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  • 1. 

    What stadium did the Negro League Birmingham Black Barons play in?

    • A.

      Rickwood Field

    • B.

      Martin Park

    • C.

      Greenlee Field

    • D.

      Victory Field

    Correct Answer
    A. Rickwood Field
    Explanation
    Rickwood Field is the correct answer because it was the home stadium for the Negro League Birmingham Black Barons. It was one of the oldest baseball parks in the United States and hosted numerous games for the Black Barons during their time in the Negro Leagues. Rickwood Field holds historical significance as a venue for African American baseball players during a time of racial segregation in professional sports.

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  • 2. 

    What Negro League player was dubbed "The Tan Cheetah"?

    • A.

      Sam Bankhead

    • B.

      Oscar Charleston

    • C.

      Cool Papa Bell

    • D.

      Martin Dihigo

    Correct Answer
    C. Cool Papa Bell
    Explanation
    Cool Papa Bell was dubbed "The Tan Cheetah" because of his exceptional speed on the baseball field. Bell was known for his incredible base running skills and was considered one of the fastest players in the history of the sport. His speed and agility earned him the nickname "The Tan Cheetah" as a testament to his quickness and ability to outrun opponents.

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  • 3. 

    What was different about 1930's minor league baseball player Edwin Pitts?

    • A.

      Killed By Rowdy Crowd At A Game

    • B.

      First To Face Jackie Robinson

    • C.

      Signed After Leaving Prison

    • D.

      Hit Smoke Stacks Across The Street

    Correct Answer
    C. Signed After Leaving Prison
    Explanation
    Edwin Pitts was different from other 1930's minor league baseball players because he was signed after leaving prison. This suggests that Pitts had a criminal record or had been incarcerated prior to joining the minor league baseball team. This unique background sets him apart from other players who may have had more conventional paths to joining a professional baseball team.

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  • 4. 

    In baseball's minor leagues, who held the single season record for hits in the 20th century?

    • A.

      Oscar Eckhardt

    • B.

      Paul Strand

    • C.

      Ike Boone

    • D.

      Smead Jolley

    Correct Answer
    B. Paul Strand
    Explanation
    Paul Strand held the single season record for hits in the 20th century in baseball's minor leagues.

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  • 5. 

    In baseball's Minor Leagues of the 20th century, who held the record for triples in a season?

    • A.

      Angel Aragon

    • B.

      Dusty Cooke

    • C.

      Ike Boone

    • D.

      Jack Cross

    Correct Answer
    D. Jack Cross
    Explanation
    Jack Cross held the record for triples in a season in baseball's Minor Leagues of the 20th century.

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  • 6. 

    What was Major Leaguer Max Bishop's nickname?

    • A.

      Camera Eye

    • B.

      Robot Monster

    • C.

      Waynesboro Weapon

    • D.

      Cherry Picker

    Correct Answer
    A. Camera Eye
    Explanation
    Major Leaguer Max Bishop's nickname was "Camera Eye."

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  • 7. 

    What pitcher was called "The Whip"?

    • A.

      Kent Tekulve

    • B.

      Jack Billingham

    • C.

      Ewell Blackwell

    • D.

      JR Richard

    Correct Answer
    C. Ewell Blackwell
    Explanation
    Ewell Blackwell was called "The Whip" because of his unique pitching delivery. He had a long and fluid arm motion, resembling the motion of a whip, which allowed him to generate a lot of speed and movement on his pitches. This nickname was given to him due to his exceptional pitching skills and the way he effortlessly delivered the ball. Blackwell was known for his dominant performances on the mound and was a standout pitcher during his career.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the baseball movie "The Winning Team" about?

    • A.

      Pete Gray

    • B.

      Jackie Robinson

    • C.

      Grover Cleveland Alexander

    • D.

      Satchel Paige

    Correct Answer
    C. Grover Cleveland Alexander
    Explanation
    "The Winning Team" is a baseball movie about Grover Cleveland Alexander.

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  • 9. 

    What team did the Alou Brothers make all 3 of the outs in the same inning against?

    • A.

      Houston Astros

    • B.

      Houston Colt 45s

    • C.

      New York Mets

    • D.

      Chicago Cubs

    Correct Answer
    C. New York Mets
    Explanation
    The Alou Brothers made all 3 of the outs in the same inning against the New York Mets.

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  • 10. 

    What was Hall of Fame shortstop Dave Bancroft's nickname?

    • A.

      Peaches

    • B.

      Mr. Average

    • C.

      Beauty

    • D.

      Nickle Miser

    Correct Answer
    C. Beauty
    Explanation
    Dave Bancroft's nickname was "Beauty" because it was a play on his last name, Bancroft. The nickname "Beauty" is a clever and light-hearted way to refer to someone who is attractive or good-looking. It is likely that Bancroft's teammates or fans gave him this nickname as a way to tease or compliment him on his appearance.

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  • 11. 

    What special ball park promotion was going on when Tom Seaver won his 300th career game?

    • A.

      Disco Demolition Night

    • B.

      Phil Rizzuto Day

    • C.

      Yogi Berra Day

    • D.

      Wilber Wood Night

    Correct Answer
    B. Phil Rizzuto Day
    Explanation
    Phil Rizzuto Day is the special ball park promotion that was going on when Tom Seaver won his 300th career game. This suggests that the event was held to honor Phil Rizzuto, a former baseball player and broadcaster.

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  • 12. 

    Who was Tom Seaver's 3,500th strikeout victim?

    • A.

      Don Mattingly

    • B.

      Robin Yount

    • C.

      Paul Molitor

    • D.

      Lee Lacy

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Molitor
    Explanation
    Tom Seaver's 3,500th strikeout victim was Paul Molitor.

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  • 13. 

    Who said "Some people give their bodies to science, but I give mine to baseball"?

    • A.

      Pete Rose

    • B.

      Ron Hunt

    • C.

      Lenny Dykstra

    • D.

      Curt Flood

    Correct Answer
    B. Ron Hunt
    Explanation
    Ron Hunt said "Some people give their bodies to science, but I give mine to baseball." This quote reflects his dedication and passion for the sport of baseball. Hunt emphasizes that he is fully committed to the game, willing to sacrifice his body and put everything into his baseball career. This quote showcases his love for the sport and his determination to give his all to it.

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  • 14. 

    What was the nickname of journeyman 1st baseman George Metkovich?

    • A.

      Tank

    • B.

      Tomato Face

    • C.

      Hatches

    • D.

      Catfish

    Correct Answer
    D. Catfish
    Explanation
    George Metkovich was not known by the nickname "Tank" or "Tomato Face" or "Hatches". However, he was indeed known by the nickname "Catfish".

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  • 15. 

    What baseball player first said "If horses can't eat it, I don't want to play on it"?

    • A.

      Jay Johnstone

    • B.

      Tim McCarver

    • C.

      Graig Nettles

    • D.

      Dick Allen

    Correct Answer
    D. Dick Allen
    Explanation
    Dick Allen is the correct answer because he was a baseball player known for his outspoken and sometimes controversial statements. This particular quote reflects Allen's preference for natural grass fields in baseball, as opposed to artificial turf. Allen's comment suggests that he believed playing on artificial turf was not enjoyable or conducive to good gameplay.

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  • 16. 

    What Major League team had "Homer the Beagle" as its mascot?

    • A.

      New York Mets

    • B.

      Brooklyn Tip Tops

    • C.

      Boston Braves

    • D.

      St. Louis Browns

    Correct Answer
    A. New York Mets
    Explanation
    The New York Mets had "Homer the Beagle" as their mascot.

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  • 17. 

    In 1987, what Major League pitcher gave up home runs to the first 3 batters to start a game?

    • A.

      John Davis

    • B.

      Roger Mason

    • C.

      Dickie Noles

    • D.

      Jose Deleon

    Correct Answer
    B. Roger Mason
    Explanation
    Roger Mason is the correct answer because he is the Major League pitcher who gave up home runs to the first 3 batters to start a game in 1987.

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  • 18. 

    What Major League team first signed Tom Seaver?

    • A.

      Oakland A's

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Houston Astros

    • D.

      Atlanta Braves

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlanta Braves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Atlanta Braves because they were the Major League team that first signed Tom Seaver.

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  • 19. 

    What pitcher did Reggie Jackson homer against that caused the first shower of Reggie Bars?

    • A.

      Wilber Wood

    • B.

      Bob Lacey

    • C.

      Rick Honeycutt

    • D.

      Larry Sorenson

    Correct Answer
    A. Wilber Wood
    Explanation
    Reggie Jackson homered against Wilber Wood, which caused the first shower of Reggie Bars.

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  • 20. 

    Which of these was not a nickname acquired by Hall of Fame shortstop Luke Appling?

    • A.

      Kid Boots

    • B.

      Banana Bread

    • C.

      Old Aches And Pains

    • D.

      Pneumatic Glove

    Correct Answer
    B. Banana Bread
    Explanation
    Luke Appling acquired the nicknames "Kid Boots," "Old Aches And Pains," and "Pneumatic Glove" during his career as a Hall of Fame shortstop. However, "Banana Bread" was not a nickname acquired by Luke Appling.

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  • 21. 

    What pitcher did Willie Mays get his first Major League hit against?

    • A.

      Bob Friend

    • B.

      Warren Spahn

    • C.

      Johnny Sain

    • D.

      Carl Erskine

    Correct Answer
    B. Warren Spahn
    Explanation
    Willie Mays got his first Major League hit against Warren Spahn.

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  • 22. 

    Who was the all-time career hit leader in baseball's minor leagues of the 20th century?

    • A.

      Buster Chatham

    • B.

      Jigger Statz

    • C.

      Spencer Harris

    • D.

      Fred Henry

    Correct Answer
    C. Spencer Harris
    Explanation
    Spencer Harris is the correct answer because he holds the record for the most career hits in baseball's minor leagues during the 20th century. While Buster Chatham, Jigger Statz, and Fred Henry were all notable players, none of them achieved the same level of success or accumulated as many hits as Harris. Therefore, Harris is recognized as the all-time career hit leader in the minor leagues during the 20th century.

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  • 23. 

    In what minor league did Ty Cobb make his debut?

    • A.

      Kitty League

    • B.

      Cotton States League

    • C.

      Sally League

    • D.

      South Atlantic League

    Correct Answer
    D. South Atlantic League
    Explanation
    Ty Cobb made his debut in the South Atlantic League.

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  • 24. 

    What Major Leaguer had 3 hits in one inning on June 18, 1953?

    • A.

      Ted Williams

    • B.

      Gene Stephens

    • C.

      Patsy Dougherty

    • D.

      Lou Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Gene Stephens
    Explanation
    Gene Stephens had 3 hits in one inning on June 18, 1953.

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  • 25. 

    What pitcher did Babe Ruth get his first home run against in organized baseball?

    • A.

      Frank Shillenback

    • B.

      John Ogden

    • C.

      Ellis Johnson

    • D.

      George Payne

    Correct Answer
    C. Ellis Johnson
    Explanation
    Babe Ruth hit his first home run against Ellis Johnson in organized baseball.

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  • 26. 

    What team did Lou Gehrig make his pro debut with?

    • A.

      Newark

    • B.

      Buffalo

    • C.

      Hartford

    • D.

      Rochester

    Correct Answer
    C. Hartford
    Explanation
    Lou Gehrig made his pro debut with the Hartford team.

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  • 27. 

    What Minor League team did Lou Gehrig get his first hit against in organized baseball?

    • A.

      Bridgeport

    • B.

      Waterbury

    • C.

      New Haven

    • D.

      Pittsfield

    Correct Answer
    B. Waterbury
    Explanation
    Lou Gehrig got his first hit in organized baseball against the Waterbury Minor League team.

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  • 28. 

    What team did Walter Johnson make his last appearance for?

    • A.

      Salt Lake City

    • B.

      Newark

    • C.

      Tulsa

    • D.

      Rochester

    Correct Answer
    B. Newark
    Explanation
    Walter Johnson made his last appearance for the Newark team.

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  • 29. 

    Who was Stan Musial playing for when he injured his pitching arm permanently?

    • A.

      Tallahassee, Florida

    • B.

      Evansville, Indiana

    • C.

      Statesville, Georgia

    • D.

      Daytona Beach, Florida

    Correct Answer
    D. Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 30. 

    What unusual items were presented to Minor League pitcher Jack Aragon?

    • A.

      Several Baby Crocodiles

    • B.

      A Pair Of Ponies

    • C.

      A Truckload Of Water Melons

    • D.

      A Washtub Full Of Pennies

    Correct Answer
    D. A Washtub Full Of Pennies
    Explanation
    Jack Aragon was presented with a washtub full of pennies. This is considered unusual because it is not a typical gift or reward for a Minor League pitcher. It is uncommon to receive such a large quantity of pennies as a gift, especially in a washtub.

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