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Catch Me If You Can Trivia Quiz


Records are made to be broken, but due to different strategies in the game, it might be many years before the stolen base leaders in this quiz are caught. Lots of catchers had a hard time catching them during their careers! Match stats and players.

A matching quiz by spanishliz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
spanishliz
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
397,816
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
254
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. SB : 1406 : Played 1979-2003 with Oakland A's and eight other teams   
  Vince Coleman
2. SB : 938 : Played 1961-79 with Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals  
  Ty Cobb
3. SB : 892 : Played 1905-28 mostly with Detroit Tigers  
  Honus Wagner
4. SB : 808 : Played 1979-2002 with Montreal Expos and five other teams  
  Joe Morgan
5. SB : 752 : Played 1985-97 with St Louis Cardinals and five other teams  
  Rickey Henderson
6. SB : 745 : Played 1906-1930 with Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox   
  Tim Raines
7. SB : 722 : Played 1897-1917 with Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates  
  Eddie Collins
8. SB : 689 : Played 1963-84 with Houston, Cincinnati and three other teams  
  Bert Campaneris
9. SB : 668 : Played 1976-94 mostly with the Kansas City Royals   
  Willie Wilson
10. SB : 649 : Played 1964-1983 with the Athletics and three other teams  
  Lou Brock





Select each answer

1. SB : 1406 : Played 1979-2003 with Oakland A's and eight other teams
2. SB : 938 : Played 1961-79 with Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals
3. SB : 892 : Played 1905-28 mostly with Detroit Tigers
4. SB : 808 : Played 1979-2002 with Montreal Expos and five other teams
5. SB : 752 : Played 1985-97 with St Louis Cardinals and five other teams
6. SB : 745 : Played 1906-1930 with Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox
7. SB : 722 : Played 1897-1917 with Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates
8. SB : 689 : Played 1963-84 with Houston, Cincinnati and three other teams
9. SB : 668 : Played 1976-94 mostly with the Kansas City Royals
10. SB : 649 : Played 1964-1983 with the Athletics and three other teams

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. SB : 1406 : Played 1979-2003 with Oakland A's and eight other teams

Answer: Rickey Henderson

Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson was born in Chicago in 1958 and made his major league debut with the Oakland Athletics at age 20 in 1979. He stole 33 bases in 44 attempts that year, going on to steal 1406 bases whilst being caught only 335 times during his major league career.

When he wasn't stealing bases he was hitting home runs to lead off games, a total of 81 times. Oh, yes, the other teams he played for were the Anaheim Angels, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Toronto Blue Jays.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, in 2009.
2. SB : 938 : Played 1961-79 with Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals

Answer: Lou Brock

Louis Clark Brock was born in 1939 in Arkansas, and played in only four games for the Chicago Cubs in the 1961 season. He stole 16 bases for the Cubs the following season, but really got into his stride after moving to St Louis in 1964 and helping them win the World Series.

His best season as a base thief was in 1974 when he stole 118 for the Cardinals. Over his 19 year career he was caught only 307 times while recording 938 steals. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
3. SB : 892 : Played 1905-28 mostly with Detroit Tigers

Answer: Ty Cobb

Tyrus Raymond Cobb, "The Georgia Peach", was born in that state in 1886 and was just 18 when he played his first game with the Detroit Tigers. Stealing bases wasn't the only thing he was good at, as he finished his 24 year career with a lifetime .366 batting average.

His last two seasons were played in Philadelphia, with the Athletics who then called that city home. He died in Atlanta, GA, in 1961, having been one of the first group of inductees to the Hall of Fame in 1936.
4. SB : 808 : Played 1979-2002 with Montreal Expos and five other teams

Answer: Tim Raines

Timothy "Rock" Raines was born in Florida in 1959 and made his debut with the Expos of Montreal in the autumn of 1979 just a few days before his 20th birthday. He went on to play in parts of thirteen seasons with the Expos during his 23 year career, with time also spent in the uniforms of the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland As, Baltimore Orioles and Florida Marlins.

His fans were rewarded for their patience and support when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the 2017 class of inductees.
5. SB : 752 : Played 1985-97 with St Louis Cardinals and five other teams

Answer: Vince Coleman

Vincent Maurice Coleman was born in Florida in 1961 and was National League Rookie of the Year in 1985, with the St Louis Cardinals, stealing 110 bases that year. He went on to lead the National League in stolen bases six times during his 13 year career.

The other teams whose uniform he wore were the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers.
6. SB : 745 : Played 1906-1930 with Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox

Answer: Eddie Collins

Edward Trowbridge "Cocky" Collins was born in New York state in 1887, and died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1951. In between he had a 25 year baseball career during which he stole 745 bases, including six in a single game - twice! Both of those games came during the 1912 season when he was playing for Philadelphia. Though he was a member of the infamous 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" team, he was not implicated in the game-throwing scandal and was able to continue his career.

He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939.
7. SB : 722 : Played 1897-1917 with Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates

Answer: Honus Wagner

Johannes (John) Peter "Honus" Wagner, sometimes called Hans, was born in Pennsylvania in 1874 and died in that state in 1955. He spent three years in Louisville, moving to Pittsburgh in 1900 and staying there for the remainder of his 21 year career. He played shortstop for more than half the games he appeared in and had a career batting average of .329.

His stolen base total of 722 in 748 attempts gave him a stolen base per centage of .965. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936.
8. SB : 689 : Played 1963-84 with Houston, Cincinnati and three other teams

Answer: Joe Morgan

Joe Leonard Morgan was born in Bonham, Texas in 1943, and began his career in that state with the Houston Colt .45s/Astros, spending 1963-71 there, and returning briefly in 1980. He was a member of the Big Red Machine in Cincinnati in the 1970s, winning two World Series with them (1975 and 1976).

He was National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in those same years. Playing at second base he won five Gold Glove Awards (1973-77). His stolen base percentage was .810, and the other teams he played for were the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland Athletics.

After retiring he went on to a career in broadcasting. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1990.
9. SB : 668 : Played 1976-94 mostly with the Kansas City Royals

Answer: Willie Wilson

Willie James Wilson was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, and debuted with the Royals in 1976, playing with them for all but the last four seasons of his 19 year career. He was the American League batting champion in 1982, and led that league in stolen bases in 1979. The other teams he played for were Oakland and the Chicago Cubs.
10. SB : 649 : Played 1964-1983 with the Athletics and three other teams

Answer: Bert Campaneris

Dagoberto "Bert" Campaneris Blanco was born in Cuba in 1942 and debuted with the Athletics when they were still in Kansas City, in 1964, moving with them when they relocated to Oakland four years later and staying with the team until 1976. He was a member of their World Series winning teams in 1972-74.

He was also, in 1965, the first player to play all nine positions in a single game, a stunt since repeated a handful of times. Campy had the added skill of pitching with both hands! He also led the American League in stolen bases six times! The teams he played for after KC were the Texas Rangers, California Angels and New York Yankees.
Source: Author spanishliz

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