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Why did some players not wear numbers in early baseball? Why did Babe Ruth wear the number 3, and Lou Gehrig wear the number 4? The answers along with who wore which number with which team are all here. How many of them do you remember? Have fun!
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1 National League Retired Numbers
All multiple choice to see if you can find who the retired number belongs to. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Sep 10 08
1011 plays
2 American League Player Nicknames
Try and see if you can identify these American League Hall of Fame greats by their nickname, in all multiple choice. I hope that you enjoy it. :)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Nov 25 09
930 plays
3 Don't Even Think About It
Don't even think about wearing my number on my former team! This is an all multiple choice quiz about some baseball greats whose jersey numbers are retired with certain teams. I hope that you have fun with it. :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
May 31 07
1101 plays
4 Watch My Back
An all multiple choice quiz to see if you remember some jersey numbers of many baseball greats. I hope there is some education in it for you! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Feb 07 07
1170 plays
5 Animals in Major League Baseball
All multiple choice about those in the game who had animal nicknames. I hope that you have fun with it. :)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Dec 15 09
612 plays
6 You Can Count on That!
You just add the two jersey numbers together, and figure out who the total number belongs to in all multiple choice. Have fun with it! :)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Aug 10 10
519 plays
7 Gosh, It's Only a Nick!
An all multiple choice quiz about some nicknames of some baseball legends, who most are Hall of Famers. I hope that you learn something new! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Jul 26 06
621 plays
8 Here's Half the Answer!
In all multiple choice, I give you the last name of a player. You do the rest. All but one name in this quiz are real ballplayers. I hope that you have fun! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Mar 10 08
1008 plays
9 National League Player Nicknames
All multiple choice to see if you can identify these National League Hall of Fame greats by their nickname. I hope that you have fun with it. :)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Nov 24 09
585 plays
10 The Animal World of Baseball
All multiple choice about some players with animal or other creature names of the earth. I hope that you have fun with it! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Mar 11 08
1107 plays
11 Because Chris Berman Says So
All multiple choice about some baseball players that have been tagged with sports broadcaster Chris Berman's own 'nickname'. These nicknames are inserted somewhere in the players' names. Have fun! :)
Easy
10 Q
Nightmare
Aug 31 09
510 plays
12 Food for Baseball?
Even someone from Wales can write a Major League Baseball quiz! This is all multiple choice about players with some strange nicknames pertaining to food. Have fun!
Average
10 Q
jonnowales
Jul 26 10
540 plays
13 Are You a Good Speler?
All in multiple choice, see if you can spell all these baseball major award winners names correctly. I hope that you have fun with it. :-)
Tough
10 Q
Nightmare
Mar 17 08
993 plays
14 Baseball at the Zoo
I hope you have fun and enjoy this quiz about some player nicknames that you might find in a zoo. Thanks for playing it. :)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Aug 12 10
417 plays
15 Body Parts and Baseball?
All multiple choice for you to identify who the parts of the human anatomy by nicknames belong to. Good luck! :)
Tough
10 Q
Nightmare
Dec 18 09
843 plays
16 Nicknames for Dummies
All multiple choice about some famous players and their nicknames, made for a dummy like me. I hope that you enjoy it! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Mar 24 08
1125 plays
17 Baseball by the Uniform Number [2]
This quiz is a follow-up to Baseball by the Uniform Number [1]. It is 10 questions about some of the superstars from baseball history who wore particular uniform numbers.
Easy
10 Q
Berrigan
Aug 14 09
573 plays
18 What's in a Number?
See if you can identify these baseball greats who have had their jersey number retired by a team to honor them. Have fun! :)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Sep 08 09
375 plays
19 The Diamond of Spelling Bees
An all multiple choice spelling bee to see if you can spell the name of some baseball diamond greats. I hope that you have fun! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Jun 18 07
1032 plays
20 Hello, My Name Is
All multiple choice quiz about some baseball greats by their first names only! Digging a little deeper into the thought-process. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Aug 17 05
1734 plays
21 Call Me Anything You Want!
All multiple choice to see if you really know the names of these baseball greats. Good luck. :-)
Tough
10 Q
Nightmare
Oct 14 08
753 plays
22 Baseball's Spelling Bee
All multiple choice about the spelling of some Major League players. Have fun! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Apr 09 07
1179 plays
23 American League Retired Numbers
All multiple choice to see if you can identify some of these greats. I hope that you have fun with it. :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Sep 08 08
519 plays
24 MLB Players Spelling Bee
You look at the four Major League greats, and select which name is spelled incorrectly. I hope that you have fun! :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Oct 02 07
942 plays
25 Colored Names in Baseball
All multiple choice about colorful names in Major League Baseball. I hope that you have fun with it. :)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Dec 21 09
501 plays
26 Baseball by the Uniform Number [3]
This is the third installment of my "Baseball by the Uniform Number" series. It will involve players who wore #21-#30. I hope you enjoy!
Easy
10 Q
Berrigan
Aug 17 09
426 plays
27 Baseball by the Uniform Number [1]
This quiz will count baseball uniform numbers from 1-10 (most of them have been retired by their team). Can you identify the superstar from baseball history who wore this uniform number?
Very Easy
10 Q
Berrigan
Aug 11 09
519 plays
28 Pick a Number!
An all multiple choice quiz about two teammates and their jersey number. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Tough
10 Q
Nightmare
Feb 13 07
540 plays
29 What's in a Nickname?
My second nickname quiz focuses on the great game of baseball and some interesting facts surrounding some popular players and teams. I hope you enjoy it.
Average
10 Q
maddogmaxx
Jul 14 08
636 plays
30 I've Got Your Number!
Jersey numbers are how the fans identify all their favorite players. Let's see if you can identify the number on the back of these baseball favorites. Have fun! :)
Tough
10 Q
Nightmare
Aug 23 10
300 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* The Dean brothers pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930's. The famous brother, Jay Hannah, was nicknamed 'Dizzy'. What was his not so famous brother's nickname?
* Mike Shannon played 3rd base for the Cardinals in the 1970's and 1980's. What did his team mates call him.
* Cy Young's name Cy was not his first name but a shortened form of his early nickname. What was it?
* Tony Lazzeri was in a lineup that featured Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and Earle Combs. He was a great set up man. What was his nickname?
* The Cardinals won the World Series in 1934. What was the team called collectively.


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