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MLB Baseball General Knowledge #2

Do you have what it takes to answer these DIFFICULT trivia questions about Major League Baseball?
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What village in New York state is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
Cooperstown
Who was the Yankees' shortstop from 1995–2014?
Derek Jeter
Which Major League city is considered the best for hitting home runs?
Denver
What rookie was featured on the first ever Upper Deck baseball card in 1989?
Ken Griffey, Jr.
What substance did the MLB ban for new players starting in 2016?
Chewing tobacco
What is the name of the area where relief pitchers warm up?
The Bullpen
Which Yankees stars of the 1960s were known as the "M&M boys"?
Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris
Who hit 521 home runs despite missing over three years serving as a pilot in
World War II and Korea?
Ted Williams
Who broke Lou Gehrig's streak of consecutive games played?
Cal Ripken
What manager has won World Series titles with both the Athletics and the Cardinals?
Tony LaRussa
What team lost a record 120 games during their inaugural season in 1962?
New York Mets
What pitcher has the most career wins following a Tommy John surgery?
Tommy John
Who became, in 2012, the only knuckleballer to win a Cy Young award?
R.A. Dickey
Who was the first Negro League player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame?
Satchel Paige
What Braves pitcher won a record 18 Gold Gloves?
Greg Maddux
What current Japanese player is notable for playing both as a pitcher
and as designated hitter?
Shohei Ohtani
Early 20th century pitcher Mordecai Brown was missing parts of two fingers, enabling
him to throw an exceptional curveball. What was his nickname?
Three Finger
What is the last name of father/son players Fernando and Fernando Jr.?
Tatis
What is the least populous state which has two MLB teams?
Missouri
17 Comments
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Level 92
Jul 24, 2018
Did Tommy John have a surgery named after him? Never heard that term before.

Also, the 4th question reminds me of all the weird deep statistics they read out at games.

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Level 52
Jul 25, 2018
Tommy John surgery is indeed named after Tommy John, the first baseball player to successfully recover from UCL reconstruction. Not only did he come back from what was a career-ender (at the time) he actually became better (at least statswise) after the surgery.
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Level 64
Jul 25, 2018
Mantle and Maris were not referred to as the M&M Boys in the 1950s and 60s. Maris did not join the Yankees until 1960.
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Level 77
Sep 5, 2018
I was surprised at this comment until looking up Roger Maris. He did indeed only play from 1960-66. They were, however, referred to as the M&M boys in the 60s.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Okay, I changed the clue.
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Level 64
Jul 25, 2018
Three-finger Brown. We're likely to refer to players by their disabilities today. In the 1890s you also had Dummy Hoy and Dummy Taylor, so nicknamed because they were deaf.

Ernie Lombardi was known as Schnozz because of his large nose. He was quite sensitive about that.

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Level 84
Oct 12, 2022
I gave up after "Shop Teacher" and "Stubbs" didn't work.
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Level 86
Sep 28, 2018
I like the Tommy John question.
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Level 44
Sep 28, 2018
Before he was a Dodger, Jackie Robinson played in the negro leagues, and was inducted into the HOF in 1962 -- 9 years before Satchell Paige was. So how is Paige the first Negro League player to inducted into the Hall of Fame?
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2018
Jackie Robinson was inducted for his accomplishments in the MLB, not what he did in the Negro League. Paige did play in the MLB, but he was long-past his prime by the time he got there. He was inducted for what he accomplished in the Negro League. You're right that Jackie Robinson is correct to the question as worded, but (at least to me) it was intending to ask which player was the first to be enshrined based on what he did in the Negro League.
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Level 69
Mar 19, 2022
This is mostly about pitchers to be quite honest
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Level 86
Oct 6, 2022
I count seven questions about pitchers, one of which is about someone who is famously both a hitter and a pitcher. Not sure how that qualifies as "mostly."
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Level 77
Oct 17, 2022
I was really hoping that Mordecai Brown was known as Uncle Charlie, for some reason. It would have been cool to know that the nickname Uncle Charlie for a curve ball is named after a real person, but alas.
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2023
I got 19/20, missed the banned substance
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Level 72
Jul 3, 2023
Typed Otani, didn't know how to spell.
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Level 60
Jul 3, 2023
The first Upper Deck cards had Dante Bichette and Wally Joyner on them.
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Level 35
Jul 5, 2023
David Wells had Tommy John surgery in 1985 and went on to win 239 MLB games after that. I'm not sure if that's the most (because I don't know where there's a definitive list of post-Tommy John stats), but it is more than the 164 games John won after his own surgery.