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  • 1. 

    In 1903, Bill Bradley became the first Cleveland Indian to achieve what rare feat?

    • A.

      Hit For The Cycle

    • B.

      Unassisted Triple Play

    • C.

      Hit a Grand Slam

    • D.

      Throw a Perfect Game

    Correct Answer
    A. Hit For The Cycle
    Explanation
    Bill Bradley became the first Cleveland Indian to achieve the rare feat of hitting for the cycle. This means that in a single game, he was able to hit a single, a double, a triple, and a home run. Hitting for the cycle is a difficult accomplishment since it requires a player to have both power and speed, as well as the ability to hit the ball to all parts of the field.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the only Cleveland Indian to win a Cy Young Award during the 20th Century?

    • A.

      Dennis Eckersley

    • B.

      Gaylord Perry

    • C.

      Orel Hersheiser

    • D.

      Bob Feller

    Correct Answer
    B. Gaylord Perry
    Explanation
    Gaylord Perry is the correct answer because he was the only Cleveland Indian to win a Cy Young Award during the 20th Century. Perry won the award in 1972, his first season with the Indians, after posting a 24-16 record with a 1.92 ERA. He had an impressive season and was recognized as the best pitcher in the American League, making him the only Cleveland Indian to receive this prestigious award during that time period.

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  • 3. 

    Former Cleveland Indian was most commonly associated with which type of pitch?

    • A.

      Screwball

    • B.

      Spitter

    • C.

      Slurve

    • D.

      Knuckleball

    Correct Answer
    B. Spitter
    Explanation
    The former Cleveland Indian was most commonly associated with the pitch known as the "Spitter". The spitter is an illegal pitch in baseball where the pitcher applies saliva or another substance to the ball to alter its movement. While the pitch is no longer legal in the game, it was once a popular and controversial pitch used by pitchers to deceive batters.

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  • 4. 

    Which Cleveland Indian was the Home Run Champion of 1915 with a whopping 7 round-trippers?

    • A.

      Tris Speaker

    • B.

      Elmer Flick

    • C.

      Braggo Roth

    • D.

      Nap Lajoie

    Correct Answer
    C. Braggo Roth
    Explanation
    Braggo Roth was the Home Run Champion of 1915 for the Cleveland Indians with a total of 7 home runs. This means that he hit more home runs than any other player on the team that year.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first Cleveland Indian to be named the MVP?

    • A.

      Bob Feller

    • B.

      Lou Bourdreau

    • C.

      Tris Speaker

    • D.

      Al Rosen

    Correct Answer
    B. Lou Bourdreau
    Explanation
    Lou Boudreau was the first Cleveland Indian to be named the MVP. He achieved this honor in 1948, when he led the Indians to win the World Series. Boudreau was a talented shortstop and also served as the team's player-manager. He had an outstanding season, batting .355 with 18 home runs and 106 RBIs. Boudreau's leadership and exceptional performance on the field made him a deserving recipient of the MVP award.

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  • 6. 

    The first opponent the Cleveland Indians ever faced were from which city?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Milwaukee

    Correct Answer
    D. Milwaukee
    Explanation
    The first opponent the Cleveland Indians ever faced were from Milwaukee.

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  • 7. 

    Which Cleveland Indian shortstop tragically collapsed and died at home plate in 1920?

    • A.

      Elmer Flick

    • B.

      Ray Chapman

    • C.

      Tris Speaker

    • D.

      Lew Fonseca

    Correct Answer
    B. Ray Chapman
    Explanation
    Ray Chapman tragically collapsed and died at home plate in 1920. He was a shortstop for the Cleveland Indians. This incident occurred during a game against the New York Yankees when Chapman was struck in the head by a pitch from Carl Mays. Chapman initially seemed fine but collapsed shortly after and was rushed to the hospital, where he passed away the following morning. This unfortunate event marked the first and only on-field death in Major League Baseball history.

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  • 8. 

    The Cleveland Indians' home at Jacobs Field is commonly known by what nickname?

    • A.

      "Mistake by the Lake"

    • B.

      "The Teepee"

    • C.

      "The Jake"

    • D.

      "The Wigwam"

    Correct Answer
    C. "The Jake"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Jake." This nickname is commonly used to refer to the Cleveland Indians' home at Jacobs Field. It is a shortened version of the stadium's name and is widely recognized among fans and sports enthusiasts.

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  • 9. 

    The Cleveland Indians are commonly known by which nickname?

    • A.

      "The Tribe"

    • B.

      "The Redskins"

    • C.

      "The Wahoos"

    • D.

      "The Mistake by the Lake"

    Correct Answer
    A. "The Tribe"
    Explanation
    The Cleveland Indians are commonly known by the nickname "The Tribe" because it is a term that has been used to refer to the team for many years. The nickname is a nod to the strong sense of community and unity among the team and its fans. It represents the close bond between the players, the organization, and the city of Cleveland.

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  • 10. 

    From 1977-1989, no Cleveland Indian received what honor?

    • A.

      All Star

    • B.

      ERA Champion

    • C.

      Gold Glove

    • D.

      Silver Slugger

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold Glove
    Explanation
    From 1977-1989, no Cleveland Indian received the Gold Glove honor. The Gold Glove is an award given annually to the best defensive player at each position in Major League Baseball. This suggests that during this time period, there was no player on the Cleveland Indians who was considered the best defensive player at their respective position in the league.

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  • 11. 

    Which former teammate did Jose Mesa threaten to kill after he wrote unkind words about him in a book?

    • A.

      Albert Belle

    • B.

      Manny Ramirez

    • C.

      Omar Vizquel

    • D.

      Jim Thome

    Correct Answer
    C. Omar Vizquel
    Explanation
    Jose Mesa threatened to kill Omar Vizquel after he wrote unkind words about him in a book.

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  • 12. 

    In 2002, who set a Cleveland Indians record for home runs with 52 big flies?

    • A.

      Jim Thome

    • B.

      Travis Hafner

    • C.

      Albert Belle

    • D.

      Casey Blake

    Correct Answer
    A. Jim Thome
    Explanation
    Jim Thome set a Cleveland Indians record for home runs with 52 big flies in 2002.

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  • 13. 

    What name are the Cleveland Indians commonly referred to as?

    • A.

      The Unit

    • B.

      The Lake Effect

    • C.

      The Head Dresses

    • D.

      The Tribe

    Correct Answer
    D. The Tribe
    Explanation
    The Cleveland Indians are commonly referred to as "The Tribe" because it is a nickname that has been adopted by fans and the media. The term "Tribe" represents the strong sense of community and unity among the team and its supporters. It is a way to show solidarity and pride in their team, creating a sense of belonging and identity.

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  • 14. 

    Which member of the Cleveland Indians led Major League Baseball with 165 RBIs in 1999?

    • A.

      Roberto Alomar

    • B.

      Kenny Lofton

    • C.

      Jim Thome

    • D.

      Manny Ramirez

    Correct Answer
    D. Manny Ramirez
    Explanation
    Manny Ramirez is the correct answer because he led Major League Baseball with 165 RBIs in 1999. This means that he had the highest number of runs batted in among all players in the league that year.

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  • 15. 

    Which Indian was MVP of the American League in 1948?

    • A.

      Yogi Berra

    • B.

      Phil Rizzuto

    • C.

      Roy Campanella

    • D.

      Lou Boudreau

    Correct Answer
    D. Lou Boudreau
    Explanation
    Lou Boudreau was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the American League in 1948. Boudreau was an Indian baseball player who played as a shortstop and manager for the Cleveland Indians. In 1948, he led the Indians to win the American League pennant and played a vital role in their success. Boudreau had an outstanding season, batting .355 with 18 home runs and 106 runs batted in. He was known for his excellent defensive skills and leadership qualities, which contributed to his selection as the MVP of the American League in 1948.

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  • 16. 

    Which baseball player for the Cleveland Indians was MVP of the American League in 1953?

    • A.

      Mickey Mantle

    • B.

      Willie Mays

    • C.

      Al Rosen

    • D.

      Roy Campanella

    Correct Answer
    C. Al Rosen
    Explanation
    Al Rosen was the correct answer because he was the baseball player for the Cleveland Indians who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the American League in 1953.

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  • 17. 

    What was CC Sabathia's win and loss record for the 2003 Indians?

    • A.

      14 - 11

    • B.

      7-Jan

    • C.

      13 - 9

    • D.

      2-Jul

    Correct Answer
    C. 13 - 9
    Explanation
    CC Sabathia's win and loss record for the 2003 Indians was 13 - 9.

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  • 18. 

    Who had the hit that won the first game at Jacob's Field?

    • A.

      Wayne Kirby

    • B.

      Felix Fermin

    • C.

      Carlos Baerga

    • D.

      Albert Belle

    Correct Answer
    A. Wayne Kirby
    Explanation
    Wayne Kirby had the hit that won the first game at Jacob's Field.

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  • 19. 

    On which street would you find Jacobs Field, home of the Cleveland Indians?

    • A.

      E. 9th South

    • B.

      Main Street

    • C.

      Prospect Avenue

    • D.

      Ontario Street

    Correct Answer
    D. Ontario Street
    Explanation
    Ontario Street is the correct answer because Jacobs Field, which is now known as Progressive Field, is located on Ontario Street in Cleveland.

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  • 20. 

    In which year did Dennis Eckersley hurl a 1-0 no-hitter for the Indians?

    • A.

      1979

    • B.

      1977

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    B. 1977
    Explanation
    In 1977, Dennis Eckersley hurled a 1-0 no-hitter for the Indians.

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  • 21. 

    Who was the first Cleveland Indian to pitch a perfect game since Addie Joss?

    • A.

      Paul Abbott

    • B.

      Lenny Barker

    • C.

      Bartolo Colon

    • D.

      Ted Abernathy

    Correct Answer
    B. Lenny Barker
    Explanation
    Lenny Barker was the first Cleveland Indian to pitch a perfect game since Addie Joss. This means that Barker was able to retire all 27 batters he faced without allowing any of them to reach base.

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  • 22. 

    Who led the Cleveland Indians in hits for the 2005 MLB season?

    • A.

      Coco Crisp

    • B.

      Grady Sizemore

    • C.

      Ronnie Belliard

    • D.

      Aaron Boone

    Correct Answer
    B. Grady Sizemore
    Explanation
    Grady Sizemore led the Cleveland Indians in hits for the 2005 MLB season. This can be inferred from the given options, where Grady Sizemore is the only player from the Cleveland Indians listed. Therefore, he must be the one who led the team in hits for that season.

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  • 23. 

    Who was the American League catcher in the 1970 baseball All-Star game that was injured in a collision at home plate by Pete Rose?

    • A.

      Thurmon Munson

    • B.

      Johnny Bench

    • C.

      Carlton Fisk

    • D.

      Ray Fosse

    Correct Answer
    D. Ray Fosse
    Explanation
    Ray Fosse was the American League catcher in the 1970 baseball All-Star game who was injured in a collision at home plate by Pete Rose.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is a color in the logo of the Cleveland Indians?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Teal

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Purple

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue
    Explanation
    Blue is a color in the logo of the Cleveland Indians. This can be inferred from the fact that the question asks for a color in the logo, and Blue is one of the options provided. Without any additional information, it can be assumed that Blue is indeed a color in the logo.

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  • 25. 

    What put Travis Hafner on a 15-day disabled list on July 26, 2005?

    • A.

      A Baseball To The Face

    • B.

      A Fall In The Dugout

    • C.

      A Car Accident

    • D.

      Another Player's Fist

    Correct Answer
    A. A Baseball To The Face
    Explanation
    Travis Hafner was put on a 15-day disabled list on July 26, 2005 because he was hit by a baseball in the face. This injury was severe enough to require him to take time off from playing and recover.

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  • 26. 

    Where did Grady Sizemore attend high school?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Washington

    Correct Answer
    D. Washington
    Explanation
    Grady Sizemore attended high school in Washington.

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  • 27. 

    What position does Victor Martinez play?

    • A.

      Right Field

    • B.

      Shortstop

    • C.

      Third Base

    • D.

      Catcher

    Correct Answer
    D. Catcher
    Explanation
    Victor Martinez plays the position of catcher.

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  • 28. 

    On July 16, 2004 Victor Martinez had how many RBI for a career high in one game?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    D. Seven
    Explanation
    In a game on July 16, 2004, Victor Martinez achieved a career high of seven RBI. This means that he successfully batted in seven runs during that particular game.

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  • 29. 

    How many RBI's has Grady Sizemore had through the 2006 season?

    • A.

      175

    • B.

      169

    • C.

      181

    • D.

      186

    Correct Answer
    C. 181
    Explanation
    Grady Sizemore had 181 RBI's through the 2006 season.

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  • 30. 

    The Cleveland Indians took their name in tribute to which Native American?

    • A.

      Chief Joseph

    • B.

      Sitting Bull

    • C.

      Louis Sockalexis

    • D.

      Geronimo

    Correct Answer
    C. Louis Sockalexis
    Explanation
    The Cleveland Indians took their name in tribute to Louis Sockalexis. Louis Sockalexis was a Native American from the Penobscot tribe and he played professional baseball in the late 19th century. He played for the Cleveland Spiders, a predecessor of the Cleveland Indians, and his exceptional skills and popularity led to the team adopting the name "Indians" as a tribute to him. Sockalexis is considered a pioneer for Native American athletes in professional sports.

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