The Ultimate MLB - Tampa Bay Rays Trivia

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The Ultimate MLB - Tampa Bay Rays Trivia - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What year did the Tampa Bay Devil Rays play their first game?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1997

    Correct Answer
    C. 1998
    Explanation
    The Tampa Bay Devil Rays played their first game in 1998.

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  • 2. 

    What AAA team is an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays?

    • A.

      Toledo Mud Hens

    • B.

      Durham Bulls

    • C.

      Charlotte Knights

    • D.

      Louisville Bats

    Correct Answer
    B. Durham Bulls
    Explanation
    The Durham Bulls is the correct answer because they are the AAA team that is affiliated with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Affiliation means that the Durham Bulls serve as the development team for the Devil Rays, allowing players to gain experience and potentially be called up to the major league team.

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  • 3. 

    Who was fired as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after only 14 games during the 2001 season?

    • A.

      Chuck LaMar

    • B.

      Lou Piniella

    • C.

      Hal McRae

    • D.

      Larry Rothschild

    Correct Answer
    D. Larry Rothschild
    Explanation
    Larry Rothschild was fired as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after only 14 games during the 2001 season.

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  • 4. 

    Who pitched the first-ever Tampa Bay Devil Rays regular season win 11-8 over the Detroit Tigers?

    • A.

      Wilson Alvarez

    • B.

      Rolando Arrojo

    • C.

      Esteban Yan

    • D.

      Roberto Hernadez

    Correct Answer
    B. Rolando Arrojo
    Explanation
    Rolando Arrojo pitched the first-ever Tampa Bay Devil Rays regular season win 11-8 over the Detroit Tigers.

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  • 5. 

    Who was opening day starter for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1998 and again in 1999?

    • A.

      Wilson Alvarez

    • B.

      Bobby Witt

    • C.

      Norm Charlton

    • D.

      Scott Aldred

    Correct Answer
    A. Wilson Alvarez
    Explanation
    Wilson Alvarez was the opening day starter for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1998 and again in 1999.

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  • 6. 

    Against what team did the Tampa Bay Devil Rays earn their first road game victory?

    • A.

      Detroit Tigers

    • B.

      Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      Chicago White Sox

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    C. Chicago White Sox
    Explanation
    The Tampa Bay Devil Rays earned their first road game victory against the Chicago White Sox.

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  • 7. 

    In their first 9 seasons, how many seasons did the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have with wins over .500?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    D. 0
    Explanation
    The Tampa Bay Devil Rays did not have any seasons with wins over .500 in their first 9 seasons. This means that they did not have more wins than losses in any of those seasons.

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  • 8. 

    In 2006, who led the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in stolen bases?

    • A.

      Jonny Gomes

    • B.

      Ty Wigginton

    • C.

      Jorge Cantu

    • D.

      Carl Crawford

    Correct Answer
    D. Carl Crawford
    Explanation
    Carl Crawford led the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in stolen bases in 2006.

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  • 9. 

    Who hit the first home run in Tampa Bay Devil Rays history?

    • A.

      Fred Mcgriff

    • B.

      Greg Vaughn

    • C.

      Wade Boggs

    • D.

      Jose Canseco

    Correct Answer
    C. Wade Boggs
    Explanation
    Wade Boggs hit the first home run in Tampa Bay Devil Rays history.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first outfielder to represent the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in an All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Randy Winn

    • B.

      Carl Crawford

    • C.

      Greg Vaughn

    • D.

      Jose Canseco

    Correct Answer
    D. Jose Canseco
    Explanation
    Jose Canseco was the first outfielder to represent the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in an All-Star Game.

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  • 11. 

    Which team did the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeat in their first ever spring training game?

    • A.

      Kansas City Royals

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      New York Mets

    • D.

      Colorado Rockies

    Correct Answer
    A. Kansas City Royals
    Explanation
    In their first ever spring training game, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the Kansas City Royals.

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  • 12. 

    In their first six seasons, where did the Tampa Bay Devil Rays place in the AL East?

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Fourth

    • C.

      Last

    • D.

      Third

    Correct Answer
    C. Last
    Explanation
    The Tampa Bay Devil Rays placed last in the AL East in their first six seasons. This means that they finished in the bottom position among all the teams in the division during those years.

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  • 13. 

    In 2006, who led the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in at bats?

    • A.

      Carl Crawford

    • B.

      Ty Wigginton

    • C.

      Jonny Gomes

    • D.

      Jorge Cantu

    Correct Answer
    A. Carl Crawford
    Explanation
    Carl Crawford is the correct answer because he led the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in at bats in 2006. This means that he had the most number of plate appearances among the given options during that year.

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  • 14. 

    What kind of turf is installed in Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays?

    • A.

      Felt

    • B.

      Part-Artificial

    • C.

      Grass

    • D.

      Artificial

    Correct Answer
    B. Part-Artificial
    Explanation
    Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, has a part-artificial turf installed. This means that while some parts of the turf are artificial, there may also be areas that are made of natural grass. This combination of artificial and natural elements provides a unique playing surface for the team.

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  • 15. 

    Which Tampa Bay Devil Rays became the 31st player in Major League history to reach 400 career home runs?

    • A.

      Wade Boggs

    • B.

      Jose Canseco

    • C.

      Barry Bonds

    • D.

      Fred McGriff

    Correct Answer
    D. Fred McGriff
    Explanation
    Fred McGriff became the 31st player in Major League history to reach 400 career home runs.

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