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Quiz about Bat and Ball  Baseball away from the MLB

Bat and Ball - Baseball away from the MLB Quiz


This Internationals' Team quiz is about baseball away from the MLB, and mainly away from the USA, too.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team The Internationals. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Upstart3
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
405,919
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. The Baseball World Cup was a competition that ran between 1938 and 2011. Which country won it nine consecutive times between 1984 and 2005? Hint

South Korea
Italy
Panama
Cuba

2. Since 2013 the World Baseball Softball Confederation ranked national teams according to their performances during the previous four years. Eight years later, in 2021, which nation became the first to dominate the ranking lists, being highest in all four categories: men's and women's baseball and softball? Hint

USA
Chinese Tapei
South Korea
Japan

3. By far the most successful European baseball team is the Netherlands. The 36th European Baseball Championships, held in 2021, were won by the Netherlands. It was their ____ win. Hint

36th
9th
10th
24th

4. The sport known as Welsh or British Baseball is mainly played in Wales and which part of England? Hint

Cornwall
Rutland
Lincolnshire
Merseyside

5. Which British author mentioned baseball in their novel "Northanger Abbey" (1817)? Hint

Jane Austen
Wilkie Collins
William Makepeace Thackeray
Anne Brontė

6. Baseball and soccer have been interlinked in Spain with the two legendary soccer rivals involved in the 'El Clasico' both fielding a baseball team in days gone by. What is the name of these two teams? Hint

Barcelona and RCD Espanyol
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid
Barcelona and Real Madrid
Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano

7. When and where did baseball become an official Olympic sport for the first time? Hint

2020, Tokyo
1936, Berlin
1992, Barcelona
1904, St. Louis

8. James Bonner was the first African American to be recruited to play in which Asian country's national league?

Hint

Brunei
Japan
Nepal
Bangladesh

9. Which of these countries did *not* receive a medal in baseball at the 2020 Olympic Games? Hint

Israel
Japan
Dominican Republic
United States

10. Visually impaired people play a form of baseball called what? Hint

Tinkle baseball
Squeak basebal
Bell baseball
Beep baseball


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Baseball World Cup was a competition that ran between 1938 and 2011. Which country won it nine consecutive times between 1984 and 2005?

Answer: Cuba

The first winners of the Baseball World Cup, in 1938, were Great Britain, who beat the only other nation that took part, the USA. By far the most successful team in the competition's history were Cuba, who won it 25 out of the 39 times the contest took place. The last winners of the Baseball World Cup, in 2011, were the Netherlands. The competition was replaced by other tournaments.
(Question by Upstart3)
2. Since 2013 the World Baseball Softball Confederation ranked national teams according to their performances during the previous four years. Eight years later, in 2021, which nation became the first to dominate the ranking lists, being highest in all four categories: men's and women's baseball and softball?

Answer: Japan

The baseball rankings for men are based on the World Baseball Classic (with 20 participating team in 2021) and the WBSC Premier 12 (participants are the 12 highest ranking national teams). Both take place every four years, but two years apart from each other. Also included in the ranking are results of the World Cups for several Junior teams. For the women's rankings the Women's Baseball World Cups count.
(Question by malama)
3. By far the most successful European baseball team is the Netherlands. The 36th European Baseball Championships, held in 2021, were won by the Netherlands. It was their ____ win.

Answer: 24th

The First Major League in the Netherlands was established in 1922. During the occupation by Germany, materials became scarce and playing baseball became difficult. After the war, along with the Marshall plan, the USA sent materials to the rescue of Dutch baseball. In 1956 the Dutch team won their first European Championship in Rome and their 24th in 2021. Italy won 10 of the other 12 titles (they won the first in 1954 and their 10th in 1997). The other two were won by Spain (1955) and Belgium (1967).
(Question by malama)
4. The sport known as Welsh or British Baseball is mainly played in Wales and which part of England?

Answer: Merseyside

Bat and ball games have been around for hundreds of years, but there are written references to a game called "baseball" played in the UK from the early 18th century. The game of rounders evolved in the UK separately from the similar baseball in the USA.

In the late nineteenth century, tours by American baseball players to the UK inspired rounders associations in south Wales and Liverpool to rename themselves as "baseball associations". Their sport retained differences from the American version of baseball, such as underarm "bowling" as opposed to overarm "pitching" and team sizes of 11 instead of 9.

The game of Welsh or British baseball reached a peak of popularity in the period between the 1940s and 1970, with international fixtures between England and Wales attracting thousands of spectators.

The game declined, with the international fixture being stopped in 2015. (Question by Upstart3)
5. Which British author mentioned baseball in their novel "Northanger Abbey" (1817)?

Answer: Jane Austen

"Northanger Abbey" is a satire on Gothic novels by Jane Austen. In it, Catherine Morland, the young heroine, has an overactive imagination, and is torn between two lovers. Many misunderstandings hamper the progress of true love. A sporty girl, Catherine preferred "cricket, base-ball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books."
(Question by Upstart3)
6. Baseball and soccer have been interlinked in Spain with the two legendary soccer rivals involved in the 'El Clasico' both fielding a baseball team in days gone by. What is the name of these two teams?

Answer: Barcelona and Real Madrid

While Barcelona and Real Madrid is the answer, all five football clubs listed as options have had a baseball team at some point in their history.

Real Madrid's baseball team was founded in 1903, just a year after the football club, making them one of the first in Spain. They were also one of the first to build an exclusive baseball field, with the opening of Campo de la Elipa in June 1963. While the association football club achieved huge success in the 21st century, the baseball team was not so lucky, folding in 1989 as one of the most decorated in Spanish baseball history, with 10 league titles and 8 Copa Del Rey championships to their name. The Copa Del Rey is also the name of the domestic cup competition in Spanish association football.

Barcelona also had their own baseball club founded in 1941 and dissolved in 2011 at the behest of Sandro Rosell, the president of FC Barcelona from 2010 to 2014. The majority of the players would then go on to form the Barcelona Baseball Softball Club in 2012 and would lose in their first two Copa Del Rey finals in 2012 and 2013 before winning their first in 2014.
(Question by runaway_drive)
7. When and where did baseball become an official Olympic sport for the first time?

Answer: 1992, Barcelona

Although at the Olympic Summer Games some games of baseball have been played since 1904, officially it became an Olympic sport only in 1992 in Barcelona. Cuba won gold, Taiwan won silver, Japan won bronze, and USA came in 4th.
(Question by runaway_drive)
8. James Bonner was the first African American to be recruited to play in which Asian country's national league?

Answer: Japan

James Bonner was recruited to Dai Tokyo in the Japanese Baseball League. This happened in 1936, eleven years before Jackie Robinson "broke the color barrier" in the United States Major League Baseball.
Back in the US James Bonner had been playing for the San Francisco Colored Giants, for the Oakland Black Socks and the ethnically diverse Berkeley Grays and was an impressive player. He was hired by the Dai Tokyo Club for a fee that was three times that of a typical Japanese player. But his performance in Japan was poor and he was dismissed after only one month. Possible explanation for the poor performance were the smaller dimensions of the strike zone and the different texture of the balls used in Japan.
(Question by malama)
9. Which of these countries did *not* receive a medal in baseball at the 2020 Olympic Games?

Answer: Israel

Six male teams participated: Israel, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, USA, and Dominican Republic. Japan won their first ever gold medal in baseball, and became the first home nation to do so, beating the USA in the final. The women played softball, and Japan won gold for that too.
(Question by runaway_drive)
10. Visually impaired people play a form of baseball called what?

Answer: Beep baseball

In Beep baseball, participants all wear masks to ensure they receive no visual stimulus. Pitcher and catcher are on the same team as the batter and aim to guide them to the get their best hit. The ball is larger than a traditional baseball and beeps continuously. Contrary to regular baseball, it's good to hit a high fly ball because it confuses the fielders. Catches are very rare. The game started in the US, but it is popular in Taiwan and Europe.
(Question by Upstart3)
Source: Author Upstart3

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