Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which year found the American League join forces with the existing National League, and both become called the "Major Leagues"?
2. In 1912, this player was suspended by AL President Ban Johnson, for jumping into the stands and fighting with a fan. As a result, and although the most hated player in baseball at the time, his Detroit Tiger teammates went on strike and refused to play. The team owner had to play no-name players in their place. Who was the suspended player?
3. In the 1920s, the New York Yankees began their domination of World Series play, more than any other franchise in the century. They went to six World Series in the decade. Which year did they appear in the franchise's first?
4. Babe Ruth had a remarkable career with the Red Sox and Yankees. His baseball endeavors came to an end in his final season in 1935 with which NL team?
5. The 1940s saw the world change with two players breaking the color barrier in each league. Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers of the National League in 1947. Then three months later, which player was the first African-American to play in the American League?
6. In August 1951, as a publicity stunt in a game against the Tigers, St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck sent out a 3'7" person into the game, to pinch-hit for the Browns lead-off man in the first inning. Who was this small person who was walked on four pitches?
7. In 1962, and for the first time in 60 years, the National League granted two franchises the rights to join the league. Who were these two teams?
8. 1975 saw this pitcher become a free agent in baseball, and left his Oakland Athletics for the Yankees. Who was this pitcher who won the 1974 AL Cy Young award?
9. 1980 saw a National League team win their first World Series in franchise history after waiting 98 years. Who was this team that was led by the season and World Series MVP, Mike Schmidt?
10. The 1995 season ended on a somber note, after one of the greatest players in baseball history had just died in August. This career Yankee hit 536 home runs, was the first switch-hitter in history to hit 500, and won three American League MVPs during the process. Who was this with the number 7 on the back of his jersey?
Source: Author Nightmare
This quiz was reviewed by our editing team before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.