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  • 1. 

    Which slugger hit the most home runs in the 2005 MLB season?

    • A.

      Melvin Mora

    • B.

      Jason Giambi

    • C.

      Jim Thome

    • D.

      Manny Ramirez

    Correct Answer
    D. Manny Ramirez
    Explanation
    Manny Ramirez hit the most home runs in the 2005 MLB season.

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  • 2. 

    How many National League teams did Nolan Ryan play for in his career?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Nolan Ryan played for two National League teams in his career.

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  • 3. 

    What position does Roy Halladay play?

    • A.

      Right Fielder

    • B.

      Pitcher

    • C.

      Left Fielder

    • D.

      Catcher

    Correct Answer
    B. Pitcher
    Explanation
    Roy Halladay is known for being a pitcher in baseball. As a pitcher, his primary role is to throw the ball towards the batter with the aim of getting them out or preventing them from scoring. This position requires strong throwing skills, accuracy, and the ability to strategize during the game. Halladay was a highly accomplished pitcher, known for his exceptional control and dominant performances on the mound.

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  • 4. 

    With which MLB team did Carlos Beltran start his baseball career?

    • A.

      Houston Astros

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Kansas City Royals

    • D.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    Correct Answer
    C. Kansas City Royals
    Explanation
    Carlos Beltran started his baseball career with the Kansas City Royals.

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  • 5. 

    What 2 New York Yankees sat out at the same time due to wrist fractures in 2006?

    • A.

      Gary Sheffield And Hideki Matsui

    • B.

      Hideki Matsui And Derek Jeter

    • C.

      Gary Sheffield And Johnny Damon

    • D.

      Derek Jeter And Alex Rodriguez

    Correct Answer
    A. Gary Sheffield And Hideki Matsui
    Explanation
    Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui both sat out at the same time due to wrist fractures in 2006.

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  • 6. 

    What is the distance between bases in Major League Baseball?

    • A.

      113 feet

    • B.

      85 feet

    • C.

      40 feet

    • D.

      90 feet

    Correct Answer
    D. 90 feet
    Explanation
    In Major League Baseball, the distance between bases is 90 feet. This standard distance allows for fair competition and strategic gameplay. It provides enough space for the players to run from one base to another while also allowing the fielders to make plays and attempt to tag out the runners. The 90 feet distance has been established as the optimal balance between challenge and feasibility in the sport.

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  • 7. 

    What popular baseball player wore a frozen cabbage leaf under their cap while playing baseball?

    • A.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • B.

      Mark McGwire

    • C.

      Mickey Mantle

    • D.

      Babe Ruth

    Correct Answer
    D. Babe Ruth
    Explanation
    Babe Ruth is the correct answer because he was known for wearing a frozen cabbage leaf under his cap while playing baseball. This unusual practice was believed to help keep him cool during games. Ruth's unique habits and superstitions, along with his incredible talent, contributed to his popularity and legendary status in baseball.

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  • 8. 

    Where is the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum located?

    • A.

      Memphis, TN

    • B.

      Denver, CO

    • C.

      New York, NY

    • D.

      Cooperstown, NY

    Correct Answer
    D. Cooperstown, NY
    Explanation
    The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cooperstown, NY. This is where the history and artifacts of baseball are preserved and celebrated. Cooperstown was chosen as the location for the Hall of Fame because it is believed to be the birthplace of baseball. The museum showcases the achievements and contributions of the game's greatest players, managers, umpires, and executives. It is a popular destination for baseball fans and enthusiasts from around the world.

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  • 9. 

    Why was Pete Rose, MLB's all time hit leader, banned from baseball?

    • A.

      Was Caught Using Illegal Substances

    • B.

      Picked Too Many Fights

    • C.

      Bet On Games While Team Manager

    • D.

      Never Followed Proper Rules

    Correct Answer
    C. Bet On Games While Team Manager
    Explanation
    Pete Rose, MLB's all-time hit leader, was banned from baseball because he bet on games while he was a team manager. This is a serious violation of the rules and integrity of the game, as it creates a conflict of interest and undermines the fairness and credibility of the sport. Betting on games, especially those involving one's own team, can lead to biased decision-making and compromises the integrity of the game. As a result, Rose was permanently banned from participating in any baseball-related activities, including being eligible for the Hall of Fame.

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  • 10. 

    Which Major League Baseball team conducts "The Great Pierogi Race" during their home games?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Florida Marlins

    • C.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • D.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    Correct Answer
    D. Pittsburgh Pirates
    Explanation
    The Pittsburgh Pirates conduct "The Great Pierogi Race" during their home games. This race is a popular promotion where people dressed as pierogis race each other around the field. It has become a beloved tradition for Pirates fans and adds to the fun and entertainment of attending a game at their stadium.

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  • 11. 

    Which Major League Baseball player shares his name with a popular board game company?

    • A.

      Hunter Pressman

    • B.

      Jason Mattel

    • C.

      Parker Brother

    • D.

      Milton Bradley

    Correct Answer
    D. Milton Bradley
    Explanation
    Milton Bradley is the correct answer because he shares his name with a popular board game company. Milton Bradley is a former Major League Baseball player who played for various teams during his career. He is best known for his time with the Chicago Cubs and was an influential player in the late 19th century. The board game company Milton Bradley, known for games like Monopoly and Scrabble, was named after him as a tribute to his contributions to the world of games and entertainment.

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  • 12. 

    How much did Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball sell for?

    • A.

      750000

    • B.

      $6 Million

    • C.

      $3 Million

    • D.

      $4.5 Million

    Correct Answer
    C. $3 Million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $3 million. This indicates the amount for which Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold.

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  • 13. 

    In 2006, how many Major League Baseball team's logos were represented by a bird?

    • A.

      3 Teams

    • B.

      4 Teams

    • C.

      10 Teams

    • D.

      0 Teams

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 Teams
    Explanation
    In 2006, there were three Major League Baseball teams whose logos were represented by a bird.

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  • 14. 

    Against what team did George Brett hit his famous "Pine Tar" home run?

    • A.

      Oakland Athletics

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • D.

      Seattle Mariners

    Correct Answer
    B. New York Yankees
    Explanation
    George Brett hit his famous "Pine Tar" home run against the New York Yankees.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the MVP of the 1989 NLCS?

    • A.

      Mark Grace

    • B.

      Kevin Mitchell

    • C.

      Will Clark

    • D.

      Jose Canseco

    Correct Answer
    C. Will Clark
    Explanation
    Will Clark was named the MVP of the 1989 NLCS. He had an outstanding performance during the series, hitting .650 with two home runs and eight RBIs. Clark's impressive performance helped lead the San Francisco Giants to victory over the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS, earning him the title of Most Valuable Player.

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  • 16. 

    Off what pitcher did Pete Rose get hit 4192, breaking Ty Cobb's record?

    • A.

      Eric Show

    • B.

      Kent Tekulve

    • C.

      Rick Sutcliffe

    • D.

      Fernando Valenzuela

    Correct Answer
    A. Eric Show
    Explanation
    Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's record of 4191 hits by getting hit 4192 off Eric Show.

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  • 17. 

    In 2004, what was the percentage of plate appearances in Major League Baseball by left handed batters?

    • A.

      0.2

    • B.

      0.43

    • C.

      0.5

    • D.

      0.15

    Correct Answer
    B. 0.43
    Explanation
    In 2004, the percentage of plate appearances in Major League Baseball by left-handed batters was 0.43. This means that approximately 43% of all plate appearances in that year were made by left-handed batters.

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  • 18. 

    How many times has Barry Bonds won the National League MVP Award?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    Barry Bonds has won the National League MVP Award 7 times. This indicates that he was recognized as the most valuable player in the National League on seven different occasions.

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  • 19. 

    Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson began his Major League career with which team?

    • A.

      Kansas City Athletics

    • B.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • C.

      California Angels

    • D.

      Texas Rangers

    Correct Answer
    A. Kansas City Athletics
    Explanation
    Reggie Jackson began his Major League career with the Kansas City Athletics.

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  • 20. 

    Which two former MLB players were known as Thunder and Lightning during college?

    • A.

      Pat Burrell And Alex Cora

    • B.

      Will Clark And Rafael Palmeiro

    • C.

      Nomar Garciapara And Jason Varitek

    • D.

      Mo Vaughn And Jeff Bagwell

    Correct Answer
    B. Will Clark And Rafael Palmeiro
    Explanation
    Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro were known as Thunder and Lightning during college. This nickname was given to them due to their impressive performances on the baseball field. Clark was known for his powerful hitting, often referred to as "Thunder," while Palmeiro was known for his lightning-fast speed and agility. Together, they formed a formidable duo, earning them the nickname Thunder and Lightning.

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  • 21. 

    Which National League Player was the first to win back-to-back MVP Awards?

    • A.

      Pete Rose

    • B.

      Hank Aaron

    • C.

      Ernie Banks

    • D.

      George Brett

    Correct Answer
    C. Ernie Banks
    Explanation
    Ernie Banks was the first National League Player to win back-to-back MVP Awards. This means that he won the Most Valuable Player award in consecutive years.

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  • 22. 

    Which Puerto Rican outfielder was MLB's 1999 American League Rookie of the Year?

    • A.

      Carlos Beltran

    • B.

      Willy Taveras

    • C.

      Juan Pierre

    • D.

      Johnny Damon

    Correct Answer
    A. Carlos Beltran
    Explanation
    Carlos Beltran was named MLB's 1999 American League Rookie of the Year. This award is given to the best rookie player in the American League, and Beltran was recognized for his outstanding performance during his debut season. Beltran had an impressive rookie campaign, showcasing his skills as an outfielder and contributing both offensively and defensively. His performance earned him the recognition and accolades of being named the Rookie of the Year.

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  • 23. 

    Who hit a 10th inning grand slam against the Red Sox in 2005 but his team still lost?

    • A.

      James Hall

    • B.

      Craig Monroe

    • C.

      Omar Infante

    • D.

      David Ortiz

    Correct Answer
    B. Craig Monroe
    Explanation
    Craig Monroe hit a 10th inning grand slam against the Red Sox in 2005, but his team still lost. This implies that despite Monroe's impressive hit, his team was unable to maintain their lead or secure a victory against the Red Sox.

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  • 24. 

    Which New York Met was the Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year in 2001?

    • A.

      David Wright

    • B.

      Jose Reyes

    • C.

      Carlos Delgado

    • D.

      Carlos Beltran

    Correct Answer
    A. David Wright
    Explanation
    David Wright was the correct answer because he was named the Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year in 2001. This award recognizes outstanding high school athletes, and Wright's performance in 2001 earned him this accolade.

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  • 25. 

    Baseball's Frank Thomas went to which college on a football scholarship?

    • A.

      Michigan State University

    • B.

      Louisiana State University

    • C.

      University Of Texas

    • D.

      Auburn University

    Correct Answer
    D. Auburn University
    Explanation
    Frank Thomas, the baseball player, attended Auburn University on a football scholarship.

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  • 26. 

    Which first baseman won Silver Slugger awards in 2001 and 2002?

    • A.

      Jason Giambi

    • B.

      Robinson Cano

    • C.

      Derek Jeter

    • D.

      Carlos Delgado

    Correct Answer
    A. Jason Giambi
    Explanation
    Jason Giambi is the correct answer because he won Silver Slugger awards in both 2001 and 2002. This award is given to the best offensive player at each position in both the American and National Leagues, and Giambi's consistent performance during those years earned him this recognition.

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  • 27. 

    What team was Juan Uribe playing for when he hit his 50th career home run?

    • A.

      Chicago Cubs

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      Chicago White Sox

    • D.

      Minnesota Twins

    Correct Answer
    C. Chicago White Sox
    Explanation
    Juan Uribe was playing for the Chicago White Sox when he hit his 50th career home run.

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  • 28. 

    Who pitched the first opening-day no-hitter in Major League history?

    • A.

      Bob Feller

    • B.

      Tom Candiotti

    • C.

      CC Sabathia

    • D.

      Sam McDowell

    Correct Answer
    A. Bob Feller
    Explanation
    Bob Feller pitched the first opening-day no-hitter in Major League history. This means that he was the first pitcher ever to throw a no-hitter on the opening day of the baseball season. It is a significant achievement because a no-hitter is when a pitcher prevents the opposing team from getting any hits throughout the entire game. Feller's accomplishment set a historic milestone in baseball and solidified his place in the sport's history.

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  • 29. 

    What disease did Mike Lowell successfully beat, returning to play in the majors?

    • A.

      Crohn's Disease

    • B.

      Diabetes

    • C.

      Hodgkin's Disease

    • D.

      Testicular Cancer

    Correct Answer
    D. Testicular Cancer
    Explanation
    Mike Lowell successfully beat testicular cancer and returned to play in the majors.

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  • 30. 

    What rookie baseball player wore "freaky" red contact lenses?

    • A.

      Pete Rose

    • B.

      Chris Shelton

    • C.

      Nick Swisher

    • D.

      Tris Speaker

    Correct Answer
    C. Nick Swisher
    Explanation
    Nick Swisher is the correct answer because he was known for wearing "freaky" red contact lenses during his rookie season in baseball. This unique choice of eyewear made him stand out and added to his eccentric personality on and off the field. Swisher's red contact lenses became a signature look for him and helped create a memorable image during his early career in baseball.

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