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  • 1. 

    Which MLB team is led by Manager John Gibbons in the 2014 season?

    • A.

      Tampa Bay Rays

    • B.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    • C.

      Cincinnati Reds

    • D.

      Seattle Mariners

    Correct Answer
    B. Toronto Blue Jays
    Explanation
    In the 2014 season, the MLB team led by Manager John Gibbons was the Toronto Blue Jays.

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  • 2. 

    Which Yankees closer played in his 13th and final All-Star Game in 2013?

    • A.

      Matt Moore

    • B.

      Justin Masterson

    • C.

      Chris Sale

    • D.

      Mariano Rivera

    Correct Answer
    D. Mariano Rivera
    Explanation
    Mariano Rivera is the correct answer because he played in his 13th and final All-Star Game in 2013. As a Yankees closer, Rivera had a long and successful career, earning numerous All-Star selections. 2013 marked his final appearance in the All-Star Game, making him the correct choice for this question.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the starting designated hitter for the American League in the 2013 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Jason Grilli

    • B.

      Cliff Lee

    • C.

      Craig Kimbrel

    • D.

      David Ortiz

    Correct Answer
    D. David Ortiz
    Explanation
    David Ortiz was the starting designated hitter for the American League in the 2013 All-Star Game. This can be inferred from the fact that he is listed as one of the options and the question specifically asks for the starting designated hitter for the American League in that particular game.

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  • 4. 

    Which Giants outfielder was the MVP of the 2012 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Melky Cabrera

    • B.

      Prince Fielder

    • C.

      Yu Darvish

    • D.

      Derek Jeter

    Correct Answer
    A. Melky Cabrera
    Explanation
    Melky Cabrera was named the MVP of the 2012 All-Star Game because he had a standout performance during the game. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and 2 RBIs, helping the National League secure a victory. Cabrera's performance stood out among the other players, earning him the prestigious MVP title for the game.

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  • 5. 

    Which Tigers Cy Young winner was a starter at the 2012 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Derek Lowe

    • B.

      Justin Verlander

    • C.

      Lance Lynn

    • D.

      Gio Gonzalez

    Correct Answer
    B. Justin Verlander
    Explanation
    Justin Verlander was the correct answer because he was a starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and also won the Cy Young award, which is given to the best pitcher in each league. Additionally, the question mentions that the player was a starter at the 2012 All-Star Game, and Verlander fits this criteria as well.

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  • 6. 

    Who became the first Brewer to hit an All-Star Game home run in 2012?

    • A.

      Brian Wilson

    • B.

      Matt Capps

    • C.

      Prince Fielder

    • D.

      Tyler Clippard

    Correct Answer
    C. Prince Fielder
    Explanation
    In 2012, Prince Fielder became the first Brewer to hit an All-Star Game home run.

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  • 7. 

    In 2011, who had a save in the All-Star Game after saving a clinching World Series game the year before?

    • A.

      Roy Halladay

    • B.

      Adrian Gonzalez

    • C.

      Brian Wilson

    • D.

      CC Sabathia

    Correct Answer
    C. Brian Wilson
    Explanation
    Brian Wilson had a save in the All-Star Game in 2011 after saving a clinching World Series game the year before. This suggests that he was a reliable and successful closer for his team, as he was able to secure important victories in both the regular season and the postseason. Wilson's performance in these high-pressure situations likely earned him a spot in the All-Star Game and solidified his reputation as a top closer in the league.

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  • 8. 

    Who made the All-Star Game at age 19 in 2012?

    • A.

      Bryce Harper

    • B.

      Derek Jeter

    • C.

      Mariano Rivera

    • D.

      David Ortiz

    Correct Answer
    A. Bryce Harper
    Explanation
    Bryce Harper made the All-Star Game at age 19 in 2012. This is because Harper made his MLB debut in April 2012 at the age of 19 and had an impressive rookie season, earning him a spot in the All-Star Game. Harper's performance as a rookie, combined with his young age, made him a standout player and a deserving candidate for the All-Star Game.

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  • 9. 

    The AL's lineup for the 2011 All-Star Game featured Josh Hamilton and Jose Bautista from which team?

    • A.

      Texas Rangers

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      Minnesota Twins

    • D.

      Kansas City Royals

    Correct Answer
    A. Texas Rangers
    Explanation
    The AL's lineup for the 2011 All-Star Game featured Josh Hamilton and Jose Bautista, indicating that both players were from the same team. The only team listed in the options that had both players in 2011 was the Texas Rangers. Therefore, the correct answer is Texas Rangers.

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  • 10. 

    A short memorial was held to honor which Yankees owner before the 2010 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Joe Buck

    • B.

      Tim McCarver

    • C.

      George Steinbrenner

    • D.

      Rod Carew

    Correct Answer
    C. George Steinbrenner
    Explanation
    A short memorial was held to honor George Steinbrenner before the 2010 All-Star Game. George Steinbrenner was the owner of the New York Yankees, a renowned baseball team. As a tribute to his contributions and legacy in the world of baseball, a memorial was organized to honor him.

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  • 11. 

    Which Royals pitcher made his first All-Star Game in 2009?

    • A.

      Brian Fuentes

    • B.

      Zach Greinke

    • C.

      Josh Beckett

    • D.

      Joe Nathan

    Correct Answer
    B. Zach Greinke
    Explanation
    Zach Greinke made his first All-Star Game in 2009.

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  • 12. 

    Which Red Sox outfielder made his 12th and final All-Star Game in 2008?

    • A.

      Derek Jeter

    • B.

      Joe Mauer

    • C.

      Manny Ramirez

    • D.

      Aaron Cook

    Correct Answer
    C. Manny Ramirez
    Explanation
    Manny Ramirez is the correct answer because he was a Red Sox outfielder who made his 12th and final All-Star Game in 2008. This indicates that he had a successful career and was recognized as one of the top players in the league.

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  • 13. 

    For the 2008 All-Star Game, the American League starting lineup had four players from which team?

    • A.

      Seattle Mariners

    • B.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    • C.

      Kansas City Royals

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    D. Boston Red Sox
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boston Red Sox. In the 2008 All-Star Game, the American League starting lineup consisted of four players from the Boston Red Sox.

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  • 14. 

    Which Giants hall of famer threw out the opening pitch at the 2007 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Sandy Koufax

    • B.

      Jim Palmer

    • C.

      Tom Seaver

    • D.

      Willie Mays

    Correct Answer
    D. Willie Mays
    Explanation
    Willie Mays is the correct answer because he is a Giants hall of famer who threw out the opening pitch at the 2007 All-Star Game.

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  • 15. 

    Which catcher made his 13th All-Star Game in 2006?

    • A.

      Ichiro Suzuki

    • B.

      Ivan Rodriguez

    • C.

      David Ortiz

    • D.

      Mark Loretta

    Correct Answer
    B. Ivan Rodriguez
    Explanation
    Ivan Rodriguez made his 13th All-Star Game appearance in 2006.

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  • 16. 

    Which Hall of Fame shortstop played in his 12th and final All-Star Game in 2004?

    • A.

      Michael Young

    • B.

      Jack Wilson

    • C.

      Miguel Tejada

    • D.

      Barry Larkin

    Correct Answer
    D. Barry Larkin
    Explanation
    Barry Larkin is the correct answer because he was a Hall of Fame shortstop who played in his 12th and final All-Star Game in 2004. This suggests that Larkin had a successful career and was highly regarded by his peers, as being selected to the All-Star Game is a significant achievement in baseball.

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  • 17. 

    Which boxer threw out the first pitch at the 2004 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Johnny Unitas

    • B.

      Muhammad Ali

    • C.

      Andre Agassi

    • D.

      Patrick Ewing

    Correct Answer
    B. Muhammad Ali
    Explanation
    Muhammad Ali threw out the first pitch at the 2004 All-Star Game. Known for his legendary boxing career, Ali was a highly influential figure in sports and popular culture. His presence at the All-Star Game was a significant event, showcasing his enduring impact and recognition as a global icon.

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  • 18. 

    Which pitcher made his only All-Star Game in 2004?

    • A.

      CC Sabathia

    • B.

      Curt Schilling

    • C.

      Mariano Rivera

    • D.

      Dan Kolb

    Correct Answer
    D. Dan Kolb
    Explanation
    Dan Kolb is the correct answer because he made his only All-Star Game appearance in 2004. CC Sabathia, Curt Schilling, and Mariano Rivera are all well-known pitchers who have made multiple All-Star Game appearances throughout their careers, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 19. 

    Which Yankees legend hit the first home run in All-Star Game history in 1933?

    • A.

      Honus Wagner

    • B.

      Rogers Hornsby

    • C.

      Ty Cobb

    • 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 in 1933. As a Yankees legend, Ruth was known for his powerful hitting and was a dominant force in the game. His home run in the inaugural All-Star Game solidified his status as one of the greatest players in baseball history.

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  • 20. 

    Which Yankees hall of famer destroyed a light transformer with a home run at the 1971 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Jimmie Foxx

    • B.

      Mel Ott

    • C.

      Ralph Kiner

    • D.

      Reggie Jackson

    Correct Answer
    D. Reggie Jackson
    Explanation
    Reggie Jackson is the correct answer because he famously hit a home run during the 1971 All-Star Game that hit a light transformer on the roof of the Tiger Stadium in Detroit. The impact caused the transformer to explode, resulting in a temporary power outage in the stadium. Jackson's powerful hit and the subsequent explosion made this moment one of the most memorable in All-Star Game history.

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  • 21. 

    Who started at first base for the American League at the 1933 All-Star Game?

    • A.

      Ricky Henderson

    • B.

      Steve Carlton

    • C.

      Tony Gwynn

    • D.

      Lou Gehrig

    Correct Answer
    D. Lou Gehrig
    Explanation
    Lou Gehrig started at first base for the American League at the 1933 All-Star Game.

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  • 22. 

    Which Major League Baseball team is associated with Labatt Breweries?

    • A.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • B.

      Toronto Blue Jays

    • C.

      Milwaukee Brewers

    • D.

      Colorado Rockies

    Correct Answer
    B. Toronto Blue Jays
    Explanation
    The Toronto Blue Jays are associated with Labatt Breweries because Labatt Breweries is a Canadian brewery, and the Blue Jays are a Canadian baseball team based in Toronto. Labatt Breweries is known for its sponsorship and partnership with the Blue Jays, including the naming rights to their stadium, which is called the "Labatt Park." Therefore, the correct answer is Toronto Blue Jays.

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  • 23. 

    Who were the first father and son to play on the same Major League Baseball team at the same time?

    • A.

      Cal Ripken, Jr. And Sr.

    • B.

      Ken Griffey, Jr. And Sr.

    • C.

      Jim And Gaylord Perry

    • D.

      Gus And Buddy Bell

    Correct Answer
    B. Ken Griffey, Jr. And Sr.
    Explanation
    Ken Griffey, Jr. and Sr. were the first father and son to play on the same Major League Baseball team at the same time. Ken Griffey, Sr. played for the Cincinnati Reds and Ken Griffey, Jr. joined the team in 2000. This historic moment marked the first time that a father and son were able to play together on the same team in the major leagues.

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  • 24. 

    Which Major League player was hit by 267 pitches in his career?

    • A.

      Nellie Fox

    • B.

      Reggie Jackson

    • C.

      Ty Cobb

    • D.

      Don Baylor

    Correct Answer
    D. Don Baylor
    Explanation
    Don Baylor was hit by 267 pitches in his career. This is a significant number of times to be hit by a pitch, indicating that he was likely a player who crowded the plate and was not afraid to take one for the team. Being hit by pitches can be a sign of a player's toughness and willingness to do whatever it takes to help their team, and Baylor's high number of hit-by-pitches suggests that he was a player who was willing to sacrifice his body for the game.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the National League Cy Young Award winner in 1992?

    • A.

      Doug Drebeck

    • B.

      Greg Maddux

    • C.

      Jose Rijo

    • D.

      Lee Smith

    Correct Answer
    B. Greg Maddux
    Explanation
    Greg Maddux was the National League Cy Young Award winner in 1992. He had an exceptional season, leading the league with a 2.18 ERA and 20 wins. Maddux was known for his precision and control, consistently hitting his spots and rarely giving up walks. His performance in 1992 solidified his reputation as one of the best pitchers in the league, earning him the prestigious Cy Young Award.

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  • 26. 

    Which baseball team signed Roberto Alomar for the 1996 season?

    • A.

      Florida Marlins

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • D.

      Cleveland Indians

    Correct Answer
    C. Baltimore Orioles
    Explanation
    Roberto Alomar was signed by the Baltimore Orioles for the 1996 season.

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  • 27. 

    Who lost the 1993 National League Championships?

    • A.

      San Francisco Giants

    • B.

      Atlanta Braves

    • C.

      Chicago Bulls

    • D.

      Philadelphia Phillies

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlanta Braves
    Explanation
    The Atlanta Braves lost the 1993 National League Championships.

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  • 28. 

    Who led the Negro League in career home runs with 972?

    • A.

      Satchel Page

    • B.

      Oscar Charleston

    • C.

      Jackie Robinson

    • D.

      Josh Gibson

    Correct Answer
    D. Josh Gibson
    Explanation
    Josh Gibson is the correct answer because he is widely regarded as one of the greatest power hitters in baseball history, particularly in the Negro Leagues. He played for multiple teams during his career, including the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. Gibson's impressive career included hitting 962 home runs, making him the all-time leader in home runs in the Negro Leagues. Despite his incredible talent, Gibson was unable to play in the Major Leagues due to racial segregation at the time. Nonetheless, his legacy as a dominant hitter in the Negro Leagues remains unmatched.

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  • 29. 

    What sports team's venue is also known as Chavez Ravine?

    • A.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • B.

      Oakland Raiders

    • C.

      California Angels

    • D.

      San Diego Padres

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Explanation
    Chavez Ravine is the location of the Los Angeles Dodgers' stadium. The team's venue is commonly referred to as Chavez Ravine, which is a hilly area in Los Angeles where Dodger Stadium is situated. The other options, Oakland Raiders, California Angels, and San Diego Padres, do not have their venues located in Chavez Ravine.

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  • 30. 

    Which of these second basemen hit the most home runs?

    • A.

      Ryne Sandberg

    • B.

      Steve Sax

    • C.

      Joe Morgan

    • D.

      Bobby Richardson

    Correct Answer
    A. Ryne Sandberg
    Explanation
    Ryne Sandberg hit the most home runs out of the given second basemen.

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