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Do You Really Wanna Know? Trivia Quiz


A multiple choice but educating quiz on some stuff that really doesn't mean a thing. Read each answer option carefully. I hope you enjoy it! :-)

A multiple-choice quiz by Nightmare. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Nightmare
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
258,109
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
2426
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 71 (8/10), tksamr (6/10), mcdubb (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which pitcher gave up the most home runs to the great Hank Aaron than any other pitcher in history? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. How many games was Willie Mays' longest consecutive game hitting streak in his career? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Pete Rose retired with the most hits in baseball with 4256. Which pitcher gave up the most hits to Pete in his career? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What did the great Sandy Koufax do, that Nolan Ryan, Walter Johnson, and Cy Young could not accomplish throughout their career? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Babe Ruth won his only American League MVP award in 1923. Who was his runner-up to the MVP in that season? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Unfortunately, many players have lasted only one game in the Major Leagues. Walter Alston, the great Dodger manager played only one game in his career in 1936. Eddie Gaedel, the well-documented 3'7" midget was another player who played in only one game. In which year did Eddie appear as a pinch-hitter? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Steve Carlton gave up 414 home runs in his career. How many of those in his 24 seasons were game-ending home runs? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. How many of the nine positions did Jackie Robinson play throughout his Major League career? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The St. Louis Cardinals' Bob Gibson retired with 3117 career strikeouts. Which player did Bob have his number, and struck out the most times of any other player? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Nolan Ryan amazingly never won a Cy Young or MVP award in his entire fantastic career. He was the runner-up for the Cy Young one time to which award winning pitcher? Hint



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1. Which pitcher gave up the most home runs to the great Hank Aaron than any other pitcher in history?

Answer: Don Drysdale

As Aaron played all but two seasons in the National League, the others listed never played in the National League. Drysdale of the Dodgers gave up 17 of Henry's 755 in his career. Ironically, the pitcher who gave up the second most home runs to Aaron was fellow Dodger Claude Osteen, who gave up 14.
2. How many games was Willie Mays' longest consecutive game hitting streak in his career?

Answer: 23

Mays' streak with the Giants was 23 in 1959. On the other side of the coin, the pitcher who struck out Willie the most times in his career was Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals, who whiffed Mays 30 times.
3. Pete Rose retired with the most hits in baseball with 4256. Which pitcher gave up the most hits to Pete in his career?

Answer: Phil Niekro

The others listed never pitched in the National League, and Pete spent his entire career in the NL. Niekro, mostly with the Braves, gave up 64 hits to Rose, the most of any other pitcher. Don Sutton gave up 60 to Pete in his career, then Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry were next and gave up 42 each.
4. What did the great Sandy Koufax do, that Nolan Ryan, Walter Johnson, and Cy Young could not accomplish throughout their career?

Answer: Koufax struck out at least one batter in every game he pitched

Koufax of the Dodgers appeared in 397 games throughout his career from 1955-1966, a career shortened by elbow problems, and fanned at least one batter in every game in his career. He once set a record for striking out 382 batters in 1965, later to be broken by Nolan Ryan who struck out 383 in 1973. Sandy left baseball in style in 1966, winning the Triple Crown and Cy Young award in his final season. Also in a display of amazing control, Koufax never hit more than five batters in a season, and only 18 in his career.
5. Babe Ruth won his only American League MVP award in 1923. Who was his runner-up to the MVP in that season?

Answer: Eddie Collins

The others never played in the American League in their career. Collins played all his career between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago White Sox. In 1923, he hit .360 compared to Ruth's .393, and hit only five home runs against the Babe's 41.
6. Unfortunately, many players have lasted only one game in the Major Leagues. Walter Alston, the great Dodger manager played only one game in his career in 1936. Eddie Gaedel, the well-documented 3'7" midget was another player who played in only one game. In which year did Eddie appear as a pinch-hitter?

Answer: 1951

It was owner Bill Veeck, pulling another publicity stunt to have Eddie pinch-hit in a game against the Detroit Tigers and pitcher Bob Cain. Eddie walked on four pitches, then was replaced by a pinch-runner. Gaedel was 26 when he appeared at the plate in 1951.

In 1961, Eddie died as a result of being mugged, 10 days after his 36th birthday in Chicago. Walter Alston appeared in only one game with the Cardinals in 1936, and struck out in his only at-bat.
7. Steve Carlton gave up 414 home runs in his career. How many of those in his 24 seasons were game-ending home runs?

Answer: 2

Amazingly, only two were given up. Carlton played most of his career with the Cardinals and Phillies. Steve was on a high in 1972 when he went 27-10 and won the NL Cy Young award, then hit rock bottom in 1973 going 13-20. Carlton also gave up only two game leadoff home runs in his career. Of his 414 home runs given up, the Chicago Cubs hit him up for the most of all teams with 49. Steve also gave up 139 at Veterans Stadium, the home of the Phillies.
8. How many of the nine positions did Jackie Robinson play throughout his Major League career?

Answer: 6

Robinson, the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues, began his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The Dodgers put him at first base where he committed 16 errors. They moved him to second base in 1948, only to see him commit another 13, then moved him back to first, then third base in the season. Over the next four seasons, Jackie found himself back at second base, and committed another 54 errors.

In 1953, Robinson played six positions in the season. He found himself in left field, centerfield, third base, shortstop, second base, and first base.

In those 136 games, he comitted only six errors total. In Jackie's 10 seasons and all with the Dodgers, he created 117 errors.
9. The St. Louis Cardinals' Bob Gibson retired with 3117 career strikeouts. Which player did Bob have his number, and struck out the most times of any other player?

Answer: Willie Stargell

Stargell was the only National League player listed. Bob struck out Stargell of the Pirates 41 times in Willie's career. Ironically, the second most player that Gibson had struck out was Stargell's teammate, Donn Clendenon with 37.
10. Nolan Ryan amazingly never won a Cy Young or MVP award in his entire fantastic career. He was the runner-up for the Cy Young one time to which award winning pitcher?

Answer: Jim Palmer

The others listed never won a Cy Young award. In 1973, the Orioles' Jim Palmer edged out Nolan for the Cy Young. Nolan struck out 383 batters in the season and finished with a 21-16 record, against Palmer's 22-9 season record. Nolan also finished third for the Cy Young award in 1974 and 1977.
Source: Author Nightmare

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