The Crazy Hard Baseball (Especially Yankee) Trivia Quiz

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A random baseball quiz off the top of my head. You better know your stuff!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Before Derek Jeter, who was the SS for the New York Yankees?

    Explanation
    Before Derek Jeter, Tony Fernandez and Randy Velarde were the shortstops for the New York Yankees.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of these players never led their league in homers?

    • A.

      Alex Rodriguez

    • B.

      Sammy Sosa

    • C.

      Ryne Sandberg

    • D.

      Frank Thomas

    • E.

      Joe Dimaggio

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Thomas
    Explanation
    Frank Thomas never led their league in homers.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the NL MVP in 1998?

    Correct Answer
    Sammy Sosa
    Explanation
    Sammy Sosa won the NL MVP in 1998.

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  • 4. 

    Which major league baseball team (only AL or NL) is the only team to have played home games in New Jersey?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Los Angeles/ Brooklyn Dodgers

    • D.

      San Franciso/ New York Giants

    • E.

      This is a trick question! No baseball team has ever played home games in New Jersey!

    Correct Answer
    C. Los Angeles/ Brooklyn Dodgers
    Explanation
    A Federal League (3rd major league from 1914-1915) team called the Newark Pepper played home games in New Jersey. The Dodgers played some home games in NJ from 1956-1957.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the all time leader in ERA+ (ERA adjusted to ballpark)?

    • A.

      Cy Young

    • B.

      Dennis Eckersley

    • C.

      Mariano Rivera

    • D.

      Eric Gagne

    • E.

      Walter Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Mariano Rivera
    Explanation
    Mariano Rivera is the all-time leader in ERA+ (ERA adjusted to ballpark) because he consistently performed at a high level throughout his career. ERA+ takes into account the pitcher's performance relative to the league average and adjusts for the ballpark they played in. Rivera's ERA+ of 205 is the highest in history, indicating that he was significantly better than the average pitcher during his time. This is a testament to his exceptional skills and dominance on the mound.

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  • 6. 

    Name one baseball team that Deion Sanders played for.

    Correct Answer
    Yankees
    Braves
    Reds
    Giants
    Explanation
    Deion Sanders played for multiple baseball teams during his career, including the Yankees, Braves, Reds, and Giants.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the Yankee closer before Mariano Rivera?

    Correct Answer
    John Wetteland
    Explanation
    John Wetteland was the Yankee closer before Mariano Rivera. This means that he was the relief pitcher who was responsible for finishing games and securing victories for the team before Rivera took over the role. Wetteland's tenure as the closer was successful, as he played a crucial role in leading the Yankees to a World Series championship in 1996.

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  • 8. 

    When Francisco Rodriguez saved 62 games in '08 to set a major league single-season record, who's record did he brake?

    • A.

      Mariano Rivera

    • B.

      Bobby Thigpen

    • C.

      Dennis Eckersley

    • D.

      Eric Gagne

    • E.

      Trevor Hoffman

    Correct Answer
    B. Bobby Thigpen
    Explanation
    Francisco Rodriguez broke Bobby Thigpen's record for the most saves in a single season. In 1990, Thigpen had set the previous record of 57 saves while playing for the Chicago White Sox. Rodriguez surpassed this record in 2008 when he saved 62 games as a member of the Los Angeles Angels. Therefore, the correct answer is Bobby Thigpen.

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  • 9. 

    How many games did the 1962 Mets lose before winning their first game in franchise history?

    • A.

      None. They actually won their first game in franchise history before losing 120 games on the year.

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      8

    • E.

      9

    Correct Answer
    E. 9
    Explanation
    The 1962 Mets actually won their first game in franchise history before losing 120 games on the year. Therefore, they did not lose any games before winning their first game.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these players threw a no-hitter for the Mets?

    • A.

      Tom Seaver

    • B.

      Dwight Gooden

    • C.

      David Cone

    • D.

      Roger Craig

    • E.

      No one has ever thrown a no-hitter while wearing a Mets uniform. Are you trying to trick me?

    Correct Answer
    E. No one has ever thrown a no-hitter while wearing a Mets uniform. Are you trying to trick me?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No one has ever thrown a no-hitter while wearing a Mets uniform. Are you trying to trick me?" This answer is correct because the question asks which player threw a no-hitter for the Mets, but the statement following the player options states that no one has ever thrown a no-hitter while wearing a Mets uniform. Therefore, the correct answer is that no one has thrown a no-hitter for the Mets.

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  • 11. 

    Derek Jeter was MVP of which World Series?

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      2000

    • E.

      2009

    Correct Answer
    D. 2000
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2000 World Series.

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  • 12. 

    What pitcher threw a perfect game for 12 innings but lost 1-0 in the 13th?

    Correct Answer
    Harvey Haddix
    Explanation
    Harvey Haddix threw a perfect game for 12 innings, meaning he did not allow any opposing players to reach base. However, in the 13th inning, his team failed to score a run while the opposing team managed to score one, resulting in a 1-0 loss for Haddix. Despite his impressive performance, Haddix was unable to secure a win due to the lack of run support from his team.

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  • 13. 

    Among these players who have hit 4 home runs in 1 game, who's team lost that game?

    • A.

      Lou Gehrig

    • B.

      Willie Mays

    • C.

      Bob Horner

    • D.

      Mark Whiten

    • E.

      Shawn Green

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Horner
    Explanation
    Among the players listed, Bob Horner is the only one who hit 4 home runs in a game and his team lost.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these career records does Babe Ruth still hold?

    • A.

      Home runs

    • B.

      Walks

    • C.

      SLG% and OPS

    • D.

      Choices B and C

    • E.

      Babe Ruth no longer holds the career record in any statistic.

    Correct Answer
    C. SLG% and OPS
    Explanation
    Babe Ruth still holds the career records for SLG% (Slugging Percentage) and OPS (On-Base Plus Slugging). SLG% is a measure of a player's ability to hit for extra bases, while OPS combines a player's on-base percentage and slugging percentage to provide a more comprehensive measure of their overall offensive performance. Babe Ruth's exceptional power and ability to get on base contributed to his high SLG% and OPS, which still stand as career records in Major League Baseball.

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  • 15. 

    Besides 762 career home runs, which is these milestones has Barry Bonds met?

    • A.

      3000 hits

    • B.

      .300 career batting average

    • C.

      Over 2500 walks, most all-time

    • D.

      A and C

    • E.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    C. Over 2500 walks, most all-time
    Explanation
    Barry Bonds has met the milestone of over 2500 walks, which is the most all-time. This means that throughout his career, Bonds has received more than 2500 base on balls, which is the highest number achieved by any player in the history of baseball.

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  • 16. 

    Other than Rickey Henderson, which former Yankee was elected to the Hall of Fame in '09?

    Correct Answer
    Joe Gordon
    Explanation
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/hof.shtml

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  • 17. 

    Which of these teams did Kenny Lofton NOT play for?

    • A.

      Yankees

    • B.

      Astros

    • C.

      Pirates

    • D.

      Brewers

    • E.

      Phillies

    Correct Answer
    D. Brewers
    Explanation
    Kenny Lofton did not play for the Brewers.

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  • 18. 

    How many games did the Yankees win in 2000, a year they won the World Series?

    • A.

      95

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      92

    • D.

      87

    • E.

      89

    Correct Answer
    D. 87
    Explanation
    In 2000, the Yankees won the World Series. The question asks how many games they won that year. The correct answer is 87. Winning the World Series requires winning multiple games, so it can be inferred that the Yankees won at least 87 games that season.

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  • 19. 

    What year did the Yankees come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1978

    • C.

      1958

    • D.

      1928

    • E.

      1947

    Correct Answer
    C. 1958
    Explanation
    In 1958, the Yankees came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series.

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  • 20. 

    Among these Yankees that have hit for the cycle, who of these players have hit for the cycle multiple times?

    • A.

      Mickey Mantle

    • B.

      Joe Dimaggio

    • C.

      Bob Meusel

    • D.

      A and B

    • E.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    E. B and C
    Explanation
    Mickey Mantle and Bob Meusel are the players who have hit for the cycle multiple times. Joe Dimaggio is not included in this list, so the correct answer is B and C.

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