Test Your Knowledge On MLB - Minnesota Twins - 3

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  • 1. 

    Who was the last Twin to win the AL MVP Award prior to Justin Morneau's win in 2006?

    • A.

      Harmon Killebrew

    • B.

      Torii Hunter

    • C.

      Kirby Puckett

    • D.

      Rod Carew

    Correct Answer
    D. Rod Carew
    Explanation
    Rod Carew was the last Twin to win the AL MVP Award prior to Justin Morneau's win in 2006. This means that Carew won the award at some point before Morneau, making him the most recent Twin to receive this honor before Morneau's achievement in 2006.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the only AL player to drive in more runs than Justin Morneau during the 2006 season?

    • A.

      Manny Ramirez

    • B.

      David Ortiz

    • C.

      Frank Thomas

    • D.

      Alex Rodriguez

    Correct Answer
    B. David Ortiz
    Explanation
    During the 2006 season, Justin Morneau was one of the top run producers in the American League (AL). However, there was one player who drove in more runs than him, and that was David Ortiz. Ortiz, who played for the Boston Red Sox, had an outstanding season in 2006, leading the AL in runs batted in (RBIs). With his powerful hitting and clutch performances, Ortiz was able to surpass Morneau in terms of RBIs, making him the only AL player to do so that year.

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  • 3. 

    When Jacque Jones played for the Twins he moved from center to left field to make room for who?

    • A.

      Torii Hunter

    • B.

      Matt Lawton

    • C.

      Chad Allen

    • D.

      Lew Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Torii Hunter
    Explanation
    When Jacque Jones played for the Twins, he moved from center to left field to make room for Torii Hunter. This suggests that Torii Hunter was a highly skilled player who was considered to be a better fit for the center field position. Moving Jones to left field allowed the team to optimize their outfield defense and utilize Hunter's abilities in center field.

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  • 4. 

    Who is the first Minnesota Twins pitcher to have won two Cy Young Awards?

    • A.

      Jim Kaat

    • B.

      Frank Viola

    • C.

      Bert Blyleven

    • D.

      Johan Santana

    Correct Answer
    D. Johan Santana
    Explanation
    Johan Santana is the correct answer because he is the first Minnesota Twins pitcher to have won two Cy Young Awards. This means that he was recognized as the best pitcher in the American League during those two seasons. Jim Kaat, Frank Viola, and Bert Blyleven are all notable pitchers who played for the Minnesota Twins, but they did not win multiple Cy Young Awards like Johan Santana did.

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  • 5. 

    Which player participated in 12 consecutive All-Star Games as a Minnesota Twin?

    • A.

      Tony Oliva

    • B.

      Rod Carew

    • C.

      Kirby Puckett

    • D.

      Harmon Killebrew

    Correct Answer
    B. Rod Carew
    Explanation
    Rod Carew participated in 12 consecutive All-Star Games as a Minnesota Twin. This means that for 12 years in a row, he was selected to represent the Minnesota Twins in the All-Star Game. Carew was known for his exceptional skills as a hitter and was a key player for the Twins during his time with the team. His consistent performance and popularity among fans and fellow players led to his selection in the All-Star Games for 12 consecutive years.

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  • 6. 

    Which Minnesota Twins player was voted the 1995 Rookie of the Year?

    • A.

      Kevin Tapani

    • B.

      Marty Cordova

    • C.

      LaTroy Hawkins

    • D.

      Chuck Knoblauch

    Correct Answer
    B. Marty Cordova
    Explanation
    Marty Cordova was voted the 1995 Rookie of the Year for the Minnesota Twins.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first Minnesota Twins manager to win the American League Manager of the Year Award?

    • A.

      Tom Kelly

    • B.

      Gene Mauch

    • C.

      Billy Martin

    • D.

      Billy Gardner

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Kelly
    Explanation
    Tom Kelly was the first Minnesota Twins manager to win the American League Manager of the Year Award. This award is given to the manager who is considered to have made the most outstanding managerial performance in Major League Baseball for that year. Tom Kelly achieved this honor during his tenure as the Twins' manager, leading the team to success and recognition.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first Minnesota Twin to win the All-Star Game MVP Award?

    • A.

      Tony Oliva

    • B.

      Harmon Killebrew

    • C.

      Rod Carew

    • D.

      Kirby Puckett

    Correct Answer
    D. Kirby Puckett
    Explanation
    Kirby Puckett was the first Minnesota Twin to win the All-Star Game MVP Award. This means that before Puckett, no other player from the Minnesota Twins had received this award.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first Minnesota Twins player to win the American League Batting Title?

    • A.

      Kirby Puckett

    • B.

      Rod Carew

    • C.

      Joe Maurer

    • D.

      Tony Oliva

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony Oliva
    Explanation
    Tony Oliva was the first Minnesota Twins player to win the American League Batting Title. He achieved this accomplishment in 1964, his rookie season. Oliva had an impressive batting average of .323 that year, leading the league and securing the title. His exceptional performance at the plate made him a standout player and a key contributor to the Twins' success.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first Minnesota Twins player to win a Gold Glove Award?

    • A.

      Zoilo Versalles

    • B.

      Earl Battey

    • C.

      Jim Kaat

    • D.

      Vic Power

    Correct Answer
    B. Earl Battey
    Explanation
    Earl Battey was the first Minnesota Twins player to win a Gold Glove Award. This award is given annually to the best defensive player at each position in Major League Baseball. Battey, a catcher for the Twins, demonstrated exceptional defensive skills, earning him the prestigious Gold Glove Award. His ability to effectively catch and control the game, along with his strong throwing arm and agility behind the plate, made him a standout player in terms of defensive prowess.

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  • 11. 

    Which Minnesota Twins pitcher won the first ever Rolaids Relief Man Award in 1976?

    • A.

      Dave Johnson

    • B.

      Geoff Zahn

    • C.

      Bill Campbell

    • D.

      Tom Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Campbell
    Explanation
    Bill Campbell won the first ever Rolaids Relief Man Award in 1976.

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  • 12. 

    What occurred in the 2-1 game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians on August 25, 1967?

    • A.

      Tony Oliva's 1000th Hit

    • B.

      Dean Chance's No-Hitter

    • C.

      Harmon Killebrew's 500th Home Run

    • D.

      Rod Carew's 1000th Hit

    Correct Answer
    B. Dean Chance's No-Hitter
    Explanation
    In the 2-1 game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians on August 25, 1967, Dean Chance pitched a no-hitter. This means that throughout the entire game, the Cleveland Indians were unable to get a single hit off of Chance. A no-hitter is a significant achievement in baseball and is a rare occurrence, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the 1987 ALCS MVP as a Minnesota Twin?

    • A.

      Shane Mack

    • B.

      Gary Gaetti

    • C.

      Kent Hrbek

    • D.

      Kirby Puckett

    Correct Answer
    B. Gary Gaetti
    Explanation
    Gary Gaetti was named the 1987 ALCS MVP as a Minnesota Twin. He played a crucial role in helping the Twins win the American League Championship Series that year. Gaetti had an outstanding performance throughout the series, both offensively and defensively. He made key contributions with his hitting, including a game-winning home run in Game 1, and his exceptional fielding skills at third base. Gaetti's overall performance and impact on the series earned him the title of ALCS MVP.

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  • 14. 

    What was Kirby Puckett's uniform number as a Minnesota Twin?

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      34

    • C.

      44

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    B. 34
    Explanation
    Kirby Puckett's uniform number as a Minnesota Twin was 34.

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  • 15. 

    What year did the Minnesota Twins begin playing in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome?

    • A.

      1984

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1982

    • D.

      1986

    Correct Answer
    C. 1982
    Explanation
    The Minnesota Twins began playing in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in 1982.

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  • 16. 

    Who was the first Minnesota Twin to hit for the cycle?

    • A.

      Zoilo Versalles

    • B.

      Tony Oliva

    • C.

      Rod Carew

    • D.

      Cesar Tovar

    Correct Answer
    C. Rod Carew
    Explanation
    Rod Carew was the first Minnesota Twin to hit for the cycle. The cycle refers to a batter hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in the same game. Carew, a Hall of Fame player, achieved this feat on May 20, 1970, against the Kansas City Royals. He hit a single in the first inning, a double in the third, a triple in the fourth, and a home run in the eighth. Carew's accomplishment solidified his place in baseball history and showcased his versatility as a hitter.

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