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Quiz about Baseballs Best Records
Quiz about Baseballs Best Records

Baseball's Best Records Trivia Quiz


Test your knowledge on these baseball questions about MLB records!

A multiple-choice quiz by D-VIC. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
D-VIC
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
100,362
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
10 / 15
Plays
1617
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Question 1 of 15
1. In the 1941 season, Joe DiMaggio had broken the record for having a hit in how many consecutive games? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. In 1985, Pete Rose had broken the record for most career hits with how many? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. In 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. beat the record for playing in the most consecutive games. How many consecutive games did he play? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. In the 2001 World Series in the ninth inning of game 7, which player got the winning hit?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 5 of 15
5. Rickey Henderson set a record for the most stolen bases in a single season. How many bases did he steal? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. When he retired, Nolan Ryan had set the record for the most strikeouts in a career. How many does he have? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. How many career no-hitters did Nolan Ryan retire with? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. 1941 was the last time in the 20th century that anyone has had a .400 batting average for the season. Who was this player? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. How many home runs did Hank Aaron retire with? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. In what year did this spectacular event occur? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. Who was the shortest man ever to have played in a baseball game?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 12 of 15
12. In 1960, who created the first "exploding" scoreboard, meaning it had fireworks?

Answer: ( Two words or just surname)
Question 13 of 15
13. All the way back in 1905, Christy Mathewson threw how many shutouts in a single World Series? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. In 1991, Jack Morris threw how many shutout innings in a single World Series game to get the win? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. Who broke Babe Ruth's season record by hitting 61 home runs in a single season? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the 1941 season, Joe DiMaggio had broken the record for having a hit in how many consecutive games?

Answer: 56

During his hitting streak he hit .408 (91-for-223).
2. In 1985, Pete Rose had broken the record for most career hits with how many?

Answer: 4,192

Ty Cobb, who bent the rules of play by sliding to purposely take out the second baseman, held the old record.
3. In 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. beat the record for playing in the most consecutive games. How many consecutive games did he play?

Answer: 2,131

He passed Lou Gehrig for the record. Lou Gehrig had played in 2,130 games in a row!
4. In the 2001 World Series in the ninth inning of game 7, which player got the winning hit?

Answer: Luis Gonzalez

He played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and helped the team beat the Yankees 4 games to 3.
5. Rickey Henderson set a record for the most stolen bases in a single season. How many bases did he steal?

Answer: 130

He did it with the 1982 Oakland Athletics. He has broken the 100 barrier 3 times in his career.
6. When he retired, Nolan Ryan had set the record for the most strikeouts in a career. How many does he have?

Answer: 5,714

When Ryan retired in 1993, he was over 1500 career strikeouts ahead of 2nd place pitcher Steve Carlton.
7. How many career no-hitters did Nolan Ryan retire with?

Answer: 7

Sandy Koufax only had 4, which was the previous record. Ryan played for 27 seasons. Koufax only played for 12.
8. 1941 was the last time in the 20th century that anyone has had a .400 batting average for the season. Who was this player?

Answer: Ted Williams

He hit .406 for the season with the Boston Red Sox.
9. How many home runs did Hank Aaron retire with?

Answer: 755

Aaron played for 23 seasons, mostly with the Braves. When Aaron retired, Babe Ruth was second all time with 714.
10. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. In what year did this spectacular event occur?

Answer: 1947

Branch Rickey broke the color-barrier for the Dodgers and Major League baseball. Jackie had a dream and stuck with it.
11. Who was the shortest man ever to have played in a baseball game?

Answer: Eddie Gaedel

He was only 3 feet 7 inches tall. It was another one of Bill Veeck's explorations, when he had Eddie pinch-hit for the St.Louis Browns in 1951, to try and draw a walk from the opposing pitcher. It would be his only Major League appearance.
12. In 1960, who created the first "exploding" scoreboard, meaning it had fireworks?

Answer: Bill Veeck

He owned the Chicago White Sox at the time, and was known for his creative ideas.
13. All the way back in 1905, Christy Mathewson threw how many shutouts in a single World Series?

Answer: 3

He pitched 3 complete games with 18 strikeouts, and all shutouts. The New York Giants beat the Athletics 4 games to 1 in the World Series.
14. In 1991, Jack Morris threw how many shutout innings in a single World Series game to get the win?

Answer: 10

This was in game 7, with Morris' Twins beating the Braves 4 games to 3.
15. Who broke Babe Ruth's season record by hitting 61 home runs in a single season?

Answer: Roger Maris

This was the most famous asterisk in baseball, because of the conflict of a 154-game season vs. a 162-game season, until Mark McGwire removed it from the record books.
Source: Author D-VIC

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