How Much Do You Know About The MLB Home Run Derby?

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  • 1. 

    Who won the 1999 Home Run Derby at Fenway Park?

    • A.

      Mark McGwire

    • B.

      Nomar Garciaparra

    • C.

      Ken Griffey, Jr.

    • D.

      Sammy Sosa

    Correct Answer
    C. Ken Griffey, Jr.
    Explanation
    Ken Griffey, Jr. won the 1999 Home Run Derby at Fenway Park. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 2. 

    In what year was the first All-Star Weekend Home Run Derby held?

    • A.

      1979

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    C. 1985
    Explanation
    The first All-Star Weekend Home Run Derby was held in 1985.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the first MLB Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Dave Parker

    • B.

      Jim Rice

    • C.

      Eddie Murray

    • D.

      Jack Clark

    Correct Answer
    A. Dave Parker
    Explanation
    Dave Parker won the first MLB Home Run Derby.

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  • 4. 

    Which player did not participate in the first MLB Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Jim Rice

    • B.

      Carlton Fisk

    • C.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • D.

      Jose Canseco

    Correct Answer
    D. Jose Canseco
    Explanation
    Jose Canseco did not participate in the first MLB Home Run Derby.

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  • 5. 

    Where was the first MLB Home Run Derby held?

    • A.

      The Metrodome

    • B.

      The Astrodome

    • C.

      Yankee Stadium

    • D.

      Fulton County Stadium

    Correct Answer
    A. The Metrodome
    Explanation
    The first MLB Home Run Derby was held at The Metrodome.

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  • 6. 

    Josh Hamilton set a new single-round home run record at the 2008 event. How many homers did he hit in that round?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      22

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      28

    Correct Answer
    D. 28
    Explanation
    Josh Hamilton hit 28 home runs in that round, setting a new single-round home run record at the 2008 event.

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  • 7. 

    Who won the 2005 MLB Home Run Derby at Comerica Park, during which players represented their home countries?

    • A.

      Bobby Abreu

    • B.

      David Ortiz

    • C.

      Matt Holliday

    • D.

      Mark Teixeira

    Correct Answer
    A. Bobby Abreu
    Explanation
    Bobby Abreu won the 2005 MLB Home Run Derby at Comerica Park. During this event, players represented their home countries.

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  • 8. 

    Entering 2012, which team has had the most Home Run Derby participants in the event's history?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • D.

      Texas Rangers

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Louis Cardinals
    Explanation
    The St. Louis Cardinals have had the most Home Run Derby participants in the event's history.

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  • 9. 

    In what year did the MLB start using gold balls once a player reaches his final out in each round?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      2003

    • C.

      2005

    • D.

      2010

    Correct Answer
    C. 2005
    Explanation
    In 2005, the MLB started using gold balls once a player reaches his final out in each round.

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  • 10. 

    Which two players served as captains for the 2011 MLB Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Matt Kemp

    • B.

      David Ortiz

    • C.

      Josh Hamilton

    • D.

      Prince Fielder

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. David Ortiz
    D. Prince Fielder
    Explanation
    In the 2011 MLB Home Run Derby, David Ortiz and Prince Fielder served as captains. They were chosen to lead their respective teams in the derby, where players compete to hit the most home runs. Both Ortiz and Fielder were well-known power hitters in the league at that time, making them suitable choices for the captaincy role.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these players has never won a Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Josh Hamilton

    • B.

      Prince Fielder

    • C.

      Ryan Howard

    • D.

      Jason Giambi

    Correct Answer
    A. Josh Hamilton
    Explanation
    Josh Hamilton has never won a Home Run Derby.

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  • 12. 

    The 1988 Home Run Derby was canceled due to rain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that the 1988 Home Run Derby was canceled due to rain. This means that the event did not take place as scheduled because of the rainy weather conditions.

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  • 13. 

    Wrigley Field has never hosted a Home Run Derby.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Wrigley Field was the home of the 1990 Home Run Derby.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these players never participated in a Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Hank Blalock

    • B.

      Andres Galarraga

    • C.

      Damion Easley

    • D.

      Ray Lankford

    Correct Answer
    B. Andres Galarraga
    Explanation
    Andres Galarraga never participated in a Home Run Derby.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these parks has never hosted a Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Safeco Field

    • B.

      Miller Park

    • C.

      Coors Field

    • D.

      Tropicana Field

    Correct Answer
    D. Tropicana Field
    Explanation
    Tropicana Field has never hosted a Home Run Derby. Safeco Field, Miller Park, and Coors Field have all hosted Home Run Derbies in the past.

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  • 16. 

    Which player famously hit zero home runs in back-to-back events in 1993-1994?

    • A.

      Cecil Fielder

    • B.

      Mike Piazza

    • C.

      Bobby Bonilla

    • D.

      Matt Williams

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Piazza
  • 17. 

    Which two players participated in a decisive playoff at the 1993 Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Ken Griffey, Jr.

    • B.

      Albert Belle

    • C.

      Mark McGwire

    • D.

      Juan Gonzalez

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ken Griffey, Jr.
    D. Juan Gonzalez
    Explanation
    Ken Griffey, Jr. and Juan Gonzalez participated in a decisive playoff at the 1993 Home Run Derby.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these players has never hit zero home runs in a Home Run Derby round?

    • A.

      Jason Bay

    • B.

      Troy Glaus

    • C.

      Jim Thome

    • D.

      Ryan Howard

    Correct Answer
    D. Ryan Howard
    Explanation
    Ryan Howard is the correct answer because he has hit at least one home run in every Home Run Derby round he has participated in. This means that he has never had a round where he hit zero home runs.

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  • 19. 

    Which of these teams has never had a representative win the Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Cleveland Indians

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • D.

      Oakland Athletics

    Correct Answer
    A. Cleveland Indians
    Explanation
    The Cleveland Indians have never had a representative win the Home Run Derby. This means that no player from the Cleveland Indians has ever been the champion of the Home Run Derby competition.

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  • 20. 

    Which player did Robinson Cano defeat in the final round of the 2011 Home Run Derby?

    • A.

      Josh Hamilton

    • B.

      Jose Bautista

    • C.

      Adrian Gonzalez

    • D.

      Matt Kemp

    Correct Answer
    C. Adrian Gonzalez
    Explanation
    Robinson Cano defeated Adrian Gonzalez in the final round of the 2011 Home Run Derby.

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