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Baseball Trivia Questions

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What retired basketball player tried out for the Chicago White Sox in 1994? Michael Jordan

How many seasons saw Hank Aaron blast 50 or more homers? Zero.

How many teams did Cal Ripken Jr. play for in the Major Leagues? 1. He played his whole career with Baltimore.

Against what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first career home run? New York Yankees

What did Babe Ruth, Rogers, Hornsby, Ted Williams and Willie Mays all do in their first major league at-bats? Strike out.

How many seasons did Lou Gehrig play every inning of every game? One

What number did Willie Mays wear for the Giants? 24. 

Who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award with 30+ wins in the season? Denny McLain 

What Hall of Fame pitcher did Ronald Reagan portray in the film The Winning Team? Grover Cleveland Alexander

What establishments were 90 percent of the viewers watching the first televised World Series from? Bars.

Which American League team represented their league in the 2014 World Series? Kansas City Royals 

In the 2010s decade who was the first player to win the league MVP and Cy Young Award in the same season in the National League? Clayton Kershaw 

What Baltimore Orioles manager was ejected from a record 91 games? Earl Weaver

How many times in his great career, did Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan hit four home runs in a single game? 0 

Name the last pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season. Bob Welch won 27 games for the Oakland A’s in 1990. Sadly, he passed away suddenly in June 2014.

What former Giants star is the godfather of Barry Bonds? Willie Mays.

Cleveland Indian Satchel Paige became the first African-American to pitch in a Major League game in July 1948. He faced the Chicago White Sox In his first game start in August 1948. What was the outcome of the game? Paige threw a complete game 5-0 shutout against the White Sox. 

Answer: John Conlan 

What was pitcher Dock Ellis the first major leaguer to wear in his on the field? Curlers.

Which Major League Baseball team finished the 2014 season with the worst record? Arizona Diamondbacks 

Which team never had a winning record in a season during the 2000s decade? Baltimore Orioles 

Who was the first Major League player to pitch a ball over 100 mph? Nolan Ryan

Alex Rodriguez won three season American League MVPs in the 2000s decade. The National League was dominated by two players who won a total of seven MVPs during that decade. Barry Bonds won four, and which other player won three? Albert Pujols 

What pitcher's 1.12 ERA in 1968 is the lowest in the majors in post-World War II play? Bob Gibson's.

What team has Randy Johnson not pitched for? San Diego Padres 

Which two cities have the oldest stadiums in major league baseball? Boston and Detroit

Who beat out Ted Williams for the American League's Most Valuable Player award in 1941, when Williams hit for a .406 average? Joe DiMaggio

In the 2000s decade, which team other than the Yankees won two World Series? Boston Red Sox 

What legendary manager explained: "You have to have a catcher. If you don't the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen"? Casey Stengel

Who was the first Major League player to have his number retired? Lou Gehrig

Which Hall of Fame umpire was nicknamed "Jocko"?

Name the last pitcher to win and lose 20 games in the same season. Knuckleballer Phil Niekro went 21-20 for the Atlanta Braves in 1979.

What Beantowner is second only to Pete Rose in total major league baseball games played? Carl Yastrzemski.

On July 4, 1960, which Hall of Fame Yankee great hit a first inning three-run home run for the 300th home run in his career? Mickey Mantle 

Major League Baseball retired the jersey number 42 league-wide in honor of the first African-American modern-day player to break the color barrier. That player was Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson. They also set aside one date in every season to honor him. Which day of the season is Jackie Robinson Day? April 15 

Who played a team record 3,308 games for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983? Carl Yastrzemski

Who hit the ball that rolled between Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series? Mookie Wilson

What baseball team's games are announced on TV by Skip Carey? The Atlanta Braves.

How many seasons did Hank Aaron play for the Milwaukee Brewers? Hank played 2 seasons with Milwaukee Brewers (1975 – 1976).

Who was the first pitcher to retire with over 1900 bases on balls in his career? Nolan Ryan 

What major league baseball team has fans dubbed "Cheese Heads"? The Milwaukee Brewers.

What number did Hank Aaron wear for the Atlanta Braves? 44. Aaron's jersey number "44" has been retired by both the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. Hammerin Hank has also had his famous number "44" retired.

What shortstop holds the major league records for games played, assists and double plays? Ozzie Smith

What occurred on Opening Day in 2017 that had never happened before on Opening Day? A pitcher hit two home runs 

What American League pitcher threw a perfect game in game 5 of the 1956 World Series? Don Larsen

What ballpark was Pete Rose playing in when he broke Ty Cobb's career hits record? Riverfront Stadium.

All good things must come to an end, but not for this American League slugger in his 10th season of the Major Leagues in 2010. Who was this that hit safely 200 times in a season in each of his first 10 seasons? Ichiro Suzuki 

Who was the first to win four Manager of the Year Awards? Tony LaRussa 

Who hit his 700th home run on September 17, 2004? Barry Bond

What major league baseball team did the Walt Disney Company assumee operational control of in 1996? The California Angels.

The immortal Babe Ruth played baseball from 1914-1935. He played for three teams in his great career. Amongst his accomplishments was winning 94 games as a pitcher, hitting 50 home runs in a season four times, went to 10 World Series, hit 15 World Series home runs, then retired with the Chicago Cubs. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936. Which statement is incorrect? He did not retire as a Chicago Cub 

Name the two Hall of Famers who won the AL & NL Rookie of the Year in the same season. Rod Carew and Tom Seaver won the AL & NL Rookie of the Year honors in 1967.

How many games are in a Major League Baseball season per team? A full season is 162 games.

Who holds the record for most innings pitched in a major league season? Cy Young.

What player holds the career record for stealing home plate? Ty Cobb

What country's first U.S. major league baseball player was Chan-Ho Park? South Korea's

Who was the first Major League player to hit four home runs in a single game? Bobby Lowe

Name the only three pitchers to have struck out 3,000 or more hitters while walking fewer than 1,000. Actually there are four. My bad. The sun was in my eyes. Ferguson Jenkins, Curt Schilling, Greg Maddux and Pedro Martinez. Somehow I forgot about a Pedro. As an Expos and Red Sox fan, how could I? I will therefore accept any three provided.

Who was the last American League baseballer to win the Triple Crown, in 1967? Car Yastrzemski.

What's the LCS to a baseball pennant winner? League Championship Series.

What major league baseball team was forced to endure a 20-day road trip in 1996? The Atlanta Braves.

In which year did the Florida Marlins win the World Series for a second time? 2003. The first time was in 1997.

In Major League Baseball, first and second bases are this far apart. 90 Feet.

What player hit 70 home runs in 1998? Mark McGwire

What Pittsburgh Pirate had exactly 3,000 career hits before dying in a plane crash? Roberto Clemente.

How many home runs did Hank Aaron hit in his career? He’s the record holder with 755.

What baseball player was nicknamed "Charlie Hustle"? Pete Rose

Name the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. Gaylord Perry won the AL Cy Young with the Cleveland Indians in 1972 and earned NL Cy Young honors in 1978 while pitching for the San Diego Padres.

In 100 years of Major League Baseball throughout the entire 20th Century, how many umpires were inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame? 8 

Who is the only catcher to have caught two perfect games? Ron Hassey caught Len Barker’s perfect game against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 15, 1981 while with the Cleveland Indians. A decade later, on July 28, 1991, Hassey was behind the plate when Montreal Expos hurler Dennis Martinez tossed a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Baseball and cricket are both contests between bat and ball. Throwing the ball when fielding is exactly the same action in the two sports. So how big is a cricket ball? Almost the same size as a baseball 

Who hit the last home run at the old Yankee Stadium? Back up catcher Jose Molina hit it against the Baltimore Orioles on September 21, 2008.

What baseball announcer said Pope Paul VI's death "puts a damper on even a Yankees win"? Phil Rizzuto

How many teams did Babe Ruth play for in the big leagues? 3. 

What governor was on hand at home plate to greet Hank Aaron when he broke Babes Ruth's home run record? Jimmy Carter.

What explosive base-stealer took a $2.75 million pay cut to play for the Kansas City Royals, in 1995? Vince Coleman.

Who hit the "Homer in the Gloamin" on September 28, 1938? Gabby Hartnett

Mark McGwire set a season home run record in 1998 by hitting 70 big ones. He retired with 583 career home runs, just three shy of the great Frank Robinson. How many World Series home runs did Mark hit in his career with the Athletics and Cardinals? 1 

What's the most home runs hit by one player in a single major league game? Four.