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Nothing is impossible until it happens. Who hit 500 home runs first? Who struck out 15 batters in a game first? Which team lost 100 games in four consecutive seasons? Some player or team did something first, or second, and they're all here!
63 Baseball Firsts quizzes and 640 Baseball Firsts trivia questions.
1.
Outrageous Baseball Records
  Outrageous Baseball Records   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
These are 10 outlandish baseball records that will be nearly impossible to break. This has some pictures that might provide clues also. You can click on the picture to enlarge it if need be. I hope you enjoy it. :)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Mar 12 11
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Nightmare gold member
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2.
Three of a Kind
  Three of a Kind    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice task about teams or players who have done something three times. The pictures might hold the clue. I hope you have fun with it. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 06 11
Tough
Nightmare gold member
2376 plays
3.
A Major League Look
  A Major League Look   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz about some historical things in baseball. The pictures will also help you with the answer. I hope you have fun with it. :)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Mar 08 11
Average
Nightmare gold member
955 plays
4.
  10 Unbreakable Baseball Records?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All records are made to be broken. However, with the changing of rules, monitoring the use of substances, and the restructuring of the game itself, these seem more than safe to stand. See if you can identify these records. Have fun with it! :)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 16 15
Average
Nightmare gold member
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5.
  They Broke Whose Record?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A player is recognized as long as he holds the record in something. When his record is broken, his memory just fades away. Let's see if you remember who once had a record. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Nov 30 06
Average
Nightmare gold member
3304 plays
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  Second is Still Second   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice bunch to those who finished second in something, and were forgotten in that season. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Oct 16 06
Average
Nightmare gold member
976 plays
7.
  Hey, You Broke My Record!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Records are meant to be broken, but some never will be. See if you can identify whose record was broken in this all multiple choice quiz. I hope that you enjoy it. :)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Aug 31 10
Average
Nightmare gold member
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8.
  Players With Big Feat   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another quiz for the dummies like me. All multiple choice as always, where you pick the feat that a player accomplished, or pick out the player. Good luck. :-)
Easier, 10 Qns, nightmare, Nov 24 08
Easier
nightmare gold member
1485 plays
9.
  So What? He Beat Me!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some Major League greats who lost something to someone else. I hope that you enjoy it! :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Sep 26 07
Average
Nightmare gold member
779 plays
10.
Baseballs Losers
  Baseball's Losers?    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz that shows some low points of a team's or someone's career. The pictures will offer absolutely no help whatsoever. Good luck! :)
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jun 24 11
Very Difficult
Nightmare gold member
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trivia question Quick Question
In 1998, I hit 66 home runs but was still the runner-up to lead the league. I lost the crown to Mark McGwire's 70. Who am I?

From Quiz "So What? He Beat Me!"




11.
  Franchise Firsts!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice to see if you know who did what for their team first. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 22 08
Tough
Nightmare gold member
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12.
  Little Known Record Holders: Pt. 3   best quiz  
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 16 08
Tough
illiniman14 gold member
860 plays
13.
  Did Anybody See Me?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz to see if anyone paid attention when some great feats were accomplished. Have fun! :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Apr 22 10
Average
Nightmare gold member
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14.
  Big Feats in Baseball   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some players in the Major Leagues throughout history made their foot-mark by only one outstanding achievement, and not necessarily a career's worth of feats. Let's see if you can pick some of them out. This is a challenge! Have fun. :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Dec 23 07
Difficult
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15.
  I Was the First One!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice challenge about some feats in baseball that some players were first at doing. Have fun! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 26 07
Difficult
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16.
  Baseball's Bragging Rights!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice to see if you can identify who did what. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Difficult
Nightmare gold member
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17.
  Whose Record Did I Break?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice to see if you know whose record that these players broke. I hope that you find it educational and fun! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Difficult
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18.
  I Did it First   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some players who were the first to do something in the Major Leagues or came close. I hope that you leave with something. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jun 01 05
Average
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19.
  Been There Done That!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A look back at some great baseball feats in time that someone else had already done before. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Aug 20 15
Average
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20.
  Anyone for Seconds?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some fans might remember who the first was to accomplish something, but do they remember who did it the second time around without the fanfare? I hope that you find the information interesting in this tough challenge. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Apr 10 11
Tough
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21.
  Great Grandpa Baseball   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about baseball back in the old days. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Aug 27 09
Difficult
Nightmare gold member
649 plays
22.
  Huh? They Led the League?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A strange quiz about players or teams who led their league with some absurd numbers both pro and con. Read it carefully and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Apr 08 17
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23.
  Hey, I was First    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice quiz for the dummies like me. This is about players or teams who were first in doing some things in baseball. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, nightmare, Jun 19 11
Average
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850 plays
24.
  So Much For My Record   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some great players who set records and were later broken. I hope that you have fun with it, but you'll need your thinking caps! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Tough
Nightmare gold member
475 plays
25.
  First Time is the Charm!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some firsts in baseball history. I hope that you enjoy it! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Apr 04 08
Tough
Nightmare gold member
463 plays
26.
  Feats in Baseball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice looking at some feats in baseball history. I hope you have fun with this. :)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Mar 03 11
Average
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27.
  In Front of the Line   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some firsts in Major League Baseball. This might be a little tough. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Mar 03 11
Tough
Nightmare gold member
314 plays
28.
  Grandpa's Baseball   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice challenge about some old-time records in baseball. This is not for the squeamish. I warn you to stay clear! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, May 02 09
Difficult
Nightmare gold member
674 plays
29.
  Little Known Record Holders [2]   top quiz  
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.
Difficult, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Feb 25 17
Difficult
illiniman14 gold member
710 plays
30.
  A Journey Through Baseball   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Various baseball happenings over time. Hope you have fun with it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Aug 07 11
Difficult
dg_dave gold member
857 plays
31.
  Random Baseball Firsts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a challenging all multiple choice quiz about a variety of first-time happenings in baseball. It will be a tough one! :)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Feb 19 11
Difficult
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247 plays
32.
  Big Feat Players    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice tough quiz about some players who stood out for something in their baseball career. Thanks for playing! :-)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Nov 09 07
Tough
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422 plays
33.
  History's Mysteries   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice about some historical feats in Major League Baseball. I hope that you enjoy this challenging one. :-)
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Aug 27 09
Very Difficult
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34.
  Four of a Kind    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An all multiple choice challenge of some teams or players who accomplished something four times. Good luck because without pictures you might need it. :)
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jul 07 11
Tough
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35.
  Baseball Lasts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Who was the last to do it?
Tough, 15 Qns, joker157, Apr 27 03
Tough
joker157
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36.
  Baseball: 2nd Inning   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Its the 2nd inning. See how well you do with these baseball seconds.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ctownron, May 02 09
Difficult
ctownron
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37.
  Baseball Record Holders    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope that you enjoy a quiz about baseball records and who set them. Thanks for visiting the site.
Tough, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Apr 27 03
Tough
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883 plays
38.
  Baseball: 7th Inning   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Its time to take your 7th inning stretch.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ctownron, Mar 28 08
Very Difficult
ctownron
575 plays
39.
  Obscure Baseball Records    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nothing about home runs in a season, consecutive games played, etc. No, these are things you either know or you don't. No in-between.
Tough, 10 Qns, bsd987, May 02 09
Tough
bsd987
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40.
  Baseball: 5th Inning   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Its the top of the 5th inning. Time to steal a base!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ctownron, Nov 09 07
Very Difficult
ctownron
550 plays
41.
  Outrageous Baseball Firsts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice about some not so common firsts in the world of Major League Baseball. This might be a challenge. I hope you enjoy it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Sep 11 15
Difficult
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42.
  Tough Baseball Firsts Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just like all things in life, there was a first time for everything in baseball. Here's ten questions about baseball firsts, ranging anywhere from the early days of the sport to the late 1990s.
Tough, 10 Qns, James76255, Apr 17 05
Tough
James76255
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43.
  MLB Firsts [2]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A continuation quiz of Major League Baseball firsts. I hope you have fun because there will be more to come.
Average, 10 Qns, woody46, Dec 07 09
Average
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44.
  Baseball Firsts Quiz for Experts    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
So, you know who's first? Lets see. It's pretty tough quiz .Good Luck.
Difficult, 25 Qns, joker157, Apr 27 03
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45.
  Just Play the Record [2]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All multiple choice quiz about a variety of records in Major League Baseball. This just might be an eye-burning experience. I hope that you enjoy the challenge! :)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 15 10
Difficult
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46.
  Tough Player's Milestones   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Players who made their dent in Major League baseball. Ten multiple choice questions, and answers are as of the end of the 2000 season.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Dec 07 05
Difficult
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47.
  Baseball: 1st Inning    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Its the 1st inning. See how well you do with these baseball firsts.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ctownron, May 12 08
Very Difficult
ctownron
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48.
  15 Questions: Baseball Firsts Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz contains a mixture of baseball firsts (home runs by franchise, place of birth) and lasts (active player by team, year of birth).
Difficult, 15 Qns, GoodVibe, Mar 24 17
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49.
  Baseball: 6th Inning   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's the 6th inning. Time to warm up the bullpen.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ctownron, Nov 09 07
Difficult
ctownron
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50.
  Take this Unbreakable Baseball Records Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some records that are even harder to break than DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. Old time baseball fans may have a little fun with this one.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, scottm, May 02 09
Very Difficult
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  I'm First!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A 10 question multiple choice quiz of the FIRSTS that occurred in Major League baseball in the 20th Century.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 23 15
Difficult
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52.
  Famous Firsts: 1977-1999    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Major League Baseball has a long and glorious history. I have put together some tough questions regarding some firsts in MLB.
Average, 10 Qns, racemany2k, Feb 23 22
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53.
  MLB Firsts [3]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quiz number three on baseball firsts. Are we having fun yet?
Tough, 10 Qns, woody46, Dec 07 09
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54.
This quiz deals with baseball records that will be next to impossible to break. These records may eventually be tied but very unlikely to be broken. In case there is a tie in the record, all questions will refer to the first time it happened.
Tough, 5 Qns, Ken1260, Apr 27 03
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  MLB Firsts [1]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Stats, Awards, Championships etc. All these questions are on Baseball firsts. You might need to be an encyclopedia of baseball knowledge to get a perfect score on this one.
Difficult, 10 Qns, woody46, Dec 07 09
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56.
  Baseball: 4th Inning    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Its now the 4th inning. Time to move some runners into scoring position!
Difficult, 10 Qns, ctownron, Nov 09 07
Difficult
ctownron
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57.
  Baseball: 3rd Inning    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Its the third inning. Time to start scoring some runs!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ctownron, Aug 22 09
Very Difficult
ctownron
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  MLB Firsts [4]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is always someone doing something for the first time in professional baseball, shall we have another go around?
Tough, 10 Qns, woody46, Dec 07 09
Tough
woody46
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  Experts Baseball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about some famous first in baseball history. See if you can be the first to ace this quiz.
Impossible, 10 Qns, Homeboy, Jan 17 07
Impossible
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  MLB Firsts [5]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Look alive! Plenty of baseball firsts to touch on so here's part 5.
Difficult, 10 Qns, woody46, Dec 07 09
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woody46
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  Famous Firsts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
10 multiple choice questions about players who were first to accomplish great feats.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Mar 24 05
Difficult
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  Baseball Records    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is on baseball records, both batting and pitching. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 5 Qns, joeman785, Feb 03 22
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  Impossible Baseball Records    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
These may seem extrordinarilly easy at first glance, but trust me they aren't. AVOID the obvious answers.
Difficult, 5 Qns, BobJoeJim, Jul 14 09
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Baseball Firsts Trivia Questions

1. Batting for the Triple Crown but only hitting nine home runs in the season is absurd. Who was this Hall of Fame player?

From Quiz
Huh? They Led the League?

Answer: Ty Cobb

The other Hall of Fame greats never batted for the Triple Crown Award. Cobb played from 1905-1928. All but two seasons were with the Tigers and the latter two with the Athletics. In 1909 Cobb hit only nine home runs and 107 RBIs, with 216 hits and batted .377. He won the Triple Crown for his efforts. Three times in his career he batted over .400 in a season. The "Georgia Peach" won the AL batting title 12 times and won the 1911 AL MVP.

2. Playing in 20 MLB seasons is a tasking endeavor. Who set a record by playing in 22 consecutive seasons at second base?

From Quiz Outrageous Baseball Firsts

Answer: Joe Morgan

Morgan began his career with the Houston Colt .45s in 1963. Joe took the runner-up spot for his Rookie of the Year chances to Jim Lefebvre of the Dodgers in 1965. Houston traded Morgan in November 1971 along with Ed Armbrister, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo, and Denis Menke to the Cincinnati Reds which would later be part of the "Big Red Machine". In return, Houston received Tommy Helms, Lee May, and Jimmy Stewart. Morgan was the 1975 and 1976 NL MVP and won five Gold Glove Awards during his career. Joe retired with the Oakland Athletics in 1984 after 22 seasons, playing second base at some point in every single season. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1990.

3. Detroit Tiger pitcher Mickey Lolich shined in the 1968 World Series by winning three games. Which pitcher sat back with a smile as he himself accomplished that in the previous World Series in 1967?

From Quiz Been There Done That!

Answer: Bob Gibson, Cardinals

Both Lolich and teammate Denny McLain (31-6) were above most in the season, but it was Lolich who ruled the mound against the Cardinals in 1968. Gibson won his three in the series against the Red Sox in 1967.

4. On July 27, 2011, Angels pitcher Ervin Santana threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians. This was the first Angel complete game no-hitter since which season?

From Quiz A Journey Through Baseball

Answer: 1984

Santana allowed one run by the Indians in the first inning, then finished his no-hitter in a 3-1 win against Cleveland. Mike Witt threw his complete game no-hitter on the last day of the 1984 season against the Texas Rangers. Both Mark Langston and Mike Witt combined for a no-hitter in 1990 against the Mariners. The great Nolan Ryan threw four no-hitters for the Angels, but well before Witt's and Santana's. Santana's no-hitter in July 2011 was only the Angels' ninth no-hitter in franchise history, which began in 1961. It was the first time that the Indians had been no-hit since September 1993.

5. Who was the first pitcher in history to throw four no-hitters?

From Quiz Four of a Kind

Answer: Sandy Koufax

Koufax owned the 1960s from the mound, specifically from 1963-1966. His fourth no-hitter was a perfect game against the Cubs in 1965. In those four seasons, the Dodgers benefited from Koufax's three Triple Crowns, season and World Series MVPs, and Cy Young awards. The others listed threw three no-hitters in their careers, with Ryan throwing seven.

6. In the 20th century, 101 American League batters hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, home run) in one game. Who was the first AL player to hit for cycle three times for the same team?

From Quiz Random Baseball Firsts

Answer: Bob Meusel (Yankees)

Nine players hit for the cycle more than once for the same team. Joe Cronin was the first player to hit for the cycle with two different teams, the Senators and Red Sox. Meusel stood on the top of this heap with three for the Yankees. Bob hit them in 1921, 1922, and 1928. Others who had two cycle games in the American League for the same team were George Brett, Mickey Cochrane, Joe DiMaggio, Jim Fregosi, Lou Gehrig, George Sisler, and Frank White. Those who completed their cycle game with a grand slam were Jay Buhner, Jimmie Foxx, Nap Lajoie, Tony Lazzeri, and Miguel Tejeda. In National League, Babe Herman was the first player to hit for three cycles. He hit two for the Brooklyn Robins and one for the Chicago Cubs in the 1930s.

7. Which season saw the Los Angeles Angels play their first-ever Major League regular season game?

From Quiz In Front of the Line

Answer: 1961

The Angels were the first expansion team in Major League history. Their first game was played on April 11, 1961, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The Angels won the game 7-2, with pitcher Eli Grba taking the franchise's first-ever win.

8. George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns set a record in 1920 by collecting 257 hits in the season. Who came along and broke George's record in 2004?

From Quiz Hey, You Broke My Record!

Answer: Ichiro Suzuki

Sisler broke the record of Ty Cobb's 248, which Cobb of the Tigers hit in his 1911 AL MVP season. Ichiro of the Mariners popped for 262 hits in 2004. In his 10th season in 2010, he was on mark to collect his 10th consecutive season of 200 hits.

9. Who was the first player in history to hit two home runs in one All-Star game?

From Quiz Just Play the Record [2]

Answer: Arky Vaughan

It was Vaughan of the 1941 Pittsburgh Pirates who banged out two for the National League. The game was held at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, but the American League would still win the game 7-5.

10. With the creation of relief pitchers, set-up men, and closers, a record of winning 59 games in a season by a pitcher may seem rather far fetched. Which pitcher did do this in 1884?

From Quiz 10 Unbreakable Baseball Records?

Answer: Charley Radbourn

The others never won even 40 games in a season. Radbourn started 73 of the 112 games for the NL Providence Grays in 1884. He went 59-12 in the season. Compare this with 2008 Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum of the Giants, who started 25 games in 2009. This was almost 1/3 of the games started by Radbourn. Only three players reached 50 wins in a season in the 1880s. The other two were John Clarkson and Guy Hecker.

11. Who was the first manager in Major League history to win the Manager of the Year Award in both leagues?

From Quiz History's Mysteries

Answer: Bobby Cox

Cox won his first with the Blue Jays in 1985, then another with the Braves in 1991. LaRussa also did this with the 1983 White Sox and the 2002 Cardinals. Piniella did it with the Mariners in 2001, then the Cubs in 2008. Anderson won his two awards with the Tigers.

12. Which Hall of Fame pitcher threw four one-hitters in his career, but never threw the big no-no?

From Quiz Great Grandpa Baseball

Answer: Pete Alexander

Although Alexander threw three Triple Crowns in his career, led the league five times in wins and four times in lowest ERA, he never threw a no-hitter. Playing mostly with the Phillies and Cubs, Pete retired with a 373-208 record in 1930. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1938.

13. Who was the first player to play for the Philadelphia Phillies franchise and have the franchise retire his number?

From Quiz Grandpa's Baseball

Answer: Robin Roberts

Roberts and Carlton were both Phillie pitchers who had their numbers retired. Robin had his 36 retired in 1962, then Steve's 32 in 1989. Both are Hall of Fame members.

14. The Boston Red Sox have had some big sluggers throughout their storied history. Who was their first slugger to hit 50 home runs in a season?

From Quiz Franchise Firsts!

Answer: Jimmie Foxx

The others were all Red Sox players, but never hit 45 for Boston in a season. This was the second time in Jimmie's career that he reached 50 home runs. After hitting 58 with the Athletics in 1932, he hit 50 in 1938 for the Red Sox. Foxx retired with 534 home runs. David Ortiz was the second Bostonian to hit 50, when he broke Jimmie's team record with 54 in 2006.

15. Who was the first player in history to hit two grand slams in one game?

From Quiz Baseball's Bragging Rights!

Answer: Tony Lazzeri

Lazzeri was a Yankee second baseman in 1936 when smacked two grand salamis on May 24. In the 20th century, 10 American League players did this while only two National Leaguers hit two in one game. The first player ever to hit two in one inning was Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals. He hit two in the third inning of a game on April 23, 1999.

16. When was the first season that fans saw 10 Major League teams in both leagues?

From Quiz First Time is the Charm!

Answer: 1962

In 1961, the American League expanded to 10 teams, leaving the National League with eight still. With the addition of the Mets and Colt .45s (later Astros) in 1962 to the NL, both leagues had 10 teams. 1969 saw both leagues with 12 teams, and the first time in history that they were split into divisions.

17. In 1964, Yankee Mickey Mantle appeared in his last of 12 World Series. He hit three home runs in that series, breaking the series career home run record that belonged to who?

From Quiz Whose Record Did I Break?

Answer: Babe Ruth

Ruth went to 10 World Series in his career, winning seven. The Babe hit four in the 1926 series loss to the Cardinals. Mantle hit a total of 18 World Series home runs, and the Babe hit 15.

18. Who was the first player in history to hit 25 home runs in a season?

From Quiz I Was the First One!

Answer: Ned Williamson

Of the others, only Ruth ever 25 in a season, but Williamson beat the Babe to the punch. Ned hit 27 in 1884 with the National League Chicago White Stockings. It would be the only time that he hit in double-figures over his 13 seasons. Ironically, 1884 had some major pitching rule changes, resulting in the game being controlled by pitchers. For example, Charley Radbourn of the Providence Grays went 59-12 in 1884.

19. Who became the seventh different player for the Athletics franchise to win an American League home run title?

From Quiz Baseball: 7th Inning

Answer: Gus Zernial

Zernial hit 33 home runs in 1951 to become the 7th different A's player to win a home run title. Foxx was the 6th (in 1933, 1933 and 1935), Jackson the 8th (in 1973 and 1975), and McGwire the 10th (in 1987 and 1996).

20. Every single baseball game is started with the words, "Play ball!", but I was the first person ever to be a starting pitcher over 800 times. Of course, this was made easier since I had a long 22-year career.

From Quiz Little Known Record Holders: Pt. 3

Answer: Cy Young

Cy Young set an incredible amount of pitching records in his time, all of which stemmed from this record of 815 games started. To give an idea of how often that Young pitched, Nolan Ryan came in second for this record at 773 games started (42 games behind), and Ryan pitched for 5 more years than Young. Sutton comes in at 756 games started, and Niekro started 716.

21. Which second baseman stopped Bill Mazeroski from winning his sixth gold glove in a row in 1968?

From Quiz Baseball: 6th Inning

Answer: Glen Beckert

Pirates second baseman Mazeroski, winner of 8 Gold Glove awards, had won 5 Gold Glove awards in a row from 1963-67 only to lose the Chicago Cubs' Glen Beckert in 1968.

22. Which pitcher became the fifth different Dodger to win the National League Cy Young Award?

From Quiz Baseball: 5th Inning

Answer: Fernando Valenzuela

In 1981, Valenzuela had a record of 13-7 with an ERA of 2.48 to become the 5th Dodger to win the Cy Young Award. Don Newcombe (1956), Don Drysdale (1962), Sandy Koufax (1963-66), and Marshall (1974) all preceeded Valenzuela in winning the Cy Young Award. Hershiser (1988) and Gagne (2003) also won Cy Young Awards as Dodgers.

23. In 1947, four players were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Carl Hubbell, Lefty Grove, and Frankie Frisch were three of the players. Who was the fourth?

From Quiz Baseball: 4th Inning

Answer: Mickey Cochrane

Cochrane, a catcher, had a lifetime .320 batting average during his 13-year career with the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. Plank, Waddell, and Walsh were all inducted the year before in the Class of 1946.

24. Who was the third player in Major League history to achieve one of the rarest feats in baseball, an unassisted triple play?

From Quiz Baseball: 3rd Inning

Answer: George Burns

Burns, playing first base, caught a line drive for out #1, tagged the man off 1st base for out #2, then tagged 2nd base before the runner on 2nd could return for out #3. The other three players are all members of the unassisted triple play club as well.

25. Who was the second player to lead the major leagues in home runs during a season at least 8 times during his career?

From Quiz Baseball: 2nd Inning

Answer: Mike Schmidt

Babe Ruth was the first to lead the league in homes runs for at least 8 seasons and finished with 12 seasons as the home run leader during his career. Schmidt lead the league 8 times making him the second player to have lead the league in home runs 8 times. Ott led the league 6 times, while Foxx and Aaron were league leaders 4 times each.

26. Who was the first manager of the Kansas City Royals?

From Quiz Baseball: 1st Inning

Answer: Joe Gordon

In 1969 the Royals began as an expansion franchise with Joe "Flash" Gordon as manager. Gordon only lasted one year after posting a 69-93 record in 1969. He was followed by Metro (19-33) who only managed 52 games in 1970, Lemon (207-218) from 1970-72, then McKeon (215-205) from 1973-75.

27. The last person to play for the Washington Senators before their move to Minnesota retired in _____.

From Quiz Baseball Firsts

Answer: 1983

Jim Kaat played for the Senators in 1959 and 1960. He ended his 25-year MLB career with the Brewers in 1983.

28. Of Joe DiMaggio's fantastic 56-game hitting streak in 1941, how many times did he squeeze by with getting only one hit in a game to keep his streak alive?

From Quiz Big Feats in Baseball

Answer: 34

DiMaggio of the Yankees, ran his record-setting streak from May 15 to July 16. He hit 15 home runs, four triples, and 16 doubles during the streak. He also had 55 RBIs. He ended the season with a .357 average, and won the AL MVP over Ted Williams of the Red Sox who batted .406 in the season.

29. Over time, getting singles just doesn't cut it for some of us. In no small part to my 23-year career, I became the first person to hit over 1400 extra-base hits with 1477, even if I only got 98 triples.

From Quiz Little Known Record Holders [2]

Answer: Hank Aaron

With 624 doubles, 98 triples, and the famous 755 home runs, Hank Aaron amassed 1,477 extra-base hits. Musial ended up with 100 less than Aaron with one a 1-year shorter career, proving that Hammerin' Hank went above and beyond everyone else.

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