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Quiz about Baseball 1950s to 90s
Quiz about Baseball 1950s to 90s

Baseball 1950s to 90s Trivia Quiz


This may very well be the one of the hardest baseball quizes you'll ever do. It follows notable and record breaking event from the 1950s through to the 1990s. Good Luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by Juice666. Estimated time: 9 mins.
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Author
Juice666
Time
9 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
46,546
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
6 / 15
Plays
1175
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Question 1 of 15
1. What NY Giant third baseman hit a home run that won the Giants the pennant in 1951?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 2 of 15
2. What is the most runs ever scored in one inning of baseball? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. This Milwaukee Braves first baseman set a major league record with 18 total bases in a single game. Who was he?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)
Question 4 of 15
4. Who was the only pitcher ever to throw a perfect game in the World Series?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)
Question 5 of 15
5. Who won the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates with a series ending home run?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)
Question 6 of 15
6. The year Roger Maris beat Babe Ruth's home run record, Mickey Mantle finished second in the race for Ruth's record. How many home runs did Mantle hit? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Who was the last pitcher to win 30 games in a single season?

Answer: (full name or surname)
Question 8 of 15
8. On June 21st, 1970 this Tiger Shortstop became the first hitter in the Modern Era to go 7 for 7 in a single game. Who was he?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)
Question 9 of 15
9. What former Major League hitter became famous after setting the record for most HBP in a single season?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)
Question 10 of 15
10. On what date did Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth's previous record of 714. Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. In the 1975 World Series, Carlton Fisk hit a 12th inning home run off the foul pole at Fenway Park to win the sixth game of the series. Who was pitching when Fisk hit the homer?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)
Question 12 of 15
12. Who set the record for most grand slams in a single season, when he hit six in 1989?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Question 13 of 15
13. In what year did Jose Canseco become the first hitter to ever get 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in the same season? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Who won the 1990 World Series MVP after the Cincinnati Reds surprisingly swept the Oakland A's?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)
Question 15 of 15
15. Who won the 1992 World Series MVP, when the Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to win the World Series?

Answer: (two words, or just surname)

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1. What NY Giant third baseman hit a home run that won the Giants the pennant in 1951?

Answer: Bobby Thomson

Thomson hit a three run shot off Ralph Branca in the bottom of the 9th inning of the third game in a best of three playoff between the Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers for the NL pennant, winning 5-4. 'The Giants win the pennant!'
2. What is the most runs ever scored in one inning of baseball?

Answer: 17

17 runs were scored in the bottom of the 7th inning by the Boston Red Sox in a game against the Detroit Tigers on June 18th, 1953.
3. This Milwaukee Braves first baseman set a major league record with 18 total bases in a single game. Who was he?

Answer: Joe Adcock

On July 31st, 1954 Joe Adcock went five for five with four home runs and a double, giving a total of 18 total bases. Do the maths if it's hard to believe!
4. Who was the only pitcher ever to throw a perfect game in the World Series?

Answer: Don Larsen

On October 8th, 1956 Don Larsen was perfect in in a world Series game, pitching for the NY Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
5. Who won the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates with a series ending home run?

Answer: Bill Mazeroski

On October 13th, 1960 Mazeroski hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 9th inning of the seventh game against the NY Yankees, winning the game 10-9, and the series 4 games to 3.
6. The year Roger Maris beat Babe Ruth's home run record, Mickey Mantle finished second in the race for Ruth's record. How many home runs did Mantle hit?

Answer: 54

Roger Maris finished with 61 beating Ruth's record at the time of 60. Mantle however, led Maris throughout much of the year but was plagued by a SEptember slump, finishing with 54.
7. Who was the last pitcher to win 30 games in a single season?

Answer: Denny McLain

In 1968, Tigers pitcher Denny McLain became the last to win 30 games in a single season, winning his 30th on September 14th, 1968.
8. On June 21st, 1970 this Tiger Shortstop became the first hitter in the Modern Era to go 7 for 7 in a single game. Who was he?

Answer: Cesar Gutierrez

Against Cleveland, Gutierrez became the first hitter since Wilbert Robinson in 1892 to hit 7 for 7 in a single game. He got six singles and a double.
9. What former Major League hitter became famous after setting the record for most HBP in a single season?

Answer: Ron Hunt

On September 29, 1971 Ron Hunt was hit for the 50th time of the season. Many said he leaned into pitches, others just felt sorry for him. None the less, he holds the record.
10. On what date did Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth's previous record of 714.

Answer: April 8th, 1974

On April 8th, 1974 Aaron hit his 715 home run after hitting his 714 on April 4th of the same year. On May 17th, 1970 he reached 3000 hits for his career. September 1st was just made up. Aaron finished with 755 home runs and 3771 hits in his career.
11. In the 1975 World Series, Carlton Fisk hit a 12th inning home run off the foul pole at Fenway Park to win the sixth game of the series. Who was pitching when Fisk hit the homer?

Answer: Pat Darcy

On October 22nd, 1975 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Pat Darcy served up the pitch Fisk hit over the monster to win game six in the bottom of the 12th. However, the Reds still came back to win the Series in game seven.
12. Who set the record for most grand slams in a single season, when he hit six in 1989?

Answer: Don Mattingly

In 1987, Mattingly hit a remarkable 6 grand slams, finished off on September 29th, when he hit his sixth and final slam.
13. In what year did Jose Canseco become the first hitter to ever get 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in the same season?

Answer: 1988

Canseco finished with 42 home runs and 40 stolen bases. The 40th stolen base came on September 23rd, 1988.
14. Who won the 1990 World Series MVP after the Cincinnati Reds surprisingly swept the Oakland A's?

Answer: Jose Rijo

Rijo won 2 of the 4 games it took for the Reds to oust the powerful A's in the 1990 World Series.
15. Who won the 1992 World Series MVP, when the Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to win the World Series?

Answer: Pat Borders

On a team with Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar and Dave Winfield, Pat Borders led the way in the World Series in the Blue Jays victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Source: Author Juice666

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