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  • 1. 

    What Astro threw a no-hitter in 1986 in a pennant clinching game against the Giants?

    • A.

      Bob Knepper

    • B.

      Mike Scott

    • C.

      Phil Niekro

    • D.

      Nolan Ryan

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Scott
    Explanation
    Mike Scott is the correct answer because he threw a no-hitter in 1986 in a pennant clinching game against the Giants. This means that he pitched an entire game without allowing the opposing team to get a single hit. This achievement is significant because it helped his team secure the pennant, which is awarded to the team that wins the championship of their league.

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  • 2. 

    What season was the Astros first sub .500 season since 1991?

    • A.

      2005

    • B.

      2004

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    D. 2000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2000. This was the season when the Astros had their first sub .500 season since 1991.

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  • 3. 

    Who did the Houston Astros get in exchange for Jose Lima and cash in 2001?

    • A.

      Dave Mlicki

    • B.

      Billy Wagner

    • C.

      Brian Moehler

    • D.

      Ron Villone

    Correct Answer
    A. Dave Mlicki
    Explanation
    In 2001, the Houston Astros acquired Dave Mlicki in exchange for Jose Lima and cash.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the Astros first draft pick in the 2007 Baseball Draft?

    • A.

      Derek Dietrich

    • B.

      Luis Pardo

    • C.

      Brett Eibner

    • D.

      David Dinelli

    Correct Answer
    A. Derek Dietrich
    Explanation
    Derek Dietrich was the Astros' first draft pick in the 2007 Baseball Draft.

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  • 5. 

    Just prior to becoming the Houston Astros pitching coach, Dave Wallace was with what team?

    • A.

      Florida Marlins

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Atlanta Braves

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    D. Boston Red Sox
    Explanation
    Dave Wallace was with the Boston Red Sox just prior to becoming the Houston Astros pitching coach.

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  • 6. 

    What is the street address of Houston Astros' Minute Maid Park?

    • A.

      1640 Brittmoore Street

    • B.

      501 Crawford Street

    • C.

      2500 Bissonnett Street

    • D.

      500 Astros Blvd

    Correct Answer
    B. 501 Crawford Street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 501 Crawford Street. This is the street address of Minute Maid Park, the home stadium of the Houston Astros baseball team.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these Houston Astros managers took over for Bill Virdon in 1982?

    • A.

      Hal Lanier

    • B.

      Preston Gomez

    • C.

      Art Howe

    • D.

      Bob Lillis

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Lillis
    Explanation
    Bob Lillis took over for Bill Virdon in 1982 as the manager of the Houston Astros.

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  • 8. 

    What National League team shares the same inaugural season with the Houston Astros?

    • A.

      San Diego Padres

    • B.

      Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      Montreal Expos

    • D.

      New York Mets

    Correct Answer
    D. New York Mets
    Explanation
    The New York Mets share the same inaugural season with the Houston Astros. Both teams started playing in the Major League Baseball in 1962.

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  • 9. 

    Which Houston Astros player had his number retired after playing only 88 games in the Major Leagues?

    • A.

      Luis Pujols

    • B.

      Joe Cannon

    • C.

      Jimmy Sexton

    • D.

      Jim Umbricht

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim Umbricht
    Explanation
    Jim Umbricht had his number retired by the Houston Astros after playing only 88 games in the Major Leagues. Although his playing career was cut short due to cancer, Umbricht made a significant impact on the team and became a beloved figure. He was known for his perseverance and determination, and his number was retired as a tribute to his contributions both on and off the field.

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  • 10. 

    What was a nickname given to the Houston Astros orange, yellow and navy uniforms worn from 1975 - 1993?

    • A.

      The Distractions

    • B.

      The Rocket Men

    • C.

      The Popsicles

    • D.

      The Stripes

    Correct Answer
    C. The Popsicles
    Explanation
    The nickname given to the Houston Astros orange, yellow, and navy uniforms worn from 1975-1993 was "The Popsicles." This nickname is likely due to the vibrant and colorful combination of orange, yellow, and navy, which resembled the colors of a popsicle.

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  • 11. 

    What team did the Houston Astros shutout an amazing 7 times in 1978?

    • A.

      San Diego Padres

    • B.

      Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • D.

      New York Mets

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlanta Braves
    Explanation
    In 1978, the Houston Astros shutout the Atlanta Braves an amazing 7 times. This means that in 7 separate games between the two teams, the Astros prevented the Braves from scoring any runs.

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  • 12. 

    What Houston Astros player was awarded the first 1 million dollar salary in Major League history?

    • A.

      Nolan Ryan

    • B.

      J.R. Richard

    • C.

      Joe Morgan

    • D.

      Cesar Cedeno

    Correct Answer
    A. Nolan Ryan
    Explanation
    Nolan Ryan was awarded the first 1 million dollar salary in Major League history.

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  • 13. 

    In 1983, Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan became Major League Baseball's strikeout king against what team?

    • A.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • B.

      New York Mets

    • C.

      Chicago Cubs

    • D.

      Montreal Expos

    Correct Answer
    D. Montreal Expos
    Explanation
    In 1983, Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan became Major League Baseball's strikeout king against the Montreal Expos. This means that he struck out more batters from the Montreal Expos than any other team in the league.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the Houston Astros pitcher that led the National League in 1981 with an impressive 1.69 ERA?

    • A.

      Don Sutton

    • B.

      Joe Niekro

    • C.

      Bob Knepper

    • D.

      Nolan Ryan

    Correct Answer
    D. Nolan Ryan
    Explanation
    Nolan Ryan was the Houston Astros pitcher who led the National League in 1981 with a remarkable 1.69 ERA.

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  • 15. 

    In 1999, the Houston Astros won the National League Central Division, what team finished second?

    • A.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • B.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    • C.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • D.

      Chicago Cubs

    Correct Answer
    A. Cincinnati Reds
    Explanation
    The Houston Astros won the National League Central Division in 1999. The team that finished second in the division that year was the Cincinnati Reds.

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  • 16. 

    Who was the Houston Astros 20 game winner during the 2004 campaign?

    • A.

      Roger Clemens

    • B.

      Roy Oswalt

    • C.

      Andy Pettitte

    • D.

      Tim Redding

    Correct Answer
    B. Roy Oswalt
    Explanation
    Roy Oswalt was the Houston Astros 20 game winner during the 2004 campaign. This means that he won 20 games as a pitcher during that season.

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  • 17. 

    Who was the first Houston Astros pitcher to lead the Major Leagues in ERA?

    • A.

      Joe Niekro

    • B.

      Nolan Ryan

    • C.

      J.R. Richard

    • D.

      Mike Scott

    Correct Answer
    C. J.R. Richard
    Explanation
    J.R. Richard was the first Houston Astros pitcher to lead the Major Leagues in ERA. This means that during a specific season, Richard had the lowest earned run average (ERA) among all pitchers in the Major Leagues. This accomplishment is significant because it demonstrates Richard's exceptional ability to prevent opposing teams from scoring runs.

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  • 18. 

    Entering the 1999 season, who held the Colt 45/Astros record for career shutouts?

    • A.

      Nolan Ryan

    • B.

      J.R. Richard

    • C.

      Mike Scott

    • D.

      Larry Dierker

    Correct Answer
    D. Larry Dierker
    Explanation
    Larry Dierker held the Colt 45/Astros record for career shutouts entering the 1999 season.

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  • 19. 

    What company developed Astroturf for the Astrodome?

    • A.

      R.J. Reynolds

    • B.

      Siemens

    • C.

      Monsanto

    • D.

      Alcoa

    Correct Answer
    C. Monsanto
    Explanation
    Monsanto developed Astroturf for the Astrodome. Astroturf is a type of artificial turf that was first installed in the Astrodome in 1966. Monsanto, a multinational agricultural biotechnology company, created this synthetic grass as a solution for the indoor stadium's grass maintenance issues. Astroturf became popular in various sports fields and stadiums due to its durability and low maintenance requirements.

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  • 20. 

    Who hit the first regular season home run in the Astrodome?

    • A.

      Dick Allen

    • B.

      Bob Aspromonte

    • C.

      Willie Stargell

    • D.

      Jim Wynn

    Correct Answer
    A. Dick Allen
    Explanation
    Dick Allen hit the first regular season home run in the Astrodome.

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  • 21. 

    In 2001, the Houston Astros finished in what place in their division?

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      5th

    • D.

      4th

    Correct Answer
    A. 1st
    Explanation
    In 2001, the Houston Astros finished in 1st place in their division. This means that they had the highest win-loss record among all the teams in their division that year. They outperformed the other teams and secured the top spot in their division standings.

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  • 22. 

    How was the last out recorded in Mike Scott's 1986 no hitter as a Houston Astro?

    • A.

      Fly Out To Center Field

    • B.

      Ground Out To First Base

    • C.

      Pop Out To Third Base

    • D.

      Strike Out

    Correct Answer
    B. Ground Out To First Base
    Explanation
    In Mike Scott's 1986 no-hitter as a Houston Astro, the last out was recorded by a ground out to first base.

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  • 23. 

    Which Houston Astro had the nickname the "Red Rooster"?

    • A.

      Phil Garner

    • B.

      Doug Rader

    • C.

      Rusty Staub

    • D.

      Fred Gladding

    Correct Answer
    B. Doug Rader
    Explanation
    Doug Rader had the nickname the "Red Rooster." This nickname was given to him because of his fiery personality and aggressive playing style on the field. Rader was known for his energetic and passionate approach to the game, which earned him the nickname "Red Rooster."

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  • 24. 

    What does Roy Oswalt claim helped his shoulder injury in 1999?

    • A.

      A Hot Spring In Colorado

    • B.

      Surgery

    • C.

      Acupuncture

    • D.

      A Shock From His Truck

    Correct Answer
    D. A Shock From His Truck
    Explanation
    Roy Oswalt claims that a shock from his truck helped his shoulder injury in 1999.

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  • 25. 

    What is Roy Oswalt's song when he enters the stadium at a home game?

    • A.

      AC/DC's "Hell's Bells"

    • B.

      Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train"

    • C.

      Godsmack's "I Stand Alone"

    • D.

      Pearl Jam's "Animal"

    Correct Answer
    C. Godsmack's "I Stand Alone"
    Explanation
    Roy Oswalt's song when he enters the stadium at a home game is Godsmack's "I Stand Alone".

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  • 26. 

    In what year were the Houston Astros, known then as the Houston Colts, founded?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1972

    • C.

      1962

    • D.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    C. 1962
    Explanation
    The Houston Astros, known then as the Houston Colts, were founded in 1962. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 27. 

    In what year did the Houston Colt .45's change their name to become the Houston Astros?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1965

    • C.

      1970

    • D.

      1963

    Correct Answer
    B. 1965
    Explanation
    In 1965, the Houston Colt .45's changed their name to become the Houston Astros.

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  • 28. 

    In 2007, who owned the Houston Astros?

    • A.

      Drayton McLane, Jr.

    • B.

      Tim Purpura

    • C.

      Phil Garner

    • D.

      Jim Bust

    Correct Answer
    A. Drayton McLane, Jr.
    Explanation
    Drayton McLane, Jr. owned the Houston Astros in 2007.

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  • 29. 

    In 2007, who was the General Manager for the Houston Astros?

    • A.

      Phil Garner

    • B.

      Drayton McLane, Jr.

    • C.

      Tim Purpura

    • D.

      Jake Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Tim Purpura
    Explanation
    Tim Purpura was the General Manager for the Houston Astros in 2007.

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  • 30. 

    Which former MLB infielder was the manager of the Houston Astros in 2007?

    • A.

      Wade Boggs

    • B.

      Larry Bowa

    • C.

      Philip Mason Garner

    • D.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    C. Philip Mason Garner
    Explanation
    Philip Mason Garner was the manager of the Houston Astros in 2007. He is a former MLB infielder who had a successful playing career before transitioning into coaching and managing. Garner was known for his leadership skills and his ability to guide teams to success. In 2007, he managed the Astros and led them to a record of 73-89. Garner's experience and knowledge of the game made him a suitable candidate for the managerial position with the Astros during that time.

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