Can You Answer These Questions Every MLB Fan Should Know?

By: Gavin Thagard
Can You Answer These Questions Every MLB Fan Should Know?
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About This Quiz

Bunts, hits, strikes, famous players, and awards; these are the things every Major League Baseball fan should know!

How much do you love baseball? Surely, you at least have an appreciation for the nearly 150-year-old sport. It is America's pastime, after all. Can you answer any question about it? What about questions that every MLB fan should know?If you're a true MLB fan, here is a quiz that will put your fandom to the test.

In this quiz, you'll find records that have stood for years, famous achievements and blunders, and many other questions any baseball fan can answer. Of course, there are some tricky questions in this quiz as well. Those baseball stadiums can get a little confusing, and it's hard to imagine that some players spent their entire careers with one team, but rest assured, they did. 

Many people say they are Major League Baseball fans, but not everyone is really a fan. This quiz will help you prove your enthusiasm for the sport both to your friends and to yourself. If you have friends who claim they are fans as well, send this quiz to them, and let them show you how much of a fan they really are!

What's it called when a ball is hit out of the field?
Home run
Barry Bonds hit the most home runs in a single season. This happened in 2001 when he hit 73 home runs.
Bunt
Double
Triple

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When was the first World Series?
1888
1903
In 1903, Pittsburgh and Boston played in the first World Series ever. Boston won the nine-game series 5-3.
1940
1965

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When was the first MLB All-Star Game played?
1933
The MLB All-Star Game is played between the best players from the National League and the American League. In 1933, the American League won the game 4-2.
1968
1970
1982

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Who holds the record for the most home runs in a career?
Babe Ruth
Willie Mays
Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds hit 762 home runs during his career, beating Hank Aaron's 755 home runs. However, Bonds' record is surrounded by controversy because of his steroid use later in his career.
Sammy Sosa

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For what team did Hank Aaron play?
Astros
Braves
Hank Aaron's nickname was "Hammer Hank" because of his ability to hit home runs. He played for the Braves both in Milwaukee and when the team moved to Atlanta.
Phillies
Red Socks

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Which team has the most World Series championships?
Red Socks
Phillies
Astros
Yankees
The Yankees have won 27 World Series titles throughout the team's history. The most recent title came in 2009 against the Phillies.

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With which team did Mickey Mantle win all seven of his World Series titles?
Red Socks
Yankees
Mickey Mantle won three AL MVP awards. His last award came in 1962, which was also his last World Series championship.
Cardinals
Tigers

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What player has the most World Series titles?
Hank Bauer
Lou Gehrig
Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra played catcher throughout his MLB career. He was named to the All-Star team 18 times.
Bill Dickey

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Which team intentionally lost the 1919 World Series?
White Sox
The Chicago White Sox threw the 1919 World Series in order to make money through a gambling syndicate. This would leave a blemish​ on early baseball history.
Reds
Marlins
Dodgers

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Who was the first commissioner of Major League Baseball?
Babe Ruth
Bud Selig
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Kenesaw Mountain Landis was a federal judge before becoming the commissioner of Major League Baseball. He was in charge of overseeing the Black Sox scandal.
Happy Chandler

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What's the name of the MLB MVP Award?
Babe Ruth Memorial Baseball Award
Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award
The award is judged by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The award received its current name in 1944.
Robinson and Ruth Memorial Baseball Award
Jackie Robinson MVP Award

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What's a home run called when the bases are loaded?
Triple
Relay
Grand slam
Grand slams require a team effort because three players have to get on base before the home run is hit. Alex Rodriguez has the most grand slams in a career with 25.
Walk

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How many strikes does a pitcher need to throw before a batter is called out?
One
Two
Three
Reggie Jackson, one of the greatest hitters of all time, also has the most strikeouts of all time. During his career, he struck out 2,597 times.
Four

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How many balls does a pitcher need to throw before a batter walks to first base?
Three
Four
The best batters in MLB are often walked on purpose. This way they can't hit a home run.
Five
Seven

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Who scored the most runs in a single season?
Billy Hamilton
Baseball as a professional sport was only getting started when Billy Hamilton set this record in 1894. He is also ranked third in stolen bases over his career.
Barry Bonds
Sammy Sosa
Reggie Jackson

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What award does the best pitcher in baseball get?
Babe Ruth Award
Jim Palmer Award
Frank Viola Award
Cy Young Award
Cy Young still holds the record for most wins by a pitcher. During his career, he had 511 wins.

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Who has won the most Cy Young Awards?
David Cone
Bob Welch
Roger Clemens
Roger Clemens career was surrounded by controversy because of a connection to steroid use. Clemons denied the accusations​, but they have stained his reputation.
Greg Maddux

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What's a game called when the opposing team fails to get a hit?
No-hitter
A single pitcher or multiple pitchers can contribute to a no-hitter. It's entirely possible for a team to throw a no-hitter and lose the game because of walks and errors.
Perfect game
Shut out
Shut down

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What's a game called when the opposing team fails to make it onto a base?
9 for 9
Shut out
Perfect game
The most recent perfect game came in 2012. It was thrown by Felix Hernandez against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Dropped game

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For what team did Walter Johnson play?
Yankees
Senators
Walter Johnson was one of the greatest pitchers in MLB history. He still holds the record for most shutouts​ in a career.
Marlins
Dodgers

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What base does a batter reach in a triple?
Home
First
Second
Third
Triples are not the easiest type of runs in baseball. This is because a defense can cover the field before batters make it to third.

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Who has the most doubles in a career?
Sam Crawford
Tris Speaker
Tris Speaker was a dominant outfielder for most of his career. He even won the AL MVP in 1912.
Wes Ferrell
Pete Rose

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Where do the Red Sox play?
Los Angeles
New York
Boston
The Boston Red Sox have been around since 1901. They play in the iconic Fenway Park stadium.
Atlanta

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Where do catchers line up?
Outfield
First base
Third base
Home plate
Catchers communicate with pitchers before a pitch is thrown. They often determine what kind of pitch to throw.

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What is a pitch thrown at full speed called?
Fast ball
The best fast balls reach over 100 mph. The fastest recorded fast ball reached 105.1 mph.
Speed ball
Curve ball
Knuckle ball

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Who officiates at an MLB game?
Referees
Umpires
The umpire who stands by home plate is the head umpire during a game. This umpire calls pitches that are thrown either balls or strikes.
Commissioner
Manager

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Where is the Green Monster located?
Wrigley Field
Safeco Field
Fenway Park
The Green Monster is the tallest wall in Major League Baseball. It has even given the greatest batters problems throughout their careers.
Chase Field

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Who plays at Wrigley Field?
Cubs
The Cubs started playing in Wrigley Field in 1916. The field is named after William Wrigley Jr., who made money selling chewing gum.
Dodgers
Indians
Astros

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How many MVP awards did Albert Pujols win?
None
One
Three
Albert Pujols spent his career with the Cardinals and the Angels. He won two World Series championships while playing with the Cardinals.
Seven

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Where do the Giants play?
Toronto
St. Louis
Atlanta
San Francisco
The Giants franchise moved from New York to San Francisco in 1958. Since moving, the team has won three World Series titles, the most recent in 2014.

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For which team did Chipper Jones play?
Angels
Braves
Chipper Jones was drafted with the first pick in the 1990 MLB draft. Nine years later, he was named the NL MVP.
Phillies
Mets

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Who has the most hits in a career?
Pete Rose
Pete Rose appeared in 17 All-Star games. The unique thing about these appearances was that he did it at five different positions.
Babe Ruth
Alex Rodriguez
Barry Bonds

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Who was one of the first five members of the MLB Hall of Fame?
Jackie Robinson
Pete Rose
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919. While the Yankees won four championships with Babe Ruth, the Red Sox went 86 years before winning another title.
Cal Ripken Jr.

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For which team did Cal Ripken Jr. play?
Padres
Pirates
Twins
Orioles
Cal Ripken Jr. was known as "The Iron Man" because he didn't miss games. His consistency helped him make it to 19 All-Star Games.

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Who was the first African-American in MLB?
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson made his MLB debut in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played his last game in 1956.
Hank Aaron
Ken Griffey Jr.
Roberto Clemente

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