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  • 1. 

    Which player made his 3,000th hit in the last game he played?

    • A.

      Roger Hornsby

    • B.

      Roberto Clemente

    • C.

      Rod Carew

    • D.

      Pete Rose

    Correct Answer
    B. Roberto Clemente
    Explanation
    Roberto Clemente is the correct answer because he made his 3,000th hit in the last game he played. This milestone is a significant achievement in baseball, and Clemente accomplished it before his untimely death in a plane crash. He played his final game on September 30, 1972, and recorded his 3,000th hit during that game. Clemente's career was cut short, but his impact on the game and his humanitarian efforts off the field continue to be remembered and celebrated.

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  • 2. 

    How many 200 hit seasons did Carl Yastrzemski have?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    A. 0
    Explanation
    Carl Yastrzemski had 0 seasons with 200 hits. This means that throughout his career, he never achieved the milestone of getting 200 hits in a single season.

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  • 3. 

    Casey Stengel's real first name is the same as both Whitey Ford's and Mickey Mantle's middle names, by coincidence. Which of these?

    • A.

      Charles

    • B.

      Edward

    • C.

      Dillon

    • D.

      Gordon

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles
    Explanation
    Casey Stengel's real first name is Charles, and it is a coincidence that both Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle have Charles as their middle names.

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  • 4. 

    Which team won the National League's Eastern Division in 1976, 1977, and 1978?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • B.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • C.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • D.

      Atlanta Braves

    Correct Answer
    A. Philadelphia Phillies
    Explanation
    The Philadelphia Phillies won the National League's Eastern Division in 1976, 1977, and 1978.

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  • 5. 

    What Major League player got the only hit for his team on 5 different occasions, thus breaking up 5 no-hitters?

    • A.

      Ron Santo

    • B.

      Brooks Robinson

    • C.

      Cesar Tovar

    • D.

      Billy Williams

    Correct Answer
    C. Cesar Tovar
    Explanation
    Cesar Tovar is the correct answer because he is the only Major League player who got the only hit for his team on 5 different occasions, breaking up 5 no-hitters.

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  • 6. 

    What Hall of Fame pitcher gave up home runs to all 3 Alou brothers?

    • A.

      Bob Gibson

    • B.

      Steve Carlton

    • C.

      Juan Marichal

    • D.

      Fergie Jenkins

    Correct Answer
    D. Fergie Jenkins
    Explanation
    Fergie Jenkins is the correct answer because he is the only pitcher on the list who faced and gave up home runs to all three Alou brothers. Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Juan Marichal did not have this specific experience.

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  • 7. 

    What Major Leaguer played all 9 positions and pitched to his cousin, all in the same game?

    • A.

      Rick Monday

    • B.

      Cesar Tovar

    • C.

      Bert Campaneris

    • D.

      Rick Cerone

    Correct Answer
    C. Bert Campaneris
    Explanation
    Bert Campaneris is the correct answer because he is the Major Leaguer who played all 9 positions and pitched to his cousin, all in the same game. This accomplishment is known as playing all positions in a single game, and Campaneris achieved this feat on September 8, 1965, while playing for the Kansas City Athletics.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the last player in the Major Leagues to bat without a batting helmet?

    • A.

      Roberto Clemente

    • B.

      Bombo Rivera

    • C.

      Bob Montgomery

    • D.

      Willie Mays

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Montgomery
    Explanation
    Bob Montgomery is the correct answer because he was the last player in the Major Leagues to bat without a batting helmet. This means that after Montgomery, it became mandatory for players to wear a batting helmet while at bat.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the American League MVP Award in 1988?

    • A.

      Roger Clemens

    • B.

      Wade Boggs

    • C.

      Jose Canseco

    • D.

      Don Mattingly

    Correct Answer
    C. Jose Canseco
    Explanation
    Jose Canseco won the American League MVP Award in 1988.

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  • 10. 

    What Major League player was nicknamed, "The Gray Eagle"?

    • A.

      Fred Snodgrass

    • B.

      Eddie Collins

    • C.

      Tris Speaker

    • D.

      Harry Hooper

    Correct Answer
    C. Tris Speaker
    Explanation
    Tris Speaker was nicknamed "The Gray Eagle" because of his exceptional fielding skills and ability to track down fly balls in the outfield. His graceful movements and keen instincts made him a dominant defensive player. Additionally, Speaker had a strong throwing arm and was known for his accurate throws. The nickname "The Gray Eagle" was a fitting description of Speaker's prowess and elegance on the baseball field.

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  • 11. 

    What baseball personality had the nickname "Mahatma"?

    • A.

      Branch Rickey

    • B.

      Walter Alston

    • C.

      Kenesaw Mountain Landis

    • D.

      John McGraw

    Correct Answer
    A. Branch Rickey
    Explanation
    Branch Rickey had the nickname "Mahatma" because he was known for his strong moral character and his commitment to racial equality in baseball. He played a significant role in breaking the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The nickname "Mahatma" was given to him as a reference to Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian political and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent resistance and advocacy for civil rights.

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  • 12. 

    Who said "Home run hitters drive Cadillacs, but singles hitters drive Fords"?

    • A.

      Babe Ruth

    • B.

      Ted Williams

    • C.

      Ralph Kiner

    • D.

      Willie Mays

    Correct Answer
    C. Ralph Kiner
    Explanation
    Ralph Kiner said "Home run hitters drive Cadillacs, but singles hitters drive Fords." This quote suggests that players who hit home runs, like Kiner himself, are more likely to earn a higher salary and enjoy a more luxurious lifestyle, symbolized by driving Cadillacs. On the other hand, players who primarily hit singles, like Ted Williams, may not earn as much and therefore drive more modest cars like Fords. Babe Ruth and Willie Mays were also known for hitting home runs, but the quote is attributed to Ralph Kiner.

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  • 13. 

    Which player was a cousin of Claire Ruth, Babe Ruth's second wife?

    • A.

      Jess Haines

    • B.

      Joe Cronin

    • C.

      Jesse Burkett

    • D.

      Johnny Mize

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Mize
    Explanation
    Johnny Mize is the correct answer because he was a cousin of Claire Ruth, Babe Ruth's second wife. This suggests a familial connection between Mize and Ruth, making him the player who was related to Claire Ruth.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the only man to pinch hit for Stan Musial?

    • A.

      Coaker Triplett

    • B.

      Enos Slaughter

    • C.

      Red Schoendienst

    • D.

      Gil Hodges

    Correct Answer
    A. Coaker Triplett
    Explanation
    Coaker Triplett is the correct answer because he was the only man to pinch hit for Stan Musial. Pinch hitting refers to a substitution made by a batter coming off the bench to bat for another player. In this case, Triplett was the only player to be chosen to pinch hit for Musial, indicating that he was the sole individual to take Musial's place in the lineup during a game.

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  • 15. 

    Who replaced Cal Ripken at 3B the day his steak of 2,632 consecutive games played ended?

    • A.

      Rich Dauer

    • B.

      Mike Bordick

    • C.

      Ryan Minor

    • D.

      Delino Deshields

    Correct Answer
    C. Ryan Minor
    Explanation
    Ryan Minor replaced Cal Ripken at 3B the day his streak of 2,632 consecutive games played ended.

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  • 16. 

    How many Gold Gloves did pitcher Jim Kaat earn?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    Jim Kaat earned 16 Gold Gloves during his career. The Gold Glove award is given annually to the best defensive player at each position in Major League Baseball. Kaat's 16 Gold Gloves is a record for pitchers and reflects his exceptional fielding skills and ability to prevent runs.

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  • 17. 

    Who is the first Hall of Fame pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in his career?

    • A.

      Cy Young

    • B.

      Fergie Jenkins

    • C.

      Bob Gibson

    • D.

      Mordecai Brown

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Gibson
    Explanation
    Bob Gibson is the correct answer because he is the first Hall of Fame pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in his career. This means that throughout his career as a pitcher, Gibson was able to hit 2 home runs with the bases loaded, which is a rare and impressive feat.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these Major Leaguers has played in the most no-hitters?

    • A.

      Bert Campaneris

    • B.

      Joe Sewell

    • C.

      Cesar Tovar

    • D.

      Irish Meusel

    Correct Answer
    A. Bert Campaneris
    Explanation
    Bert Campaneris has played in the most no-hitters among the given Major Leaguers.

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  • 19. 

    Who clouted the most home runs during the 1930's?

    • A.

      Hank Greenberg

    • B.

      Mel Ott

    • C.

      Jimmie Foxx

    • D.

      Lou Gehrig

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimmie Foxx
    Explanation
    Jimmie Foxx clouted the most home runs during the 1930s. This can be inferred from the information given in the question.

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  • 20. 

    Who threw a perfect game on Father's Day 1964?

    • A.

      Sandy Koufax

    • B.

      Jim Bunning

    • C.

      Whitey Ford

    • D.

      Don Drysdale

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Bunning
    Explanation
    Jim Bunning threw a perfect game on Father's Day in 1964. A perfect game in baseball is when a pitcher does not allow any opposing player to reach base, whether through hits, walks, or errors, throughout the entire game. Bunning achieved this feat by pitching flawlessly against the New York Mets, retiring all 27 batters he faced. His performance on such a special day makes this game even more memorable and significant in baseball history.

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  • 21. 

    Who hit the last home run at Ebbets Field?

    • A.

      Jim Gentile

    • B.

      Roy Campanella

    • C.

      Duke Snider

    • D.

      Gil Hodges

    Correct Answer
    C. Duke Snider
    Explanation
    Duke Snider hit the last home run at Ebbets Field. This implies that the question is asking about the player who hit the final home run before Ebbets Field was no longer in use.

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  • 22. 

    What Major League team played their home games at Crosley Field?

    • A.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • B.

      Seattle Pilots

    • C.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • D.

      Chicago Cubs

    Correct Answer
    A. Cincinnati Reds
    Explanation
    Crosley Field was the home stadium for the Cincinnati Reds, making them the Major League team that played their home games there. The other options, Seattle Pilots, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago Cubs, did not have Crosley Field as their home stadium.

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  • 23. 

    Which of these pitchers was the oldest to win 20 games in a season?

    • A.

      Warren Spahn

    • B.

      Jack Chesbro

    • C.

      Gaylord Perry

    • D.

      Cy Young

    Correct Answer
    A. Warren Spahn
    Explanation
    Warren Spahn is the correct answer because he was the oldest pitcher to win 20 games in a season. Spahn achieved this feat at the age of 42 in 1963. He had a remarkable career and is considered one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in baseball history. Spahn's longevity and skill allowed him to continue performing at a high level even in his later years, making him the oldest pitcher to reach the 20-win mark in a season.

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  • 24. 

    Who homered on 8 consecutive Sundays during the 1948 season?

    • A.

      Ralph Kiner

    • B.

      Stan Musial

    • C.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • D.

      Johnny Mize

    Correct Answer
    A. Ralph Kiner
    Explanation
    Ralph Kiner is the correct answer because he homered on 8 consecutive Sundays during the 1948 season. This achievement demonstrates his consistent and impressive performance on Sundays throughout that year.

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  • 25. 

    What baseball field did Jackie Robinson debut on?

    • A.

      Dudley Field

    • B.

      Lauer Park

    • C.

      Parkway Field

    • D.

      Roosevelt Stadium

    Correct Answer
    D. Roosevelt Stadium
    Explanation
    Jackie Robinson debuted on Roosevelt Stadium, which was a baseball field where the Montreal Royals played their home games. This stadium was located in Jersey City, New Jersey, and it was the site of Robinson's historic debut as the first African American player in Major League Baseball on April 18, 1946.

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  • 26. 

    Who is the only Major Leaguer to collect at least 200 hits in 1998, 1999 and 2000?

    • A.

      Derek Jeter

    • B.

      Jim Edmonds

    • C.

      Larry Walker

    • D.

      Brady Anderson

    Correct Answer
    A. Derek Jeter
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter is the only Major Leaguer to collect at least 200 hits in 1998, 1999, and 2000. This means that Jeter consistently achieved a high level of performance in terms of collecting hits during these three consecutive years.

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  • 27. 

    Who is the only man to ever pinch hit for Babe Ruth?

    • A.

      No One

    • B.

      Duffy Lewis

    • C.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • D.

      Mickey Mantle

    Correct Answer
    B. Duffy Lewis
    Explanation
    Duffy Lewis is the correct answer because he is the only man to have ever pinch hit for Babe Ruth. This means that Lewis substituted for Ruth as a batter in a game, which is a rare occurrence given Ruth's legendary status as a hitter. Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle are not relevant to the question and there is no information provided to suggest that "No One" is the correct answer.

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  • 28. 

    Who was the first pitcher in baseball history to post a sub 2.00 ERA in both leagues?

    • A.

      Pedro Martinez

    • B.

      Gaylord Perry

    • C.

      Kevin Brown

    • D.

      Randy Johnson

    Correct Answer
    A. Pedro Martinez
    Explanation
    Pedro Martinez is the correct answer because he was the first pitcher in baseball history to have a sub 2.00 ERA (earned run average) in both the American League and the National League. This achievement demonstrates his exceptional pitching skills and consistency across different leagues.

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  • 29. 

    What did baseball's William Shea do for a living?

    • A.

      He Was A Builder

    • B.

      He Was A Baseball Player

    • C.

      He Was A Doctor

    • D.

      He Was A Lawyer

    Correct Answer
    D. He Was A Lawyer
    Explanation
    William Shea was a lawyer, not a baseball player, doctor, or builder. This means that his profession was practicing law, not being involved in baseball, medicine, or construction.

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  • 30. 

    What Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher was nicknamed "Ol' Stubblebeard"?

    • A.

      Burleigh Grimes

    • B.

      Joe McGinnity

    • C.

      Tim Keefe

    • D.

      Eppa Rixey

    Correct Answer
    A. Burleigh Grimes
    Explanation
    Burleigh Grimes was a Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who was nicknamed "Ol' Stubblebeard". This nickname was likely given to him due to his distinctive facial hair, specifically his stubble beard. Grimes was known for his successful career as a pitcher, particularly for his mastery of the spitball pitch. He played in the major leagues from 1916 to 1934 and had a reputation for being a fierce competitor on the mound.

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