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1. Which of the following decades saw a Detroit Tiger/San Diego Padre World Series?
2. Some of this decade had some rather unpleasant moments. The great Roberto Clemente was killed in an offseason, and Patty Livingston, the last original member of the 1901 American League died. They joined some other greats in the names of Charlie Root, George Sisler, Lefty Grove, Casey Stengel, and Yankee catcher Thurman Munson. Which decade saw all this sorrow take place?
3. The Cleveland Indians won 100 games in a season for the first time during their history in which decade?
4. Babe Ruth played most of his fantastic career with the New York Yankees. He began his career with the Red Sox of Boston before a long run in the pinstripes. He ended his career in Boston also, but with the National League Braves. Which decade saw the Babe hit three home runs in one game during his final and only season with the Braves?
5. The great all around athlete, Jim Thorpe, was an Olympic medalist, pro football player, and also played Major League baseball. Which decade did this great American-Indian play in the big leagues?
6. The Milwaukee Brewers joined the new American League in 1901 along with seven other teams. After finishing in last place in the season, the team moved to St. Louis to become the Browns. The franchise stayed in St. Louis until 1953 when the team moved to Baltimore to become the Orioles. In which decade did the Browns win a World Series?
7. The great Denton True 'Cyclone' Young retired with 511 career wins. He was the first pitcher to reach the 400 and 500-win plateau. In which decade was the next pitcher seen to break the 400-win barrier?
8. There were many greats throughout baseball history, Rogers Hornsby, Ty Cobb, George Sisler, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, etc. Which decade saw the first switch-hitter in history win a batting title?
9. The Kansas City Cowboys appeared in three different leagues in their franchise history. From the Union Association to the National League to the American Association, which decade saw this team come and go?
10. Only two pitchers in the 20th century reached the 40-win plateau in a season. One was Jack Chesbro of the American League New York club. The other was four years later when Ed Walsh of the White Sox went 40-15. Which decade did this happen?
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