Test Your Knowledge On MLB - Baltimore Orioles

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  • 1. 

    Who set a Baltimore Orioles career record with 431 home runs?

    • A. 

      Eddie Murray

    • B. 

      Brooks Robinson

    • C. 

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • D. 

      Frank Robinson

    Correct Answer
    C. Cal Ripken, Jr.
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr. set a Baltimore Orioles career record with 431 home runs. Ripken played his entire 21-year career with the Orioles, from 1981 to 2001. He was a consistent power hitter and his ability to hit home runs contributed to his impressive career record. Ripken's record-breaking achievement solidified his status as one of the greatest players in Orioles history.

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  • 2. 

    In which city did the Baltimore Orioles baseball team call home prior to arriving in Baltimore?

    • A. 

      Washington, DC

    • B. 

      Milwaukee

    • C. 

      St. Louis

    • D. 

      Louisville

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Louis
    Explanation
    The Baltimore Orioles baseball team called St. Louis home prior to arriving in Baltimore.

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  • 3. 

    Who won back-to-back Cy Young Awards for the Orioles?

    • A. 

      Mike Mussina

    • B. 

      Jim Palmer

    • C. 

      Brooks Robinson

    • D. 

      Dave McNally

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Palmer
    Explanation
    Jim Palmer won back-to-back Cy Young Awards for the Orioles.

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  • 4. 

    Which Oriole was MVP of the American League in 1964?

    • A. 

      Willie Mays

    • B. 

      Orlando Cepeda

    • C. 

      Frank Robinson

    • D. 

      Brooks Robinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Brooks Robinson
    Explanation
    Brooks Robinson was the MVP of the American League in 1964 because of his exceptional performance during that season. He was a key player for the Baltimore Orioles, known for his outstanding defensive skills at third base. In 1964, Robinson had a batting average of .317, hit 28 home runs, and drove in 118 runs. He also won the Gold Glove Award for his exceptional fielding abilities. Robinson's contributions both offensively and defensively made him the standout player of the American League in 1964 and deserving of the MVP title.

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  • 5. 

    Which baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles was MVP of the American League in 1966?

    • A. 

      Harmon Killebrew

    • B. 

      Carl Yastrzemski

    • C. 

      Orlando Cepeda

    • D. 

      Frank Robinson

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Robinson
    Explanation
    Frank Robinson was the correct answer because he was the MVP of the American League in 1966 while playing for the Baltimore Orioles.

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  • 6. 

    Which baseball player won the 1982 American League Rookie of the Year Award?

    • A. 

      Steve Sax

    • B. 

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • C. 

      Vince Coleman

    • D. 

      Fernando Valenzuela

    Correct Answer
    B. Cal Ripken, Jr.
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr. won the 1982 American League Rookie of the Year Award. This award is given to the best rookie player in the American League, and Ripken had an outstanding debut season. He played for the Baltimore Orioles and had an impressive batting average, along with exceptional fielding skills. Ripken went on to have a legendary career, earning numerous accolades and setting records, including the record for most consecutive games played.

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  • 7. 

    What team did the Baltimore Orioles play the night Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak?

    • A. 

      Indians

    • B. 

      Dodgers

    • C. 

      Angels

    • D. 

      Yankees

    Correct Answer
    C. Angels
    Explanation
    The Baltimore Orioles played against the Angels on the night Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak.

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  • 8. 

    Which Orioles player batted .277 in 2005 with 26 home runs and 79 RBI's?

    • A. 

      Jay Gibbons

    • B. 

      Ramon Hernandez

    • C. 

      Kris Benson

    • D. 

      Miguel Tejada

    Correct Answer
    A. Jay Gibbons
    Explanation
    Jay Gibbons is the correct answer because he batted .277 in 2005 with 26 home runs and 79 RBI's.

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  • 9. 

    Which infielder was the Orioles MVP in 2005?

    • A. 

      Brian Roberts

    • B. 

      Melvin Mora

    • C. 

      Howie Clark

    • D. 

      Ed Rogers

    Correct Answer
    A. Brian Roberts
    Explanation
    In 2005, Brian Roberts was the Orioles MVP. This means that he was the most valuable player on the team that year.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these Hall of Famers once hit two grand slams in the same game?

    • A. 

      Frank Robinson

    • B. 

      Tris Speaker

    • C. 

      Lou Gehrig

    • D. 

      Roger Hornsby

    Correct Answer
    A. Frank Robinson
    Explanation
    Frank Robinson is the correct answer because he is the only Hall of Famer on the list who hit two grand slams in the same game. This achievement is a rare feat in baseball, and it showcases Robinson's exceptional batting skills and ability to deliver in clutch situations.

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  • 11. 

    In 2004, Baltimore Oriole Melvin Mora finished behind whom for the AL batting title?

    • A. 

      Miguel Tejada

    • B. 

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • C. 

      Alex Rodriguez

    • D. 

      Derek Jeter

    Correct Answer
    B. Ichiro Suzuki
    Explanation
    In 2004, Melvin Mora of the Baltimore Orioles finished behind Ichiro Suzuki for the AL batting title. This means that Ichiro Suzuki had a higher batting average than Melvin Mora during that season.

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  • 12. 

    What did Jim Palmer advertise on billboards?

    • A. 

      Hanes Briefs

    • B. 

      Levi Jeans

    • C. 

      Jockey Briefs

    • D. 

      Jordache Jeans

    Correct Answer
    C. Jockey Briefs
    Explanation
    Jim Palmer advertised Jockey Briefs on billboards.

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  • 13. 

    How much money was Miguel Tejada's original pro baseball contract worth?

    • A. 

      20000

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      2000

    Correct Answer
    D. 2000
    Explanation
    Miguel Tejada's original pro baseball contract was worth 2000 dollars.

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  • 14. 

    What does Corey Patterson say is the best part about playing baseball in Baltimore?

    • A. 

      Fans

    • B. 

      Stadium

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Salary

    Correct Answer
    B. Stadium
    Explanation
    Corey Patterson believes that the best part about playing baseball in Baltimore is the stadium. This implies that he enjoys the atmosphere, facilities, and overall experience provided by the stadium during games. It could be that he appreciates the design, size, or amenities offered by the stadium, making it a favorable and enjoyable place to play baseball.

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  • 15. 

    Who encouraged Eddie Murray to become a switch-hitter?

    • A. 

      Cal Ripken, Sr.

    • B. 

      Marty Brown

    • C. 

      Ted Williams

    • D. 

      George Strickland

    Correct Answer
    A. Cal Ripken, Sr.
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Sr. encouraged Eddie Murray to become a switch-hitter.

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  • 16. 

    What was Cal Ripkin, Jr.'s nickname?

    • A. 

      Iron Horse

    • B. 

      Ripper

    • C. 

      Scrap Iron

    • D. 

      Iron Man

    Correct Answer
    D. Iron Man
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr. was known as "Iron Man" because of his incredible durability and longevity in Major League Baseball. He holds the record for the most consecutive games played, with a streak of 2,632 games. This nickname reflects his strong and resilient nature, as well as his dedication and commitment to the sport.

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  • 17. 

    In which stadium did Cal Ripkin, Jr. make his Major League debut?

    • A. 

      Memorial Stadium

    • B. 

      Wrigley Field

    • C. 

      Fenway Park

    • D. 

      Kauffman Stadium

    Correct Answer
    A. Memorial Stadium
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken Jr. made his Major League debut at Memorial Stadium.

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  • 18. 

    What is the name of Brooks Robinson's autobiography?

    • A. 

      Baltimore Is My Home

    • B. 

      Third Base Is My Home

    • C. 

      There's No Place Like Home

    • D. 

      Baseball Is My Home

    Correct Answer
    B. Third Base Is My Home
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Third Base Is My Home" because it directly refers to Brooks Robinson's position in baseball, which was third base. The title suggests that third base was not only his position on the field, but also a significant part of his identity and home.

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  • 19. 

    What team did the Baltimore Orioles defeat in the first American League Championship series?

    • A. 

      Chicago White Sox

    • B. 

      Cleveland Indians

    • C. 

      Minnesota Twins

    • D. 

      New York Yankees

    Correct Answer
    C. Minnesota Twins
    Explanation
    The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins in the first American League Championship series.

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  • 20. 

    After Earl Weaver retired for the second time as the Orioles' skipper in 1986, who took his place?

    • A. 

      Cal Ripken, Sr.

    • B. 

      Jim Leyland

    • C. 

      Davey Johnson

    • D. 

      Frank Robinson

    Correct Answer
    A. Cal Ripken, Sr.
    Explanation
    After Earl Weaver retired for the second time as the Orioles' skipper in 1986, Cal Ripken, Sr. took his place.

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  • 21. 

    In what year did the Baltimore Orioles begin playing in Oriole Park at Camden Yards?

    • A. 

      1985

    • B. 

      1992

    • C. 

      1997

    • D. 

      1996

    Correct Answer
    B. 1992
    Explanation
    In 1992, the Baltimore Orioles began playing in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. This marked a significant milestone for the team as they moved from their previous home at Memorial Stadium to the newly constructed Camden Yards. The stadium is known for its unique retro design and has since become a beloved landmark in Baltimore.

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  • 22. 

    What were the Orioles known as before relocating to Baltimore in 1954?

    • A. 

      St. Louis Browns

    • B. 

      Washington Grays

    • C. 

      Brooklyn Dodgers

    • D. 

      Cleveland Blues

    Correct Answer
    A. St. Louis Browns
    Explanation
    Before relocating to Baltimore in 1954, the Orioles were known as the St. Louis Browns.

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  • 23. 

    What was the name of the first mascot for the Baltimore Orioles?

    • A. 

      The Decker Bird

    • B. 

      The Warm-Up Bird

    • C. 

      The Cuckoo Bird

    • D. 

      The Hartzell Bird

    Correct Answer
    B. The Warm-Up Bird
    Explanation
    The Warm-Up Bird was the name of the first mascot for the Baltimore Orioles. This mascot was known for its energetic and lively presence, often seen warming up the crowd before games. The name "Warm-Up Bird" perfectly captures the essence of the mascot's role in getting fans excited and ready for the game.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the first Baltimore Oriole to hit for the cycle?

    • A. 

      Brooks Robinson

    • B. 

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • C. 

      Frank Robinson

    • D. 

      Eddie Murray

    Correct Answer
    A. Brooks Robinson
    Explanation
    Brooks Robinson was the first Baltimore Oriole to hit for the cycle.

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  • 25. 

    What did the 1989 Baltimore Oriole season become known as?

    • A. 

      All About The Pennant Season

    • B. 

      New Uniforms, New Attitude Season

    • C. 

      Do It For Frank Season

    • D. 

      Why Not? Season

    Correct Answer
    D. Why Not? Season
    Explanation
    The 1989 Baltimore Oriole season became known as the "Why Not? Season" because the team unexpectedly performed well and exceeded expectations. Despite being predicted to finish last in their division, the Orioles had a strong season and were in contention for the playoffs until the final day. This unexpected success led to the catchphrase "Why Not?" being adopted by fans and media to capture the team's underdog mentality and determination.

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  • 26. 

    Who had the most All-Star selections for the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960's?

    • A. 

      Hoyt Wilhelm

    • B. 

      Brooks Robinson

    • C. 

      Jim Gentile

    • D. 

      Frank Robinson

    Correct Answer
    B. Brooks Robinson
    Explanation
    Brooks Robinson had the most All-Star selections for the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960s. This can be inferred from the question's context, which specifically asks about the player with the most All-Star selections for the team during that decade. While the other options may have had All-Star selections as well, Brooks Robinson is the correct answer based on the information provided.

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  • 27. 

    What year did Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr. retire?

    • A. 

      2002

    • B. 

      1999

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      2001

    Correct Answer
    D. 2001
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr. retired in 2001.

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  • 28. 

    What was the first year the Baltimore Orioles finished at .500 or better?

    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1959

    • D. 

      1958

    Correct Answer
    B. 1957
    Explanation
    In 1957, the Baltimore Orioles finished at .500 or better for the first time. This means that they won as many games as they lost or had a winning record. Prior to this year, the team had not achieved this level of success in terms of their win-loss record.

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  • 29. 

    Who did the Baltimore Orioles play in the "Home Run That Wasn't" game during the 1996 ALCS?

    • A. 

      New York Yankees

    • B. 

      Minnesota Twins

    • C. 

      Oakland A's

    • D. 

      Toronto Blue Jays

    Correct Answer
    A. New York Yankees
    Explanation
    During the 1996 ALCS, the Baltimore Orioles played against the New York Yankees in the "Home Run That Wasn't" game. This suggests that there was a controversial home run incident involving the New York Yankees during the game.

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  • 30. 

    In what year did Baltimore play host to its first ever All-Star Game?

    • A. 

      1959

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1957

    • D. 

      1958

    Correct Answer
    D. 1958
    Explanation
    In 1958, Baltimore played host to its first ever All-Star Game.

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