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  • 1. 

    Nick Swisher was drafted by the A's with a pick that came as compensation for losing which player?

    • A.

      Miguel Tejada

    • B.

      Johnny Damon

    • C.

      Jason Giambi

    • D.

      Tim Hudson

    Correct Answer
    B. Johnny Damon
    Explanation
    Nick Swisher was drafted by the A's with a pick that came as compensation for losing Johnny Damon.

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  • 2. 

    Nick Swisher has whose initials tattooed on his chest?

    • A.

      His Wife's

    • B.

      His High School Coach's

    • C.

      His Grandmother's

    • D.

      His Father's

    Correct Answer
    C. His Grandmother's
    Explanation
    Nick Swisher has his grandmother's initials tattooed on his chest. This suggests that he has a deep emotional connection and respect for his grandmother. The tattoo serves as a permanent tribute to her and is a way for him to carry her memory with him at all times.

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  • 3. 

    What award did Tim Hudson get in 2004 named after a famous Oakland player?

    • A.

      Herb Pennock Award

    • B.

      Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award

    • C.

      Al Simmons Award

    • D.

      Rollie Fingers Award

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award
    Explanation
    Tim Hudson received the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award in 2004. This award is named after a famous Oakland player, Jim "Catfish" Hunter.

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  • 4. 

    Who was traded for Ray Durham to Oakland Athletics in 2002?

    • A.

      Jon Adkins

    • B.

      John Baker

    • C.

      Mark Kotsay

    • D.

      Joe Blanton

    Correct Answer
    A. Jon Adkins
    Explanation
    Jon Adkins was traded for Ray Durham to the Oakland Athletics in 2002.

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  • 5. 

    What former Oakland Athletic is a godfather to Ramon Hernandez's children?

    • A.

      Bobby Crosby

    • B.

      Scott Dunn

    • C.

      Miguel Tejada

    • D.

      Dan Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Miguel Tejada
    Explanation
    Miguel Tejada is the correct answer because he is a former Oakland Athletic player who is also the godfather to Ramon Hernandez's children.

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  • 6. 

    What is Huston Street's intro music?

    • A.

      Hate Me Now

    • B.

      The Game

    • C.

      Look At Me

    • D.

      Lights Out

    Correct Answer
    A. Hate Me Now
    Explanation
    Huston Street's intro music is "Hate Me Now".

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  • 7. 

    Who placed a 1978 newspaper ad "Have Bat-Will Travel-Will Hustle" after the Oakland A's let him go?

    • A.

      Larry Lintz

    • B.

      Earl Williams

    • C.

      Angel Mangual

    • D.

      Gene Tenace

    Correct Answer
    B. Earl Williams
    Explanation
    Earl Williams is the correct answer because he placed a 1978 newspaper ad "Have Bat-Will Travel-Will Hustle" after being let go by the Oakland A's.

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  • 8. 

    How many times did an Oakland Athletic lead the American League in batting in the twentieth century?

    • A.

      Seven Times

    • B.

      Four Times

    • C.

      Never

    • D.

      Once

    Correct Answer
    C. Never
    Explanation
    An Oakland Athletic never led the American League in batting in the twentieth century. This means that throughout the entire twentieth century, no player from the Oakland Athletics had the highest batting average in the American League for a single season.

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  • 9. 

    Who said "There isn't enough mustard in the whole world to cover that hotdog" about Reggie Jackson?

    • A.

      Vida Blue

    • B.

      Darold Knowles

    • C.

      Rollie Fingers

    • D.

      Bert Campaneris

    Correct Answer
    B. Darold Knowles
    Explanation
    Darold Knowles said "There isn't enough mustard in the whole world to cover that hotdog" about Reggie Jackson.

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  • 10. 

    Which Oakland A tied for the American League lead in total bases in 1973?

    • A.

      Sal Bando

    • B.

      Gene Tenace

    • C.

      Joe Rudi

    • D.

      Reggie Jackson

    Correct Answer
    A. Sal Bando
    Explanation
    Sal Bando is the correct answer because he tied for the American League lead in total bases in 1973. This means that he accumulated the same number of total bases as another player in the league that year. The question is asking for the player who achieved this feat, and Sal Bando is the correct choice.

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  • 11. 

    What did Oakland A's Rickey Henderson and Dwayne Murphy each do in the first inning of a 1980 game?

    • A.

      Hit An Inside-The-Park Homer

    • B.

      Steal Two Bases

    • C.

      Steal Home

    • D.

      Hit A Grand Slam

    Correct Answer
    C. Steal Home
    Explanation
    In a 1980 game, both Rickey Henderson and Dwayne Murphy stole home in the first inning. This means that they successfully advanced from third base to home plate while the pitcher was delivering the ball to the batter. Stealing home is a rare and impressive feat in baseball, requiring excellent timing, speed, and awareness on the basepaths. It is considered a daring and exciting play that often catches the defense off guard.

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  • 12. 

    Which Oakland A's manager told a pitcher to hit with a toy bat to protest a DH rule?

    • A.

      Dick Williams

    • B.

      Billy Martin

    • C.

      Tony La Russa

    • D.

      Alvin Dark

    Correct Answer
    B. Billy Martin
    Explanation
    Billy Martin is the correct answer because he was the Oakland A's manager who told a pitcher to hit with a toy bat to protest a DH (Designated Hitter) rule. This incident occurred in 1969 when Martin managed the A's and the team was playing against the California Angels. Martin wanted to demonstrate his disagreement with the DH rule, so he sent pitcher Paul Lindblad to the plate with a toy bat instead of a regular one. This unconventional protest gained attention and sparked a discussion about the DH rule in baseball.

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  • 13. 

    What was Jose Canseco's batting average when he led the American League in homers and RBIs in 1988?

    • A.

      0.262

    • B.

      0.307

    • C.

      0.277

    • D.

      0.292

    Correct Answer
    B. 0.307
    Explanation
    In 1988, Jose Canseco led the American League in both home runs and RBIs. His batting average during that season was 0.307. This means that out of every 10 times he went up to bat, he successfully hit the ball and reached base approximately 3 times. A batting average of 0.307 is considered quite good, indicating that Canseco was a strong hitter during that season.

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  • 14. 

    How many times did an Oakland Athletics pitcher lead the AL in strikeouts in the 20th century?

    • A.

      Once

    • B.

      Seven Times

    • C.

      Never

    • D.

      Four Times

    Correct Answer
    C. Never
    Explanation
    The given answer "Never" indicates that an Oakland Athletics pitcher did not lead the AL in strikeouts in the 20th century. This means that throughout the entire 20th century, there was no instance where an Oakland Athletics pitcher had the highest number of strikeouts among all pitchers in the American League.

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