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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In 2011, Albert Pujols became the third player to do what in the World Series?

    • A.

      Get Five Hits in a Game

    • B.

      Make Three Errors in a Game

    • C.

      Hit Three Home Runs in a Game

    • D.

      Walk 5 Times in a Game

    Correct Answer
    C. Hit Three Home Runs in a Game
    Explanation
    In 2011, Albert Pujols achieved the remarkable feat of hitting three home runs in a single game during the World Series. This made him only the third player in history to accomplish this impressive feat.

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  • 2. 

    Albert Pujols won his second World Series when the Cardinals defeated which team in 2011?

    • A.

      Texas Rangers

    • B.

      Chicago White Sox

    • C.

      Tampa Bay Rays

    • D.

      New York Yankees

    Correct Answer
    A. Texas Rangers
    Explanation
    In 2011, Albert Pujols won his second World Series when the Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers.

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  • 3. 

    What is Roy Halladay's real first name?

    • A.

      Royce

    • B.

      Henry

    • C.

      Leroy

    • D.

      Martin

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry
    Explanation
    Roy Halladay's real first name is Henry.

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  • 4. 

    In 2010, Roy Halladay became the second pitcher to do what?

    • A.

      Throw a Postseason No-Hitter

    • B.

      Win 30 Games

    • C.

      Win the Cy Young and MVP

    • D.

      Complete an Unassisted Triple Play

    Correct Answer
    A. Throw a Postseason No-Hitter
    Explanation
    In 2010, Roy Halladay became the second pitcher to throw a Postseason No-Hitter. This means that during a playoff game, Halladay pitched a complete game without allowing any hits from the opposing team. This is a remarkable achievement as it requires exceptional skill and precision on the part of the pitcher. Halladay's accomplishment solidified his reputation as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.

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  • 5. 

    Roy Halladay played his first season for which team in 2010?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Detroit Tigers

    • C.

      Atlanta Braves

    • D.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    Correct Answer
    D. Philadelphia Phillies
    Explanation
    In 2010, Roy Halladay played his first season for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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  • 6. 

    In 2011, Roy Halladay finished 2nd in the AL Cy Young voting behind whom?

    • A.

      Clayton Kershaw

    • B.

      John Santana

    • C.

      Tim Lincecum

    • D.

      Felix Hernandez

    Correct Answer
    A. Clayton Kershaw
    Explanation
    In 2011, Roy Halladay finished 2nd in the AL Cy Young voting behind Clayton Kershaw. This means that Clayton Kershaw received more votes and was ultimately awarded the AL Cy Young award for that year.

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  • 7. 

    In 2012, Miguel Cabrera became the first hitter to win a Triple Crown since which Boston Red Sox player?

    • A.

      Carl Yastrzemski

    • B.

      Babe Ruth

    • C.

      Fred Lynn

    • D.

      Tris Speaker

    Correct Answer
    A. Carl Yastrzemski
    Explanation
    In 2012, Miguel Cabrera became the first hitter to win a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski, a former Boston Red Sox player. This means that Cabrera led the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in for that season, just like Yastrzemski did in 1967. Babe Ruth, Fred Lynn, and Tris Speaker did not achieve this feat, making Carl Yastrzemski the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Who did Miguel Cabrera beat out for 2012 AL MVP by 81 points?

    • A.

      Mike Trout

    • B.

      Robinson Cano

    • C.

      Adrian Beltre

    • D.

      Josh Hamilton

    Correct Answer
    A. Mike Trout
    Explanation
    In 2012, Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award by 81 points, beating out Mike Trout. This indicates that Cabrera received more votes from the members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) who determine the MVP winner. Cabrera's performance during that season, which included winning the Triple Crown by leading the league in batting average, home runs, and RBIs, likely played a significant role in securing his victory over Trout.

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  • 9. 

    Which MLB team did Miguel Cabrera play for in 2012?

    • A.

      Detroit Tigers

    • B.

      Texas Rangers

    • C.

      Chicago Cubs

    • D.

      Florida Marlins

    Correct Answer
    A. Detroit Tigers
    Explanation
    In 2012, Miguel Cabrera played for the Detroit Tigers.

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  • 10. 

    Which award did Justin Verlander win in 2011?

    • A.

      AL MVP

    • B.

      Gold Glove

    • C.

      NL MVP

    • D.

      Hank Aaron Award

    Correct Answer
    A. AL MVP
    Explanation
    In 2011, Justin Verlander won the AL MVP award. This award is given to the most valuable player in the American League, recognizing Verlander's outstanding performance and contributions to his team that season. It signifies his exceptional skills and impact on the game, making him the most valuable player in the league.

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  • 11. 

    Justin Verlander led the MLB in which category in 2011 and 2012?

    • A.

      Wild Pitches

    • B.

      Saves

    • C.

      Strikeouts

    • D.

      Walks

    Correct Answer
    C. Strikeouts
    Explanation
    Justin Verlander led the MLB in strikeouts in 2011 and 2012. This means that he had the highest number of strikeouts among all players in those two years. Strikeouts occur when a pitcher throws a pitch that the batter fails to hit, resulting in an out. Verlander's ability to consistently strike out batters demonstrates his skill and dominance as a pitcher during those seasons.

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  • 12. 

    Justin Verlander signed a contract extension worth what amount in 2013?

    • A.

      $90 Million

    • B.

      $180 Million

    • C.

      $150 Million

    • D.

      $120 Million

    Correct Answer
    B. $180 Million
    Explanation
    In 2013, Justin Verlander signed a contract extension worth $180 million. This amount indicates the value of the contract that was agreed upon between Verlander and his team at that time.

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  • 13. 

    Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against which team in 2012?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Seattle Mariners

    • C.

      Houston Astros

    • D.

      Tampa Bay Rays

    Correct Answer
    D. Tampa Bay Rays
    Explanation
    In 2012, Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. This means that he did not allow any opposing player to reach base, whether through a hit, walk, or error. A perfect game is a rare achievement in baseball and requires exceptional skill and precision from the pitcher. Hernandez's performance against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 was flawless, making it a memorable moment in his career.

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  • 14. 

    In which year did Felix Hernandez win a Cy Young Award?

    • A.

      2011

    • B.

      2010

    • C.

      2012

    • D.

      2009

    Correct Answer
    B. 2010
    Explanation
    Felix Hernandez won a Cy Young Award in the year 2010.

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  • 15. 

    Felix Hernandez led the AL in which category in 2010?

    • A.

      ERA

    • B.

      Wins

    • C.

      Saves

    • D.

      Strikeouts

    Correct Answer
    A. ERA
    Explanation
    In 2010, Felix Hernandez led the AL in ERA. ERA stands for Earned Run Average, which is a statistic used in baseball to measure the effectiveness of a pitcher. It represents the average number of earned runs a pitcher allows per nine innings pitched. Leading the AL in ERA indicates that Hernandez had the lowest average of earned runs allowed among all pitchers in the American League during the 2010 season.

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  • 16. 

    In 2013, Felix Hernandez signed a seven-year extension with which team?

    • A.

      Atlanta Braves

    • B.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    • C.

      Seattle Mariners

    • D.

      Chicago White Sox

    Correct Answer
    C. Seattle Mariners
    Explanation
    In 2013, Felix Hernandez signed a seven-year extension with the Seattle Mariners.

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  • 17. 

    Ryan Braun is widely known by which nickname?

    • A.

      The Nantucket Nailgun

    • B.

      The Hebrew Hammer

    • C.

      The Seattle Saw

    • D.

      The Portland Plier

    Correct Answer
    B. The Hebrew Hammer
    Explanation
    Ryan Braun is widely known by the nickname "The Hebrew Hammer" because he is Jewish and has embraced his Jewish heritage throughout his career. This nickname highlights his strong hitting ability and power on the baseball field, comparing it to the force of a hammer.

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  • 18. 

    Ryan Braun drew a suspension of how many games in July of 2013?

    • A.

      150

    • B.

      65

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    B. 65
    Explanation
    In July of 2013, Ryan Braun was suspended for 65 games. This suspension was a result of his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, where he was found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs. The suspension was a significant blow to Braun's career and reputation, as he had previously denied any wrongdoing and even won an appeal against a previous suspension. However, the evidence against him was strong, leading to the 65-game suspension.

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  • 19. 

    Ryan Braun led the NL in putouts from which position in 2012?

    • A.

      Third Base

    • B.

      Right Field

    • C.

      Left Field

    • D.

      Center Field

    Correct Answer
    C. Left Field
    Explanation
    In 2012, Ryan Braun led the NL in putouts from the Left Field position. This means that he made the most defensive plays and recorded the most outs among all left fielders in the National League during that year.

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  • 20. 

    Clayton Kershaw won his first Cy Young Award while pitching for which team?

    • A.

      Chicago White Sox

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      New York Mets

    • D.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    Correct Answer
    D. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Explanation
    Clayton Kershaw won his first Cy Young Award while pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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  • 21. 

    Troy Tulowitzki was the Rockies' usual starter at which position during the 2010 season?

    • A.

      Right Field

    • B.

      Shortstop

    • C.

      Third Base

    • D.

      Catcher

    Correct Answer
    B. Shortstop
    Explanation
    During the 2010 season, Troy Tulowitzki was the Rockies' usual starter at the shortstop position. This means that he played the majority of games at this position, indicating that he was the team's primary shortstop for that season.

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  • 22. 

    Which award did Troy Tulowitzki win in 2010 and 2011?

    • A.

      MVP

    • B.

      Babe Ruth Award

    • C.

      Hank Aaron Award

    • D.

      Gold Glove

    Correct Answer
    D. Gold Glove
    Explanation
    Troy Tulowitzki won the Gold Glove award in 2010 and 2011. The Gold Glove is an award given annually to the best defensive players at each position in Major League Baseball. Tulowitzki, who played as a shortstop, was recognized for his exceptional defensive skills during those two years.

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  • 23. 

    Troy Tulowitzki missed 4 weeks of the 2013 MLB season with what kind of injury?

    • A.

      Rib

    • B.

      Hamstring

    • C.

      Broken Arm

    • D.

      Achilles Tendon

    Correct Answer
    A. Rib
    Explanation
    Troy Tulowitzki missed 4 weeks of the 2013 MLB season with a rib injury. This injury likely affected his ability to swing the bat, throw, and field effectively. Rib injuries can be painful and limit a player's range of motion, making it difficult to participate in baseball activities.

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  • 24. 

    Which number did Troy Tulowitzki wear for the Rockies during the 2011 season?

    • A.

      37

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      49

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Troy Tulowitzki wore the number 2 for the Rockies during the 2011 season.

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  • 25. 

    In which season did Tim Lincecum compile a 10-15 record?

    • A.

      2009

    • B.

      2011

    • C.

      2010

    • D.

      2012

    Correct Answer
    D. 2012
    Explanation
    Tim Lincecum compiled a 10-15 record in the season of 2012.

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  • 26. 

    Tim Lincecum threw the first ever no-hitter at which ballpark in 2013?

    • A.

      Petco Park

    • B.

      Tropicana Field

    • C.

      Turner Field

    • D.

      Citi Field

    Correct Answer
    A. Petco Park
    Explanation
    In 2013, Tim Lincecum threw the first ever no-hitter at Petco Park. This means that during the game, Lincecum did not allow any hits from the opposing team. Petco Park is the correct answer because it is the ballpark where this historic event took place.

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  • 27. 

    Tim Lincecum lost four 1-run matchups against which Dodgers ace in 2011?

    • A.

      CC Sabathia

    • B.

      Luis Tiant

    • C.

      Clayton Kershaw

    • D.

      Chris Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    C. Clayton Kershaw
    Explanation
    In 2011, Tim Lincecum lost four 1-run matchups against Clayton Kershaw. This suggests that Kershaw was a formidable opponent for Lincecum during that season. It also implies that the games between the Dodgers and Lincecum's team were closely contested, with Kershaw managing to come out on top in those particular matchups.

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  • 28. 

    Robinson Cano played for which country in the 2013 World Baseball Classic?

    • A.

      Haiti

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Dominican Republic

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    C. Dominican Republic
    Explanation
    Robinson Cano played for the Dominican Republic in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. This can be inferred from the fact that the Dominican Republic is listed as one of the options and is the correct answer.

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  • 29. 

    Robinson Cano was the AL's starter at which position for the 2013 All-Star game?

    • A.

      Catcher

    • B.

      Second Base

    • C.

      Pitcher

    • D.

      Shortstop

    Correct Answer
    B. Second Base
    Explanation
    Robinson Cano was the AL's starter at second base for the 2013 All-Star game. This means that he was chosen as the starting player for the American League team at the second base position during the game. Cano's skills and performance likely earned him this position, as he was considered one of the top second basemen in the league at that time.

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  • 30. 

    What did Robinson Cano do in his only plate appearance at the 2013 MLB All-Star game?

    • A.

      Walked

    • B.

      Bunted for a Single

    • C.

      Hit a Home Run

    • D.

      Hit by Pitch

    Correct Answer
    D. Hit by Pitch
    Explanation
    In his only plate appearance at the 2013 MLB All-Star game, Robinson Cano was hit by a pitch.

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