Baseball Knowledge Trivia Quiz

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Are you prepared and excited to play a Baseball knowledge quiz? Then here is this quiz for you. Atlanta Braves is the oldest continually operating team in Major League Baseball and was enfranchised in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings. If you have a lot of love for the game, then the test below is for you. Give it a try and see whether you know all there is to the game and its basics. All the best to you for this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ____ play defense on a baseball diamond.

    • A.

      9 players

    • B.

      10 players

    • C.

      11 players

    • D.

      12 players

    Correct Answer
    A. 9 players
    Explanation
    In baseball, 9 players are required to play defense on a baseball diamond. Each player has a specific position, such as pitcher, catcher, infielders, and outfielders, which collectively work together to prevent the opposing team from scoring runs. Having 9 players allows for a balanced defense, ensuring that each area of the field is covered effectively.

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  • 2. 

    The DH hits instead of the _____.

    • A.

      Catcher

    • B.

      Left Fielder

    • C.

      Pitcher

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Pitcher
    Explanation
    In baseball, the designated hitter (DH) is a player who bats in place of the pitcher in the lineup. The DH is used in leagues where the pitcher is not required to bat, such as the American League in Major League Baseball. Therefore, when the DH hits, it means that the pitcher does not bat.

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  • 3. 

    An error is ___.

    • A.

      Getting out on the basepaths.

    • B.

      Making a mistake on defense

    • C.

      Striking out

    • D.

      Scoring zero

    Correct Answer
    B. Making a mistake on defense
    Explanation
    An error in the context of sports, particularly in baseball, refers to making a mistake on defense. This could include mishandling the ball, dropping a catch, or making a poor throw, resulting in the opposing team gaining an advantage. It is a common term used to describe a defensive player's mistake or failure to execute a play correctly.

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  • 4. 

    How many men are there typically in a starting (pitching) rotation?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    Typically, there are 5 men in a starting (pitching) rotation. This is the most common number of pitchers used in a rotation in professional baseball. Each pitcher in the rotation takes turns starting games and pitching for a certain number of innings before being replaced by another pitcher in the rotation. This allows for a balanced workload and ensures that each pitcher gets enough rest between starts.

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  • 5. 

    A southpaw is a(n)_____

    • A.

      Switch-hitting batter.

    • B.

      Right-handed first basemen.

    • C.

      Both A & B

    • D.

      Left-handed pitcher.

    Correct Answer
    D. Left-handed pitcher.
    Explanation
    A southpaw is a term used to describe a left-handed pitcher in baseball. The term originated from the position of the pitcher's arm when facing home plate, as their left hand would be on the south side of their body. It is important to note that a southpaw can also refer to a left-handed boxer in the sport of boxing.

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  • 6. 

    Which is a full count?

    • A.

      3-2

    • B.

      2-2

    • C.

      4-5

    • D.

      5-5

    Correct Answer
    A. 3-2
    Explanation
    The full count in a baseball game refers to the number of balls and strikes a batter has. In this case, the answer "3-2" indicates that the batter has three balls and two strikes. This means that if the next pitch is a ball, the batter will be awarded a walk and advance to first base. If the next pitch is a strike, the batter will be called out.

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  • 7. 

    Which scenario can put you on base?

    • A.

      Sacrifice Fly

    • B.

      Dropped Third Strike

    • C.

      Called Third Strike

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. Dropped Third Strike
    Explanation
    A dropped third strike is a scenario in baseball where the catcher fails to catch the third strike pitch, allowing the batter to run to first base. This can put the batter on base because according to the rules, if first base is unoccupied or there are two outs, the batter can attempt to run to first base after a dropped third strike. The batter has the opportunity to reach base safely and continue their team's offensive inning.

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  • 8. 

    How many teams are in the MLB?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    D. 30
    Explanation
    There are 30 teams in the MLB.

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  • 9. 

    What is a ground-rule double?

    • A.

      An error in the outfield

    • B.

      Stealing Home

    • C.

      A ball hopping over the wall

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. A ball hopping over the wall
    Explanation
    A ground-rule double is when a ball is hit in fair territory and then bounces over the outfield wall or fence. This results in the batter being awarded second base. It is called a "ground-rule" because it is a specific rule that applies when the ball meets certain conditions and is not caught or played by the outfielder. This is different from an error in the outfield or stealing home, which are unrelated to a ball hopping over the wall.

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  • 10. 

    A grand slam drive in

    • A.

      7 runs

    • B.

      4 runs

    • C.

      6 runs

    • D.

      8 runs

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 runs
    Explanation
    In the context of cricket, a grand slam drive refers to hitting the ball out of the field for a maximum of 6 runs. However, the given answer states "4 runs" which contradicts the definition of a grand slam drive. Therefore, the given answer is incorrect.

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Ryan Pratt |Bachelor's degree |
Baseball Expert
Ryan is a dedicated individual with a growth mindset, eager to work hard and embrace new challenges in player development. Certified in Driveline Foundations of Pitching and Rapsodo Pitching, he brings expertise in athlete development. With a Bachelor's degree in Business/Managerial Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington, Ryan combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience. As an Assistant Baseball Coach at Thomas College, he demonstrates strong leadership and coaching skills, contributing effectively to player growth and team success. Passionate about continuous learning, Ryan reviews sports baseball quizzes, ensuring accuracy and effectiveness while contributing to educational resources.

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