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1. Which decade saw 3'7" Eddie Gaedel pinch hit in his only at-bat, resulting in Major League baseball changing rules?
2. Eight times in which decade, did the great Rogers Hornsby have over 200 hits in a season, lead the league seven times in batting, win two MVP awards, and win two Triple Crowns?
3. Manager Sparky Anderson made four trips to the World Series in which decade?
4. In which decade did the Philadelphia Phillies change their name to the Blue Jays for two seasons, then change it back to the Phillies?
5. Which decade saw the Hall of Fame open its doors to Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Orlando Cepeda, and umpire Nestor Chylak?
6. The color barrier in Major League baseball was broken in a decade that saw both the National and American League sign their first black players. Which decade saw both these stars break the barrier?
7. Which decade saw 59-year old Satchel Paige on a Major League mound for the last time?
8. Which decade saw both the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers move to the west coast?
9. The World Series began with the 1903 series pitting the Boston Pilgrims against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pilgrims won the series. In which decade did baseball see a team lose three consecutive World Series for the first time?
10. The Seattle Pilots existed in only one season of Major League baseball. Which decade did they appear in?
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