Advanced Baseball Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Who developed the Knickerbocker Rules -- the first published rules of modern baseball -- in 1845?
    • A. 

      Miller Huggins

    • B. 

      Abner Doubleday

    • C. 

      Milton Bracker

    • D. 

      Alexander Cartwright

  • 2. 
    Baseball is thought to be a descendant of what English game?
    • A. 

      Cricket

    • B. 

      Rugby

    • C. 

      Rounders

    • D. 

      Soccer

  • 3. 
    Who said, 'Keep your eye on the ball and hit 'em where they ain't'?
    • A. 

      Ty Cobb

    • B. 

      Wee Willie Keeler

    • C. 

      Tris Speaker

    • D. 

      Lou Gehrig

  • 4. 
    Which Hall of Fame pitcher is credited with inventing the curve ball?
    • A. 

      Bob Feller

    • B. 

      Addie Joss

    • C. 

      Satchel Paige

    • D. 

      Candy Cummings

  • 5. 
    Who was the first southpaw to win 300 games?
    • A. 

      Lefty Grove

    • B. 

      Lefty Gomez

    • C. 

      Righty Tighty

    • D. 

      Eddie Plank

  • 6. 
    Who was the first player to have his signature branded into a Louisville Slugger bat in 1905?
    • A. 

      Babe Ruth

    • B. 

      Ty Cobb

    • C. 

      Honus Wagner

    • D. 

      Christy Mathewson

  • 7. 
    What Hall of Famer was known as 'The Georgia Peach'?
    • A. 

      Lou Gehrig

    • B. 

      Joe Dimaggio

    • C. 

      Ty Cobb

    • D. 

      Jimmie Foxx

  • 8. 
    Who holds the record for wins (3,776) by a manager?
    • A. 

      Joe McCarthy

    • B. 

      Joe Torre

    • C. 

      Connie Mack

    • D. 

      Billy Martin

  • 9. 
    Who was the manager of the infamous 1919 Black Sox?
    • A. 

      Buck Weaver

    • B. 

      Kid Gleason

    • C. 

      "Shoeless" Joe Jackson

    • D. 

      Charles Comiskey

  • 10. 
    What was Cy Young's real name?
    • A. 

      Denton True Young

    • B. 

      Cyrus Young

    • C. 

      Phillip Jesse Young

    • D. 

      Darcy Young

  • 11. 
    What was Babe Ruth's real name?
    • A. 

      Babe Herman Ruth

    • B. 

      George Herman

    • C. 

      Peter Parker

    • D. 

      George Herman Ruth

  • 12. 
    What was the first team to make numbers a permanent part of the uniform?
    • A. 

      1929 Washington Senators

    • B. 

      1919 Chicago White Sox

    • C. 

      1929 New York Yankees

    • D. 

      1921 Boston Red Sox

  • 13. 
    Who was not a member of the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1936?
    • A. 

      Babe Ruth

    • B. 

      Cy Young

    • C. 

      Ty Cobb

    • D. 

      Christy Mathewson

  • 14. 
    Who was the oldest player to debut in the majors?
    • A. 

      Dazzy Vance

    • B. 

      Satchel Paige

    • C. 

      Old Hoss Radbourn

    • D. 

      Ichiro Suzuki

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of Yogi Berra's famous Yogi-isms?
    • A. 

      The future ain't what it used to be.

    • B. 

      Ninety percent of this game is mental. And the other half is physical.

    • C. 

      If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up some place else.

    • D. 

      Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

  • 16. 
    Who holds the record for most career no-hitters with seven?
    • A. 

      Nolan Ryan

    • B. 

      Steve Carlton

    • C. 

      Bob Feller

    • D. 

      Randy Johnson

  • 17. 
    Who is the only player to win the All-Star MVP and World Series MVP in the same season?
    • A. 

      George Brett

    • B. 

      Ken Griffey Jr.

    • C. 

      Kirk Gibson

    • D. 

      Derek Jeter

  • 18. 
    Who was the first player to win the MVP Award on a last-place team?
    • A. 

      Ken Griffey Jr.

    • B. 

      Robin Yount

    • C. 

      Kirby Puckett

    • D. 

      Andre Dawson

  • 19. 
    After his streak was ended at 56 consecutive games with at least one hit, Joe Dimaggio began another streak beginning with the very next game that lasted how many games?
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 20. 
    How many hits did Roberto Clemente have in his career before his death in 1972?
    • A. 

      2,012

    • B. 

      2,564

    • C. 

      3,000

    • D. 

      3,174

  • 21. 
    How many games did Cal Ripken Jr. play in consecutively from 1982 to 1998?
    • A. 

      1,989

    • B. 

      2,632

    • C. 

      2,345

    • D. 

      2,500

  • 22. 
    What is the fastest pitch OFFICIALLY recorded by the Guiness Book of World Records?
    • A. 

      Bob Feller - 100 mph

    • B. 

      Nolan Ryan - 100.9 mph

    • C. 

      Joel Zumaya - 103 mph

    • D. 

      Walter Johnson - 99.7 mph

  • 23. 
    Ted Williams ended his record breaking season with what average?
    • A. 

      .399

    • B. 

      .400

    • C. 

      .401

    • D. 

      .406

  • 24. 
    Who hit the "Shot heard 'round the world?"
    • A. 

      Bobby Thompson

    • B. 

      Joe Dimaggio

    • C. 

      Babe Ruth

    • D. 

      Pete Rose