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Quiz about The Colorado Rockies
Quiz about The Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz about the history of the Colorado Rockies baseball franchise.

A multiple-choice quiz by ThurstAsh. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ThurstAsh
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
333,718
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
396
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 12 (8/10), Guest 174 (7/10), rbig31559 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In 1991, the National League announced that two cities as the sites for the two new expansion teams, the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins. The Marlins were to set up shop in Miami, FL. What city in Colorado were the Rockies given as their new home? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The Colorado Rockies played their first game in the history of their franchise on April 5, 1993. Did the Rockies win the game?


Question 3 of 10
3. Prior to the 1995 season, the Rockies played their home games at Mile High Stadium. In 1995, the Rockies moved into their new stadium. What was the name of the new stadium? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The Rockies picked up Larry Walker prior to the start of the 1995 season. During the 1995 season, Walker, Vinny Castilla, Andres Galarraga, and Dante Bichette were collectively given a nickname due to their home run totals. What nickname was that quartet of players given? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Rockies made their first postseason appearance in the 1995 season. They were eliminated in the NLDS by the New York Yankees.


Question 6 of 10
6. Which major baseball event did the Rockies stadium host in 1998? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The 1999 MLB season's Opening Day was on April 4, 1999. The Rockies were facing the San Diego Padres on Opening Day. What was unique about this game? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of the following feats did the Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki accomplish in one game, in April of the 2007 season? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Colorado Rockies made it to the 2007 World Series. Which American League team did the Rockies face in the World Series? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the 2010 season, a Rockies pitcher threw the first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies franchise history. Who threw the no-hitter? Hint



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1. In 1991, the National League announced that two cities as the sites for the two new expansion teams, the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins. The Marlins were to set up shop in Miami, FL. What city in Colorado were the Rockies given as their new home?

Answer: Denver

The Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins were to start playing in 1993. The Rockies used the NFL Denver Bronco's stadium, Mile High Stadium, as their home field for their first two years of play. The Rockies official colors were purple, black, white, and silver.
2. The Colorado Rockies played their first game in the history of their franchise on April 5, 1993. Did the Rockies win the game?

Answer: No

The Rockies played their first game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium. The Mets defeated the Rockies 3-0. On April 7, the Mets and Rockies played again. Again the Mets won, but this time the final score was 6-1. The Rockies won their first game on April 9, 1993, against the Montreal Expos.

The Rockies won the game 11-4. Bryn Smith was the starting pitcher for the Rockies. The game was played at Mile High Stadium, the Rockies home for the 1993 and 1994 seasons.
3. Prior to the 1995 season, the Rockies played their home games at Mile High Stadium. In 1995, the Rockies moved into their new stadium. What was the name of the new stadium?

Answer: Coors Field

Ground was broken on October 16, 1992, for the Rockies' new stadium. While the stadium was being built, the Rockies played their home games at Mile High Stadium. Mile High Stadium was known for being the home to the Denver Broncos, an NFL football team based in Denver.

The first game played in Coors Field was on April 26, 1995. The Rockies defeated the New York Mets 11-9. The Coors Brewing Company bought naming rights to the stadium, thus the name Coors Field was given to the stadium.
4. The Rockies picked up Larry Walker prior to the start of the 1995 season. During the 1995 season, Walker, Vinny Castilla, Andres Galarraga, and Dante Bichette were collectively given a nickname due to their home run totals. What nickname was that quartet of players given?

Answer: Blake Street Bombers

Before being signed by the Rockies, Larry Walker played for the Montreal Expos. The "Blake Street Bombers" combined to hit a grand total of 139 home runs throughout the 1995 season. Danny Bichette led the quartet with a total of 40 home runs. Walker hit 36 homers, Vinny Castilla hit 32 home runs, and Andres Galarraga hit 31 home runs.
5. The Rockies made their first postseason appearance in the 1995 season. They were eliminated in the NLDS by the New York Yankees.

Answer: False

The New York Yankees were in the American League, while the Rockies were in the National League, so there was no way the two teams could play each other, unless they met in the World Series. The Rockies earned the NL Wild Card spot for the 1995 playoffs.

They were pitted against the Atlanta Braves. The Rockies were defeated by the Braves in four games, the series record was 3-1. The Braves went on to win the 1995 World Series.
6. Which major baseball event did the Rockies stadium host in 1998?

Answer: The MLB All-Star Game

The 1998 MLB All-Star Game was the 69th MLB All-Star Game. The game was played at the Rockies' three-year old stadium, Coors Field. The American League team was managed by Mike Hargrove, who at the time coached for the Cleveland Indians. The National League team was managed by Jim Leyland, who was the coach for the Florida Marlins in the 1998 season.

The American League defeated the National League 13-8. Three home runs were hit throughout the game. Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Roberto Alomar each hit one home run.
7. The 1999 MLB season's Opening Day was on April 4, 1999. The Rockies were facing the San Diego Padres on Opening Day. What was unique about this game?

Answer: It was played in Mexico

This was the first MLB regular season game to be played outside of the United States and Canada. The game was played in Monterrey, Mexico at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey. The Rockies defeated the Padres 8-2. The stadium was filled with over 27,000 fans.
8. Which of the following feats did the Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki accomplish in one game, in April of the 2007 season?

Answer: Unassisted triple play

On April 29, 2007, the Colorado Rockies were playing the Atlanta Braves. The unassisted triple play occurred in the top of the seventh inning. Troy Tulowitzki caught a line drive hit by Chipper Jones. Tulowitzki then tagged second base, making the Braves' Kelly Johnson out in the process.

Then Tulowitzki chased down and tagged Edgar Renteria, between first and second base for the third out. Tulowitzki became the 13th player in Major League Baseball history to accomplish an unassisted triple play.

The Rockies ended up winning the game 9-7.
9. The Colorado Rockies made it to the 2007 World Series. Which American League team did the Rockies face in the World Series?

Answer: Boston Red Sox

The Colorado Rockies earned the National League wildcard spot in the playoffs. In the opening series of play, the National League Division Series, the Rockies swept the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. In the National League Championship Series, the Rockies were pitted against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Again, the Rockies swept their opponent.

The final series record was 4-0. The Rockies won their first National League pennant, and in turn earned their first World Series appearance. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians to earn their spot into the World Series.

The Red Sox swept the Rockies in the World Series, 4 games to none.
10. In the 2010 season, a Rockies pitcher threw the first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies franchise history. Who threw the no-hitter?

Answer: Ubaldo Jimenez

On April 15, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves. The game was played at Turner Field, the home of the Braves. Jimenez struck out seven batters and walked six. The final score of the game was 4-0. This was the first no-hitter of Jimenez's career.
Source: Author ThurstAsh

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