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  • 1. 

    Warren Spahn recorded how many victories in the decade of the 1950's?

    • A.

      126

    • B.

      167

    • C.

      99

    • D.

      145

    Correct Answer
    D. 145
    Explanation
    Warren Spahn recorded 145 victories in the decade of the 1950's.

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  • 2. 

    Don Drysdale recorded how many victories in the 1960's?

    • A.

      139

    • B.

      158

    • C.

      180

    • D.

      112

    Correct Answer
    B. 158
    Explanation
    Don Drysdale recorded 158 victories in the 1960's. This means that he won 158 games during that decade.

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  • 3. 

    Sandy Koufax pitched how many victories in the 1960's?

    • A.

      159

    • B.

      91

    • C.

      137

    • D.

      118

    Correct Answer
    C. 137
    Explanation
    Sandy Koufax pitched 137 victories in the 1960s. This means that he won 137 games during that decade.

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  • 4. 

    How many victories did pitcher Jim Palmer record in the 1970's?

    • A.

      167

    • B.

      208

    • C.

      140

    • D.

      186

    Correct Answer
    D. 186
    Explanation
    In the 1970's, pitcher Jim Palmer recorded 186 victories.

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  • 5. 

    Pitcher Steve Carlton recorded how many victories in the 1970's?

    • A.

      170

    • B.

      148

    • C.

      129

    • D.

      102

    Correct Answer
    B. 148
    Explanation
    In the 1970s, pitcher Steve Carlton recorded 148 victories.

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  • 6. 

    Which baseball pitcher won the 1996 National League Cy Young Award?

    • A.

      Pedro Martinez

    • B.

      John Smoltz

    • C.

      Tom Glavine

    • D.

      Pat Hentgen

    Correct Answer
    B. John Smoltz
    Explanation
    John Smoltz won the 1996 National League Cy Young Award.

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  • 7. 

    Who won the National League Cy Young Award in 1993?

    • A.

      Greg Maddux

    • B.

      John Smoltz

    • C.

      Pat Hentgen

    • D.

      Bob Welsh

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg Maddux
    Explanation
    Greg Maddux won the National League Cy Young Award in 1993. This award is given annually to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball's National League. Maddux had an outstanding season in 1993, posting a record of 20-10 with a 2.36 ERA. He led the league in wins, innings pitched, and complete games. Maddux's exceptional performance and dominance on the mound made him a deserving recipient of the Cy Young Award in 1993.

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  • 8. 

    Which baseball pitcher won the 1990 National League Cy Young Award?

    • A.

      Tom Glavine

    • B.

      Doug Drabek

    • C.

      Roger Clemens

    • D.

      Frank Viola

    Correct Answer
    B. Doug Drabek
    Explanation
    Doug Drabek won the 1990 National League Cy Young Award.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the 1983 Cy Young Award in the National League?

    • A.

      Pete Vuckovich

    • B.

      Fernando Valenzuela

    • C.

      John Denny

    • D.

      Steve Stone

    Correct Answer
    C. John Denny
    Explanation
    John Denny won the 1983 Cy Young Award in the National League.

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  • 10. 

    Which pitcher won the National League Cy Young Award in 1976?

    • A.

      Sparky Lyle

    • B.

      Randy Jones

    • C.

      Jim Hunter

    • D.

      Bruce Sutter

    Correct Answer
    B. Randy Jones
    Explanation
    Randy Jones won the National League Cy Young Award in 1976.

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  • 11. 

    Which pitcher won the National League Cy Young Award in 1974?

    • A.

      Jim Palmer

    • B.

      Mike Marshall

    • C.

      Gaylord Perry

    • D.

      Ferguson Jenkins

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Marshall
    Explanation
    Mike Marshall won the National League Cy Young Award in 1974.

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  • 12. 

    Who won the American League Cy Young Award in 1999?

    • A.

      Pat Hentgen

    • B.

      Randy Johnson

    • C.

      Pedro Martinez

    • D.

      Tom Glavine

    Correct Answer
    C. Pedro Martinez
    Explanation
    Pedro Martinez won the American League Cy Young Award in 1999. This award is given annually to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball's American League. Martinez had an outstanding season in 1999, posting a record of 23 wins and 4 losses with a 2.07 ERA (earned run average). He also led the league in strikeouts with 313. Martinez's dominant performance and impressive statistics made him a deserving recipient of the Cy Young Award in 1999.

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  • 13. 

    Who won the American League Cy Young Award in 1992?

    • A.

      Bob Welsh

    • B.

      Dennis Eckersley

    • C.

      Greg Maddux

    • D.

      Randy Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Dennis Eckersley
    Explanation
    Dennis Eckersley won the American League Cy Young Award in 1992.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the American League Cy Young Award in 1990?

    • A.

      Greg Maddux

    • B.

      Jack McDowell

    • C.

      Bob Welch

    • D.

      Bret Saberhagen

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Welch
    Explanation
    Bob Welch won the American League Cy Young Award in 1990.

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  • 15. 

    Who won the American League Cy Young Award in 1969?

    • A.

      Vida Blue

    • B.

      Gaylord Perry

    • C.

      Mike Cuellar

    • D.

      Bob Gibson

    Correct Answer
    C. Mike Cuellar
    Explanation
    Mike Cuellar won the American League Cy Young Award in 1969.

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  • 16. 

    Which player for Philadelphia was MVP of the American League in 1933?

    • A.

      Lefty Grove

    • B.

      Frankie Frisch

    • C.

      Chuck Klein

    • D.

      Jimmie Foxx

    Correct Answer
    D. Jimmie Foxx
    Explanation
    Jimmie Foxx was the MVP of the American League in 1933.

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  • 17. 

    Which baseball player won the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year Award?

    • A.

      Tony Oliva

    • B.

      Richie Allen

    • C.

      Tom Seaver

    • D.

      Johnny Bench

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom Seaver
    Explanation
    Tom Seaver won the 1967 National League Rookie of the Year Award because he had an outstanding performance in his debut season. Seaver, a pitcher for the New York Mets, had a record of 16 wins and 13 losses with a 2.76 ERA. He also struck out 170 batters and had an impressive WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) of 1.20. Seaver's strong pitching skills and contributions to the Mets' success led to him being recognized as the Rookie of the Year in 1967.

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  • 18. 

    Which baseball team did Frank Howard play for in 1960?

    • A.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • B.

      Kansas City Royals

    • C.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    • D.

      New York Yankees

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Explanation
    In 1960, Frank Howard played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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  • 19. 

    In 1976, which NL East team won 101 games, had 110 home runs, and a team batting average of .272?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • B.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • C.

      Montreal Expos

    • D.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    Correct Answer
    A. Philadelphia Phillies
    Explanation
    The Philadelphia Phillies won 101 games in 1976, had 110 home runs, and a team batting average of .272. This information suggests that the Phillies had a successful season, winning a high number of games and having a decent number of home runs. Their team batting average of .272 indicates that their hitters performed well, as it is above the league average. Therefore, based on these statistics, it can be concluded that the Philadelphia Phillies is the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    In 1999, which NL West team won 100 games, had 216 home runs and a team batting average of .277?

    • A.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • B.

      Arizona Diamondbacks

    • C.

      San Francisco Giants

    • D.

      Colorado Rockies

    Correct Answer
    B. Arizona Diamondbacks
    Explanation
    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 100 games in 1999, had 216 home runs, and a team batting average of .277.

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  • 21. 

    In 2001, which AL West team won 102 games, had 199 home runs, and a team batting average of .264?

    • A.

      Oakland A's

    • B.

      Texas Rangers

    • C.

      Anaheim Angels

    • D.

      Seattle Mariners

    Correct Answer
    A. Oakland A's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oakland A's. In 2001, the Oakland A's won 102 games, hit 199 home runs, and had a team batting average of .264.

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  • 22. 

    How many MVP Awards did Dale Murphy win?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Dale Murphy won 2 MVP Awards.

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  • 23. 

    Fantasy baseball is credited with increasing the circulation of which publication?

    • A.

      The New York Times

    • B.

      USA Today

    • C.

      Baseball Times

    • D.

      The Wall Street Journal

    Correct Answer
    B. USA Today
    Explanation
    Fantasy baseball is credited with increasing the circulation of USA Today because the newspaper was one of the first to provide comprehensive coverage of fantasy sports, including baseball. As the popularity of fantasy baseball grew, so did the demand for information and analysis, leading to an increase in readership for USA Today. This publication recognized the potential of fantasy sports early on and capitalized on it, attracting a larger audience and increasing its circulation numbers.

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  • 24. 

    Which term means the computerized statistical analysis of baseball?

    • A.

      Mlbmetrics

    • B.

      Sabermetrics

    • C.

      Bslmmetrics

    • D.

      Mlbrmetrics

    Correct Answer
    B. Sabermetrics
    Explanation
    Sabermetrics is the term that refers to the computerized statistical analysis of baseball. It involves the use of advanced statistical methods to evaluate players, teams, and strategies in baseball. This term was popularized by the book "Moneyball" and has since become widely used in the baseball community. Sabermetrics provides valuable insights into the game, enabling teams to make more informed decisions based on data-driven analysis.

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  • 25. 

    How much is the 2006 National Baseball Fantasy Championship winner's prize?

    • A.

      100000

    • B.

      1000000

    • C.

      10000

    • D.

      500000

    Correct Answer
    A. 100000
    Explanation
    The 2006 National Baseball Fantasy Championship winner's prize is $100,000.

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  • 26. 

    Who was the victim of Nolan Ryan's 5,000th career strikeout?

    • A.

      Pete Incaviglia

    • B.

      Julio Franco

    • C.

      Don Mattingly

    • D.

      Rickey Henderson

    Correct Answer
    D. Rickey Henderson
    Explanation
    Rickey Henderson was the victim of Nolan Ryan's 5,000th career strikeout. This means that when Nolan Ryan achieved his milestone of 5,000 strikeouts, Rickey Henderson was the batter who was struck out by him.

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  • 27. 

    Which of these players hit the most opening-day home runs?

    • A.

      Reggie Jackson

    • B.

      Johnny Mize

    • C.

      Lou Gehrig

    • D.

      Frank Robinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Robinson
    Explanation
    Frank Robinson hit the most opening-day home runs among the given players.

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  • 28. 

    Which baseball player was the first to hit home runs in his first two at bats?

    • A.

      Bob Nieman

    • B.

      Jimmy Foxx

    • C.

      Vada Pinson

    • D.

      Johnny Mize

    Correct Answer
    A. Bob Nieman
    Explanation
    Bob Nieman is the correct answer because he was the first baseball player to hit home runs in his first two at-bats. This means that in his first two times at bat in a professional baseball game, Nieman hit the ball over the outfield fence for a home run. This is a rare and impressive feat, making Nieman the first player to accomplish it.

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  • 29. 

    Which of these baseball players had 100 at bats without reaching a .100 average?

    • A.

      Tom Prince

    • B.

      Mike Jordan

    • C.

      Randy Jackson

    • D.

      "Shoeless" Joe Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Jordan
    Explanation
    Mike Jordan is the correct answer because the question is asking for a baseball player who had 100 at bats without reaching a .100 average. This means that the player had fewer than 10 hits out of 100 at bats, resulting in an average lower than .100. The other players mentioned in the question, Tom Prince, Randy Jackson, and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, are not relevant to the question as their batting averages are not mentioned.

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  • 30. 

    Who became baseball's first season-long holdout?

    • A.

      Herman Long

    • B.

      Al Lopex

    • C.

      Tom Lovett

    • D.

      Red Lucas

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom Lovett
    Explanation
    Tom Lovett became baseball's first season-long holdout. A season-long holdout refers to a player who refuses to play or report to the team for an entire season due to contract disputes or other reasons. This means that Lovett did not participate in any games or activities for the entire baseball season, making him the first player to do so.

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