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  • 1. 

    How long was the longest game in MLB history?

    • A.

      26 innings

    • B.

      22 innings

    • C.

      25 innings

    Correct Answer
    A. 26 innings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 26 innings. This means that the longest game in MLB history lasted for 26 innings.

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  • 2. 

    What inning did Babe Ruth hit "the called shot"?

    • A.

      Top of the fifth

    • B.

      Top of the seventh

    • C.

      Bottom of the ninth

    Correct Answer
    A. Top of the fifth
    Explanation
    Alot of people said that it was the bottom of the ninth but that isn't possible because the Yankees were at Chicago.

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  • 3. 

    Which one did not take steroids?

    • A.

      Troy Glaus

    • B.

      Alex Rodriguez

    • C.

      Albert Pujols

    Correct Answer
    C. Albert Pujols
    Explanation
    The question asks which one of the three individuals did not take steroids. Based on the given options, both Troy Glaus and Alex Rodriguez have been linked to steroid use. Therefore, the correct answer is Albert Pujols, as there is no information or evidence suggesting that he has taken steroids.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the 2006 World Series?

    • A.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      San Francisco Giants

    Correct Answer
    A. St. Louis Cardinals
    Explanation
    The St. Louis Cardinals won the 2006 World Series.

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  • 5. 

    Two players in 20th Century batted over .400 and still lost the batting title. Who are these two players?

    • A.

      Joe Jackson, Barry Bonds

    • B.

      Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb

    • C.

      Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb
    Explanation
    Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb are the two players in the 20th Century who batted over .400 but still lost the batting title. This means that their batting average for that season was above .400, which is an impressive feat. However, despite their high batting averages, they did not have the highest batting average in the league that year, hence they lost the batting title.

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  • 6. 

    Tom Cheney holds the record for most strikeouts in a single game. How many strikeouts did he get to set this record?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 21
    Explanation
    It took Tom 16 innings to do this!

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  • 7. 

    How many times have the Blue Jays won the World Series?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    They won back to back in 1992 and 1993!

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  • 8. 

    Ty Cobb has stole home more than anybody else. Do you know how many times he stole home?

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      54

    • C.

      81

    Correct Answer
    B. 54
    Explanation
    54! Some people say that it's an unbreakable record.

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  • 9. 

    Nolan Ryan has got the most no-hitters in MLB history. How many did he get?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      9

    Correct Answer
    A. 7
    Explanation
    Nolan Ryan holds the record for the most no-hitters in MLB history with a total of 7. This means that in 7 separate games, Ryan was able to prevent the opposing team from getting a single hit. His exceptional pitching skills and ability to consistently dominate games without allowing a hit is a testament to his talent and longevity in the sport.

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  • 10. 

    Who has the record for the most home runs in a single season?

    • A.

      Ken Griffey Jr.

    • B.

      Barry Bonds

    • C.

      Hank Aaron

    Correct Answer
    B. Barry Bonds
    Explanation
    Barry Bonds hold the record as he hit 73 home runs that year!

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  • 11. 

    Who is the highest paid player in MLB history?

    • A.

      Alex Rodriguez

    • B.

      Derek Jeter

    • C.

      Mariano Rivera

    Correct Answer
    A. Alex Rodriguez
    Explanation
    Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid player in MLB history. This is because throughout his career, Rodriguez signed several lucrative contracts, including a 10-year, $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers in 2000 and a 10-year, $275 million contract with the New York Yankees in 2007. These record-breaking contracts contributed to Rodriguez earning a total of over $450 million in salary alone during his time in MLB, making him the highest paid player in the history of the league.

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  • 12. 

    Who hit the most home runs in 2009?

    • A.

      Albert Pujols

    • B.

      Ryan Howard

    • C.

      Mark Teixeira

    Correct Answer
    A. Albert Pujols
    Explanation
    Albert Pujols hit the most home runs in 2009.

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  • 13. 

    How many games was Manny Ramirez suspended for using drugs in 2009?

    • A.

      70

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      40

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    In 2009, Manny Ramirez was suspended for using drugs for a total of 50 games. This suspension was a result of violating the Major League Baseball's drug policy. The use of drugs in professional sports is strictly prohibited, and any player found guilty of such offense is subjected to suspension as a consequence. In this case, Manny Ramirez faced a 50-game suspension, indicating the severity of the violation and the consequences imposed by the league.

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  • 14. 

    Which pitcher has won the most games in MLB history?

    • A.

      Nolan Ryan

    • B.

      Cy Young

    • C.

      Walter Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Cy Young
    Explanation
    Cy Young is the correct answer because he holds the record for the most wins in MLB history. During his career from 1890 to 1911, Young won a total of 511 games. He was known for his longevity and consistently high level of performance, which allowed him to surpass all other pitchers in terms of wins. Young's record has stood the test of time and remains unmatched to this day.

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  • 15. 

    In 1908 New York Giants first baseman Fred Merkle made a brutal mistake that cost the Giants the game. A little later he became known as "Bonehead" Merkle. What was this big mistake?

    • A.

      He forgot to touch second because he was so excited that the Giants had won, intead he ran into the dugout

    • B.

      He caught a fly ball and thought it was the third out, so he threw it into the stands

    • C.

      He forgot to tag up on a deep fly ball and was called out

    Correct Answer
    A. He forgot to touch second because he was so excited that the Giants had won, intead he ran into the dugout
    Explanation
    Fred Merkle's big mistake was that he forgot to touch second base because he was so excited that the Giants had won, instead he ran into the dugout. This error cost the Giants the game and earned Merkle the nickname "Bonehead" Merkle.

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  • 16. 

    Who has pitched the only perfect game in world series history?

    • A.

      Sandy Koufax

    • B.

      Tom Glavine

    • C.

      Don Larsen

    Correct Answer
    C. Don Larsen
    Explanation
    Don Larsen is the correct answer because he is the only pitcher in World Series history to have thrown a perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no opposing player reaches base, either by a hit, walk, or error, throughout the entire game. Larsen achieved this feat on October 8, 1956, while playing for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. He retired all 27 batters he faced, making it a historic and unparalleled accomplishment in World Series history.

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  • 17. 

    What is Hank Aaron's nickname?

    • A.

      Hammerin' Hank

    • B.

      The Big Hurt

    • C.

      The Chosen One

    Correct Answer
    A. Hammerin' Hank
    Explanation
    Hank Aaron's nickname is "Hammerin' Hank" because he was known for his powerful hitting ability. Throughout his career, Aaron consistently hit home runs and was one of the most feared hitters in baseball. The nickname "Hammerin' Hank" perfectly captures his ability to hit the ball with strength and precision.

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  • 18. 

    From 2000 to 2009 how many appearances have been made in the World Series by a team in the AL East?

    • A.

      1-4

    • B.

      5-8

    • C.

      9-12

    Correct Answer
    B. 5-8
    Explanation
    There has been 7 appearances in the World Series by a team in the AL East.

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  • 19. 

    At the age of 44 in 2003, this player hit his 81st game lead off home run. He also left baseball with the most stolen bases in a career. Who is this player?

    • A.

      Billy Hamilton

    • B.

      Rickey Henderson

    • C.

      Evar Swanson

    Correct Answer
    B. Rickey Henderson
    Explanation
    Rickey Henderson is the correct answer because he hit his 81st game lead off home run at the age of 44 in 2003. Additionally, he holds the record for the most stolen bases in a career in baseball.

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  • 20. 

    The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series, by a walk of home run in game seven. Who hit the historical shot?

    • A.

      Bill Mazeroski

    • B.

      Hack Wilson

    • C.

      Herb Pennock

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Mazeroski
    Explanation
    Bill Mazeroski hit the historical shot that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to victory over the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series.

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  • 21. 

    In 100 seasons of Major League Baseball from 1901 to 2001, which National League team never changed their name?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    • B.

      Pittsburgh Pirates

    • C.

      Chicago Cubs

    Correct Answer
    B. Pittsburgh Pirates
    Explanation
    The Pittsburgh franchise became the Pirates in 1891 after being named the Alleghenys.

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  • 22. 

    How many World Series wins did Joe Torre have with the Yankees in twelve seasons from 1996-2007?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    Joe Torre had 4 World Series wins with the Yankees in twelve seasons from 1996-2007.

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  • 23. 

    Which one of these pitching greats did not throw 2000 strikeouts in their career?

    • A.

      Nolan Ryan

    • B.

      Bob Feller

    • C.

      Whitey Ford

    Correct Answer
    C. Whitey Ford
    Explanation
    Whitey fell just short of the mark as he needed only 44 strikeouts more!

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  • 24. 

    In 1993 which one of the following players was roughed up by Nolan Ryan in a brawl?

    • A.

      Tim Raines

    • B.

      Lance Johnson

    • C.

      Robin Ventura

    Correct Answer
    C. Robin Ventura
    Explanation
    Ventura took six straight punches before catcher Pudge Rodriguez finally pulled him away.

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  • 25. 

    What was the most number of home runs, legend Lou Gehrig hit in a season?

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      53

    • C.

      49

    Correct Answer
    C. 49
    Explanation
    He hit 49 twice in his career with the Yankees.

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