MLB - Oakland Athletics Trivia

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  • 1. 

    How many home runs did Mark McGwire hit in the 1997 season?

    • A.

      52

    • B.

      58

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      49

    Correct Answer
    B. 58
    Explanation
    Mark McGwire hit 58 home runs in the 1997 season.

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  • 2. 

    Which baseball player for the Oakland A's won the MVP Award 1990?

    • A.

      Rickey Henderson

    • B.

      Frank Thomas

    • C.

      Kirk Gibson

    • D.

      Robin Yount

    Correct Answer
    A. Rickey Henderson
    Explanation
    Rickey Henderson is the correct answer because he was a baseball player for the Oakland A's and he won the MVP Award in 1990.

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  • 3. 

    Which player for the Oakland A's was MVP of the American League in 1992?

    • A.

      Mo Vaughn

    • B.

      Dennis Eckersley

    • C.

      Kevin Mitchell

    • D.

      Frank Thomas

    Correct Answer
    B. Dennis Eckersley
    Explanation
    Dennis Eckersley was the MVP of the American League in 1992. He was a pitcher for the Oakland A's and had an outstanding season, recording 51 saves and a 1.91 ERA. Eckersley's performance was crucial in leading the A's to the playoffs that year, and his dominance on the mound earned him the prestigious MVP award.

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  • 4. 

    Which baseball player for the Oakland A's was MVP of the American League in 2000?

    • A.

      Ken Griffey Jr.

    • B.

      Jason Giambi

    • C.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • D.

      Sammy Sosa

    Correct Answer
    B. Jason Giambi
    Explanation
    Jason Giambi was the correct answer because he was the baseball player for the Oakland A's who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the American League in 2000.

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  • 5. 

    Who led the 2004 Oakland Athletics in home runs for the season?

    • A.

      Bobby Crosby

    • B.

      Nick Swisher

    • C.

      Eric Chavez

    • D.

      Mark Ellis

    Correct Answer
    C. Eric Chavez
    Explanation
    Eric Chavez led the 2004 Oakland Athletics in home runs for the season.

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  • 6. 

    Who was credited with the most victories on the Athletics' pitching staff in 2004?

    • A.

      Oliver Perez

    • B.

      Russ Ortiz

    • C.

      Mark Mulder

    • D.

      Jason Schmidt

    Correct Answer
    C. Mark Mulder
    Explanation
    Mark Mulder was credited with the most victories on the Athletics' pitching staff in 2004. This means that he had the highest number of wins among all the pitchers on the team during that year.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these players hit 30 home runs for the 2000 Athletics?

    • A.

      Jason Giambi

    • B.

      Eric Chavez

    • C.

      Miguel Tejada

    • D.

      Matt Stairs

    Correct Answer
    C. Miguel Tejada
    Explanation
    Miguel Tejada hit 30 home runs for the 2000 Athletics.

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  • 8. 

    What did Reggie Jackson do in the 1971 All-Star Game that brought him more attention than ever?

    • A.

      Hit Two Home Runs

    • B.

      Hit For The Cycle

    • C.

      Hit A Mammoth Home Run

    • D.

      Spar With Howard Cosell

    Correct Answer
    C. Hit A Mammoth Home Run
    Explanation
    In the 1971 All-Star Game, Reggie Jackson hit a mammoth home run that brought him more attention than ever. This impressive feat showcased his incredible power and skill as a hitter, solidifying his reputation as one of the game's elite players. The mammoth home run likely captured the attention of fans and media alike, leading to increased attention and recognition for Jackson.

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  • 9. 

    Who is Huston Street's famous father?

    • A.

      James Street

    • B.

      Jack Street

    • C.

      Austin Street

    • D.

      Michael Street

    Correct Answer
    A. James Street
    Explanation
    Huston Street's famous father is James Street.

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  • 10. 

    In 2005, which award did Huston Street earn?

    • A.

      Most Valuable Player

    • B.

      American League Rookie Of The Year

    • C.

      National League Rookie Of The Year

    • D.

      Pitcher Of The Year

    Correct Answer
    B. American League Rookie Of The Year
    Explanation
    In 2005, Huston Street earned the American League Rookie of the Year award. This award is given to the most outstanding rookie player in the American League, recognizing their exceptional performance and impact in their first season. Huston Street's achievements and contributions during his rookie year were deemed remarkable, leading to his selection as the recipient of this prestigious award.

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  • 11. 

    In 2005, which athlete's elbow injury led to Huston Street becoming Oakland's closer?

    • A.

      Octavio Dotel

    • B.

      Kiko Cal

    • C.

      Chad Gaudin

    • D.

      Joe Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    A. Octavio Dotel
    Explanation
    Octavio Dotel's elbow injury in 2005 led to Huston Street becoming Oakland's closer. This suggests that Dotel, who was previously serving as the team's closer, was unable to continue due to his injury. As a result, Street, who was likely a relief pitcher at the time, was given the opportunity to step into the closer role. This highlights the impact of injuries on team dynamics and the opportunities they can create for other players.

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  • 12. 

    How many strikeouts did Huston Street finish with in the 2006 season?

    • A.

      67

    • B.

      69

    • C.

      71

    • D.

      60

    Correct Answer
    A. 67
  • 13. 

    Who owned the A's when they moved to Oakland?

    • A.

      Charles O. Finley

    • B.

      Bill Valentine

    • C.

      Charles Levi

    • D.

      Bill Veeck

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles O. Finley
    Explanation
    Charles O. Finley owned the A's when they moved to Oakland.

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  • 14. 

    What did Oakland A Reggie Jackson do in 1972 that hadn't been done in the Major Leagues since 1914?

    • A.

      Hit Three Homers In A Game Twice

    • B.

      Hit For The Cycle Twice

    • C.

      Wear A Mustache

    • D.

      Get Four Outfield Assists

    Correct Answer
    C. Wear A Mustache
    Explanation
    In 1972, Oakland A Reggie Jackson did something that hadn't been done in the Major Leagues since 1914, which was wearing a mustache. This suggests that either mustaches were not commonly seen in the Major Leagues before 1914 or there was some kind of rule or cultural norm that prohibited players from wearing mustaches. Regardless, Jackson's decision to wear a mustache in 1972 was a unique and notable occurrence in the history of the Major Leagues.

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  • 15. 

    Which Oakland A's reliever led the American League with 43 saves in 2003?

    • A.

      Chad Bradford

    • B.

      Keith Foulke

    • C.

      Jim Mecir

    • D.

      Troy Percival

    Correct Answer
    B. Keith Foulke
    Explanation
    Keith Foulke is the correct answer because he led the American League with 43 saves in 2003. This means that Foulke had the highest number of saves among all the relievers in the American League during that year.

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