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"An all multiple choice quiz on some things that could only happen on April Fool's Day. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)"
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On April 1, 1996, which major league home plate umpire collapsed and died, as a result of a heart attack during the game?
Hall of Fame pitching great, Rube Waddell, died on April Fool's Day, 1914. How did he die?
Fell off Niagara Falls
After playing for two seasons with the Brewers, the Angels signed free agent Steve Sparks prior to the 1997 season. Earlier in his career, Sparks injured himself and missed the entire '94 season. How did he do it?
Playing ping pong with his son
Playing the board game, Risk
Tearing a phone book in half
On April 1, 1947, Major League baseball made a historical announcement. Which was it?
That night games and lighting would begin in 1948
Jackie Robinson would play for the Major League Dodgers
An agreement for two seasons was made with NBC, telecasting an entire season
That batting helmets were now an official requirement of Major League baseball
On April Fool's Day 1978, Japanese baseball star Sadaharu Oh, hit his 757th career home run on opening day. Which type of home run was it?
Three run homer
Two run homer
On April Fool's Day 1996, what was strange about opening day for the Oakland Athletics?
The team had only 16 players on the roster
The starting pitcher died that morning
The game had only two umpires
The game was played in a minor league park
On April Fool's Day in 1970, who purchased the Major League team, Seattle Pilots?
On April 1, 1997, a major league record for most runs scored in an inning by one team, in a season-opening day game was tied. How many runs were scored?
April 1, 1967, saw the youngest rookie in the 20th century, retire after 16 seasons. Who was it?
On April Fool's Day 1963, the New York Mets purchased the contract of which 16-season Dodger home run king?
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