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This Can't Be Right Trivia Quiz


You help and find the error in these statements with multiple choice options. It was designed to be a challenge. I hope that you can do this! :-)

A multiple-choice quiz by Nightmare. Estimated time: 10 mins.
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Author
Nightmare
Time
10 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
284,851
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
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796
Awards
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Question 1 of 10
1. Babe Ruth had a well-documented and storied career from his days with the Red Sox, to being sold to the Yankees, to his arguments with manager Miller Huggins. At any rate, Ruth was one of the greatest players of all-time. He was the first to hit 25 home runs in a season in baseball history, the first to hit 50 in a season, and the first to hit 500 career home runs. He was also the first player in history to hit four home runs in a World Series. The Babe died in 1948.
Where's the error?
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Question 2 of 10
2. The Chicago Cubs franchise have had their share of ups and downs throughout their history. The franchise began in 1876 as the Chicago White Stockings of the NL. They were the first team to go to three consecutive World Series, and the first team to ever win two consecutive World Series. They have had many Hall of Fame greats including Cap Anson, Al Spalding, Frank Chance, Hack Wilson, all the way to Ernie Banks. The franchise was also named the Colts and the Blues before taking on the Cubs name in 1903. The franchise went about 100 years without a World Series crown.
Where's the error?
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Question 3 of 10
3. Jackie Robinson not only broke the MLB color barrier, but also broke many Major League records. Among them was being the first black player in history to hit a home in his first Major League at-bat. He was the first African-American to win a Rookie of the Year award, and the first black player to appear in a World Series. Robinson retired in 1956, then the Hall of Fame took him in 1962.
Where's the error?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Carl Yastrzemski played his entire career as a Boston Red Sox player for 23 seasons. He was the last player to bat for the Triple Crown in the 20th century. His Triple Crown in 1967 earned him the AL MVP also. In 1968, Carl was the only American Leaguer to bat over .300 in the season. 1980 and 1981 topped off his career with his second and third AL MVP. He was a Hall of Fame inductee in 1989.
Where's the error?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Bo Jackson began his sports career at Auburn, playing NCAA football. Opting for baseball, he signed with the Kansas City Royals in 1986. 1987 found him playing two sports. The Royals of baseball had him, and also the Raiders of the NFL. As a Royal in 1987, Bo batted .235 with 22 home runs. As a Raider, Bo had a 91-yard run and four touchdowns in the season. A major hip injury during his football side ended his rushing career, then he found himself in a one-sport career with the Royals in 1991. Bo hit 141 career home runs over eight seasons, and was the first Heisman winner to play Major League baseball.
Where's the error?
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Question 6 of 10
6. The great Ted Williams was a career Bostonian for 19 seasons from 1939-1960. Amongst all his accomplishments, he was noted for his discontent with the media and other writers. He batted for two Triple Crowns, but didn't win the MVP in either season. He did win two MVPs and was the runner-up another four times, this blamed on his relations with the press. He retired with 521 home runs which equaled the Giants' Willie McCovey. Ted was also the first player to hit over 1400 extra-base hits in his career. He was inducted into the hall in 1966.
Where's the error?
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Question 7 of 10
7. Pete Rose set many records for the Reds from 1963-1978. His career started off right with a Rookie of the Year award. He won the NL MVP in 1973, and the World Series MVP in 1975. Pete led the league three times in batting, then from 1979-1983 played with the Phillies. In 1984, he played with the Expos before being traded back to the Reds for the latter portion of the season. In 1986, he stepped down as a Cincinnati Red after a 24-season career. He finished his career number one in singles, plate appearances, at-bats, hits, times on base, and a variety of other records. Rose seemed to do it all. He also managed the Reds and Phillies.
Where's the error?
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Question 8 of 10
8. Jose Canseco was a power to reckoned with when he won the American League Rookie of the Year in 1986, and the AL MVP with the Oakland Athletics in 1988. Jose had a brother in the Major Leagues who played for three seasons. In one of the those seasons, his brother Ozzie joined him as DH and outfielder with the Rangers. After coming forward about steriod use in baseball, Jose was pretty much black-balled. In his final eight seasons, he played for seven different teams.
Where's the error?
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Question 9 of 10
9. Slugging great Sammy Sosa split his first season in baseball with the Rangers and White Sox in 1989 in limited duty. His first full season was in 1990 with the White Sox, winning the Rookie of the Year award. It was not until 1993, in his second season with the Cubs, that Sammy started to come around. He went from eight home runs in 1992 to 33 in 1993. In 1998, Sammy hit 66 but took a backseat to Mark McGwire's 70 in the season. Sosa would still win the MVP in that season. In five seasons from 1998-2002, Sammy would hit a total of 292 home runs, averaging 58.4 per season. After hitting 545 home runs as a Cub, Sosa was traded to the Orioles in 2005.
Where's the error?
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Question 10 of 10
10. With the arrival of Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1920, things were going to change. In 1921, they found themselves in their first World Series, but lost to the New York Giants. 1922 saw the same results. 1923 was different this time. The team had a rookie named Lou Gehrig and he hit three doubles in the series. The Yankees won the World Series against the Giants, four games to two, winning their first series crown. Six times in the 1920s, the Yankees would appear in the World Series, winning three.
Where's the error?
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1. Babe Ruth had a well-documented and storied career from his days with the Red Sox, to being sold to the Yankees, to his arguments with manager Miller Huggins. At any rate, Ruth was one of the greatest players of all-time. He was the first to hit 25 home runs in a season in baseball history, the first to hit 50 in a season, and the first to hit 500 career home runs. He was also the first player in history to hit four home runs in a World Series. The Babe died in 1948. Where's the error?

Answer: Ruth wasn't the first to hit 25 home runs in a season

The season record before Ruth was Ned Williamson in 1884. Williamson, who was a pitcher and third baseman for the Chicago White Stockings, belted 27 home runs, a tremendous amount in those days in 1884, and even more amazing for a pitcher. Ruth's four home runs came in the 1926 World Series.
2. The Chicago Cubs franchise have had their share of ups and downs throughout their history. The franchise began in 1876 as the Chicago White Stockings of the NL. They were the first team to go to three consecutive World Series, and the first team to ever win two consecutive World Series. They have had many Hall of Fame greats including Cap Anson, Al Spalding, Frank Chance, Hack Wilson, all the way to Ernie Banks. The franchise was also named the Colts and the Blues before taking on the Cubs name in 1903. The franchise went about 100 years without a World Series crown. Where's the error?

Answer: The Cubs franchise were never named the Blues

The 1901 Blues name belonged to the franchise of the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs, led by the historical double-play combination of Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance, went to 3 consecutive World Series, the first being in 1906. In 1906, they lost to their crosstown rival White Sox 4 games to 2.

In 1907 and 1908, they defeated the Tigers both times. The Chicago Zephyrs was the original franchise name of the NBA Washington Wizards in 1961.
3. Jackie Robinson not only broke the MLB color barrier, but also broke many Major League records. Among them was being the first black player in history to hit a home in his first Major League at-bat. He was the first African-American to win a Rookie of the Year award, and the first black player to appear in a World Series. Robinson retired in 1956, then the Hall of Fame took him in 1962. Where's the error?

Answer: Robinson went 0-for-20 to begin his Major League career

Dan Bankhead of the Brooklyn Dodgers, also an African-American, was the first to hit the historical home run on August 20, 1947. Ironically, it was his only hit of the season, and his only home run of his career. Stranger enough, Dan Bankhead was a pitcher.
4. Carl Yastrzemski played his entire career as a Boston Red Sox player for 23 seasons. He was the last player to bat for the Triple Crown in the 20th century. His Triple Crown in 1967 earned him the AL MVP also. In 1968, Carl was the only American Leaguer to bat over .300 in the season. 1980 and 1981 topped off his career with his second and third AL MVP. He was a Hall of Fame inductee in 1989. Where's the error?

Answer: Yastrzemski won only one MVP

1967 was the year for Yaz, winning the Triple Crown, winning the MVP, but lost to the Cardinals in the World Series. Amazingly, Carl hit .301 in 1968 in the 'Year of the Pitcher', and was the only AL player to do it. He hit 452 career home runs.
5. Bo Jackson began his sports career at Auburn, playing NCAA football. Opting for baseball, he signed with the Kansas City Royals in 1986. 1987 found him playing two sports. The Royals of baseball had him, and also the Raiders of the NFL. As a Royal in 1987, Bo batted .235 with 22 home runs. As a Raider, Bo had a 91-yard run and four touchdowns in the season. A major hip injury during his football side ended his rushing career, then he found himself in a one-sport career with the Royals in 1991. Bo hit 141 career home runs over eight seasons, and was the first Heisman winner to play Major League baseball. Where's the error?

Answer: Jackson was not the first Heisman winner to play MLB

Vic Janowicz was one of the last great NCAA single-wing tailbacks. He won the Heisman as a junior in 1950 with Ohio State. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League, but after two uneventful seasons he was released. He pursued a career with the Washington Redskins after that, but was involved in a near-fatal accident that ended his sports career. Bo Jackson was the second player to go from Heisman to Major League baseball.
6. The great Ted Williams was a career Bostonian for 19 seasons from 1939-1960. Amongst all his accomplishments, he was noted for his discontent with the media and other writers. He batted for two Triple Crowns, but didn't win the MVP in either season. He did win two MVPs and was the runner-up another four times, this blamed on his relations with the press. He retired with 521 home runs which equaled the Giants' Willie McCovey. Ted was also the first player to hit over 1400 extra-base hits in his career. He was inducted into the hall in 1966. Where's the error?

Answer: Williams was not the first player to reach 1400 extra-base hits

With 624 doubles, 98 triples, and the famous 755 home runs, Hank Aaron amassed 1,477 extra-base hits. Williams' Triple Crowns came in 1942 and 1947. His MVPs came in 1946 and 1949. Ted's runner-up seasons, and sometimes unjustified voting were in 1941, 1942, 1947, and 1957. Ernie Banks, a career Chicago Cub, hit 512 home runs and tied with Eddie Mathews of the Braves.
7. Pete Rose set many records for the Reds from 1963-1978. His career started off right with a Rookie of the Year award. He won the NL MVP in 1973, and the World Series MVP in 1975. Pete led the league three times in batting, then from 1979-1983 played with the Phillies. In 1984, he played with the Expos before being traded back to the Reds for the latter portion of the season. In 1986, he stepped down as a Cincinnati Red after a 24-season career. He finished his career number one in singles, plate appearances, at-bats, hits, times on base, and a variety of other records. Rose seemed to do it all. He also managed the Reds and Phillies. Where's the error?

Answer: Rose never managed the Phillies

Rose's Rookie of the Year in 1963 was above the runner-up Ron Hunt of the Mets. His 1973 MVP was won over Pirate Willie Stargell. Pete retired with a .303 batting average, then it was on to the argument over the Hall of Fame induction due to his gambling endeavors. Pete managed the Reds for five seasons in the 1980s, his only managerial job.
8. Jose Canseco was a power to reckoned with when he won the American League Rookie of the Year in 1986, and the AL MVP with the Oakland Athletics in 1988. Jose had a brother in the Major Leagues who played for three seasons. In one of the those seasons, his brother Ozzie joined him as DH and outfielder with the Rangers. After coming forward about steriod use in baseball, Jose was pretty much black-balled. In his final eight seasons, he played for seven different teams. Where's the error?

Answer: Ozzie and Jose played together on the Athletics

What a combination of Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire with the Athletics from 1986-1992. They combined for a total of 450 home runs together on the A's. It is ironic that they were later both embroiled in a steroid controversy. They both retired in 2001, Canseco with the White Sox, and McGwire as a Cardinal. Ozzie teamed up with brother Jose on the 1990 Athletics, then played two seasons for the Cardinals.

He never played in 10 games each season.
9. Slugging great Sammy Sosa split his first season in baseball with the Rangers and White Sox in 1989 in limited duty. His first full season was in 1990 with the White Sox, winning the Rookie of the Year award. It was not until 1993, in his second season with the Cubs, that Sammy started to come around. He went from eight home runs in 1992 to 33 in 1993. In 1998, Sammy hit 66 but took a backseat to Mark McGwire's 70 in the season. Sosa would still win the MVP in that season. In five seasons from 1998-2002, Sammy would hit a total of 292 home runs, averaging 58.4 per season. After hitting 545 home runs as a Cub, Sosa was traded to the Orioles in 2005. Where's the error?

Answer: Sosa never won the Rookie of the Year award

Sammy wasn't even in the top ten voting for the Rookie of the Year award in 1990, and watched Sandy Alomar of the Indians win the award. After playing in Baltimore in 2005, Sosa retired, but then came back as a Texas Ranger in 2007 to hit 21 more home runs.
10. With the arrival of Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1920, things were going to change. In 1921, they found themselves in their first World Series, but lost to the New York Giants. 1922 saw the same results. 1923 was different this time. The team had a rookie named Lou Gehrig and he hit three doubles in the series. The Yankees won the World Series against the Giants, four games to two, winning their first series crown. Six times in the 1920s, the Yankees would appear in the World Series, winning three. Where's the error?

Answer: Gehrig did not play in the 1923 series

From 1921-1923, it was all New York vs. New York. The powerhouse Giants against the upcoming Yankees. The Giants went to the 1924 series also, making it four appearances in a row for them. The Yankees beat the Giants, Pirates, and Cardinals for their three wins in the decade. The NL New York club hadn't been the named the Gothams since 1884.
Source: Author Nightmare

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