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  • 1. 

    Ted Williams played for which of these teams in 1946?

    • A.

      Oakland A's

    • B.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • C.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    D. Boston Red Sox
    Explanation
    In 1946, Ted Williams played for the Boston Red Sox.

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  • 2. 

    What connection did Thornton Lee have to Ron Lee in addition to each giving up a homer to Ted Williams?

    • A.

      Father And Son

    • B.

      Brothers

    • C.

      Uncle And Nephew

    • D.

      Cousins

    Correct Answer
    A. Father And Son
    Explanation
    Thornton Lee and Ron Lee had a father-son connection in addition to both giving up a homer to Ted Williams. This means that Thornton Lee is the father of Ron Lee.

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  • 3. 

    Where did baseball great Ted Williams grow up?

    • A.

      San Diego, CA

    • B.

      Miami, FL

    • C.

      Newark, NJ

    • D.

      Boston, MA

    Correct Answer
    A. San Diego, CA
    Explanation
    Ted Williams grew up in San Diego, CA.

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  • 4. 

    In what year was Ted Williams born?

    • A.

      1940

    • B.

      1918

    • C.

      1930

    • D.

      1895

    Correct Answer
    B. 1918
    Explanation
    Ted Williams was born in 1918.

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  • 5. 

    What was Ted Williams career batting average?

    • A.

      0.344

    • B.

      0.451

    • C.

      0.251

    • D.

      0.3

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.344
    Explanation
    Ted Williams had a career batting average of 0.344. This means that throughout his entire career, he successfully hit the ball and reached base approximately 34.4% of the time. A batting average of 0.344 is considered to be very high and indicates that Williams was an exceptional hitter.

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  • 6. 

    In which year did baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams retire?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1957

    Correct Answer
    C. 1960
    Explanation
    Ted Williams retired in 1960.

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  • 7. 

    How many consecutive times did Ted Williams reach base in 1957?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    D. 16
    Explanation
    In 1957, Ted Williams reached base consecutively 16 times. This means that he successfully reached base in 16 consecutive plate appearances without making an out or getting out in any other way. This is an impressive feat and demonstrates Williams' skill and ability as a baseball player during that season.

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  • 8. 

    What team offered Ted Williams $125,000 to be a pinch-hitter after his retirement?

    • A.

      Chicago Cubs

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      New York Mets

    • D.

      Baltimore Orioles

    Correct Answer
    B. New York Yankees
    Explanation
    After Ted Williams retired, the New York Yankees offered him $125,000 to be a pinch-hitter.

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  • 9. 

    What team offered Ted Williams its manager's job immediately after he retired?

    • A.

      Chicago Cubs

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      Detroit Tigers

    • D.

      Chicago White Sox

    Correct Answer
    C. Detroit Tigers
    Explanation
    After Ted Williams retired, the Detroit Tigers offered him its manager's job.

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  • 10. 

    How many different parts of MLB seasons did Ted Williams miss due to military service?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    A. Five
    Explanation
    Ted Williams missed a total of five different parts of MLB seasons due to military service. This suggests that he had multiple periods of time where he was absent from playing baseball because he was serving in the military.

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  • 11. 

    What was Ted Williams' batting average before the last day of the 1941 season which he ended at .406?

    • A.

      0.40877

    • B.

      0.39955

    • C.

      0.40586

    • D.

      0.39685

    Correct Answer
    B. 0.39955
  • 12. 

    What did Ted Williams promote with much of his Hall of Fame induction speech?

    • A.

      Baseball Expansion

    • B.

      Induction Of Negro League Players

    • C.

      His TV Fishing Show

    • D.

      Little League Baseball

    Correct Answer
    B. Induction Of Negro League Players
    Explanation
    In his Hall of Fame induction speech, Ted Williams promoted the induction of Negro League players. This suggests that he advocated for the recognition and inclusion of these players in the Baseball Hall of Fame, highlighting their contributions to the sport and working towards rectifying the historical exclusion they faced.

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  • 13. 

    How many times did Ted Williams win the American League Triple Crown?

    • A.

      Twice

    • B.

      Four Times

    • C.

      Once

    • D.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    A. Twice
    Explanation
    Ted Williams won the American League Triple Crown twice. This means that in two separate seasons, he led the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. This is a significant achievement in baseball, as it demonstrates exceptional performance across multiple offensive categories. Williams' ability to consistently excel in these areas during two different seasons solidifies his status as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.

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  • 14. 

    What was Ted Williams career earned run average?

    • A.

      2.5

    • B.

      4.5

    • C.

      1.09

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 4.5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4.5. The question is asking for Ted Williams' career earned run average. Earned run average (ERA) is a statistic used in baseball to measure the effectiveness of a pitcher. It is calculated by dividing the total number of earned runs allowed by the total number of innings pitched, multiplied by 9. Therefore, Ted Williams' career ERA was 4.5, indicating that on average, he allowed 4.5 earned runs per 9 innings pitched throughout his career.

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  • 15. 

    In what year did Ted Williams appear as a pitcher for the Red Sox?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1940

    • C.

      1946

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    B. 1940
    Explanation
    Ted Williams appeared as a pitcher for the Red Sox in the year 1940.

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  • 16. 

    In how many seasons did Ted Williams have a batting average over .400?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Ted Williams had a batting average over .400 in three seasons. This means that in three different seasons, his average number of hits per at bat was above .400.

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  • 17. 

    In what years did Ted Williams win the Triple Crown?

    • A.

      1941 And 1946

    • B.

      1940 And 1945

    • C.

      1948 And 1952

    • D.

      1942 And 1947

    Correct Answer
    D. 1942 And 1947
    Explanation
    Ted Williams won the Triple Crown in the years 1942 and 1947. This means that in both of these years, he led the American League in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (RBIs). Winning the Triple Crown is a significant achievement in baseball, as it demonstrates exceptional performance in multiple offensive categories.

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  • 18. 

    What pitcher did Ted Williams hit his only inside-the-park home run against?

    • A.

      Sal Maglie

    • B.

      Billy Pierce

    • C.

      Lon Warneke

    • D.

      Red Embree

    Correct Answer
    D. Red Embree
    Explanation
    Ted Williams hit his only inside-the-park home run against Red Embree.

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  • 19. 

    Who did Ted Williams hit his first career home run off?

    • A.

      Lefty Gomez

    • B.

      Bud Thomas

    • C.

      Ken Chase

    • D.

      Ted Lyons

    Correct Answer
    B. Bud Thomas
    Explanation
    Ted Williams hit his first career home run off Bud Thomas.

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  • 20. 

    What company did Ted Williams sign with immediately after his retirement from baseball?

    • A.

      Sears And Roebuck

    • B.

      Coca Cola

    • C.

      Rawlings

    • D.

      NBC Broadcasting

    Correct Answer
    A. Sears And Roebuck
    Explanation
    After retiring from baseball, Ted Williams signed with Sears And Roebuck. This suggests that he transitioned into a business career and likely had a partnership or endorsement deal with the company. Sears And Roebuck was a well-known retail company, and Williams' fame and popularity would have made him a valuable asset for their brand.

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  • 21. 

    Who did Ted Williams get his first Major League hit off?

    • A.

      Howie Pollet

    • B.

      Mel Harder

    • C.

      Fred Baczewski

    • D.

      Red Ruffing

    Correct Answer
    D. Red Ruffing
    Explanation
    Ted Williams got his first Major League hit off Red Ruffing.

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  • 22. 

    What pitcher did Ted Williams hit his most career home runs off?

    • A.

      Howie Judson

    • B.

      Ned Garver

    • C.

      Bill Zuber

    • D.

      Virgil Trucks

    Correct Answer
    D. Virgil Trucks
    Explanation
    Ted Williams hit his most career home runs off Virgil Trucks.

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