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How About a Date?

Created by Nightmare

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How About a Date game quiz
"Let's see if you can go back in time with some famous dates in baseball history, then you select from all multiple choice. I hope that you have fun with it. :-)"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. October 27, 2002, saw which feat in Major League baseball occur?
    The Angels won their first World Series
    Barry Bonds hit his 74th home run in a season
    Nolan Ryan struck out his 6000th batter
    Mark McGwire hit two grand slams in the same inning


2. Which of the following dates did the world see Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run in a season?
    July 31, 1939
    August 16, 1911
    September 30, 1927
    October 3, 1943


3. June 2, 1941, was a memorable date in Major League baseball as what happened on this day?
    Night games were played for the first time in history
    The first strike in history postponed the rest of the season
    Jackie Robinson played in his first Major League game with the Indians
    Lou Gehrig died


4. On August 10, 1944, Boston Braves' pitcher Red Barrett entered the record books for what?
    Allowed eight home runs in the same inning
    Being the first player in history to be ejected from both games of a doubleheader
    He hit 14 batters in a game
    Throwing only 58 pitches in a complete nine inning game


5. In 1964, the Athletics' Bert Campaneris started his Major League career off right. He not only hit a home run in his first career at-bat, but he did it on the first pitch. What did Campaneris do the following season in 1965?
    Broke Ty Cobb's 70-year old stolen base record
    Became the first player to play all positions in one game
    Struck out a record 19 batters in a game
    Won both games in a doubleheader by shutout


6. In August 1920, Ray Chapman became the first player in history to do what?
    Win a season MVP in both leagues
    Hit five home runs in one game
    Die as a result of an on-field incident
    Threw back to back no-hitters


7. What occurred on September 9, 1965?
    Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's season record of 70 home runs
    Roberto Clemente was killed in a plane crash
    The Tigers swept the Yankees in four games of the World Series
    Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game


8. Which event happened on October 1, 1967?
    Ted Williams played in his last game
    The National League finished in a three-way tie
    Four grand slams were hit in one game
    The last batting Triple Crown of the 20th century was won


9. Chicago Cubs pitcher Orvall Overall accomplished something in a World Series for the first time in history on October 11, 1908. What was it that he did?
    He himself stole four bases in game six
    Was the first pitcher to hit a home run in a World Series
    Struck out four batters in an inning
    Allowed the first two World Series grand slams in one game


10. On July 3, 1966, Braves pitcher Tony Cloninger accomplished an amazing feat in baseball history. What did he do?
    Hit two grand slams in a game
    Set a record for walking 18 batters in a game
    Struck out 19 batters in a row
    Pitched his ninth consecutive shutout


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