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.

Baseball Nickname – The Penguin

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

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Third baseman Ron Cey was nicknamed “The Penguin” by his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates because of the way he walked.

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Locations

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Name all of the spring training locations for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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The Los Angeles (1958-present)/Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957)/Brooklyn Robins (1914–1931)/Brooklyn Superbas (1913)/Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911–1912)/Brooklyn Superbas (1899–1910) have held spring training in the following locations:

  • 2009 – present: Glendale, AZ
  • 1949-2008: Vero Beach, FL
  • 1948: Ciudad Trujillo (Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic
  • 1947: Havana, Cuba
  • 1946: Daytona Beach, FL
  • 1943 – 1945: Bear Mountain, N.Y.
  • 1941 – 1942: Havana, Cuba
  • 1936 – 1940: Clearwater, FL
  • 1934 – 1935: Orlando, FL
  • 1933: Miami, FL
  • 1923 – 1932: Clearwater, FL
  • 1922: Jacksonville, FL
  • 1921: New Orleans, LA
  • 1919 – 1920: Jacksonville, FL
  • 1917 – 1918: Hot Springs, AR
  • 1915 – 1916: Daytona Beach, FL
  • 1913 – 1914: Augusta, GA
  • 1910 – 1912: Hot Springs, AR
  • 1907 – 1909: Jacksonville, FL
  • 1902 – 1906: Columbia, SC
  • 1901: Charlotte, NC

DiMaggio and Mantle Attend Spring Training Together

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What was the only year that Yankees greats Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle attended spring training together?

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In spring training of 1951 the Yankees swapped spring training locations with their cross-town rivals the New York Giants and held spring training in the Cactus League in Arizona. That year was Joe DiMaggio’s last spring training and Mickey Mantle’s first.

NBA Highest Average PPG in a Season

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What basketball player holds the NBA record for the highest average points per game in a season?

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Wilt Chamberlain, with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1961/62, averaged 50.4 points per game setting the record for the highest average points per game in an NBA season).

First World Series MVP

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When was the first World Series MVP named and who was named MVP?

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The World Series MVP was first awarded in 1955. The winner of that first World Series MVP was Brooklyn Dodgers starting pitcher Johnny Podres. Podres notched two complete game wins in the 1955 World Series, one of which was a shutout. He gave up only two earned runs in 18 innings pitched and had 10 strikeouts. The Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in that 1955 World Series 4 games to 3.

First World Series Home Run

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Who hit the first World Series home run?

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In the seventh inning of World Series Game 1 Jimmy Sebring of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a solo home run to extend the Pirates lead to 7-0 over the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox). This was the first home run in World Series history. The pirates won that game 7-3 but went on to lose that first World Series 5 games to 3.

Chicago Cubs Opponent in the 1908 World Series

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Who did the Chicago Cubs play in the 1908  World Series?

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The Chicago Cubs played the Detroit Tigers in the 1908 World Series.  The Series was a rematch of the 1907 World Series which was won by Chicago four games to none. The Cubs also won the 1908 World Series besting the Tigers four games to one.

Cleveland’s Opponent in the 1948 World Series

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Who did the Cleveland Indians play in the 1948  World Series?

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The Cleveland Indians played the Boston Braves in the 1948 World Series.  The Indians reached the Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a one-game playoff. Cleveland won the 1948 World Series four games to two.

1st for MVP in American and National Leagues

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Who was the first major league baseball player to earn the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in both the American League and the National League?

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Frank Robinson was the first major league baseball player to earn the MVP award in both leagues. He won the National League MVP award in 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and the American League MVP in 1966 with Baltimore Orioles.

Yaz 400th Home Run

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Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski ended up with 452 home runs in his Hall of Fame career. Who did he hit his 400th home run off of?

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On July 24, 1979, Carl Yastrzemski hit his 400th home run off Mike Morgan of the Oakland Athletics. Boston won that game 7 to 3 and Yaz went 2 for 3 at the plate.