The Ultimate MLB Quiz: St. Louis Cardinals! Trivia

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  • 1. 

    What St. Louis Cardinal pitcher was killed in 2007 in a drunk driving accident?

    • A.

      Josh Hancock

    • B.

      Chris Carpenter

    • C.

      Jason Marquis

    • D.

      Jeff Suppon

    Correct Answer
    A. Josh Hancock
    Explanation
    Josh Hancock is the correct answer because he was a St. Louis Cardinal pitcher who tragically died in 2007 in a drunk driving accident. This incident was widely reported and had a significant impact on the Cardinals organization and the baseball community as a whole. It serves as a reminder of the dangers of drunk driving and the consequences it can have.

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  • 2. 

    What Cy Young Award winner for the St. Louis Cardinals had elbow surgery in 2007?

    • A.

      Jason Marquis

    • B.

      Josh Hancock

    • C.

      Jeff Suppon

    • D.

      Chris Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    D. Chris Carpenter
    Explanation
    Chris Carpenter is the correct answer because he won the Cy Young Award as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and also underwent elbow surgery in 2007. This suggests that Carpenter had a successful career with the Cardinals and faced injury challenges that required surgery to his elbow.

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  • 3. 

    How many home runs did Mark McGwire hit in the 1998 season?

    • A.

      62

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      23

    • D.

      70

    Correct Answer
    D. 70
    Explanation
    McGwire concluded the 1998 season with a total of 70 home runs, surpassing Sosa's 66 by four, a milestone that would be exceeded three seasons later in 2001 by Barry Bonds, who set a new record with 73 home runs.

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  • 4. 

    What was the date that Mark McGwire got traded to the St. Louis Cardinals?

    • A.

      31-Jul-94

    • B.

      31-Jul-02

    • C.

      31-Jul-97

    • D.

      31-Jul-04

    Correct Answer
    C. 31-Jul-97
    Explanation
    Mark McGwire was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on 31-Jul-97.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the first St. Louis Cardinal to hit 2 grand slams in the same inning?

    • A.

      Fernando Tatis

    • B.

      Jack Clark

    • C.

      Mark McGwire

    • D.

      Stan Musial

    Correct Answer
    A. Fernando Tatis
    Explanation
    Fernando Tatis is the correct answer because he is the first St. Louis Cardinal to hit 2 grand slams in the same inning. This achievement is significant and makes him the first player in the history of the team to accomplish this feat.

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  • 6. 

    Which baseball pitcher won the National League Cy Young Award in 1968?

    • A.

      Jim Perry

    • B.

      Bob Gibson

    • C.

      Jim Lonborg

    • D.

      Denny McLain

    Correct Answer
    B. Bob Gibson
    Explanation
    Bob Gibson won the National League Cy Young Award in 1968.

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  • 7. 

    Who was named the NL Rookie of the Year After hitting .306 with 16 home runs, 56 RBI, 63 runs, 27 doubles, and eight triples in the 1994 strike-shortened season?

    • A.

      Rafael Furcal

    • B.

      Raul Mondesi

    • C.

      Ben Grieve

    • D.

      Jose Contreras

    Correct Answer
    B. Raul Mondesi
    Explanation
    Raul Mondesi was named the NL Rookie of the Year in the 1994 strike-shortened season because he had an impressive performance. He hit .306 with 16 home runs, 56 RBI, 63 runs, 27 doubles, and eight triples, showcasing his all-around skills and contributing significantly to his team. His strong numbers and impact on the field made him the deserving recipient of the Rookie of the Year award.

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  • 8. 

    How much did Branch Rickey offer Yogi Berra after signing his friend Joe Garagiola for $500?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      250

    • C.

      5000

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    B. 250
    Explanation
    Branch Rickey offered Yogi Berra $250 after signing his friend Joe Garagiola for $500. This implies that Rickey offered Berra half of what he offered Garagiola.

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  • 9. 

    In 1974, Lou Brock stole how many bases to break the single-season stolen base record?

    • A.

      65

    • B.

      145

    • C.

      98

    • D.

      118

    Correct Answer
    D. 118
    Explanation
    In 1974, Lou Brock stole 118 bases to break the single-season stolen base record. This means that throughout the season, he successfully stole second base 118 times, surpassing the previous record. This achievement demonstrates Brock's exceptional speed, agility, and base-running skills, making him one of the greatest base stealers in baseball history.

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  • 10. 

    Which National League career record did Stan Musial not hold when he retired after the 1963 season?

    • A.

      Most RBI's

    • B.

      Most Runs

    • C.

      Most Home Runs

    • D.

      Most Games Played

    Correct Answer
    C. Most Home Runs
    Explanation
    Stan Musial held the records for most RBI's, most runs, and most games played in the National League when he retired after the 1963 season. However, he did not hold the record for most home runs.

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  • 11. 

    Who was Scott Rolen traded with to the St. Louis Cardinals?

    • A.

      Chris Carpenter

    • B.

      Brenda Ryan

    • C.

      Doug Nickle

    • D.

      Dave Eckstein

    Correct Answer
    C. Doug Nickle
    Explanation
    Scott Rolen was traded with Doug Nickle to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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  • 12. 

    What other sport did Scott Rolen excel at besides baseball back in high school?

    • A.

      Football

    • B.

      Soccer

    • C.

      Tennis

    • D.

      Basketball

    Correct Answer
    D. Basketball
    Explanation
    Scott Rolen excelled at basketball in addition to baseball back in high school.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these players hit their 500th career home run at Busch Stadium?

    • A.

      Sammy Sosa

    • B.

      Hank Aaron

    • C.

      Ken Griffey, Jr.

    • D.

      Willie Mays

    Correct Answer
    C. Ken Griffey, Jr.
    Explanation
    Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his 500th career home run at Busch Stadium.

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  • 14. 

    In 1946, the Cardinals and which team played a three-game series to decide the NL Championship?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Athletics

    • B.

      Chicago Cubs

    • C.

      Brooklyn Dodgers

    • D.

      New York Giants

    Correct Answer
    C. Brooklyn Dodgers
    Explanation
    In 1946, the Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers played a three-game series to decide the NL Championship. This means that these two teams competed against each other in a series of three games to determine which team would be the NL Champion. The question is asking for the team that played against the Cardinals in this series, and the correct answer is the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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  • 15. 

    What legendary pitcher amassed 45 wins during a brief two-year stint in St. Louis?

    • A.

      Cy Young

    • B.

      Bob Gibson

    • C.

      Sandy Koufax

    • D.

      Nolan Ryan

    Correct Answer
    A. Cy Young
    Explanation
    Cy Young is the correct answer because he is a legendary pitcher who had a brief two-year stint in St. Louis and amassed 45 wins during that time. Young is widely regarded as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, holding numerous records including the most career wins with 511. While he is most known for his time with the Boston Red Sox, he also played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1899 to 1900, where he had a successful run and achieved a high number of wins.

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  • 16. 

    Which Cardinals player finished the 1998 season with fewer than 25 home runs?

    • A.

      Ron Gant

    • B.

      Joe McEwing

    • C.

      Mark McGwire

    • D.

      Ray Lankford

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe McEwing
    Explanation
    Joe McEwing is the correct answer because he is the only player listed who finished the 1998 season with fewer than 25 home runs. Ron Gant, Mark McGwire, and Ray Lankford all had more than 25 home runs that season.

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  • 17. 

    In an early 1954 game against the Cubs, who became the first black man to play for the Cardinals?

    • A.

      Bob Gibson

    • B.

      Curt Flood

    • C.

      Charlie James

    • D.

      Tom Alston

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom Alston
    Explanation
    Tom Alston became the first black man to play for the Cardinals in an early 1954 game against the Cubs.

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