Baseball Trivia Questions

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    Baseball Trivia

    Trivia about all things baseball including MLB, MiLB, Independent, and college baseball.

  • Baseball Trivia

    Baseball Trivia

    Trivia about all things baseball including MLB, MiLB, Independent, and college baseball.

First Silver Slugger DH

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Who was the first designated hitter (DH) to receive baseball’s Silver Slugger award?

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The designated hitter (DH) has been around in the American League since 1973. The Silver Slugger awards were instituted in 1980, thus the first DHs could not win the award. The first DH to win the Silver Slugger for the DH position in 1980 was “Mr. October”, Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees.

Texas Rangers Founded As

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When and where were the Texas Rangers founded and what was their original name?

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The Texas Rangers were founded in Washington DC in 1961 as the Washington Senators. They moved to Texas and became the Rangers in 1972.

How to Calculate ERA

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How is earned run average (ERA) calculated for professional baseball?

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The equation for ERA is quite simple:

ERA = (Earned Runs/Innings Pitched) x 9

For those parents out there who may wish to do the calculation for their little leaguers where games are typically 7 innings in length the equation would be modified to: ERA = (Earned Runs/Innings Pitched) x 7

Joe DiMaggio Birthday

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When was baseball great Joe DiMaggio born?Picture of a Baseball

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Joe DiMaggio, “Joltin’ Joe” or “The Yankee Clipper”, was born on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California.

Houston Astros First Game

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When did baseball’s Houston Astros play their first game?

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The Houston Astros entered Major League Baseball in the National League as the Houston Colt .45s. They played their first game on April 10, 1962, against the┬áChicago Cubs – a game they won. They changed their name to the Astros in 1965. The Astros moved to the American League for the 2013 season.

Score of First World Series Game

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The first World Series Game ever played was played on Thursday, October 1, 1903, at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston, Massachusetts between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox). What was the final score of that first World Series game?

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Pittsburgh won the first World Series game 7 to 3 over the Boston Americans in nine innings. Boston would go on to win that first World Series 5 games to 3.

Year Babe Ruth’s Number Retired by Yankees

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In what year was Babe Ruth’s number retired by the New York Yankees?

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The Yankees retired Babe Ruth’s number in 1948. 1948 is also the year that babe Ruth died of throat cancer.

Last Pitcher with 30 Complete Games

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Who was the last major league pitcher to have 30 or more complete games in a season?

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In 1975, Catfish Hunter had 30 complete games while pitching for the New York Yankees en route to a 23-14 season.

Consecutive No-Hitters

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Who is the only major league baseball player to pitch back-to-back no-hitters?

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Little known pitcher Johnny Vander Meer of Cincinnati pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Bees (who went on to become the Braves) on June 11, 1938 (Reds 3 – Bees 0). He did it again in his next outing on June 15, 1938 against Brooklyn (Reds 6 – Dodgers 0). The 2 wins were part of a 9-game win streak for Meer. 1938 was Meer’s first full year in the majors. He went on to an unremarkable 119-121 career record in the big leagues.