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1. Which team moved and became the Washington Nationals in 2005?
2. The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2009 World Series, four games to two. Who was the series MVP?
3. Which of the following players did not play for just one team throughout their entire Major League career?
4. Which of these baseball greats was banned from baseball for his participation in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal?
5. Looking at season home run records, Charley Jones of the Boston Red Caps in 1879 set a new season home run record by hitting nine home runs. From there it was Harry Stovey to Ned Williamson to Babe Ruth. Ruth hit 60 home runs in 1927, breaking his own record of 59. Roger Maris broke Ruth's record in 1961 with his own 61 home runs for the Yankees. Who broke Maris' season home run record?
6. Major League Baseball's Cy Young Award began in 1956. Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers won the very first award. Who was the next pitcher to win the award?
7. Which pitcher won 31 games for the Detroit Tigers in 1968, then was later banned from baseball for having gambling and drug issues?
8. Which future Hall of Fame manager took over for ailing Dodger manager Walter Alston with four games left in the 1976 season, then managed the team for the next 20 seasons?
9. How many total teams were there in Major League Baseball in 2010?
10. Which of the following never hit 500 home runs in their career?
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