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14 Oakland Athletics quizzes and 160 Oakland Athletics trivia questions.
  Major League Baseball's Athletics   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A look back at this storied franchise of the American League Athletics. Have fun with it!
Easier, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Jun 27 10
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  Oakland A's Nicknames and Characters    
Multiple Choice
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The A's have had some great nicknames as well as some colorful characters. Batter up!
Average, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Oct 03 20
PootyPootwell gold member
Oct 03 20
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  Your Oakland Athletics!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz for all Oakland and baseball fans. If you liked the quiz, please rate it. Thanks for playing! :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Jan 24 05
Nightmare gold member
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  The Oakland Athletics: 1989    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge on the 1989 Oakland Athletics, who went on to win the World Series.
Average, 15 Qns, Dejera/Squall, May 25 09
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  Philadelphia Athletics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The As spent over 50 years in the City of Brotherly Love.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Aug 31 11
Dizart gold member
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  Kansas City Athletics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few questions on one of the least successful teams in Major League Baseball history.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Aug 31 11
Dizart gold member
475 plays
  Oakland Athletics History    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is a test of Athletic franchise history. Let's see how much you think you know.
Average, 20 Qns, jskelly, May 27 02
616 plays
  The Philadelphia Athletics - R.I.P.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All we have left of the old A's is their history. And what a grand history it was...well, some of the time anyway.
Average, 10 Qns, jake41, Feb 02 05
344 plays
  1989 Oakland Athletics    
Multiple Choice
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In 1989, the Oakland Athletics won the World Series by sweeping the San Francisco Giants.
Tough, 10 Qns, GoodVibe, May 25 09
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  Oakland Athletics: 2012 Season    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the Athletics heroic comeback season.
Average, 10 Qns, kingkevinpv, Oct 03 20
Oct 03 20
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trivia question Quick Question
When was the very first Philadelphia Athletics game played?

From Quiz "Athletics' History"

  Athletics' History    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Athletics' history during the early 1900s. This quiz covers the first Athletics game, their very first pennant among other things.
Tough, 5 Qns, bldudas, Aug 06 03
328 plays
  Oakland Athletics - 2001 to 2003    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The A's are my favorite team. They always will be. Well anyway, have fun on my first quiz.
Difficult, 20 Qns, oaklandman, Feb 02 05
628 plays
  Oakland Athletics, 1982-2000    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your Oakland Athletics knowledge.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ryan007us, Dec 12 03
398 plays
  The Oakland A's Franchise    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From Philly to Kansas City to Oakland it's trivia about the Athletics.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Homeboy, Mar 20 06
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Oakland Athletics Trivia Questions

1. Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco joined the A's when they were in Kansas City and went with them to Oakland (1964-1976). He was known for his extreme flexibility - he played all positions and was reliable at the plate. Do you know his nickname?

From Quiz
Oakland A's Nicknames and Characters

Answer: Campy

Bert Campaneris, a Cuban-American, was known as "Campy" by his teammates and the fans. In 1965, as part of a special marketing campaign, Campy was the first MLB player ever to play every position during a single game. He could even pitch as a righty and a lefty.

2. What starting pitcher did the Athletics acquire in the trade that sent Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals?

From Quiz Oakland Athletics: 2012 Season

Answer: Tommy Milone

The Athletics also received Brian Peacock, Derek Norris and A.J. Cole in this trade. Milone went 14-10 with an ERA of 3.75 and had 152 strikeouts.

3. The Athletics were in Philadelphia when their franchise began in the American League in 1901. Who was their manager in that season?

From Quiz Major League Baseball's Athletics

Answer: Connie Mack

Mack had the team from 1901-1950, a remarkable dedication to baseball. He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates prior from 1894-1896 also. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1937, 13 years before he stepped down from baseball.

4. The Athletics commenced play in 1901 as a member of which league?

From Quiz Philadelphia Athletics

Answer: American League

The Athletics have been a member of the AL for over 100 years.

5. The Athletics moved to Kansas City in 1955 after over half of a century from which city?

From Quiz Kansas City Athletics

Answer: Philadelphia

Falling attendances in a city which they shared with the National league Phillies, led to Connie Mack selling the club to Arnold Johnson.

6. Who named the team Athletics in 1901?

From Quiz Athletics' History

Answer: Connie Mack

Connie Mack named the team Athletics after the Philadelphia team in the old National Association which played in the 1870s. He got to name the team because he was to be the first manager. Connie Mack was the Athletics manager for 50 years. He, along with Ben Shibe owned a part of the team.

7. Who was number 34, the right-handed starting pitcher?

From Quiz The Oakland Athletics: 1989

Answer: Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart was the starting pitcher for the 1989 Oakland Athletics, and ended the year with an amazing ERA of 3.32.

8. They became the Oakland Athletics in 1968, after moving from which city?

From Quiz Your Oakland Athletics!

Answer: Kansas City

The Kansas City Athletics existed from 1955-1967. Their best season was a 6th place finish under the management of Lou Boudreau in 1955. They finished 8th or lower, 7 times in Kansas City. Their attendance had dropped from almost 1.4 million per season, to just over 528,000. It was time to move.

9. The A's had only 3 managers in their 53 year history. Can you name them?

From Quiz The Philadelphia Athletics - R.I.P.

Answer: Connie Mack - Jimmy Dykes - Eddie Joost

Mack managed from '01 thru '50. Dykes from '51 thru '53, and finally Joost for their last year in Philly in '54.

10. When was the Athletics first 100 plus wins season?

From Quiz Oakland Athletics History

Answer: 1910

In 1910 the Athletics went 102-48.

11. Who was the manager of the A's in 1989?

From Quiz 1989 Oakland Athletics

Answer: Tony LaRussa & LaRussa

LaRussa managed the A's from 1986 to 1995. LaRussa now manages the Cardinals.

12. Who was the first Athletics pitcher to win 30 games in a single season?

From Quiz The Oakland A's Franchise

Answer: Jack Coombs

Jack Coombs went 31 -9 for the Athletics in 1910.

13. James Augustus Hunter overlapped with Campaneris for most of his career with the A's. This upstart 19-year-old pitcher from North Carolina had a nickname. Can you name it?

From Quiz Oakland A's Nicknames and Characters

Answer: Catfish

Hunter became "Catfish" when the owner of the A's, who was always looking for ways to market his team, wanted his new pitcher to have an attention-getting nickname. When he left the A's as one of the first big-money free-agents, he was courted by almost all of the teams in the league, but settled on the Yankees.

14. The A's made a lot of big moves, but what rookie did the Athletics sign that came over from Cuba?

From Quiz Oakland Athletics: 2012 Season

Answer: Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis was singed to a 4 year $36 million deal. He ended the year on the Rookie of the Year ballot with a .292 batting average, 23 homers, 82 stolen bases and 16 stolen bases.

15. Who was the first Athletics' player to bat over .400 in a season?

From Quiz Major League Baseball's Athletics

Answer: Nap Lajoie

In 1901, in the first season of the franchise, Lajoie batted .426 and jumped on the first Triple Crown in the American League. Lajoie had played with the Phillies from 1896-1900 before joining the new Philadelphia Athletics in 1901. Nap retired after 21 seasons batting a .338 career average.

16. The man who became synonymous with the Philadelphia Athletics was manager and part-owner Connie Mack; what was his real name?

From Quiz Philadelphia Athletics

Answer: Cornelius McGilicuddy

McGilicuddy (Mack) managed the club from 1901 until 1950, and was a 25% owner of the club when it was founded in 1901. He would later become majority owner of the Athletics.

17. Which stadium did the Athletics call home during their 13 year tenure in Kansas City?

From Quiz Kansas City Athletics

Answer: Municipal Stadium

Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums are the respective homes of the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and the Kansas City Royals (AL). Connie Mack Stadium was the stadium vacted by the Athletics when they departed from Philadelphia.

18. When was the very first Philadelphia Athletics game played?

From Quiz Athletics' History

Answer: April 26, 1901

This game was played on April 26, 1901 after the first two games were rained out. This game was played at Columbia Park. The Athletics finished the 1901 season with a 74-62 record. The Athletics stayed at Columbia Park untill the end of the 1908 season.

19. The Athletics had a sidearm closing pitcher, #43. Who was he?

From Quiz The Oakland Athletics: 1989

Answer: Dennis Eckersly

Dennis Eckersly saved 33 games durng the 1989 season, and a total of 390 games his entire career.

20. When did the Oakland A's win their first World Series?

From Quiz Your Oakland Athletics!

Answer: 1972

By beating the Detroit Tigers for the American League Championship, they earned the right to do battle with the National League champion Cincinnati Reds. They beat the Reds 4 games to 3, in a close World Series battle all the way. Catfish Hunter won the 7th game, and Gene Tenace was named World Series MVP.

21. When was the Athletics first 100 plus losses season?

From Quiz Oakland Athletics History

Answer: 1915

In 1915 the Athletics went 43-109.

22. How many All-Stars were on the A's roster?

From Quiz 1989 Oakland Athletics

Answer: Five

Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Dave Stewart, Terry Steinbach, Mike Moore.

23. Which National League team did the Athletics defeat three different times for the World Series championship?

From Quiz The Oakland A's Franchise

Answer: Giants

The Athletics defeated the Giants in 1911, 1913 and 1989.

24. In what city did the Athletics open their season?

From Quiz Oakland Athletics: 2012 Season

Answer: Tokyo, Japan

Oakland opened up against the Mariners in Tokyo, Japan. The final was 3-1 Seattle with Tom Wilhelmsen picking up the win.

25. Which year did the franchise move from Philadelphia to Kansas City?

From Quiz Major League Baseball's Athletics

Answer: 1955

The franchise played for 50 seasons in Philadelphia, giving their fans eight World Series appearances along with five wins. Their final season in Philadelphia was not a good one in 1954, going 51-103 and finishing in last place in the American League.

26. The Athletics' Major League debut was on April 26th, 1901, against which team?

From Quiz Philadelphia Athletics

Answer: Washington Senators

The Senators spoiled the Athletics' debut by defeating them 5-1 in front of 10,524 fans.

27. Who was the first head coach of the Athletics during their stay in Kansas City?

From Quiz Kansas City Athletics

Answer: Lou Boudreau

Boudreau took the helm in 1955, and lasted until midway through the 1957 season when he was replaced by Craft.

28. Who did the Athletics play in their very first game in Philadelphia?

From Quiz Athletics' History

Answer: Washington Senators

The Senators won the game 5-1. The Senators unded up finishing in sixth place in 1901, while the Athletics finished fourth. The attendance for this game was 16,000.

29. Who was the A's number 36, the primary catcher?

From Quiz The Oakland Athletics: 1989

Answer: Terry Steinbach

Terry Steinbach played as a catcher for the Athletics for 13 years. This 1989 All-Star, belted a home run in the 1989 World Series against the Giants, which the Athletics won 4 games to 0.

30. Who was the first Oakland pitcher to win 25 games in a season?

From Quiz Your Oakland Athletics!

Answer: Jim Hunter

Jim 'Catfish' Hunter won 25 games in 1974. Combined with the leagues lowest ERA, he won the Cy Young Award that season.

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