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.

Pitcher When Yaz Got His 3,000th Hit

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Who was the pitcher when Red Sox player Carl Yastrzemski got his 3,000th hit?

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Left handed hitter Carl Yastrzemski got his 3,000th hit off of Yankee pitcher Jim Beattie in the ninth inning of a game at Fenway Park that the Red Sox won 9 to 2. Carl went on to 3,419 hits in a career that spanned the years 1961 to 1983. He played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox.

Oldest Continuously Used Baseball Ballpark

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What is the oldest continuously used baseball ballpark in the world?

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest continuously operated baseball ballpark in the world is Fuller Field in Clinton, Massachusetts. Clinton is a small town located 35 miles west of Fenway Park in Boston, the oldest Major League Baseball ballpark. Fuller Field has been hosting baseball games since 1878.

First Roberto Clemente Award

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When was the Roberto Clemente Award first awarded and who was the first winner of the award?

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Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award “is given annually to a player who demonstrates the values Clemente displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others.” Each team nominates a team member for the award. The winner is selected from the 30 team nominees during the World Series. The Roberto Clemente award was first given in 1971 to Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants.

Baseball’s “Golden Sombrero”

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In baseball, what is a “golden sombrero”?

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A baseball player can earn a golden sombrero by striking out four times in a game. A player who strikes out five times in a game earns “Olympic rings” or a “platinum sombrero”, and a player who strikes out six times earns a “horn” or “titanium sombrero”

MLB Duplicate Retired Numbers

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What are the only two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams to have the a retired number shared by more than one player?

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The Washington Nationals (formerly Montreal Expos) have retired jersey #10 in honor of both Rusty Staub and Andre Dawson. The New York Yankees have similarly retired jersey #8 to honor two Hall-of-Famers: Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey.

First Comeback Down 3-1 in the MLB NLCS

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In 1985, the Kansas City Royals were the first team in MLB history to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win an MLB Championship Series. What was the first National League Team to accomplish the same feat?

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In the 1996 NLCS the Atlanta Braves were down 3 to 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals and came back to win the NLCS. The Braves went on to lose the 1996 World Series to the New York Yankees 4 games to 2. 1996 was also manager Joe Torre’s first year with the Yankees.

Pitcher with the Most Wins in a Season

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Who is the major league pitcher with the most wins in a season?

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Charles Gardner Radbourn (“Old Hoss”) won 59 games in 1884 while playing for the Providence Grays. That year he won the National League’s pitching Triple Crown with a 1.38 earned run average, 59 wins and 441 strikeouts.

Most Complete Games in a Season without a Shutout

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What MLB pitcher holds the record for most complete-games pitched in a season without recording a shutout?

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Luis Tiant set the record in 1973 as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox when he recorded a total of 23 complete games with no shutouts. Tiant won 20 games that year and finished with an ERA of 3.34.

1951 National League Pennant

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Who was the on-deck batter when New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson hit his walk off home run off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca in the one-game playoff to win the 1951 National League pennant? What future Hall-of-Famer was born on the day Thomson hit this home run?

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Willie Mays was the on-deck batter when Bobby Thomson hit his walk off home run – the “shot heard ’round the world”. Born that same day, October 3, 1951, was future hall of famer Dave Winfield.