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Do You Know MLB - Detroit Tigers? - Quiz

The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, and which plays in Major League Baseball, the world’s most recognisable league for the sport. What do you know about them? Let’s find out.


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  • 1. 

    In what Florida city do the Tigers play their home spring training games?

    • A.

      Lakeland

    • B.

      Miami

    • C.

      Orlando

    • D.

      Port St. Lucie

    Correct Answer
    A. Lakeland
    Explanation
    The Tigers play their home spring training games in Lakeland, Florida.

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  • 2. 

    Which pitcher won the American League Cy Young Award in 1968?

    • A.

      Jim Lonborg

    • B.

      Vida Blue

    • C.

      Mike Cuellar

    • D.

      Denny McLain

    Correct Answer
    D. Denny McLain
    Explanation
    Denny McLain won the American League Cy Young Award in 1968.

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  • 3. 

    Which Detroit Tiger was MVP of the American League in 1937?

    • A.

      Frank McCormick

    • B.

      Carl Hubbell

    • C.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • D.

      Charlie Gehringer

    Correct Answer
    D. Charlie Gehringer
    Explanation
    Charlie Gehringer was named the MVP of the American League in 1937. Gehringer was a second baseman for the Detroit Tigers and had an outstanding season that year. He led the league with a .371 batting average and also had 201 hits, 133 runs scored, and 96 RBIs. Gehringer was known for his consistency and was a key contributor to the Tigers' success during his career. His performance in 1937 earned him the prestigious MVP award.

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  • 4. 

    Which baseball player for the Detroit Tigers was MVP of the American League in 1940?

    • A.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • B.

      Dolph Camilli

    • C.

      Joe Medwick

    • D.

      Hank Greenberg

    Correct Answer
    D. Hank Greenberg
    Explanation
    Hank Greenberg was the correct answer because he was the baseball player for the Detroit Tigers who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the American League in 1940.

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  • 5. 

    Which Detroit Tiger was MVP of the American League in 1945?

    • A.

      Ted Williams

    • B.

      Marty Marion

    • C.

      Mort Cooper

    • D.

      Hal Newhouser

    Correct Answer
    D. Hal Newhouser
    Explanation
    Hal Newhouser was the MVP of the American League in 1945. He was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and had an outstanding season that year. Newhouser led the league in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average, helping the Tigers win the American League pennant. His dominant performance on the mound made him a clear choice for the MVP award.

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  • 6. 

    Which baseball player for the Detroit Tigers was MVP of the American League in 1984?

    • A.

      Rollie Fingers

    • B.

      Mike Schmidt

    • C.

      Dale Murphy

    • D.

      Willie Hernandez

    Correct Answer
    D. Willie Hernandez
    Explanation
    Willie Hernandez is the correct answer because he was the baseball player for the Detroit Tigers who won the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award in the American League in 1984.

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  • 7. 

    Who hit a team-leading 27 home runs for the 2004 Tigers?

    • A.

      Bret Boone

    • B.

      Carlos Pena

    • C.

      Mike Cameron

    • D.

      Eric Chavez

    Correct Answer
    B. Carlos Pena
    Explanation
    Carlos Pena hit a team-leading 27 home runs for the 2004 Tigers.

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  • 8. 

    Who averaged .334 to lead the Tigers in batting in 2004?

    • A.

      Rondell White

    • B.

      Ivan Rodriguez

    • C.

      Alex Sanchez

    • D.

      Carlos Guillen

    Correct Answer
    B. Ivan Rodriguez
    Explanation
    Ivan Rodriguez averaged .334 to lead the Tigers in batting in 2004.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the most games pitching for the 2004 Detroit Tigers?

    • A.

      Carl Pavano

    • B.

      Nate Robertson

    • C.

      Jeff Suppan

    • D.

      Rodrigo Lopez

    Correct Answer
    B. Nate Robertson
    Explanation
    Nate Robertson won the most games pitching for the 2004 Detroit Tigers.

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  • 10. 

    Who was on the 2000 Tigers and knocked in 102 runs during the regular season?

    • A.

      Benji Gil

    • B.

      Travis Lee

    • C.

      Bernie Williams

    • D.

      Bobby Higginson

    Correct Answer
    D. Bobby Higginson
    Explanation
    Bobby Higginson was on the 2000 Tigers and knocked in 102 runs during the regular season.

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  • 11. 

    What position did Chris Shelton play in 2006?

    • A.

      Second Base

    • B.

      First Base

    • C.

      Shortstop

    • D.

      Third Base

    Correct Answer
    B. First Base
    Explanation
    In 2006, Chris Shelton played the position of First Base.

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  • 12. 

    Which Detroit Tiger whose career spanned from 1953-1974 and who played the entire 1971 season with no errors was the first player ever to win a Gold Glove at 2 different positions?

    • A.

      Don Mossi

    • B.

      George Spencer

    • C.

      Al Kaline

    • D.

      Ozzy Virgil

    Correct Answer
    C. Al Kaline
    Explanation
    Al Kaline is the correct answer because he is the Detroit Tiger whose career spanned from 1953-1974 and played the entire 1971 season with no errors. Additionally, he was the first player ever to win a Gold Glove at 2 different positions.

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  • 13. 

    What was Ty Cobb suspended for in 1912 that led his Tiger teammates to boycott a game in sympathy?

    • A.

      Throwing His Bat At A Pitcher

    • B.

      Not Wearing His Uniform

    • C.

      Being Drunk For The Start Of The Game

    • D.

      Attacking A Fan In The Stands

    Correct Answer
    D. Attacking A Fan In The Stands
    Explanation
    Ty Cobb was suspended in 1912 for attacking a fan in the stands. This incident led his Tiger teammates to boycott a game in sympathy.

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  • 14. 

    In July of 2005 Kenny Rogers was suspended for doing what?

    • A.

      Shoving a Cameraman

    • B.

      Beaning 3 Batters

    • C.

      DUI

    • D.

      Steroid Use

    Correct Answer
    A. Shoving a Cameraman
    Explanation
    In July of 2005, Kenny Rogers was suspended for shoving a cameraman. This means that he physically pushed or forcefully moved a person operating a camera. The reason for this action is not provided in the question, but it suggests that Rogers' behavior was deemed inappropriate or aggressive towards the cameraman, leading to his suspension.

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  • 15. 

    Which Detroit Tiger was the only one to pitch a no-hitter between 1959 and 2007?

    • A.

      Jim Bunning

    • B.

      Mickey Lolich

    • C.

      Jack Morris

    • D.

      Denny McLain

    Correct Answer
    C. Jack Morris
    Explanation
    Jack Morris was the only Detroit Tiger to pitch a no-hitter between 1959 and 2007. This means that during this time period, no other player from the Detroit Tigers achieved the feat of pitching a complete game without allowing any hits.

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  • 16. 

    Who was the second player in Detroit Tigers history to hit .400 or better during a single season?

    • A.

      George Kell

    • B.

      Charlie Gehringer

    • C.

      Heinie Manush

    • D.

      Harry Heilmann

    Correct Answer
    D. Harry Heilmann
    Explanation
    Harry Heilmann was the second player in Detroit Tigers history to hit .400 or better during a single season. He achieved this feat in 1923, recording a batting average of .403. Heilmann was known for his exceptional hitting ability and was one of the most prolific hitters of his era. He played for the Tigers from 1914 to 1929 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952.

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  • 17. 

    What was the name of the Detroit Tigers home field immediately before it was named Tigers Stadium?

    • A.

      Tigers Field

    • B.

      Briggs Stadium

    • C.

      Ford Field

    • D.

      Cobb Stadium

    Correct Answer
    B. Briggs Stadium
    Explanation
    Before being named Tigers Stadium, the home field of the Detroit Tigers was known as Briggs Stadium.

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  • 18. 

    Who became the owner of the Detroit Tigers in 1992?

    • A.

      Michael Ilitch

    • B.

      Tom Monaghan

    • C.

      Walter Briggs

    • D.

      Comerica Bank

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Ilitch
    Explanation
    Michael Ilitch became the owner of the Detroit Tigers in 1992.

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  • 19. 

    Which Detroit Tigers player was nicknamed "The Bird"?

    • A.

      Frank Lary

    • B.

      Mark Fidrych

    • C.

      Glenn Abbott

    • D.

      Lance Parrish

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark Fidrych
    Explanation
    Mark Fidrych was nicknamed "The Bird" because of his resemblance to the Sesame Street character Big Bird. Fidrych was known for his eccentric personality and his habit of talking to the baseball during games. He gained popularity for his unique pitching style and his success on the field, winning the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1976. Fidrych's nickname "The Bird" became synonymous with his energetic and entertaining playing style.

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  • 20. 

    Which Detroit Tiger and MLB Hall of Famer spent four years serving his country in World War II?

    • A.

      Hank Greenberg

    • B.

      George Kell

    • C.

      Charlie Gehringer

    • D.

      Hal Newhouser

    Correct Answer
    A. Hank Greenberg
    Explanation
    Hank Greenberg is the correct answer because he was a Detroit Tiger and MLB Hall of Famer who served his country in World War II for four years.

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  • 21. 

    In Randy Johnson's 1990 no-hitter against the Tigers how many batters did he walk?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    In Randy Johnson's 1990 no-hitter against the Tigers, he walked a total of 6 batters. This means that he allowed 6 opposing players to reach first base by throwing four balls to them. Walking batters can be detrimental to a pitcher's performance as it gives the opposing team more opportunities to score runs. However, despite walking 6 batters, Johnson still managed to pitch a no-hitter, which is a remarkable achievement.

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  • 22. 

    What was Alan Trammell's jersey number while he played for the Tigers?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    Alan Trammell's jersey number while he played for the Tigers was 3.

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  • 23. 

    What were the two names that Tiger Stadium used to be called?

    • A.

      Briggs Stadium And Navin Field

    • B.

      Cornwall Park And Tiger Field

    • C.

      Cobb Field And Trumbull Park

    • D.

      Briggs Stadium And Cobb Field

    Correct Answer
    A. Briggs Stadium And Navin Field
    Explanation
    Tiger Stadium, located in Detroit, Michigan, was originally known as Navin Field when it first opened in 1912. It was named after Frank Navin, the owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team at the time. In 1938, the stadium was renamed Briggs Stadium after Walter Briggs Sr., who was the owner of the team. The stadium retained this name until 1961 when it was once again renamed Tiger Stadium, which remained its name until its closure in 1999. Therefore, the correct answer is Briggs Stadium And Navin Field.

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  • 24. 

    Who did the Tigers defeat in the 1984 American League Championship Series?

    • A.

      Kansas City Royals

    • B.

      Oakland Athletics

    • C.

      Seattle Mariners

    • D.

      New York Yankees

    Correct Answer
    A. Kansas City Royals
    Explanation
    In the 1984 American League Championship Series, the Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals.

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  • 25. 

    Who wore the #5 jersey while playing for the Detroit Tigers from 1930 to 1946?

    • A.

      Jimmie Foxx

    • B.

      Hank Greenberg

    • C.

      Rogers Hornsby

    • D.

      Dom DiMaggio

    Correct Answer
    B. Hank Greenberg
    Explanation
    Hank Greenberg wore the #5 jersey while playing for the Detroit Tigers from 1930 to 1946.

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  • 26. 

    Who led the Major Leagues with 51 homers as a Tiger in 1990?

    • A.

      Kent Hrbek

    • B.

      Cecil Fielder

    • C.

      Don Baylor

    • D.

      Al Kaline

    Correct Answer
    B. Cecil Fielder
    Explanation
    Cecil Fielder led the Major Leagues with 51 homers as a Tiger in 1990.

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  • 27. 

    Which Detroit Tiger was MVP of the American League in 1934?

    • A.

      Mickey Cochrane

    • B.

      Chuck Klein

    • C.

      Jimmie Foxx

    • D.

      Joe Medwick

    Correct Answer
    A. Mickey Cochrane
    Explanation
    Mickey Cochrane was the MVP of the American League in 1934.

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  • 28. 

    Which baseball player for the Detroit Tigers was MVP of the American League in 1935?

    • A.

      Jimmie Foxx

    • B.

      Dizzy Dean

    • C.

      Hank Greenberg

    • D.

      Carl Hubbell

    Correct Answer
    C. Hank Greenberg
    Explanation
    Hank Greenberg was the baseball player for the Detroit Tigers who was named the MVP of the American League in 1935.

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  • 29. 

    Which Tiger was MVP of the American League in 1944?

    • A.

      Stan Musial

    • B.

      Joe Gordon

    • C.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • D.

      Hal Newhouser

    Correct Answer
    D. Hal Newhouser
    Explanation
    Hal Newhouser was the MVP of the American League in 1944. This can be inferred from the question which specifically asks for the MVP of the American League in that year. The other options, Stan Musial, Joe Gordon, and Joe DiMaggio, were not Tigers and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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