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  • 1. 

    Which Baltimore Orioles pitcher was not a 20-game winner for them in 1970?

    • A.

      Ross Grimsley

    • B.

      Dave McNally

    • C.

      Jim Palmer

    • D.

      Mike Cuellar

    Correct Answer
    A. Ross Grimsley
    Explanation
    Ross Grimsley was not a 20-game winner for the Baltimore Orioles in 1970. This means that he did not win 20 games during that season while playing for the Orioles.

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  • 2. 

    What was the Baltimore Orioles won-loss record after the first 24 games of 1988?

    • A.

      21-3

    • B.

      42027

    • C.

      42084

    • D.

      20-4

    Correct Answer
    B. 42027
  • 3. 

    In which country did the Baltimore Orioles play an exhibition game in March, 1999?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Cuba

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. Cuba
    Explanation
    In March 1999, the Baltimore Orioles played an exhibition game in Cuba. This suggests that the Orioles traveled to Cuba to participate in this game.

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  • 4. 

    About which Baltimore Oriole was "couldn't tag up from third on a fly to Green Bay" said?

    • A.

      Ken Singleton

    • B.

      Brian Roberts

    • C.

      Sammy Sosa

    • D.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    A. Ken Singleton
  • 5. 

    Who did Cal Ripken, Jr. replace to begin his record-setting consecutive games streak?

    • A.

      Mark Belanger

    • B.

      Len Sakata

    • C.

      Brooks Robinson

    • D.

      Davey Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Len Sakata
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr. replaced Len Sakata to begin his record-setting consecutive games streak.

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  • 6. 

    On which Baltimore Oriole farmhand was the wild fastballer Nuke LaLoosh in "Bull Durham" based?

    • A.

      Jesse Jefferson

    • B.

      Steve Dalkowski

    • C.

      Jim Palmer

    • D.

      Doyle Alexander

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Dalkowski
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Steve Dalkowski. Steve Dalkowski was a former minor league baseball player known for his extremely fast fastball. He was known for his wildness and lack of control, similar to the character Nuke LaLoosh in the movie "Bull Durham". Dalkowski's fastball was said to be one of the fastest ever recorded, but his inability to consistently throw strikes prevented him from reaching the major leagues.

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  • 7. 

    What was Cal Ripken, Jr.'s batting average in 1982, his 1st full season with the Baltimore Orioles?

    • A.

      0.237

    • B.

      0.282

    • C.

      0.264

    • D.

      0.304

    Correct Answer
    C. 0.264
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr.'s batting average in his 1st full season with the Baltimore Orioles in 1982 was 0.264.

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  • 8. 

    Where were the ashes of Baltimore Orioles outfielder Curt Blefary scattered after he died in 2001?

    • A.

      Yankee Stadium

    • B.

      Fort McHenry

    • C.

      Memorial Stadium

    • D.

      Camden Yards

    Correct Answer
    C. Memorial Stadium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Memorial Stadium. Memorial Stadium was the home stadium of the Baltimore Orioles from 1954 to 1991. It was also the place where Curt Blefary played for the Orioles from 1965 to 1968. After his death in 2001, his ashes were scattered at Memorial Stadium as a tribute to his time with the team.

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  • 9. 

    Which Baltimore Oriole ranks as best ever catcher for handling pitchers in Thorn's "The Pitcher"?

    • A.

      Elrod Hendricks

    • B.

      Gus Triandos

    • C.

      Andy Etchebarren

    • D.

      Rick Dempsey

    Correct Answer
    A. Elrod Hendricks
    Explanation
    Elrod Hendricks is considered the best ever catcher for handling pitchers in Thorn's "The Pitcher." This is likely because of his ability to effectively communicate with pitchers, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and call the right pitches. Hendricks was known for his excellent game-calling skills and his ability to manage the pitching staff, which ultimately led to his reputation as the best catcher in this aspect.

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  • 10. 

    Who was called the "Babe Ruth of Mexico" and had Earl Weaver acquire him for the Baltimore Orioles?

    • A.

      Paul Blair

    • B.

      Earl Williams

    • C.

      Rafael Palmeiro

    • D.

      Elrod Hendricks

    Correct Answer
    D. Elrod Hendricks
    Explanation
    Elrod Hendricks was called the "Babe Ruth of Mexico" and was acquired by Earl Weaver for the Baltimore Orioles.

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  • 11. 

    What Baltimore Oriole hurler pitched 8-2/3 innings of hitless ball in a relief effort?

    • A.

      Hoyt Wilhelm

    • B.

      Jim Palmer

    • C.

      Ray Miller

    • D.

      Mike Mussina

    Correct Answer
    A. Hoyt Wilhelm
    Explanation
    Hoyt Wilhelm is the correct answer because he was a Baltimore Oriole hurler who pitched 8-2/3 innings of hitless ball in a relief effort.

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  • 12. 

    Which Baltimore Oriole established team career records for home runs and runs scored by a catcher?

    • A.

      Elrod Hendricks

    • B.

      Chris Hoiles

    • C.

      Rick Dempsey

    • D.

      Earl Williams

    Correct Answer
    B. Chris Hoiles
    Explanation
    Chris Hoiles is the correct answer because he established team career records for home runs and runs scored by a catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. This means that during his time playing for the Orioles, Hoiles hit the most home runs and scored the most runs out of any catcher in the team's history.

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  • 13. 

    What does Boog Powell's nickname derive from?

    • A.

      He Couldn't Pronounce Beautiful

    • B.

      Booger

    • C.

      He Couldn't Pronounce Bus

    • D.

      He Couldn't Pronounce Book

    Correct Answer
    B. Booger
    Explanation
    Boog Powell's nickname "Booger" derives from the fact that he couldn't pronounce "Beautiful."

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  • 14. 

    Which Baltimore Oriole established a club career record for home runs by a second baseman with 66?

    • A.

      Davey Johnson

    • B.

      Billy Ripken

    • C.

      Robby Alomar

    • D.

      Bobby Grich

    Correct Answer
    A. Davey Johnson
    Explanation
    Davey Johnson established a club career record for home runs by a second baseman with 66. This means that throughout his career with the Baltimore Orioles, Johnson hit the most home runs as a second baseman compared to any other player in the team's history.

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  • 15. 

    Which career total by Brooks Robinson was not bested by Cal Ripken, Jr.?

    • A.

      Strikeouts

    • B.

      Triples

    • C.

      Home Runs

    • D.

      Stolen Bases

    Correct Answer
    B. Triples
    Explanation
    Brooks Robinson's career total for triples was not surpassed by Cal Ripken, Jr. This means that Robinson had more triples throughout his career compared to Ripken. In other words, Robinson holds the record for the most triples among the two players.

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  • 16. 

    Which Baltimore Orioles career total by Boog Powell was not bested by Eddie Murray?

    • A.

      Games

    • B.

      Hits

    • C.

      Home Runs

    • D.

      Strikeouts

    Correct Answer
    D. Strikeouts
    Explanation
    Boog Powell's career total of strikeouts was not surpassed by Eddie Murray.

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  • 17. 

    In what category did Miguel Tejada not lead the Baltimore Orioles in 2006?

    • A.

      Runs

    • B.

      Hits

    • C.

      Walks

    • D.

      Home Runs

    Correct Answer
    C. Walks
    Explanation
    In 2006, Miguel Tejada did not lead the Baltimore Orioles in the category of Walks. This means that there were other players on the team who had a higher number of walks than Tejada during that season.

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  • 18. 

    How did Baltimore Oriole Melvin Mora's life change on July 28, 2001?

    • A.

      Elected To Venezuela's Parliament

    • B.

      Won Maryland Lottery

    • C.

      Wife Gave Birth To Quintuplets

    • D.

      Traded To The Orioles

    Correct Answer
    C. Wife Gave Birth To Quintuplets
    Explanation
    Melvin Mora's life changed on July 28, 2001, when his wife gave birth to quintuplets. This significant event would have had a major impact on his personal life and responsibilities, as becoming a parent to five children at once would require significant adjustments and changes in daily routines. It would have brought immense joy and also brought about new challenges and responsibilities for Mora and his family.

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  • 19. 

    In what category was Erik Bedard not among the top 10 AL starting pitchers in 2006?

    • A.

      Wins

    • B.

      Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

    • C.

      Quality Starts

    • D.

      Era

    Correct Answer
    A. Wins
    Explanation
    In 2006, Erik Bedard was not among the top 10 AL starting pitchers in terms of wins. This means that there were at least 10 other starting pitchers in the American League who had more wins than Bedard during that season.

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  • 20. 

    Brian Roberts ended his NCAA baseball career ranking 5th all-time in what category?

    • A.

      Runs Scored

    • B.

      Hits

    • C.

      Steals

    • D.

      Walks

    Correct Answer
    C. Steals
    Explanation
    Brian Roberts ended his NCAA baseball career ranking 5th all-time in steals. This means that he successfully stole bases more times than the majority of players in NCAA baseball history.

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  • 21. 

    Who was the Baltimore Orioles' 2002 Roberto Clemente Award nominee for community contributions?

    • A.

      Will Clark

    • B.

      David Segui

    • C.

      Jeff Conine

    • D.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    C. Jeff Conine
    Explanation
    Jeff Conine was the Baltimore Orioles' 2002 Roberto Clemente Award nominee for community contributions. This award is given to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual's contribution to his team. Conine's dedication to community service and his efforts to make a positive impact off the field made him the deserving nominee for this prestigious award.

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  • 22. 

    After wearing #25 for his first 3 seasons, why did Baltimore Oriole Jay Gibbons go to #31 in 2004?

    • A.

      Son Was Born December 31, 2003

    • B.

      To Celebrate His 31st Birthday

    • C.

      To Give #25 To Rafael Palmeiro

    • D.

      He Hit 31 Homers In 2003

    Correct Answer
    C. To Give #25 To Rafael Palmeiro
    Explanation
    Jay Gibbons went to #31 in 2004 to give #25 to Rafael Palmeiro.

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  • 23. 

    How long was Eddie Murray a switch hitter before he broke into the majors as a Baltimore Oriole?

    • A.

      12 Years

    • B.

      2 Months

    • C.

      20 Years

    • D.

      2 Years

    Correct Answer
    D. 2 Years
    Explanation
    Eddie Murray was a switch hitter for 2 years before he broke into the majors as a Baltimore Oriole. This means that he had the ability to bat from both the left and right sides of the plate for a relatively short period of time before making it to the major leagues.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the first Baltimore Orioles first baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      George Sisler

    • B.

      Jim Gentile

    • C.

      Boog Powell

    • D.

      Eddie Murray

    Correct Answer
    D. Eddie Murray
    Explanation
    Eddie Murray was the first Baltimore Orioles first baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He had an illustrious career with the Orioles, playing for them from 1977 to 1988 and again in 1996. Murray was known for his consistent hitting and power, accumulating over 500 home runs and 3,000 hits in his career. He was a key part of the Orioles' success during the 1980s, helping them win the World Series in 1983. Murray's accomplishments and impact on the game made him a deserving candidate for the Hall of Fame.

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  • 25. 

    Where was Kris Benson playing college baseball when he won the Howser Trophy in 1996?

    • A.

      Clemson University

    • B.

      Duke University

    • C.

      University Of Southern California

    • D.

      University Of Texas

    Correct Answer
    A. Clemson University
    Explanation
    Kris Benson was playing college baseball at Clemson University when he won the Howser Trophy in 1996.

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  • 26. 

    How many MLB career saves did Chris Ray have before he had 33 for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    Chris Ray had 4 MLB career saves before he had 33 for the Baltimore Orioles in 2006.

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  • 27. 

    Daniel Cabrera of the Baltimore Orioles led the AL in what category in 2006?

    • A.

      Hits Allowed

    • B.

      Walks

    • C.

      Strikeouts

    • D.

      Strikeouts Per 9 innings

    Correct Answer
    B. Walks
    Explanation
    In 2006, Daniel Cabrera of the Baltimore Orioles led the AL in the category of Walks. This means that he allowed the most walks among all pitchers in the American League during that year. Walks are considered a negative statistic for pitchers, as it indicates a lack of control and can lead to more scoring opportunities for the opposing team.

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  • 28. 

    Which baseball pitcher won the Cy Young Award in 1980?

    • A.

      Rollie Fingers

    • B.

      Steve Carlton

    • C.

      Ron Guidry

    • D.

      Steve Stone

    Correct Answer
    D. Steve Stone
    Explanation
    Steve Stone won the Cy Young Award in 1980.

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  • 29. 

    In 2001,, in what place did the Baltimore Orioles finish in their division?

    • A.

      Third

    • B.

      First

    • C.

      Fourth

    • D.

      Fifth

    Correct Answer
    C. Fourth
    Explanation
    In 2001, the Baltimore Orioles finished in fourth place in their division.

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  • 30. 

    Which relief pitcher in 2003 for the Orioles pitched 48 innings and had an ERA of 6?

    • A.

      Jeff Nelson

    • B.

      David Riske

    • C.

      Travis Driskill

    • D.

      Juan Acevedo

    Correct Answer
    C. Travis Driskill
    Explanation
    Travis Driskill is the correct answer because he pitched 48 innings for the Orioles in 2003 and had an ERA of 6. This means that, on average, he allowed 6 earned runs per 9 innings pitched. The other pitchers listed, Jeff Nelson, David Riske, and Juan Acevedo, may have also pitched for the Orioles in 2003, but they did not meet the criteria of pitching 48 innings with an ERA of 6.

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