Baseball Trivia Questions

  • Baseball Trivia

    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.

Career On-Base Percentage (OBP) Leader

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What major league player holds the record for the highest career on-base percentage (OBP)?

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With an OBP of .4817, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942, 1946–1960) holds the major league record for career on-base percentage.

Lowest Single Season WHIP

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WHIP stands for walks and hits per inning pitched. It is a simple calculation where the number of walks and hits given up by a pitcher are divided by the number of innings that they have pitched. It is a measure of a pitcher’s effectiveness at keeping runners off base. What major league pitcher holds the record for the lowest single season WHIP?

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In 2000 Pedro Martínez, who at the time was with the Boston Red Sox, set the record for the lowest single season WHIP with a WHIP of 0.7373 (128 hits and 32 walks over 217 innings).

What does WHIP stand for?

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In baseball, what does WHIP stand for?

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WHIP is a baseball statistic that stands for walks and hits per inning pitched. It is a measure of a pitcher’s ability to prevent batters from getting on base. WHIP is easy to calculate: WHIP = (walks given up + hits given up) / innings pitched, or (BB + H) / IP.

Nickname – “The Little Professor”

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What famous major league player went by the nickname “The Little Professor“?

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Dominic (Dom) DiMaggio, the youngest brother of Joe DiMaggio and one of 3 DiMaggio brothers who played major league baseball (Joe, Vince, and Dom), went by the nickname “The Little Professor” because of his small stature and eyeglasses. Dom played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1940-1942, 1946-1953).

Famous Baseball Nickname – “The Big Unit”

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Big Unit“?

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The Big Unit” is none other than pitcher Randy Johnson (Randall David Johnson). Johnson played his 22 year career with six teams (Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners). He is a 5-time Cy Young Award winner. Johnson retired from baseball in January of 2010.

Baseball Quote – 3 Types of Players

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Who said – “There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”?

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The 3 types of baseball players quote is attributed to Tommy Lasorda who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1976 to 1996.

Baseball Nickname – Human Vacuum Cleaner

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “Human Vacuum Cleaner“?

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Third baseman Brooks Robinson, who played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977), went by the nicknames “Human Vacuum Cleaner“. Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

First President to Throw Out Opening Day First Pitch

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Who was the first United States President to throw out the first ceremonial pitch on opening day?

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On the first day of the 1910 season President William Howard Taft became the first President to throw the ceremonial first pitch of a new major league baseball season.

Baseball Quote – Helpless Hurt

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What major league baseball player said – “growing old is just a helpless hurt.”?

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Growing old is just a helpless hurt” was uttered by none other than Hall of Famer Willie Mays late in his career.

Baseball Nickname – Scooter

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What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Scooter“?

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Shortstop Phil Rizzuto who played for the New York Yankees from 1941 to 1956 was the most famous major league player nicknamed The Scooter. Other players that went by the nickname include Clem Koshorek who played a couple of years for Pittsburgh and Eddie Tucker who had a three year career with Houston and Cleveland.