal Newhouser

    Correct Answer
    A. Warren Spahn
    Explanation
    Warren Spahn faced Hall of Famers Mel Ott and Johnny Mize in his Major League debut.

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  • 30. 

    What do Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 of per season?

    • A.

      Balls

    • B.

      Bats

    • C.

      Pieces Of Bubble Gum

    • D.

      Gloves

    Correct Answer
    A. Balls
    Explanation
    Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season. This is because baseballs are used throughout the game, and they can easily get lost or damaged during play. Each team requires a large number of balls to ensure that there are enough for practices, warm-ups, and actual games. Additionally, baseballs are often customized with team logos and signatures, making them unique to each team. Therefore, it is essential for teams to have a substantial supply of balls to meet their needs throughout the season.

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