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Major League Baseball True False

Can you guess whether these statements about MLB baseball are true or false?
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Last updated: September 26, 2022
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First submittedSeptember 26, 2022
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1. Every team that has won the so-called "World Series" has been from the United States
True
False
The Toronto Blue Jays won in 1992 and 1993
2. Rickey Henderson once stole more than 300 bases in a single season
True
False
His most in one season is 130, a Major League record
3. Spitballs were legal in the early 1900s
True
False
They were outlawed in 1920 but existing spitballers were grandfathered in
4. Willie Mays played mostly shortstop
True
False
He was a center fielder
5. Ozzie Smith was a power hitter
True
False
He only hit 28 home runs in his entire career
6. The catcher and the pitcher are collectively known as "the battery"
True
False
7. No player has been a manager and a player at the same time since WWII
True
False
There have been a handful, most recently Pete Rose from 1984–1986
8. Barry Bonds holds the single season and career home run records
True
False
9. If a ball bounces over the outfield fence, it counts as a home run
True
False
It is an automatic double
10. New York City once had three Major League teams at the same time
True
False
Before 1958, the Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants all played in New York
11. Portland, Oregon has never had a Major League team
True
False
12. More current Major League players were born in the Dominican Republic than any other country except the U.S.
True
False
13. No player has ever hit a home run that has completely left the stadium
True
False
It happens relatively frequently in some places. In San Francisco kayakers can fish a home run ball out of the waters of McCovey cove.
14. Ted Williams NEVER won a World Series title
True
False
He played on the Red Sox, after all
15. There's no rule prohibiting metal bats - wooden bats are simply considered superior for the hitter
True
False
Metal bats are much better for hitters
17 Comments
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Level 89
Sep 27, 2022
Re: #13 "If you don't want me to watch the ball, you can go get it out of the ocean!" - Max Muncy to MadBum 2019.
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2022
hahaha, love it!
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2022
"Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn't score any runs." - Cardinals catcher, Tim McCarver
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Level 52
Oct 12, 2022
hahahaha, love it again!
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Level 77
Sep 27, 2022
Barry Bonds has no legitimate records. He cheated. He’s a cheater.
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Level 21
Dec 11, 2022
I agree, but he still holds the record, even if it was illegal.
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Level 77
Apr 12, 2023
Yeah, no way around it… but the MLB needs to get its act together.
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Level 84
Sep 28, 2022
Shake your head, those of you who thought that Rickey Henderson stole two bases per game!
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2023
I've never heard of Rickey Henderson so I picked "true," then I paused for a second to think about the math and quickly changed my answer haha

Even 130 is freaking preposterous, there's no way 300 could ever happen.

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Level 59
Dec 2, 2022
I found the least popular Quizmaster quiz
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Level 21
Dec 11, 2022
I know for a fact that a ball has NEVER been hit out of the stadium.
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Level 81
Apr 12, 2023
That ball wouldn't have been out of a lot of parks... Name one...Yosemite. - Jake Taylor
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2023
100% in 1:07.
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Level 70
Apr 12, 2023
Damn, didn't know when Brooklyn became officially a part of New York...it was a lot earlier than when the dodgers left for 'a better location'
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Level 43
Apr 12, 2023
Dang it, 14/15, took the bait on the Rickey Henderson question
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Level 34
Apr 13, 2023
Loved this quiz till I read what was under the Ted Williams question. Not cool bro.
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Level 90
Apr 14, 2023
The ground rule double question probably could be worded better. I wasn't sure if you meant lands in the field of play and bounces over or hits the top of the fence and bounces over. I went with the incorrect one.