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  • 1. 

    What year did Randy Johnson make his Major League debut?

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1984

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    D. 1988
    Explanation
    Randy Johnson made his Major League debut in 1988.

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  • 2. 

    How many triple plays were turned in the Major Leagues during the 2005 season?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    D. 1
  • 3. 

    Which team once played its home games in Hilltop Park?

    • A.

      Detroit Tigers

    • B.

      New York Giants

    • C.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • D.

      Philadelphia Athletics

    Correct Answer
    B. New York Giants
    Explanation
    The New York Giants once played their home games in Hilltop Park.

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  • 4. 

    In what year was Mickey Mantle born?

    • A.

      1930

    • B.

      1928

    • C.

      1936

    • D.

      1931

    Correct Answer
    D. 1931
    Explanation
    Mickey Mantle was born in 1931, as indicated by the given answer.

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  • 5. 

    Who became the first designated hitter in the National League to hit a home run during inter-league play?

    • A.

      Sammy Sosa

    • B.

      Rickey Henderson

    • C.

      Chipper Jones

    • D.

      Tony Gwynn

    Correct Answer
    B. Rickey Henderson
    Explanation
    Rickey Henderson became the first designated hitter in the National League to hit a home run during inter-league play. This means that he was the first player in the National League, who is typically not a designated hitter, to hit a home run during a game against a team from the American League.

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  • 6. 

    Which 1930's New York Yankee was the only person to ever play on four World Championship teams in his first four years in the big leagues?

    • A.

      Lou Gehrig

    • B.

      Babe Ruth

    • C.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • D.

      Micky Mantel

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe DiMaggio
    Explanation
    Joe DiMaggio is the correct answer because he was the only player in the 1930s New York Yankees to play on four World Championship teams in his first four years in the big leagues. Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Micky Mantel did not achieve this feat.

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  • 7. 

    Who hit the first home run in All-Star Game history?

    • A.

      Frankie Frisch

    • B.

      Joe Medwick

    • C.

      Jimmy Foxx

    • D.

      Babe Ruth

    Correct Answer
    D. Babe Ruth
    Explanation
    Babe Ruth is the correct answer because he hit the first home run in All-Star Game history. Babe Ruth, a legendary baseball player, hit a home run in the very first All-Star Game held in 1933. This historic moment solidified Ruth's reputation as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history and set the stage for future All-Star Games to showcase the talents of the sport's top players.

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  • 8. 

    Which MLB team fired ball girl Marla Collins in 1986 after learning that she had posed for "Playboy"?

    • A.

      San Francisco Giants

    • B.

      Chicago Cubs

    • C.

      New York Yankees

    • D.

      Cleveland Indians

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago Cubs
    Explanation
    Marla Collins was fired by the Chicago Cubs in 1986 after it was discovered that she had posed for "Playboy." This suggests that the correct answer is the Chicago Cubs.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the 1987 National League MVP Award?

    • A.

      Jack Clark

    • B.

      Mike Schmidt

    • C.

      Andre Dawson

    • D.

      Dwight Gooden

    Correct Answer
    C. Andre Dawson
    Explanation
    Andre Dawson won the 1987 National League MVP Award.

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  • 10. 

    In the novel "The Natural" on which the film is based, what does Roy Hobbs do in his last at bat?

    • A.

      He Hits A Walk Off Home Run

    • B.

      He Hits A Double

    • C.

      He Strikes Out

    • D.

      He Bunts

    Correct Answer
    C. He Strikes Out
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Natural," Roy Hobbs strikes out in his last at-bat. This outcome is significant because it symbolizes his failure and inability to achieve his ultimate goal. Throughout the story, Hobbs is portrayed as a talented and promising baseball player, but his career is derailed by personal struggles and external obstacles. By striking out in his final at-bat, the author emphasizes the theme of missed opportunities and the fleeting nature of success.

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  • 11. 

    Dave Kingman slugged 442 home runs in his career; what was his career batting average?

    • A.

      0.217

    • B.

      0.267

    • C.

      0.248

    • D.

      0.236

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.236
    Explanation
    Dave Kingman's career batting average was 0.236. This means that out of every 10 times he went up to bat, he would get a hit approximately 2.36 times.

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  • 12. 

    What baseball player has a son named Samuel Timothy Smith?

    • A.

      Tug McGraw

    • B.

      Ozzie Smith

    • C.

      Red Smith

    • D.

      Al Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Tug McGraw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tug McGraw. This is because Tug McGraw, a baseball player, has a son named Samuel Timothy Smith.

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  • 13. 

    What was the name of the Little League baseball team that Deion Sanders played for?

    • A.

      Cubs

    • B.

      Astros

    • C.

      Rangers

    • D.

      Royals

    Correct Answer
    C. Rangers
    Explanation
    Deion Sanders played for the Texas Rangers, a Major League Baseball team, not a Little League team. Therefore, the correct answer is Rangers.

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  • 14. 

    Baseball player Adam LaRoche's oldest daughter shared her name with what U.S. state?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Montana

    • C.

      Arizona

    • D.

      Virginia

    Correct Answer
    B. Montana
    Explanation
    Adam LaRoche's oldest daughter shared her name with the U.S. state of Montana.

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  • 15. 

    Alfonso Soriano hit a home run off whom in the first inning of 2004's All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Ben Sheets

    • B.

      Roger Clemens

    • C.

      Greg Maddux

    • D.

      Johan Santana

    Correct Answer
    B. Roger Clemens
    Explanation
    In the first inning of the 2004 All-Star Game, Alfonso Soriano hit a home run off Roger Clemens.

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  • 16. 

    Where was baseball player Andruw Jones born?

    • A.

      Panama

    • B.

      Wales

    • C.

      Bermuda

    • D.

      Netherlands Antilles

    Correct Answer
    D. Netherlands Antilles
    Explanation
    Andruw Jones, the baseball player, was born in the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands Antilles was a former country in the Caribbean that consisted of several islands, including Curaçao, where Jones was born.

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  • 17. 

    First baseman Ben Broussard played what musical instrument?

    • A.

      Drums

    • B.

      Piano

    • C.

      Guitar

    • D.

      Saxophone

    Correct Answer
    C. Guitar
    Explanation
    Ben Broussard, a former professional baseball player, is known for playing the guitar. This suggests that he has a musical inclination and likely enjoys playing the instrument in his free time.

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  • 18. 

    Utility man Bill Hall hit the first home run in what ballpark?

    • A.

      Miller Park, Milwaukee

    • B.

      Great American Ballpark, Cincinatti

    • C.

      PETCO Park, San Diego

    • D.

      New Busch Stadium, St. Louis

    Correct Answer
    D. New Busch Stadium, St. Louis
    Explanation
    The question asks for the ballpark where utility man Bill Hall hit the first home run. The correct answer is New Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the first player to hit three home runs to deep center at Comerica Park?

    • A.

      Brandon Inge

    • B.

      Carlos Guillen

    • C.

      Craig Monroe

    • D.

      Ivan Rodriguez

    Correct Answer
    A. Brandon Inge
    Explanation
    Brandon Inge is the correct answer because he was the first player to hit three home runs to deep center at Comerica Park. This suggests that Inge had a remarkable performance and was able to hit the ball with great power and accuracy to the center field multiple times during a game at that specific stadium.

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  • 20. 

    Who hit a grand slam for his 400th career home run?

    • A.

      Frank Thomas

    • B.

      Carlos Delgado

    • C.

      Manny Ramirez

    • D.

      Alex Rodriguez

    Correct Answer
    B. Carlos Delgado
    Explanation
    Carlos Delgado hit a grand slam for his 400th career home run. This means that Delgado hit a home run with all bases loaded, scoring four runs. Hitting a grand slam is a significant achievement in baseball, and reaching 400 career home runs is also a notable milestone. Carlos Delgado's accomplishment highlights his power and skill as a hitter.

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  • 21. 

    From what team did the Florida Marlins claim Dan Uggla in the MLB 2005 Rule 5 Draft?

    • A.

      Arizona Diamondbacks

    • B.

      Seattle Mariners

    • C.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    • D.

      Chicago Cubs

    Correct Answer
    A. Arizona Diamondbacks
    Explanation
    In the MLB 2005 Rule 5 Draft, the Florida Marlins claimed Dan Uggla from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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  • 22. 

    Which pitcher was responsible for Eric Chavez' 1000th career hit in baseball?

    • A.

      Scot Shields

    • B.

      Ervin Santana

    • C.

      Randy Johnson

    • D.

      Scott Linebrink

    Correct Answer
    A. Scot Shields
    Explanation
    Scot Shields was responsible for Eric Chavez' 1000th career hit in baseball.

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  • 23. 

    Which team selected Freddy Sanchez in the 11th round of the 2000 MLB Draft?

    • A.

      Houston Astros

    • B.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • C.

      San Francisco Giants

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    D. Boston Red Sox
    Explanation
    Freddy Sanchez was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 11th round of the 2000 MLB Draft.

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  • 24. 

    In the 2005 National League Rookie of the Year voting where did Garrett Atkins finish?

    • A.

      Fifth

    • B.

      Fourth

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Sixth

    Correct Answer
    B. Fourth
    Explanation
    Garrett Atkins finished fourth in the 2005 National League Rookie of the Year voting.

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  • 25. 

    Grady Sizemore was drafted in the third round of the 2000 MLB Draft by which team?

    • A.

      Cleveland Indians

    • B.

      Chicago White Sox

    • C.

      Houston Astros

    • D.

      Montreal Expos

    Correct Answer
    D. Montreal Expos
    Explanation
    Grady Sizemore was drafted in the third round of the 2000 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos.

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  • 26. 

    Which baseball player won a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics?

    • A.

      Sammy Sosa

    • B.

      Jacque Jones

    • C.

      Mark McGwire

    • D.

      Vinny Castilla

    Correct Answer
    B. Jacque Jones
    Explanation
    Jacque Jones is the correct answer because he won a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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  • 27. 

    Which Boston Red Sox pitcher was named the 2005 Big East Pitcher of the Year?

    • A.

      Mike Timlin

    • B.

      Kyle Snyder

    • C.

      Curt Schilling

    • D.

      Craig Hansen

    Correct Answer
    D. Craig Hansen
    Explanation
    Craig Hansen was named the 2005 Big East Pitcher of the Year.

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  • 28. 

    Which New York Yankee was the first to make 6 straight opening-day starts since 1979?

    • A.

      Johnny Damon

    • B.

      Jorge Posada

    • C.

      Derek Jeter

    • D.

      Alex Rodriguez

    Correct Answer
    B. Jorge Posada
    Explanation
    Jorge Posada is the correct answer because he was the first New York Yankee to make six straight opening-day starts since 1979. This means that from 2005 to 2010, Posada was consistently chosen to start as the catcher for the Yankees on opening day. This shows his importance and reliability to the team during that period.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following did baseball's Mark Loretta not accomplish in 1993?

    • A.

      Named An All-American

    • B.

      MLB Debut

    • C.

      Earned Big Ten MVP Honors

    • D.

      Graduated From Northwestern

    Correct Answer
    B. MLB Debut
    Explanation
    In 1993, Mark Loretta did not accomplish his MLB debut. This means that he did not make his first appearance in Major League Baseball during that year.

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  • 30. 

    Which MLB outfielder was on the cover of EA Sports "MVP Baseball 2005"?

    • A.

      Tom Glavine

    • B.

      Manny Ramirez

    • C.

      Jose Canseco

    • D.

      Derek Jeter

    Correct Answer
    B. Manny Ramirez
    Explanation
    Manny Ramirez was chosen as the cover athlete for EA Sports' "MVP Baseball 2005." This means that his image and name were featured prominently on the cover of the video game.

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