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  • 1. 

    Which of these players had a chocolate bar named after him in his rookie year?

    • A.

      Chuck Knoblauch

    • B.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • C.

      Ken Griffey, Jr.

    • D.

      Derek Jeter

    Correct Answer
    C. Ken Griffey, Jr.
    Explanation
    Ken Griffey Jr. had a chocolate bar named after him in his rookie year. This suggests that he was a highly popular and successful player right from the beginning of his career, as companies often create products named after famous athletes to capitalize on their fame and popularity.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these teams was a Major League expansion team in the 1970's?

    • A.

      Seattle Mariners

    • B.

      Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      Minnesota Twins

    • D.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    Correct Answer
    A. Seattle Mariners
    Explanation
    The Seattle Mariners were a Major League expansion team in the 1970s. They were established in 1977 as part of the league's expansion efforts. This means that they were a newly created team during that time period, as opposed to the other options which were already established teams prior to the 1970s.

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  • 3. 

    NFL star John Elway played for what Major League Baseball organization prior to playing for the Denver Broncos?

    • A.

      NY Mets

    • B.

      NY Yankees

    • C.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    B. NY Yankees
    Explanation
    John Elway played for the New York Yankees prior to playing for the Denver Broncos.

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  • 4. 

    In baseball, what's meant by a "can of corn"?

    • A.

      High Pop Fly Ball

    • B.

      Sacrifice Bunt

    • C.

      A Play Off The Outfield Wall

    • D.

      Stolen Base

    Correct Answer
    A. High Pop Fly Ball
    Explanation
    A "can of corn" in baseball refers to a high pop fly ball that is easy to catch. The term originated from old grocery stores where cans of corn were placed on high shelves, making them easy to reach and retrieve. Similarly, a high pop fly ball is typically easy for an outfielder to catch, hence the comparison to a can of corn.

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  • 5. 

    What round was Mike Piazza drafted in?

    • A.

      31st

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      62nd

    • D.

      1st

    Correct Answer
    C. 62nd
    Explanation
    Mike Piazza was drafted in the 62nd round.

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  • 6. 

    As a member of which team did Ozzie Smith break into the Major Leagues?

    • A.

      Chicago Cubs

    • B.

      San Diego Padres

    • C.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • D.

      Oakland A's

    Correct Answer
    B. San Diego Padres
    Explanation
    Ozzie Smith broke into the Major Leagues as a member of the San Diego Padres.

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  • 7. 

    Which baseball team did Bo Jackson not play for?

    • A.

      Kansas City Royals

    • B.

      Chicago White Sox

    • C.

      He Played For All Of These Teams

    • D.

      Oakland Athletics

    Correct Answer
    D. Oakland Athletics
    Explanation
    Bo Jackson played for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox, and the Oakland Athletics, so the correct answer is that he played for all of these teams.

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  • 8. 

    Who won the 1995 American League Cy Young Award?

    • A.

      Steve Sparks

    • B.

      Greg Maddux

    • C.

      Randy Johnson

    • D.

      Mark Langston

    Correct Answer
    C. Randy Johnson
    Explanation
    Randy Johnson won the 1995 American League Cy Young Award.

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  • 9. 

    How many consecutive games did baseball's "Iron Horse", Lou Gehrig, play in?

    • A.

      2340

    • B.

      5676

    • C.

      1468

    • D.

      2130

    Correct Answer
    D. 2130
    Explanation
    Lou Gehrig, known as baseball's "Iron Horse," played in 2130 consecutive games. This record stood for over 50 years until it was broken by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995. Gehrig's durability and consistency on the field earned him the nickname "Iron Horse" and solidified his place as one of the greatest players in baseball history.

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  • 10. 

    Mark McGwire hit his first grand slam against which of these MLB teams?

    • A.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • B.

      California Angels

    • C.

      Detroit Tigers

    • D.

      New York Yankees

    Correct Answer
    B. California Angels
    Explanation
    Mark McGwire hit his first grand slam against the California Angels. This means that during his career, McGwire hit a grand slam against the Angels before hitting one against any of the other listed MLB teams.

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  • 11. 

    What was Mark McGwire's batting average in 1996?

    • A.

      0.225

    • B.

      0.299

    • C.

      0.263

    • D.

      0.312

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.312
    Explanation
    Mark McGwire's batting average in 1996 was 0.312. This means that he successfully hit the ball and reached base approximately 31.2% of the time he came up to bat during that season. A batting average of 0.312 is considered quite good in baseball, indicating that McGwire was a skilled hitter during that year.

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  • 12. 

    Name the pitcher who gave up Roberto Clemente's 3,000th hit?

    • A.

      Steve Carlton

    • B.

      Hoyt Wilhelm

    • C.

      Jon Matlack

    • D.

      Don Sutton

    Correct Answer
    C. Jon Matlack
    Explanation
    Jon Matlack is the correct answer because he was the pitcher who gave up Roberto Clemente's 3,000th hit.

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  • 13. 

    Mark McGwire won which MLB award in 1990?

    • A.

      Most Valuable Player

    • B.

      Comeback Player Of The Year

    • C.

      Gold Glove

    • D.

      Silver Slugger

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold Glove
    Explanation
    In 1990, Mark McGwire won the Gold Glove award in MLB. The Gold Glove award is given annually to the best defensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League. This award recognizes the exceptional fielding skills and defensive prowess of the player. Given that the other options do not pertain to defensive abilities, it is clear that the correct answer is Gold Glove.

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  • 14. 

    Which MLB baseball team was the first team to strike out a record 21 times in one game?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • B.

      Seattle Mariners

    • C.

      Texas Rangers

    • D.

      Chicago White Sox

    Correct Answer
    B. Seattle Mariners
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Seattle Mariners. The Seattle Mariners were the first MLB baseball team to strike out a record 21 times in one game. This achievement occurred on June 12, 2019, during a game against the Houston Astros. The Mariners' batters struggled against the Astros' pitching staff, resulting in a high number of strikeouts. This record-breaking performance highlighted the dominance of the Astros' pitching and the Mariners' difficulties at the plate.

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  • 15. 

    Who won the National League Cy Young Award in 1991?

    • A.

      None Of These Choices

    • B.

      Tom Glavine

    • C.

      Orel Hershiser

    • D.

      Greg Maddux

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Glavine
    Explanation
    In 1991, Tom Glavine won the National League Cy Young Award.

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  • 16. 

    Who won baseball's NL Rookie of the Year in 1992?

    • A.

      Mike Piazza

    • B.

      Raul Mondesi

    • C.

      Eric Karros

    • D.

      Rico Brogna

    Correct Answer
    C. Eric Karros
    Explanation
    Eric Karros won baseball's NL Rookie of the Year in 1992.

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  • 17. 

    What was the real first name of baseball's "Dizzy" Dean?

    • A.

      Jay

    • B.

      James

    • C.

      Matthew

    • D.

      Jerome

    Correct Answer
    A. Jay
    Explanation
    The real first name of baseball's "Dizzy" Dean was Jay.

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  • 18. 

    Which baseball team once featured four 20-game winners?

    • A.

      1955 Chicago White Sox

    • B.

      1993 Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      1954 Cleveland Indians

    • D.

      1971 Baltimore Orioles

    Correct Answer
    D. 1971 Baltimore Orioles
    Explanation
    In 1971, the Baltimore Orioles had an exceptional season with four pitchers who each won 20 or more games. This achievement is quite rare in baseball, as it requires a combination of talented pitchers and a strong team overall. The Orioles' pitching staff, consisting of Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson, played a significant role in their success that season. Their impressive performances on the mound contributed to the team's overall success and made them a formidable force in the league.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following baseball players never hit 50 home runs in a season?

    • A.

      George Foster

    • B.

      Willie Mays

    • C.

      Mickey Mantle

    • D.

      Henry Aaron

    Correct Answer
    D. Henry Aaron
    Explanation
    Henry Aaron never hit 50 home runs in a season. Although he is one of the greatest baseball players of all time and holds the record for the most career home runs, his highest single-season home run total was 47. Therefore, he did not achieve the milestone of hitting 50 home runs in a season.

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  • 20. 

    Who won the 2004 American League Cy Young Award?

    • A.

      Pedro Martinez

    • B.

      Randy Johnson

    • C.

      Johan Santana

    • D.

      Curt Schilling

    Correct Answer
    C. Johan Santana
    Explanation
    Johan Santana won the 2004 American League Cy Young Award. This prestigious award is given annually to the best pitcher in the American League. Santana had an exceptional season in 2004, leading the league in strikeouts with 265 and finishing with a 20-6 win-loss record. He also had an impressive earned run average (ERA) of 2.61. Santana's outstanding performance and statistical achievements made him the deserving recipient of the Cy Young Award in 2004.

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  • 21. 

    Who had has his number retired by the most teams?

    • A.

      Willie Mays

    • B.

      Reggie Jackson

    • C.

      Hank Aaron

    • D.

      Jackie Robinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Jackie Robinson
    Explanation
    Jackie Robinson had his number retired by the most teams. This is because Robinson's number 42 was retired by all Major League Baseball teams in honor of his groundbreaking contributions to the sport and his role in breaking the color barrier. No other player in MLB history has had their number retired by every team, making Robinson's achievement unique and significant.

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  • 22. 

    Who was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1977?

    • A.

      Manny Trillo

    • B.

      Tim Raines

    • C.

      Kevin Mitchell

    • D.

      Andre Dawson

    Correct Answer
    D. Andre Dawson
    Explanation
    Andre Dawson was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1977 because he had an outstanding debut season with the Montreal Expos. In his rookie year, Dawson showcased his skills as a power hitter and an exceptional outfielder. He hit .282 with 19 home runs, 65 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases. Dawson's performance earned him the Rookie of the Year award, establishing him as a promising player in the league.

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  • 23. 

    Who is the first player in history to be named Rookie of the Year, League MVP, and winner of the Cy Young Award?

    • A.

      Sandy Koufax

    • B.

      Tommy John

    • C.

      Don Newcombe

    • D.

      Dennis Eckersley

    Correct Answer
    C. Don Newcombe
    Explanation
    Don Newcombe is the correct answer because he is the first player in history to be named Rookie of the Year, League MVP, and winner of the Cy Young Award. This achievement demonstrates his exceptional performance and impact in his rookie season, as well as his continued dominance and excellence throughout his career. Newcombe's ability to excel in multiple aspects of the game, both as a pitcher and as a valuable contributor to his team's success, sets him apart and makes him deserving of these prestigious accolades.

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  • 24. 

    What player was included in the acquisition of Hideki Irabu for the Yanks?

    • A.

      Jeff Nelson

    • B.

      Homer Bush

    • C.

      Dale Sveum

    • D.

      Luis Sojo

    Correct Answer
    B. Homer Bush
    Explanation
    Homer Bush was included in the acquisition of Hideki Irabu for the Yankees.

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  • 25. 

    How many times was Steve Garvey an All-Star in his career?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    Steve Garvey was selected as an All-Star 10 times during his career. This indicates that he was recognized as one of the top players in his league on multiple occasions. Being selected as an All-Star is a prestigious honor and demonstrates Garvey's consistent performance and skill throughout his career.

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  • 26. 

    Who hit a home run in his first at bat, a triple in his second, and never hit another home run for the rest of his career?

    • A.

      Steve Carlton

    • B.

      Lefty Grove

    • C.

      Nolan Ryan

    • D.

      Hoyt Wilhelm

    Correct Answer
    D. Hoyt Wilhelm
    Explanation
    Hoyt Wilhelm is the correct answer because he hit a home run in his first at bat and a triple in his second at bat, but he never hit another home run for the rest of his career. This implies that he had a strong start in terms of hitting but was not able to replicate that success in terms of hitting home runs throughout his career.

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  • 27. 

    Which of these stars never won back-to-back MVP Awards?

    • A.

      Dale Murphy

    • B.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • C.

      Mike Schmidt

    • D.

      Ernie Banks

    Correct Answer
    B. Cal Ripken, Jr.
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr. never won back-to-back MVP Awards. This means that he did not win the MVP Award in consecutive years. The other three options, Dale Murphy, Mike Schmidt, and Ernie Banks, all won the MVP Award in back-to-back years at some point in their careers.

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  • 28. 

    Which of these players did not hit at least 500 home runs in their career?

    • A.

      Lou Gehrig

    • B.

      Jimmy Foxx

    • C.

      Eddie Matthews

    • D.

      Mel Ott

    Correct Answer
    A. Lou Gehrig
    Explanation
    Lou Gehrig did hit at least 500 home runs in his career. He is known as one of the greatest baseball players of all time and finished his career with 493 home runs. Therefore, he did not reach the 500 home run milestone.

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  • 29. 

    Who of the following was not one of the original four players elected to the Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      Walter Johnson

    • B.

      Ty Cobb

    • C.

      Honus Wagner

    • D.

      Lou Gehrig

    Correct Answer
    D. Lou Gehrig
    Explanation
    Lou Gehrig was not one of the original four players elected to the Hall of Fame. The original four players elected were Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and Lou Gehrig.

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  • 30. 

    Which two hit homers before they were 20 years old, and also after they were 40?

    • A.

      Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

    • B.

      Honus Wagner And Stan Musial

    • C.

      Rusty Staub And Ty Cobb

    • D.

      Dave Parker And Hank Aaron

    Correct Answer
    C. Rusty Staub And Ty Cobb
    Explanation
    Rusty Staub and Ty Cobb are the correct answer because both players hit home runs before they turned 20 years old and also after they turned 40. This means that they had a long and successful career, showing their talent and ability to hit home runs at different stages of their playing years.

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