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  • 1. 

    Who was selected as MVP for the National League in 2012?

    • A.

      Miguel Cabrera

    • B.

      R.A. Dickey

    • C.

      Bryce Harper

    • D.

      Buster Posey

    Correct Answer
    D. Buster Posey
    Explanation
    Buster Posey was selected as the MVP for the National League in 2012 because of his exceptional performance throughout the season. He had a batting average of .336, hit 24 home runs, and had 103 runs batted in. Posey played a crucial role in leading his team, the San Francisco Giants, to win the World Series that year. His outstanding offensive and defensive skills, along with his leadership qualities, made him the deserving choice for the MVP award.

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  • 2. 

    Which team only had 55 wins in the 2012 baseball season?

    • A.

      Colorado

    • B.

      Miami

    • C.

      Houston

    • D.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    C. Houston
    Explanation
    In the 2012 baseball season, the team that had only 55 wins was Houston.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of the following baseball teams posted the best winning record in 2012?

    • A.

      San Francisco Giants

    • B.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • C.

      Washington Nationals

    • D.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    Correct Answer
    C. Washington Nationals
    Explanation
    In 2012, the Washington Nationals posted the best winning record among the given baseball teams.

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  • 4. 

    How many games did it take the San Francisco Giants to defeat the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    In the 2012 World Series, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in four games. This means that the Giants were able to win the series and become champions by winning four out of the total number of games played between the two teams.

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  • 5. 

    Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games from which team for controversial comments about Fidel Castro?

    • A.

      Mets

    • B.

      Marlins

    • C.

      Braves

    • D.

      Dodgers

    Correct Answer
    B. Marlins
    Explanation
    Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games from the Marlins for controversial comments about Fidel Castro. His comments created a significant backlash as he praised Castro, who is a highly controversial figure known for his oppressive regime in Cuba. The Marlins organization took swift action to suspend Guillen in order to distance themselves from his remarks and maintain their reputation. This incident highlighted the importance of being mindful of the impact of public statements, especially when representing a professional sports team.

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  • 6. 

    Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown with 44 home runs, 139 RBI's and what batting average?

    • A.

      0.325

    • B.

      0.34

    • C.

      0.335

    • D.

      0.33

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.33
    Explanation
    Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown with 44 home runs and 139 RBI's, which means he led the league in both of these categories. The Triple Crown is awarded to a player who leads the league in batting average, home runs, and RBI's. Since the question asks for the batting average, the correct answer is 0.33.

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  • 7. 

    Muhammad Ali threw the first pitch at which team's home opener in 2012 to commemorate his win over Sonny Liston?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • C.

      New York Mets

    • D.

      Miami Marlins

    Correct Answer
    D. Miami Marlins
    Explanation
    In 2012, Muhammad Ali threw the first pitch at the Miami Marlins' home opener to commemorate his victory over Sonny Liston. This event was likely a way to honor Ali's boxing career and his significant win against Liston. The Miami Marlins, as the host team, provided a platform for Ali to participate in this ceremonial pitch, adding a special touch to their home opener.

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  • 8. 

    The Washington Nationals finally brought playoff baseball back to the capital in 2012 after how many seasons?

    • A.

      49

    • B.

      59

    • C.

      69

    • D.

      79

    Correct Answer
    D. 79
    Explanation
    The Washington Nationals brought playoff baseball back to the capital in 2012 after 79 seasons. This means that for 79 consecutive seasons, the team did not make it to the playoffs. It was a significant achievement for the Nationals to finally break that streak and give the fans a taste of postseason baseball after such a long wait.

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  • 9. 

    Who led Major League Baseball in 2012 in stolen bases?

    • A.

      Miguel Cabrera

    • B.

      Mike Trout

    • C.

      Alex Gordon

    • D.

      Adam Dunn

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Trout
    Explanation
    Mike Trout led Major League Baseball in stolen bases in 2012.

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  • 10. 

    With 239 strikeouts in 2012, which pitcher led the American League?

    • A.

      Felix Hernandez

    • B.

      Jered Weaver

    • C.

      Justin Verlander

    • D.

      David Price

    Correct Answer
    C. Justin Verlander
    Explanation
    Justin Verlander led the American League in strikeouts in 2012 with 239. This means that he had the highest number of strikeouts compared to all other pitchers in the American League during that year.

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  • 11. 

    Ichiro Suzuki recorded his 2500th MLB hit in 2012, which team, prior to the Yankees, did he play for?

    • A.

      Red Sox

    • B.

      Braves

    • C.

      Dodgers

    • D.

      Mariners

    Correct Answer
    D. Mariners
    Explanation
    Ichiro Suzuki played for the Mariners before joining the Yankees. He recorded his 2500th MLB hit in 2012, indicating that he had a successful career with the Mariners before moving to the Yankees.

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  • 12. 

    Carlos Beltran in the 2012 season became the first switch hitter to hit 300 homers and do what?

    • A.

      Hit 300 Doubles

    • B.

      Strike Out 1000 Times

    • C.

      Steal 300 Bases

    • D.

      Hit 300 Triples

    Correct Answer
    C. Steal 300 Bases
    Explanation
    In the 2012 season, Carlos Beltran became the first switch hitter to hit 300 home runs and steal 300 bases. This means that he achieved a rare combination of power and speed, showcasing his ability to hit for both distance and to successfully steal bases. Stealing 300 bases requires agility, speed, and strategic decision-making on the basepaths, making it an impressive feat for Beltran to accomplish.

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  • 13. 

    How many games did it take the Tigers to beat the Yankees in the 2012 American League Championship Series?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Four. This implies that the Tigers were able to defeat the Yankees in the 2012 American League Championship Series in just four games.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the American League Manager of the Year award in 2012?

    • A.

      Buck Showalter

    • B.

      Robin Ventura

    • C.

      Bob Melvin

    • D.

      Davey Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Melvin
    Explanation
    Bob Melvin won the American League Manager of the Year award in 2012.

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  • 15. 

    Who led the New Yankees in home runs during the 2012 MLB season?

    • A.

      Mark Teixeira

    • B.

      Robinson Cano

    • C.

      Alex Rodriguez

    • D.

      Curtis Granderson

    Correct Answer
    D. Curtis Granderson
    Explanation
    Curtis Granderson led the New York Yankees in home runs during the 2012 MLB season.

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  • 16. 

    Who was the elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 2012?

    • A.

      Jeff Bagwell

    • B.

      Roberto Alomar

    • C.

      Jack Morris

    • D.

      Barry Larkin

    Correct Answer
    D. Barry Larkin
    Explanation
    Barry Larkin was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012 because of his outstanding career as a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds. Larkin was a 12-time All-Star, won the National League MVP award in 1995, and was known for his excellent defense and base-stealing ability. He spent his entire 19-year career with the Reds and was considered one of the best shortstops of his era. Larkin's induction into the Hall of Fame in 2012 was a recognition of his contributions to the game of baseball.

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  • 17. 

    Who is the baseball player nicknamed "Big Puma"?

    • A.

      Lance Berkman

    • B.

      Travis Hafner

    • C.

      Andrew McCutchen

    • D.

      Matt Kemp

    Correct Answer
    A. Lance Berkman
    Explanation
    Lance Berkman is the correct answer because he is the baseball player who is nicknamed "Big Puma".

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  • 18. 

    Who is the baseball player nicknamed "King Felix"?

    • A.

      Ryan Roberts

    • B.

      Orlando Hudson

    • C.

      Felix Hernandez

    • D.

      Mark Trumbo

    Correct Answer
    C. Felix Hernandez
    Explanation
    Felix Hernandez is the correct answer because he is a well-known baseball player who has been nicknamed "King Felix". This nickname is a reference to his dominance and skill on the baseball field. Hernandez has had a successful career, playing primarily as a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. He has received numerous accolades and has been recognized as one of the top pitchers in the league during his prime years.

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  • 19. 

    Who is the baseball player nicknamed "Zorilla"?

    • A.

      Ryan Roberts

    • B.

      Nyjer Morgan

    • C.

      Torii Hunter

    • D.

      Ben Zobrist

    Correct Answer
    D. Ben Zobrist
    Explanation
    Ben Zobrist is the correct answer because he is the baseball player nicknamed "Zorilla". The nickname "Zorilla" is derived from his last name, Zobrist, and is a combination of the first three letters of his last name and the word "gorilla". This nickname has been used to refer to him throughout his career in baseball.

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  • 20. 

    Who is the Major League Baseball player nicknamed "Joey Bats"?

    • A.

      Matt Kemp

    • B.

      Josh Tomlin

    • C.

      Jose Bautista

    • D.

      Adam Dunn

    Correct Answer
    C. Jose Bautista
    Explanation
    Jose Bautista is the Major League Baseball player nicknamed "Joey Bats." This nickname is derived from his last name, Bautista, and his powerful hitting ability, as he is known for hitting home runs and having a strong presence at the plate. Bautista played for multiple teams in his career, including the Toronto Blue Jays, where he gained popularity and became known by his nickname.

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  • 21. 

    Who is the baseball player nicknamed "The Big Donkey"?

    • A.

      Adam Dunn

    • B.

      Prince Fielder

    • C.

      Alex Rodriguez

    • D.

      Albert Pujols

    Correct Answer
    A. Adam Dunn
    Explanation
    Adam Dunn is the correct answer because he is the baseball player who is nicknamed "The Big Donkey". This nickname is often used to refer to Dunn due to his large stature and powerful hitting ability.

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  • 22. 

    Who is the baseball player nicknamed "Mr. November"?

    • A.

      Derek Jeter

    • B.

      Alexei Ramirez

    • C.

      Andrew McCutchen

    • D.

      Robinson Cano

    Correct Answer
    A. Derek Jeter
    Explanation
    Derek Jeter is known as "Mr. November" because of his exceptional performances in the postseason, particularly during the World Series. He earned this nickname after hitting a game-winning home run in November 2001 during Game 4 of the World Series, which helped the New York Yankees win the championship. Jeter's clutch performances in crucial moments throughout his career solidified his reputation as a reliable and successful player, earning him the nickname "Mr. November."

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  • 23. 

    Who is the Major League Baseball player nicknamed "O-Dog"?

    • A.

      Travis Hafner

    • B.

      Jose Bautista

    • C.

      Orlando Hudson

    • D.

      Mark Trumbo

    Correct Answer
    C. Orlando Hudson
    Explanation
    Orlando Hudson is the correct answer because he is the Major League Baseball player who is commonly known by the nickname "O-Dog".

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  • 24. 

    Who is the Major League Baseball player nicknamed "The Wizard"?

    • A.

      Travis Hafner

    • B.

      Alexei Ramirez

    • C.

      Torii Hunter

    • D.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    Correct Answer
    D. Ichiro Suzuki
    Explanation
    Ichiro Suzuki is the correct answer because he is the Major League Baseball player nicknamed "The Wizard." This nickname was given to him due to his exceptional skills and agility on the field, particularly in his ability to make difficult catches and throw accurately. Throughout his career, Ichiro Suzuki has been known for his remarkable defensive abilities, earning him the nickname "The Wizard."

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  • 25. 

    Who is the baseball player nicknamed "Frenchy"?

    • A.

      Robinson Cano

    • B.

      Nyjer Morgan

    • C.

      Jeff Francoeur

    • D.

      Ben Zobrist

    Correct Answer
    C. Jeff Francoeur
    Explanation
    Jeff Francoeur is the correct answer because he is the baseball player nicknamed "Frenchy." This nickname is derived from his last name, Francoeur, which has a French origin. This nickname is commonly used to refer to him in the baseball community.

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  • 26. 

    Who is the baseball player nicknamed "Caveman"?

    • A.

      Albert Pujols

    • B.

      Mark Trumbo

    • C.

      Chris Perez

    • D.

      Johnny Damon

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Damon
    Explanation
    Johnny Damon is the correct answer because he is the baseball player who is nicknamed "Caveman". This nickname was given to him due to his long hair and beard, which resembled a caveman-like appearance. Damon played in Major League Baseball for several teams, including the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, and he was known for his speed, power, and overall versatility as a player.

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  • 27. 

    What MLB pitcher attended Assumption College School in Canada?

    • A.

      Scott Diamond

    • B.

      John Axford

    • C.

      Rich Harden

    • D.

      Jim Henderson

    Correct Answer
    B. John Axford
    Explanation
    John Axford is the correct answer because he attended Assumption College School in Canada. This indicates that he is the MLB pitcher who went to that specific school.

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  • 28. 

    Which Milwaukee Brewers player hit 30 HRs and had a batting average of .270 in 2012?

    • A.

      Aramis Ramirez

    • B.

      Ryan Braun

    • C.

      Carlos Gomez

    • D.

      Corey Hart

    Correct Answer
    D. Corey Hart
    Explanation
    Corey Hart is the correct answer because he hit 30 home runs and had a batting average of .270 in 2012.

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