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1. The American League began in 1901 with eight teams. Which team in that league had the dubious honor of being the first-ever to lose 100+ games in a season, when they lost 113 games in 1904?
2. In 1911, Major League Baseball introduced the Most Valuable Player Award. Frank Schulte of the Cubs won the first-ever award for the National League. Who was the first to win the award for the American League in 1911?
3. Baseball saw some big changes in the 1920s, mainly with the fans. The biggest was the emergence of Babe Ruth with the New York Yankees in 1920. He broke the previous Major League season home run record of 29, by hitting how many in his first Yankee season?
4. The 1930s saw four Triple Crown hitters in the decade. The two in the National League were hit by Chuck Klein and Joe Medwick. The American League saw Lou Gehrig, and which other hitter who was also the second player in history to hit 500 home runs in a career?
5. In 1942, fans would only get a 15-inning glimpse of this Boston Brave pitcher before the country borrowed him for World War II. He returned in 1946, and would go on to be a 20-game winner a tremendous 13 times in his career. Who is this Cy Young Award winner and Hall of Famer?
6. The 1950s were ruled by the New York Yankees for their eight World Series appearances in the decade. Which unfortunate team lost to them three times in the promised land in that decade?
7. Which National League team had four Cy Young awards come their way in the 1960s?
8. The World Series in the 1970s is mostly remembered for the Oakland Athletics winning three consecutive series in the decade. Which National League team made four appearances in the decade?
9. Which of these sluggers hit the most home runs in the 1980s?
10. Just like other decades throughout baseball history that have seen some greats pass away, the 1990s lost quite a few Hall of Fame greats also. In which year did the fans lose Roy Campanella, Bill Dickey, Don Drysdale, Charlie Gehringer, and Johnny Mize?
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