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1.
  Major League Baseball by the Stats   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about some Major League Baseball stats for you. These stats were tallied before the end of the 20th century. Please enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Nov 21 23
Average
workisboring gold member
Nov 21 23
251 plays
2.
  Players With Something Big   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Players with big bats, feet, arms, or whichever, this all multiple choice quiz depicts some great seasons of some great players that had something big. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Easier, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Aug 15 05
Easier
Nightmare gold member
3463 plays
3.
  Missed It By That Much!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some baseball greats who just missed a milestone by a little bit. I hope this is a challenge! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Sep 07 07
Tough
Nightmare gold member
3637 plays
4.
  Baseball's Legendary Statistical Numbers   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the statistical number to the MLB player associated with it. Managing expectations: Hardcore baseball fan- easy; casual fan- challenging; non-baseball fan- good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Jun 28 19
Easier
Nealzineatser gold member
Jun 28 19
523 plays
5.
Three is a Charm
  Three is a Charm    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about players or teams who did something three times. You'll have to think outside of the box with some pictures to connect them to the answer. I hope you have fun with it. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jun 29 11
Tough
Nightmare gold member
1076 plays
6.
Do I Get Crayons Too
  Do I Get Crayons Too?    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This all multiple choice quiz is about records in baseball, and you'll have to use the pictures to solve it. Or, maybe you won't solve it. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 13 11
Tough
Nightmare gold member
1208 plays
7.
  Baseball's Big Adventures   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz identifying some great things that happened in baseball history. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 19 07
Average
Nightmare gold member
2639 plays
8.
  Knocking Upon Your Door    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Baseball Records
Can't you hear me knocking?! Stat keepers have been keeping track of every number in Major League Baseball, big or small since the early days. Here are ten records in MLB that were gradually surpassed over a time period where the inevitable was likely.
Average, 10 Qns, cardsfan_027, Jul 04 23
Average
cardsfan_027 gold member
Jul 04 23
292 plays
9.
  Why Didn't I Do That?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You just match the player with something that he didn't do in his career. I hope you have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Dec 07 16
Easier
dg_dave gold member
253 plays
10.
  Solo Feats in Baseball   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A look back at some players, events, and teams that accomplished something that nobody else could. Strike the match! Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Jan 03 17
Average
dg_dave gold member
320 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Steve Carlton gave up 414 home runs in his career. How many of those in his 24 seasons were game-ending home runs?

From Quiz "Do You Really Wanna Know?"




11.
  500 vs 500   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For this author's 500th quiz, I give you the milestone of 500 in baseball. If you're a dummy like me, you'll take this quiz. I hope that you find it educational. :-)
Easier, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Sep 08 04
Easier
Nightmare gold member
1958 plays
12.
  Do You Really Wanna Know?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A multiple choice but educating quiz on some stuff that really doesn't mean a thing. Read each answer option carefully. I hope you enjoy it! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Apr 12 07
Tough
Nightmare gold member
2433 plays
13.
  Baseball Records back in 1999    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Baseball Records, anyone? A brief quiz over baseball's greatest records as they were at the end of the 20th century.
Average, 15 Qns, fatcow, Sep 28 07
Average
fatcow
4147 plays
14.
  Oh No You Didn't!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice to select the player that did not do a certain feat that the others did. I hope that you have fun with it! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Aug 14 09
Tough
Nightmare gold member
1771 plays
15.
  Steeerike the Match!   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A short and sweet quiz for you to match the baseball great with one of their accomplishments. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Apr 17 17
Average
dg_dave gold member
273 plays
16.
  I Barely Made It!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some players who just barely set a record or met a milestone, or not. Good luck! :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 03 14
Average
Nightmare gold member
972 plays
17.
  Leading the Way   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice. If you know baseball, then this should be fairly easy about some record setters. Your quiz score is not important. What you learned from the quiz is. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Sep 28 07
Average
Nightmare gold member
1694 plays
18.
  Records All Shuffled   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixture of some records in the baseball world. I hope you enjoy it. :)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Mar 05 11
Average
Nightmare gold member
1052 plays
19.
  I Cut a Record   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz about players who once held a single season record when they retired from baseball. Good luck! :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Dec 06 05
Average
Nightmare gold member
1846 plays
20.
  Going, Going, Gone    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz, you'll match a famously named home run to the player who hit it. For some homers, they don't have an official name, so the famous phrase related to it is used.
Easier, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, May 01 18
Easier
Shadowmyst2004
May 01 18
375 plays
21.
  Assume the Position!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Four greats are listed by each of their career primary position. You figure out who was on top. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 24 07
Average
Nightmare gold member
1366 plays
22.
  Steeeeriiike Threeeeeeee!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some records from both sides of a pitch. I hope that you have fun with it. :)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 28 10
Average
Nightmare gold member
561 plays
23.
  That Will Leave a Mark!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz about some players who weren't eye-catchers, but did something great at some point in their career to leave a mark in history. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 29 05
Average
Nightmare gold member
1250 plays
24.
  I'm Over You!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In all multiple choice, you select the player that was over the others. Be careful, and I hope that you enjoy it! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Difficult
Nightmare gold member
1722 plays
25.
  Just...Couldn't....Reach It   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Not being about reaching the check with alligator arms, this match is about baseballers who fell just short of a lifetime accomplishment. Hopefully educational if you want it and strike the match!
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Jan 15 17
Average
dg_dave gold member
218 plays
26.
  It's Not About Me?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Somebody or some team doesn't belong in the group. You select who it is. Simple? I hope that you have fun with it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Nov 10 05
Average
Nightmare gold member
1155 plays
27.
  I Wasn't Greedy!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most players goals are to go to a World Series, but some have personal agendas set up also. Yet some are satisfied with what they've done in their career. This quiz is about some who retired very satisfied. I hope that have fun with it! :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Apr 22 10
Average
Nightmare gold member
1136 plays
28.
  The Records of MLB   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Please enjoy the quiz about record holders in MLB!
Average, 10 Qns, Pejikr, Dec 19 09
Average
Pejikr
1053 plays
29.
  Stuff Happens!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some unique things that occurred in baseball. I hope that you enjoy it! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 15 08
Tough
Nightmare gold member
949 plays
30.
  Just Play the Record [1]   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz about a variety of records in Major League Baseball. I hope that you enjoy it. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 17 10
Tough
Nightmare gold member
749 plays
31.
  Stirring Up the Diamond   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice endeavor about Major League baseball records. I hope that you enjoy it! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Difficult
Nightmare gold member
1071 plays
32.
  Baseball for Old-Timers V   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The last in a series of five quizzes designed for those who cannot let go of their baseball childhood. I hope you have enjoyed them all. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 21 07
Average
Nightmare gold member
1321 plays
33.
  Baseball for Old-Timers II   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The second in a series of five all multiple choice quizzes for the 'seasoned veteran fans' of baseball. Good luck! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 21 07
Tough
Nightmare gold member
1333 plays
34.
  I Didn't Do That, So What?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A pretty cut and dry quiz about those who didn't achieve quite the pinnacle of what other ballplayers did but didn't mind. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, May 26 16
Average
dg_dave gold member
218 plays
35.
  Did That Really Happen?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice to try and figure out what really happened behind the scenes. I hope that you enjoy it! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Difficult
Nightmare gold member
1133 plays
36.
  Baseball for Old-Timers IV   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another all multiple choice quiz for some of the 'older' baseball fans. I hope that you have fun with it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 21 07
Average
Nightmare gold member
921 plays
37.
  Boy Did I Show Them   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Short, sweet, and all multiple choice. You pick the player who went above and beyond to prove their point. Have fun! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Aug 18 18
Difficult
Nightmare gold member
Aug 18 18
1159 plays
38.
  Exclusive Clubs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about players in the 20-20-20-20 club, 300-300 club, 40-40 club, and others?
Average, 10 Qns, corvetteman, Apr 22 10
Average
corvetteman
1347 plays
39.
  Sounds Like a Broken Record    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A challenging all multiple choice quiz about a variety of records in baseball, and some obscure. Good luck, you might need it! :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Sep 04 09
Tough
Nightmare gold member
270 plays
40.
  MLB Records Challenge   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some Major League records that were set or tied. Some may not seem as well known as others. Good luck. :-)
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Very Difficult
Nightmare gold member
1123 plays
41.
  Fun Baseball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope you have fun with this multiple choice quiz about baseball leaders. Have a great day!
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Sep 07 02
Tough
Nightmare gold member
1419 plays
42.
  Baseball for Old-Timers [1]   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first in a series of five all multiple choice baseball quizzes to show just how much a mind can hold. Good luck. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 17 11
Average
Nightmare gold member
864 plays
43.
  Do You Know Your Diamonds?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz of the past for the upper level fans of Major League Baseball. This might be a challenge.
Difficult, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Jul 16 16
Difficult
dg_dave gold member
179 plays
44.
  Major League Baseball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a collection of questions designed for the MLB fan. Some answers are easier than others. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, doctor_trivia, Mar 20 06
Tough
doctor_trivia
1692 plays
45.
  I Almost Broke the Record!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about players or teams who almost became the elite with some fantastic stats of their own. Have fun! :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Nov 22 06
Average
Nightmare gold member
655 plays
46.
  Baseball's Best and Worst    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Multiple choice questions about some of the worst and the best feats in baseball. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 27 08
Tough
Nightmare gold member
1190 plays
47.
  20/20 Baseball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In honor of this being my 20th quiz, I'm looking at some of the accomplishments of some great players before their 21st birthday rolled around.
Difficult, 10 Qns, maddogmaxx, Aug 06 16
Difficult
maddogmaxx
981 plays
48.
  Little Known Record Holders [1]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some players set records that we would hardly even know about had there not been statisticians working the numbers for years. Here, those little-known record holders finally get their due.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Dec 07 09
Very Difficult
illiniman14 gold member
2463 plays
49.
  Baseball's Best Records    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Test your knowledge on these baseball questions about MLB records!
Average, 15 Qns, D-VIC, Aug 03 08
Average
D-VIC
1619 plays
50.
  Baseball For The Pro    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Baseball trivia, past and present. Only the wise!
Tough, 10 Qns, waylo21, May 29 06
Tough
waylo21
1627 plays
51.
  Baseball for Old-Timers III    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The third in a series of five for the 'old-timer' baseball fans. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Tough
Nightmare gold member
634 plays
52.
  Baseball Statistics    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a game for baseball stat freaks just like me. Good luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, jungfu, Oct 16 18
Tough
jungfu
Oct 16 18
2474 plays
53.
  Record That!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
10 multiple choice questions of baseball records.
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Oct 26 22
Tough
Nightmare gold member
Oct 26 22
2808 plays
54.
  Baseball Leaders    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with the highest lifetime batting average by position, and the winningest right and left handed pitchers. You may find a few surprises. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jake41, Jul 28 05
Average
jake41
1024 plays
55.
  Random Baseball Records    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a great quiz about America's favorite past time.
Average, 15 Qns, NYFan721, Apr 25 07
Average
NYFan721
1197 plays
56.
  I Swear, It Wasn't Me!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In all multiple choice, you select the person or team in which the statement does not apply to. It wasn't them! Good luck.
Difficult, 10 Qns, dg_dave, May 09 17
Difficult
dg_dave gold member
207 plays
57.
  Baseball's History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome, this quiz will test your knowledge of baseball's records. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, warriorswood, Apr 16 05
Average
warriorswood
913 plays
58.
  Baseball Statistics 1st Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have fun with my test of baseball knowledge. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, BgFrankie, Apr 27 03
Average
BgFrankie
1063 plays
59.
  Tough Baseball Records Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Baseball is a game of statistics, and there are records galore to be found among these numbers. Here are a few of them to test your knowledge of baseball trivia.
Tough, 10 Qns, wisetao, Feb 23 04
Tough
wisetao
862 plays
60.
  Time To Go?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
10 multiple choice questions of players who entered the record books by their performance in their final year of Major League baseball. All questions and answers are as of the end of the 20th Century.
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Mar 23 08
Tough
Nightmare gold member
1026 plays
61.
  Baseball Statistics 2nd Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have fun with my second edition of baseball trivia!
Difficult, 10 Qns, BgFrankie, May 02 09
Difficult
BgFrankie
1034 plays
62.
  For Baseball Freaks    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This a quiz for those who know too much about baseball. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Baseball Whiz, Oct 14 06
Tough
Baseball Whiz
631 plays
63.
  Baseball Legends    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz is about real baseball players, see how much you know about these legends.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Homeboy, May 02 09
Difficult
Homeboy
2730 plays
64.
  Stud Baseball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a list of some of my best questions involving baseball statistics and some awards. These questions range from the 1920s to the 1980s and should challenge your knowledge of baseball history.
Average, 10 Qns, jocko2324, Apr 25 10
Average
jocko2324
449 plays
65.
  Baseball in the 20th Century    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Feats, facts, and records for Major League Baseball throuigh to the end of the 20th century.
Difficult, 15 Qns, TheCOINman, Feb 28 09
Difficult
TheCOINman
710 plays
66.
  Baseball Stats and Awards    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Answer these questions about different stats and awards. All questions pertain to the 20th century.
Average, 10 Qns, gerryd, Jul 24 04
Average
gerryd
577 plays
67.
  Tough Mixture of Baseball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you can master my baseball trivia.
Difficult, 10 Qns, TRAILWOLF, May 02 09
Difficult
TRAILWOLF
533 plays
68.
  Baseball Greats    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hope you know your stats!
Tough, 10 Qns, flip217, May 27 08
Tough
flip217
1039 plays
69.
  Major League All Stars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the history of baseball.
Tough, 10 Qns, kurtcobain_us2002, Aug 02 06
Tough
kurtcobain_us2002
761 plays
70.
  MLB Player Statistics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about MLB players stats in their career.
Average, 10 Qns, snordback_3, Jun 05 09
Average
snordback_3
1013 plays
71.
  Baseball Statistics 3rd Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Enjoy my third installment of baseball fun. I hope it's the toughest yet!
Difficult, 10 Qns, BgFrankie, May 02 09
Difficult
BgFrankie
684 plays
72.
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Baseball Records    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
You better know baseball!
Tough, 5 Qns, John43, Sep 30 06
Tough
John43
891 plays
73.
  Baseball Statistics 4th Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Goood luck and have fun with this one!
Impossible, 10 Qns, BgFrankie, May 02 09
Impossible
BgFrankie
1031 plays
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MLB Baseball Records Trivia Questions

1. Although the exact hit total has varied over the years, Ty Cobb was the first Major Leaguer to reach 4,000 hits, and he retired in 1928 with nearly 4,200. Who came along in 1985 and dethroned him as the all-time hit king?

From Quiz
Knocking Upon Your Door

Answer: Pete Rose

Depending on the source, Cobb is credited with either 4,189 hits or 4,191; Major League Baseball recognizes Cobb with 4,191 hits. Pete Rose hit a single on September 11, 1985 against the San Diego Padres for his 4,192nd career hit, thus breaking the all-time record. Rose was 44 years old at the time, and played one more season before retiring with 4,256 career hits.

2. Catchers are really not know for speed, but which National League catcher set a record for hitting 13 triples in a season?

From Quiz Do You Know Your Diamonds?

Answer: Tim McCarver

McCarver played in 12 of his 21 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1966 with the Cardinals and wearing the jersey number 15, he banged out 13 three-baggers which helped earn him his first berth of two trips to the All-Star Game. It was the only time in his career that he hit more than seven in a season. The following season he was the runner-up NL MVP to teammate Orlando Cepeda.

3. The great Nolan Ryan threw seven no-hitters in his career. When he threw number five, whose record did he surpass that had four no-hitters?

From Quiz Records All Shuffled

Answer: Sandy Koufax

Even more remarkable, when Nolan threw his fourth no-hitter, it was also his 100th career victory. A no-hitter in every 25 wins? What an average. Koufax threw his no-hitters with the Dodgers in the 1960s, with his fourth being a perfect game against the Cubs in 1965.

4. When this Hall of Fame great retired in 1968, he retired with the most strikeouts of anyone in World Series play. This was probably because he went to 12 World Series in his career. Who was this player?

From Quiz Steeeeriiike Threeeeeeee!

Answer: Mickey Mantle

Mickey went to all 12 World Series with the Yankees from 1951-1964. Mickey struck out nine times in the 1960 series in a loss to the Pirates, eight times in 1953 against the Dodgers, and another eight times against the Cardinals in 1964. Mantle more than made up for that by hitting a record 18 career World Series home runs. He hit a total of 26 extra-base hits in World Series play. The Hall of Fame inducted him easily in 1974.

5. Who hit 73 home runs during the 2001 season?

From Quiz The Records of MLB

Answer: Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds was involved in a scandal over steroids during 2007. He started his career on May 30, 1986 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and his last MLB appearance occurred on September 26, 2007 while playing for the San Francisco Giants. Barry was selected to the All-Star team 14 times, won 8 gold glove awards, 7 NL MVPs, and won the 1996 Home Run Derby. During 2001, he hit 28 home runs in the first 50 games, 17 in May, and 39 home runs by the All-Star break. He drew 177 walks, was on base an average of 51.5%, had a slugging percentage of .863, hit 411 total bases, as well as broke Mark McGwire's 70 home runs in 1998 by hitting 73 home runs that season.

6. This pitcher threw three no-hitters in his career, and set a record for throwing 12 one-hitters. Who is this Hall of Fame great?

From Quiz MLB Records Challenge

Answer: Bob Feller

Feller was a career Cleveland Indian from 1936-1956. Bob was a six-time 20-game winner in his career, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962. The great Cy Young also threw three no-hitters. Koufax of the Dodgers threw a no-no four times. Ryan later tied Feller's record of 12 one-hitters, but threw seven no-hitters of his own.

7. Babe Ruth hit an astounding 60 home runs in the 1927. He held that record until the 1960s, when which slugger broke his season record by one home run?

From Quiz I Barely Made It!

Answer: Roger Maris

Maris hit 61 in the 1961 season with the Yankees. Baseball's runner-up in the season was Mickey Mantle who hit 54, and only due to injuries during the season.

8. Ty Cobb retired with a career batting average at .366, but which three-time MVP and Triple Crown winner had a higher batting average than Cobb at age 20?

From Quiz 20/20 Baseball

Answer: Jimmie Foxx

With a .331 average, Foxx edged Cobb's .324 batting mark among 20-year olds. Ott (.323), Kaline (.309), and Washington (.302) didn't start too shabbily either.

9. The 500 Home Run Club is an elite club, for members only who hit 500 home runs in their career. Who tried to sneak in but was not allowed?

From Quiz Oh No You Didn't!

Answer: Willie Stargell

Willie was a career Pittsburgh Pirate from 1962-1982. He hit a career 475 home runs, tied with the great Stan Musial. 15 times in his career, he hit 20+ home runs in a season. In 1979, Stargell tied for the NL MVP with Keith Hernandez of the Cardinals. Nicknamed "Pops", he saw two World Series, and was the 1979 World Series MVP. Willie was a 1988 Hall of Fame inductee, and died in 2001 at the age of 61.

10. With most big sluggers having their sights set on joining the 500 Home Run Club, this player settled for much less. He was still inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame very satisfied. Who is he?

From Quiz I Wasn't Greedy!

Answer: Duke Snider

The others all hit over 500. Duke Snider hit only 407 career home runs and settled for the 400 Home Run Club. Snider played for 18 seasons, and all but two with the Dodgers. He retired in 1964 with a MVP runner-up to teammate Roy Campanella in 1955. Both Banks and Mathews hit 512 home runs, and Murray retired with 504.

11. This outfielder joined the 300 home run-300 steal club in 2006. He had played for 8 different teams, and with the Rockies in 2007. Who is this player?

From Quiz Exclusive Clubs

Answer: Steve Finley

Steve Finley joined the club on June 14, 2006, just 4 days after Reggie Sanders did so. Finley was with the Giants at the time, and Sanders was a Royal.

12. In 1941, Yankee Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez threw a shutout. What was unique about this game?

From Quiz Did That Really Happen?

Answer: Gomez walked 11 batters

Gomez walked 103 batters in 1941, the third time that he topped the 100-mark in a season. He also went 15-5. He retired with 1095 career walks, two pitching Triple Crowns, and was a Hall of Fame inductee in 1972.

13. In 2007, three of the four divisional series playoffs ended up with a team being skunked. How many times had this happened before?

From Quiz Stirring Up the Diamond

Answer: 0

It had never happened before. Boston skunked the Angels, Arizona put down the Cubs, and Colorado silenced the Phillies. In the fourth divisional series, Cleveland beat the Yankees three games to one. In the 12 LDS games, the loser only managed to win one. The NLCS also included the Rockies defeating the Diamondbacks, four games to none.

14. This player fell just short of 500 career home runs due to his illness, and he was forced to retire in the 1930s. Who was this two-time American League MVP and Triple Crown batter?

From Quiz Missed It By That Much!

Answer: Lou Gehrig

The others retired well into the 1940s. Gehrig, best known for his consecutive game record, played in only eight games in 1939 after his full 1938 season. Lou fell just seven home runs short of the 500 plateau. His MVPs came in 1927, 1936, and Triple Crown in 1934. After stepping down in 1939, Lou died in 1941.

15. 1961 saw Yankee Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in a season. Whose season record did he break?

From Quiz Baseball's Big Adventures

Answer: Babe Ruth

Ruth hit 60 in the 1927 season with the Yankees, but watched Lou Gehrig receive the MVP award. The records asterisk caused by Ruth's 154-game season versus Maris' 162-game season, was finally removed when Mark McGwire hit 70 in 1998 with the Cardinals.

16. Which pitcher gave up the most home runs to the great Hank Aaron than any other pitcher in history?

From Quiz Do You Really Wanna Know?

Answer: Don Drysdale

As Aaron played all but two seasons in the National League, the others listed never played in the National League. Drysdale of the Dodgers gave up 17 of Henry's 755 in his career. Ironically, the pitcher who gave up the second most home runs to Aaron was fellow Dodger Claude Osteen, who gave up 14.

17. Nap Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics set a 20th century record for batting .426 in 1901. There was only one player in the century to come close by hitting .424. Who was this that almost stood at the top?

From Quiz I Almost Broke the Record!

Answer: Rogers Hornsby

None of the others ever batted .400. Hornsby hit .424 in 1924 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Hornsby had three .400+ seasons in his career, and retired with a lifetime average of an amazing .358 in 1937.

18. All these sluggers hit at least four home runs in a World Series. Which one did it more than once to show them all it wasn't a fluke?

From Quiz Boy Did I Show Them

Answer: Duke Snider

Duke Snider of the Dodgers retired with 407 home runs after 18 seasons. 11 of those were World Series home runs. Duke smacked four in the 1952 series against the Yankees, and did it again in the 1955 series.

19. Name the only baseball player to have played in all four divisions (prior to having 6 divisions total) in the same season?

From Quiz Stud Baseball

Answer: Dave Kingman

Dave Kingman aka "Kong" Played for the Padres, Angels, Yanks and Mets in same year. Apparently, hitting homers with a terrible batting average of .236 was in high demand in 1977.

20. Who was the first right-handed pitcher to win a Cy Young award twice?

From Quiz Baseball for Old-Timers V

Answer: Denny McLain

The others were all left-handers and had only one Cy Young award to their credit. McLain's big moments were the 1968 and 1969 seasons with the Detroit Tigers. Denny was the first pitcher since Dizzy Dean in the 1930s to win 30 games, as McLain went 31-6 in 1968. The glory was gone as he was involved in some substance and gambling issues. In 1971, he went 10-22 with the Senators.

21. Which was the first expansion team to be in first place at some point in a season?

From Quiz Baseball for Old-Timers [1]

Answer: Los Angeles Angels

The other teams listed were not expansion teams. The Angels' franchise began in 1961 where they finished in 8th of 10 places. Their attendance record was a last place finisher in the season also. In July 1962, the Angels swept a doubleheader from the Senators, putting them in first place in the American League. They finished the season 10 games back in third place.

22. Babe Ruth set a single season record of hitting 59 home runs in 1921. Who broke this record and retired with that top spot?

From Quiz I Cut a Record

Answer: Babe Ruth

Ruth broke his own record set in 1921 by hitting 60 in 1927. He retired in 1935 holding this season record. Although he hit 60 in 1927, Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig won the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

23. Over my 17-year career, I realized that sometimes getting on base didn't require me to actually make contact with the ball with my bat, but with my body. I set a record for being hit by a pitch the most over a career with 287.

From Quiz Little Known Record Holders [1]

Answer: Hughie Jennings

Hughie Jennings played off an on from 1891 to 1918 for a total of 17 years. In 1896, he was hit the most times for any season in his career with 51 HBPs.

24. Which player ended their career with exactly 3,000 hits?

From Quiz Baseball's History

Answer: Roberto Clemente

Tony Gwynn- 3141, Rod Carew- 3053, and Sam Rice finished just 13 hits shy of 3,000 with 2987. Clemente played with the Pirates.

25. Which pitcher led the Major Leagues by winning 31 games in 1968, the first pitcher in over 30 years to hit the 30 mark?

From Quiz Leading the Way

Answer: Denny McLain

McLain of the Detroit Tigers went 31-6 in 1968. He was the first pitcher in 35 years to reach the 30 plateau. In 1934, Dizzy Dean of the Cardinals went 30-7 in 50 game appearances. McLain appeared in 41 games in his Cy Young and MVP season. Before Dean, the great Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia Athletics went 31-4 in 41 game appearances.

26. Babe Ruth was a fantastic hitter. How many times did he set the single season home run record?

From Quiz Baseball Records

Answer: 4

The four record setting years were 1919 (29), 1920 (54), 1921 (59), and 1927 (60).

27. Who had the most hits in the 1990s?

From Quiz Baseball Stats and Awards

Answer: Mark Grace

Mark Grace totalled 1754 hits from 1990-1999. The breakdown as follows: 1990-182, 1991-169, 1992-185, 1993-193, 1994-120, 1995-180, 1996-181, 1997-177, 1998-184, and 1999-183.

28. Which pitcher gave up Mark McGwire's 61st homerun in 1998?

From Quiz Random Baseball Records

Answer: Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan was a righthander for the Chicago Cubs. McGwire hit his 70th off of Pavano, his 62nd off Trachsel, and his 55th off Martinez.

29. Which first baseman posted the highest lifetime batting average in the 20th century.

From Quiz Baseball Leaders

Answer: Bill Terry

Terry hit .341 lifetime for the New York Giants, followed closely by Sisler of the St.Louis Browns, and Gehrig of the Yankees, both with .340. The Philadelphia Athletic's Jimmie Foxx posted a .325 average.

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