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1. In this season, Bob Feller threw the American League's first opening day no-hitter. The Reds won their second World Series. The Hall of Fame had no inductions in this year. Which year is all this referring to?
2. This year saw the first Cy Young Award presentation. It also saw Robin Roberts of the Phillies give up a record-setting 46 home runs in the season. Baseball lost a managing legend in the name of Connie Mack also. Which year did all this happen?
3. The New York Giants lost four World Series in this decade. The MVP award was also created, and presented to the most outstanding player in each league. Chief Sockalexis, who the Cleveland Indians were later named in honor of, also died in this decade. Which decade was this?
4. This decade saw four batting Triple Crowns. It also saw a player win three MVP awards in the same decade for the first time in history. Which decade was this?
5. A new season home run record of 70 was set in this season. Sammy Sosa won the MVP award in the National League. The Brewers were moved to the National League in this season also. Which year did this happen?
6. Which decade saw the Boston Red Sox not only go to, but win four World Series championships?
7. This year had its ups and downs for Major League baseball. It saw Juan Marichal club Dodger John Roseboro over the head with a bat. It saw the deaths of Pepper Martin, Bill McKechnie, Wally Pipp, Socks Seibold, Dixie Walker, and Paul Waner. On the better side, future greats such as Craig Biggio and Orlando Hernandez were born in this year. The season also saw Willie Mays hit his 500th home run. Which year was this?
8. This decade saw the first organized professional baseball league. Boston fans loved this decade as their team won four consecutive pennants. It would also see a pitcher win 253 games in only seven seasons. Some greats would be born in this decade, some in the names of Willie Keeler, Deacon Phillippe, Cy Seymour, Buck Freeman, Nick Altrock, Bill Dinneen, and Vic Willis. Which decade was this?
9. This year still rings out, "The Giants win the pennant!" In that same season, baseball saw the Eddie Gaedel incident at the hands of Bill Veeck. Dodger Roy Campanella won his first MVP award. Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were rookies in the season also. Which year was this?
10. This year saw the Angels' first World Series appearance. For the first time in his career, pitcher John Smoltz would not start a game in a season, worked all his games from the bullpen, and came away with the Rolaids Relief Award. Which season was this?
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