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  • 1. 

    Who won "The Sporting News" Major League Player of the Year for 1982?

    • A.

      Kevin Mitchell

    • B.

      Josh Hamilton

    • C.

      Robin Yount

    • D.

      Ryne Sandberg

    Correct Answer
    C. Robin Yount
    Explanation
    Robin Yount won "The Sporting News" Major League Player of the Year for 1982.

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  • 2. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 2007?

    • A.

      Craig Biggio

    • B.

      Tony Gwynn

    • C.

      Albert Pujols

    • D.

      Dale Murphy

    Correct Answer
    A. Craig Biggio
    Explanation
    Craig Biggio won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, for the year 2007.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the 2006 Roberto Clemente Award, which was named after the Hall of Fame Pirate?

    • A.

      David Ortiz

    • B.

      Don Baylor

    • C.

      Carlos Delgado

    • D.

      Cal Ripken

    Correct Answer
    C. Carlos Delgado
    Explanation
    Carlos Delgado won the 2006 Roberto Clemente Award. The award is named after the Hall of Fame Pirate, Roberto Clemente, and is given annually to the player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and contributions to his team.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 2004?

    • A.

      David Ortiz

    • B.

      Edgar Martinez

    • C.

      Cecil Cooper

    • D.

      Gary Carter

    Correct Answer
    B. Edgar Martinez
    Explanation
    Edgar Martinez won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2004. The Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions on and off the field. Edgar Martinez was recognized for his outstanding performance as a designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners and his dedication to making a difference in his community.

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  • 5. 

    Who won the 2003 Roberto Clemente Award, which was named after the Hall of Fame Pirate?

    • A.

      Jamie Moyer

    • B.

      Kirby Puckett

    • C.

      Al Leiter

    • D.

      Don Baylor

    Correct Answer
    A. Jamie Moyer
    Explanation
    Jamie Moyer won the 2003 Roberto Clemente Award. The award is named after the Hall of Fame Pirate, Roberto Clemente.

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  • 6. 

    The award given for sportsmanship, community involvement and contribution to team, is named for whom?

    • A.

      Ted Williams

    • B.

      Babe Ruth

    • C.

      Cal Ripken

    • D.

      Roberto Clemente

    Correct Answer
    D. Roberto Clemente
    Explanation
    The award given for sportsmanship, community involvement, and contribution to the team is named after Roberto Clemente. Roberto Clemente was a professional baseball player who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was known for his exceptional skills on the field and his dedication to helping others off the field. He was involved in numerous charitable activities and was tragically killed in a plane crash while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. The award named after him honors his legacy and recognizes individuals who demonstrate similar qualities of sportsmanship, community involvement, and team contribution.

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  • 7. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 2001?

    • A.

      Edgar Martinez

    • B.

      Dave Stewart

    • C.

      Curt Schilling

    • D.

      Tony Gwynn

    Correct Answer
    C. Curt Schilling
    Explanation
    Curt Schilling won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, for the year 2001.

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  • 8. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 1998?

    • A.

      Curt Schilling

    • B.

      Dave Winfield

    • C.

      Sammy Sosa

    • D.

      Rick Sutcliffe

    Correct Answer
    C. Sammy Sosa
    Explanation
    Sammy Sosa won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, in 1998. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions to his team. Sosa, a Dominican-born player, had an outstanding season in 1998, hitting 66 home runs and leading the Chicago Cubs to the playoffs. He was known for his charitable work and involvement in community initiatives, making him a deserving recipient of the award.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the 2010 Baseball Digest Player of the Year?

    • A.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • B.

      Robinson Cano

    • C.

      Josh Hamilton

    • D.

      Evan Longoria

    Correct Answer
    C. Josh Hamilton
    Explanation
    Josh Hamilton won the 2010 Baseball Digest Player of the Year award. This award is given annually to the player who has had the most outstanding performance throughout the baseball season. Hamilton had an exceptional year in 2010, leading the American League in batting average and runs batted in. He was also named the AL Most Valuable Player that year, further highlighting his exceptional performance.

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  • 10. 

    Who won the 1996 Roberto Clemente Award?

    • A.

      Cecil Cooper

    • B.

      David Ortiz

    • C.

      Al Leiter

    • D.

      Kirby Puckett

    Correct Answer
    D. Kirby Puckett
    Explanation
    Kirby Puckett won the 1996 Roberto Clemente Award. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions both on and off the field. Puckett, a former outfielder for the Minnesota Twins, was known for his exceptional skills as well as his charitable work. He was highly respected by his peers and was a beloved figure in the baseball community.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 1995?

    • A.

      Steve Garvey

    • B.

      Rick Sutcliffe

    • C.

      Harold Reynolds

    • D.

      Ozzie Smith

    Correct Answer
    D. Ozzie Smith
    Explanation
    Ozzie Smith won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, for the year 1995. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions to their team and the community. Ozzie Smith, a former professional baseball player, was known for his exceptional defensive skills as a shortstop and his involvement in various charitable and community activities throughout his career.

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  • 12. 

    What year was no winner given the MLB All-Star Game MVP Award because the game ended in a tie?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      2009

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    D. 2002
    Explanation
    In 2002, the MLB All-Star Game ended in a tie, resulting in no winner being given the MVP Award. This was an unusual occurrence as the game typically determines a clear winner. However, due to both teams running out of pitchers and the game being called after 11 innings, it was decided that no MVP would be awarded.

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  • 13. 

    Who won the 2011 MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award?

    • A.

      Jamie Moyer

    • B.

      David Wright

    • C.

      David Freese

    • D.

      Prince Fielder

    Correct Answer
    D. Prince Fielder
    Explanation
    In 2011, Prince Fielder won the MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award. He had a remarkable performance during the game, hitting a three-run home run that helped lead the National League to victory. Fielder's contribution to the game made him the standout player and deserving of the MVP title.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 1992?

    • A.

      Al Leiter

    • B.

      Cal Ripken, Jr.

    • C.

      Ron Guidry

    • D.

      Sammy Sosa

    Correct Answer
    B. Cal Ripken, Jr.
    Explanation
    Cal Ripken, Jr. won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, in 1992. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions on and off the field. Cal Ripken, Jr. is known for his outstanding career with the Baltimore Orioles and his dedication to the game of baseball, making him a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

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  • 15. 

    What award was called the Arch Ward Memorial Award in the past?

    • A.

      Cy Young

    • B.

      World Series MVP

    • C.

      All-Star MVP

    • D.

      Gold Glove

    Correct Answer
    C. All-Star MVP
    Explanation
    The award that was called the Arch Ward Memorial Award in the past is the All-Star MVP.

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  • 16. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 1989?

    • A.

      Steve Garvey

    • B.

      Tim Wakefield

    • C.

      Gary Carter

    • D.

      Cecil Cooper

    Correct Answer
    C. Gary Carter
    Explanation
    Gary Carter won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, in 1989. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions to the community. Gary Carter was a highly respected and admired player who was known for his leadership on and off the field. He had a successful career and was recognized for his dedication to giving back to the community, making him a deserving recipient of the award in 1989.

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  • 17. 

    Who won the 1988 Roberto Clemente Award, which was named after the Hall of Fame Pirate?

    • A.

      Ken Singleton

    • B.

      Gary Carter

    • C.

      Dale Murphy

    • D.

      Eric Davis

    Correct Answer
    C. Dale Murphy
    Explanation
    Dale Murphy won the 1988 Roberto Clemente Award, which is named after the Hall of Fame Pirate.

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  • 18. 

    Who won the 1987 Roberto Clemente Award?

    • A.

      Rick Sutcliffe

    • B.

      Carlos Delgado

    • C.

      Jamie Moyer

    • D.

      Ron Guidry

    Correct Answer
    A. Rick Sutcliffe
    Explanation
    Rick Sutcliffe won the 1987 Roberto Clemente Award.

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  • 19. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 1986?

    • A.

      Garry Maddox

    • B.

      Tim Wakefield

    • C.

      Craig Biggio

    • D.

      Sammy Sosa

    Correct Answer
    A. Garry Maddox
    Explanation
    Garry Maddox won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, in 1986. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and contribution to the team. Maddox, a former outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, was recognized for his outstanding performance on the field as well as his dedication to philanthropy and community service.

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  • 20. 

    Who won the 1985 Roberto Clemente Award, which was named after the Hall of Fame Pirate?

    • A.

      Don Baylor

    • B.

      Barry Larkin

    • C.

      Ozzie Smith

    • D.

      Tim Wakefield

    Correct Answer
    A. Don Baylor
    Explanation
    Don Baylor won the 1985 Roberto Clemente Award, which is named after the Hall of Fame Pirate.

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  • 21. 

    Who won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award for the year 1983?

    • A.

      Craig Biggio

    • B.

      Jim Thome

    • C.

      Cecil Cooper

    • D.

      Tony Gwynn

    Correct Answer
    C. Cecil Cooper
    Explanation
    Cecil Cooper won the Roberto Clemente Award, originally known as the Commissioner's Award, in 1983.

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  • 22. 

    Who won the 1982 Roberto Clemente Award, which was named after the Hall of Fame Pirate?

    • A.

      Garry Maddox

    • B.

      Ron Guidry

    • C.

      Ken Singleton

    • D.

      Barry Larkin

    Correct Answer
    C. Ken Singleton
    Explanation
    Ken Singleton won the 1982 Roberto Clemente Award, which is named after the Hall of Fame Pirate.

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  • 23. 

    Who won the 1981 Roberto Clemente Award?

    • A.

      Dave Stewart

    • B.

      Dale Murphy

    • C.

      Steve Garvey

    • D.

      John Smoltz

    Correct Answer
    C. Steve Garvey
    Explanation
    Steve Garvey won the 1981 Roberto Clemente Award. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions to their team. Garvey, a former first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was known for his outstanding performance on the field as well as his dedication to charitable work off the field. His contributions to the community and his commitment to the ideals of the award made him a deserving recipient in 1981.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the first person to win two Rolaids Relief Awards?

    • A.

      Dan Quisenberry

    • B.

      Bruce Sutter

    • C.

      Bill Campbell

    • D.

      Rollie Fingers

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Campbell
    Explanation
    Bill Campbell was the first person to win two Rolaids Relief Awards. This award is given to the best relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. Campbell, a relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, won the award in 1976 and 1977. His consistent performance and ability to close out games effectively earned him this prestigious recognition.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the only St. Louis Brown of the 20th century to be Rookie of the Year?

    • A.

      Ned Garver

    • B.

      Les Moss

    • C.

      Roy Sievers

    • D.

      Satchel Paige

    Correct Answer
    C. Roy Sievers
    Explanation
    Roy Sievers was the only St. Louis Brown of the 20th century to be Rookie of the Year. This means that among the given options, Sievers is the only player who achieved this honor during his time with the St. Louis Browns. The other options, Ned Garver, Les Moss, and Satchel Paige, may have had successful careers, but they did not win the Rookie of the Year award while playing for the St. Louis Browns.

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  • 26. 

    Who was the first National League pitcher to win the Silver Slugger three years in a row?

    • A.

      Fernando Valenzuela

    • B.

      Rick Rhoden

    • C.

      Tom Glavine

    • D.

      Mike Hampton

    Correct Answer
    B. Rick Rhoden
    Explanation
    Rick Rhoden was the first National League pitcher to win the Silver Slugger three years in a row. The Silver Slugger award is given to the best offensive player at each position in both the American and National Leagues. Rhoden's consistent performance at the plate as a pitcher earned him this prestigious award for three consecutive years, making him the first pitcher in the National League to achieve this feat.

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  • 27. 

    Who was the first person to be a repeat winner of the ALCS MVP Award?

    • A.

      George Brett

    • B.

      David Justice

    • C.

      Dave Stewart

    • D.

      Dennis Eckersley

    Correct Answer
    C. Dave Stewart
    Explanation
    Dave Stewart was the first person to be a repeat winner of the ALCS MVP Award. This means that he won the award for the Most Valuable Player in the American League Championship Series more than once. The fact that he was able to win the award multiple times sets him apart from the other options listed, making him the correct answer.

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  • 28. 

    Who was the first Houston Astros outfielder to win a Silver Slugger?

    • A.

      Carlos Lee

    • B.

      Cesar Cedeno

    • C.

      Jose Cruz

    • D.

      Richard Hidalgo

    Correct Answer
    C. Jose Cruz
    Explanation
    Jose Cruz was the first Houston Astros outfielder to win a Silver Slugger award. He achieved this honor for his outstanding offensive performance in the 1983 season. Cruz had a batting average of .318, hit 14 home runs, and had 92 RBIs that year. His impressive numbers and contributions to the team's success made him deserving of the Silver Slugger recognition.

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  • 29. 

    Who was the first person to win a Manager of the Year award with the Yankees?

    • A.

      Billy Martin

    • B.

      Buck Showalter

    • C.

      Yogi Berra

    • D.

      Joe Torre

    Correct Answer
    B. Buck Showalter
    Explanation
    Buck Showalter was the first person to win a Manager of the Year award with the Yankees. This implies that before Showalter, no other manager of the Yankees had won this award.

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  • 30. 

    How many different NL managers received first place Manager of the Year votes in 2001?

    • A.

      Nine

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Six
    Explanation
    In 2001, there were a total of six different NL managers who received first place Manager of the Year votes.

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