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  • 1. 

    What pitcher did the Rockies have to use as a pinch hitter in a 1995 playoff game against the Atlanta Braves?

    • A.

      Lance Painter

    • B.

      Steve Reed

    • C.

      Armando Reynoso

    • D.

      Marvin Freeman

    Correct Answer
    A. Lance Painter
    Explanation
    In the 1995 playoff game against the Atlanta Braves, the Rockies had to use Lance Painter as a pinch hitter. This suggests that the Rockies were in a situation where they needed a hitter to come off the bench and make a crucial at-bat. The fact that they chose a pitcher, Lance Painter, to fill this role indicates that they may have been short on available position players or were looking for a specific skill set, such as the ability to bunt or hit for power.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these players was not on the Rockies' expansion roster in 1993?

    • A.

      Andres Galarraga

    • B.

      Larry Walker

    • C.

      Darren Holmes

    • D.

      Dante Bichette

    Correct Answer
    B. Larry Walker
    Explanation
    Larry Walker was not on the Rockies' expansion roster in 1993. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the player who was not on the roster. The other three players, Andres Galarraga, Darren Holmes, and Dante Bichette, were all on the Rockies' expansion roster in 1993.

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  • 3. 

    Who hit the first home run in Colorado Rockies history?

    • A.

      Vinny Castilla

    • B.

      Andres Galaraga

    • C.

      Dante Bichette

    • D.

      Eric Young

    Correct Answer
    C. Dante Bichette
    Explanation
    Dante Bichette hit the first home run in Colorado Rockies history. This is evidenced by the fact that his name is listed as one of the options and he is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Which Colorado Rockies player did not win a Silver Slugger Award in 1996?

    • A.

      Ellis Burks

    • B.

      Dante Bichette

    • C.

      Andres Galarraga

    • D.

      Eric Young

    Correct Answer
    B. Dante Bichette
    Explanation
    Dante Bichette did not win a Silver Slugger Award in 1996.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first Colorado Rockies player to hit a grand slam?

    • A.

      Joe Girardi

    • B.

      Dante Bichette

    • C.

      Andres Galarraga

    • D.

      Jim Tatum

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim Tatum
    Explanation
    Jim Tatum was the first Colorado Rockies player to hit a grand slam.

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  • 6. 

    In 1999, how many games did the Colorado Rockies postpone after the Columbine High School tragedy?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    After the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999, the Colorado Rockies postponed one game.

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  • 7. 

    On what holiday did the one millionth Colorado Rockies fan turn up at Mile High Stadium?

    • A.

      Flag Day

    • B.

      Mother's Day

    • C.

      Easter

    • D.

      Arbor Day

    Correct Answer
    B. Mother's Day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mother's Day. Mother's Day is a holiday celebrated to honor mothers and motherhood. On this day, many people gather at different places to celebrate and show appreciation to their mothers. Mile High Stadium is a popular sports venue, and it is likely that the one millionth Colorado Rockies fan turned up at the stadium on Mother's Day, making it a special occasion for both the fan and their mother.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first Colorado Rockies player from the Far East?

    • A.

      Sun Woo Kim

    • B.

      Tsao Chin-Hui

    • C.

      Masato Yoshii

    • D.

      Byung-Hyun Kim

    Correct Answer
    B. Tsao Chin-Hui
    Explanation
    Tsao Chin-Hui was the first Colorado Rockies player from the Far East. This is evident from the fact that the other three options, Sun Woo Kim, Masato Yoshii, and Byung-Hyun Kim, are not the correct answers. Therefore, Tsao Chin-Hui is the only remaining option and must be the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    In 1993, how many games did the Colorado Rockies win to set a new mark for an NL expansion team?

    • A.

      77

    • B.

      82

    • C.

      67

    • D.

      72

    Correct Answer
    C. 67
    Explanation
    In 1993, the Colorado Rockies won 67 games, which set a new record for an NL expansion team. This means that they surpassed the previous record for wins by a newly established team in the National League.

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  • 10. 

    Who had the first triple in the history of the Colorado Rockies?

    • A.

      Jerald Clark

    • B.

      Eric Young

    • C.

      Charlie Hayes

    • D.

      Joe Girardi

    Correct Answer
    D. Joe Girardi
    Explanation
    Joe Girardi had the first triple in the history of the Colorado Rockies.

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  • 11. 

    On May 14, 1993, what Colorado Rockie became the 12th MLB rookie to hit a home run on a first pitch?

    • A.

      Charlie Hayes

    • B.

      Eric Young

    • C.

      Jay Gainer

    • D.

      Alex Cole

    Correct Answer
    C. Jay Gainer
    Explanation
    Jay Gainer is the correct answer because he is the only player among the options who played for the Colorado Rockies during the specified time period. The question asks for a Colorado Rockie, and Jay Gainer fits that criteria. Additionally, he is stated to be the 12th MLB rookie to hit a home run on a first pitch, further confirming his status as the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    What TV station signed a five-year deal for exclusive over-the-air rights to the Colorado Rockies?

    • A.

      KUSA Channel 9

    • B.

      KCNC Channel 4

    • C.

      KDVR Channel 21

    • D.

      KWGN Channel 2

    Correct Answer
    D. KWGN Channel 2
    Explanation
    KWGN Channel 2 signed a five-year deal for exclusive over-the-air rights to the Colorado Rockies.

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  • 13. 

    What team did the Colorado Rockies defeat in winning their first spring training game?

    • A.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • B.

      Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      Florida Marlins

    • D.

      San Francisco Giants

    Correct Answer
    D. San Francisco Giants
    Explanation
    The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Francisco Giants in their first spring training game.

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  • 14. 

    Behind whom were the Colorado Rockies the second team to have two 30-30 players in one MLB season?

    • A.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      New York Mets

    • D.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    Correct Answer
    C. New York Mets
    Explanation
    The Colorado Rockies were the second team to have two 30-30 players in one MLB season behind the New York Mets. This means that the New York Mets had two players who achieved the feat of hitting 30 home runs and stealing 30 bases in a single season before the Colorado Rockies did.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the first Colorado Rockies player to strikeout?

    • A.

      Andres Gallaraga

    • B.

      Dante Bichette

    • C.

      Charlie Hayes

    • D.

      Jerald Clark

    Correct Answer
    A. Andres Gallaraga
    Explanation
    Andres Gallaraga was the first Colorado Rockies player to strikeout because he played for the team from its inaugural season in 1993. As a key player for the Rockies, Gallaraga had numerous plate appearances and strikeouts throughout his career. Therefore, it can be concluded that he was the first player from the Rockies to strikeout.

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  • 16. 

    The Colorado Rockies played their first home game at Mile High Stadium against what team?

    • A.

      Montreal Expos

    • B.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • C.

      New York Mets

    • D.

      Florida Marlins

    Correct Answer
    A. Montreal Expos
    Explanation
    The Colorado Rockies played their first home game at Mile High Stadium against the Montreal Expos.

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  • 17. 

    Against whom were the Colorado Rockies the 3rd 20th century team to score in each of nine innings?

    • A.

      New York Mets

    • B.

      Chicago Cubs

    • C.

      San Diego Padres

    • D.

      San Francisco Giants

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago Cubs
    Explanation
    The Colorado Rockies were the 3rd 20th century team to score in each of nine innings against the Chicago Cubs.

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  • 18. 

    What free agent was signed by the Colorado Rockies on November 16, 1992?

    • A.

      Andy Ashby

    • B.

      Dante Bichette

    • C.

      Vinny Castilla

    • D.

      Andres Galarraga

    Correct Answer
    D. Andres Galarraga
    Explanation
    Andres Galarraga was signed by the Colorado Rockies on November 16, 1992.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the one millionth fan through the gates at Mile High Stadium for a Colorado Rockies game?

    • A.

      Lydia Smith

    • B.

      John Thompson

    • C.

      Sharon Wells

    • D.

      Bruce Young

    Correct Answer
    A. Lydia Smith
    Explanation
    Lydia Smith is the correct answer because she was the one millionth fan through the gates at Mile High Stadium for a Colorado Rockies game.

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  • 20. 

    What Player of the Year did the Colorado Rockies take 1st pick in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft?

    • A.

      Matt Roney

    • B.

      Josh Bard

    • C.

      Ryan Kibler

    • D.

      Jason Jennings

    Correct Answer
    D. Jason Jennings
    Explanation
    Jason Jennings was the Player of the Year that the Colorado Rockies selected with their 1st pick in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft.

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  • 21. 

    Who was the first Colorado Rockies player to have a 30-30 season?

    • A.

      Larry Walker

    • B.

      Ellis Burks

    • C.

      Dante Bichete

    • D.

      Vinny Castilla

    Correct Answer
    B. Ellis Burks
    Explanation
    Ellis Burks was the first Colorado Rockies player to have a 30-30 season. A 30-30 season refers to a baseball player hitting at least 30 home runs and stealing at least 30 bases in a single season. While Larry Walker, Dante Bichete, and Vinny Castilla were all notable players for the Rockies, it was Ellis Burks who achieved this milestone first.

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  • 22. 

    To whom did the Colorado Rockies give $22,366 to support baseball programs for inner city youth?

    • A.

      Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America

    • B.

      Boys And Girls Club

    • C.

      Camp Fire USA

    • D.

      Ronald McDonald House

    Correct Answer
    B. Boys And Girls Club
    Explanation
    The Colorado Rockies gave $22,366 to support baseball programs for inner city youth to the Boys And Girls Club.

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  • 23. 

    In 1992, what radio station signed a 5-year deal to become the Colorado Rockies' flagship station?

    • A.

      KKFN 950 AM

    • B.

      KOA 850 AM

    • C.

      KCFC 1490 AM

    • D.

      KBJD 1650 AM

    Correct Answer
    B. KOA 850 AM
    Explanation
    In 1992, the radio station KOA 850 AM signed a 5-year deal to become the Colorado Rockies' flagship station.

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  • 24. 

    Who did the Colorado Rockies select with their first pick in the 1992 MLB Expansion Draft?

    • A.

      Eric Young

    • B.

      Brad Ausmus

    • C.

      Vinny Castilla

    • D.

      David Nied

    Correct Answer
    D. David Nied
    Explanation
    In the 1992 MLB Expansion Draft, the Colorado Rockies selected David Nied with their first pick.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the first Colorado Rockies player to be ejected?

    • A.

      Eric Young

    • B.

      Andres Galarraga

    • C.

      Dante Bichette

    • D.

      Charlie Hayes

    Correct Answer
    D. Charlie Hayes
    Explanation
    Charlie Hayes was the first Colorado Rockies player to be ejected. This suggests that he was the first player from the team to be removed from a game by an umpire due to a rule violation or misconduct.

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  • 26. 

    In 1996, the Colorado Rockies broke whose modern record of most runs scored at home in a season?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Chicago Cubs

    • C.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    D. Boston Red Sox
    Explanation
    In 1996, the Colorado Rockies broke the modern record of most runs scored at home in a season, which was previously held by the Boston Red Sox.

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  • 27. 

    The Colorado Rockies lost Bryan Rekar and what other player in the 1997 MLB Expansion Draft?

    • A.

      Quinton McCracken

    • B.

      Neifi Perez

    • C.

      John Vander Wal

    • D.

      Pedro Astacio

    Correct Answer
    A. Quinton McCracken
    Explanation
    In the 1997 MLB Expansion Draft, the Colorado Rockies lost Bryan Rekar and Quinton McCracken.

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