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MLB Baseball General Knowledge #1

Do you have what it takes to answer these trivia questions about Major League Baseball?
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First submittedMarch 9, 2017
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What pitcher holds the career and single-season record for strikeouts?
Nolan Ryan
What is the name of the Cubs' stadium?
Wrigley Field
Who are the only two players to have more than 4,000 Major League hits?
Ty Cobb
Pete Rose
Who hit 61 home runs in 1961?
Roger Maris
What is the name of the illegal act of faking a pitch?
Balk
Who are the two best players in Angels history whose last name is a fish?
Mike Trout
Tim Salmon
What Yankees legend was known as "Mr. October"?
Reggie Jackson
What is the term for hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in the same game?
Hitting for the Cycle
Which two ace pitchers led the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks to a
World Series championship?
Randy Johnson
Curt Schilling
What was the name of the team that played in Montreal?
Montreal Expos
What quotable catcher said "Pitching always beats batting, and vice-versa”?
Yogi Berra
Whose number, 42, was retired for every team?
Jackie Robinson
What does the R stand for in the advanced stat WAR?
Replacement
What god has Noah Syndergaard been compared to?
Thor
What illegal pitch did Gaylord Perry throw?
Spitball
Who earned almost $400 million in salary over his 22 year career
from 1994–2016?
Alex Rodriguez
What do players put on the handle of baseball bats to make them stickier?
Pine Tar
24 Comments
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Level 71
Mar 9, 2017
QM, is your favorite sport baseball? I feel like I stumble on way more baseball quizzes than any other sport.
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Level 81
Mar 9, 2017
I feel like there are more basketball quizzes.. I know zero about basketball, baseball, NFL anyway so it doesn't make any difference to me. I just type the usual names (Johnson, Jordan, Bird, Berra, Rodriguez, Marino, Smith etc) and walk away content, with my single point.
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2017
QM has made a series of sports quizzes in the last few days. Seems pretty balanced though across the US sports (maybe not enough hockey :-).
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Level 84
Mar 9, 2017
Well it is definitely one of the more staistics-heavy sports. So for someone who runs a quiz website with statistics all over the place, it makes sense.
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Level 81
Mar 10, 2017
Cricket... there is an excellent statistical sport. If I could be bothered and I thought that more than the those from England and India would attempt it; I would create a quiz based on batting averages and strike rates.
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Level ∞
Mar 9, 2017
I don't watch much baseball, but I really love baseball stats.
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Level 68
May 4, 2017
Me too!
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Level 58
May 5, 2017
yay, baseball stats!
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2017
Nice fish question. I knew one, but totally guessed on the second!
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Level 64
Aug 6, 2017
There have been three players named Trout. The first two, Dizzy and Steve, were father and son.
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Level 69
Mar 9, 2017
Easy peasy. Keep em coming QM!
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Level 67
May 4, 2017
Surprised A-Rod earned only $400 million (I know..."only"). His second contract was worth $275 million and his first was worth $252 million...but I guess, with opting out of the first one after seven years, maybe the math works out. Still, I'd think he cleared well over $400 million between those two contracts and performance bonuses. But then again...I'm certainly not going to take the time to figure it out.
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Level 48
May 4, 2017
Gaylord Perry's 6 year old daughter in an interview, 195something:

Reporter: "Where does your daddy keep the gasoline?"

Daughter: "In the garage, by the car"

Reporter: "Does your daddy throw a greaseball?"

Daughter: "It's a hard slider"

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Level 84
May 5, 2017
Great baseball quiz...until you had to go and include an idiot like A-Roid in it.
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Level 40
May 7, 2017
I knew it was Roger Maris. I just forgot it was one R.. I typed Marris about 4 times. Darn.
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Level 64
Aug 6, 2017
His brother was Rudy. Roger and Rudy. There's your double R.
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Level 64
Aug 6, 2017
More baseball, thank you, please.
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Level 55
Oct 15, 2017
I concur with those who have requested "spitter" to be a valid answer. It is the common label for same.
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Level ∞
Oct 16, 2017
That one will work now
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Level 66
Oct 1, 2018
Ichiro Suzuki now has over 4,000 hits as well
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Level 86
Mar 24, 2019
Not in MLB, he doesn't.
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2023
Idk anything about baseball, but does pitch, resin, rosin, tar, sap, etc. work for stickier baseball bats? I thought just about anything sticky was used for pitching. "Pine tar" seems real specific; maybe it's the one thing allowed in regulations or something.
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Level 45
Apr 4, 2023
Pitchers use a rosin bag behind the mound. Hitters use pinetar, which is either squirted onto a rag and then rubbed on the bat, or it also comes in a stick and is more of a clay type instead of liquid.
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Level 70
Apr 4, 2023
For the last one I did 'tar' then 'pine' then 'pine sap' - one of those should be accepted