MLB Baseball by Year, 1960–1989

We give you one question about Major League baseball for every year from 1960 until 1989. Can you answer them all?
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Last updated: December 2, 2020
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This rookie is featured on the first Upper Deck baseball card
Ken Griffey, Jr.
This injured player hits a walk-off homer in Game 1 of the World Series,
then limps around the bases
Kirk Gibson
This slugger hits 49 home runs - a rookie record
Mark McGwire
This first baseman makes a costly error in Game 6 of the World Series
Bill Buckner
This 20 year old pitcher dominates the National League with
24 wins and a 1.53 ERA
Dwight Gooden
This player records his 4000th hit
Pete Rose
This Red Sox player records his first of four seasons hitting above .360
Wade Boggs
This speedster steals a record 130 bases
Rickey Henderson
This Dodger becomes the first rookie to win a Cy Young award
Fernando Valenzuela
This player hits .390 in an injury-shortened season
George Brett
Fans riot during _____ Demolition Night at Comiskey Field
In a one-game playoff, this Yankees shortstop hits a rare home run
to help defeat the hated Red Sox
Bucky Dent
This slugger hits three home runs in Game 6 of the World Series
Reggie Jackson
The World Series champion Reds are widely known by this nickname
The Big Red Machine
This player "waves it fair" to win Game 6 of the World Series
Carlton Fisk
This slugger hits his 715th home run, eclipsing Babe Ruth
Hank Aaron
This position, hated by baseball purists, is used for the first time
Designated Hitter
This player dies in a tragic plane crash, months after recording his 3000th hit
Roberto Clemente
This pitcher is the first player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the
Negro League Committee
Satchel Paige
This Seattle team moves to Milwaukee and becomes the Brewers
Seattle Pilots
The Mets earn this nickname by winning the World Series
The Miracle Mets
This pitcher wins 31 games
Denny McLain
This Red Sox left fielder wins the Triple Crown
Carl Yastrzemski
This Dodger wins his third Cy Young in four years, then retires due to arthritis
Sandy Koufax
This becomes the first indoor stadium in the Major Leagues
The Astrodome
This recently-retired catcher is hired to manage the Yankees but is fired following
an incident with a harmonica on a team bus
Yogi Berra
Brothers Felipe, Jesus, and Matty ____ play for the Giants at the same time
This expansion team loses a record 120 games
New York Mets
This slugger beats Babe Ruth by hitting 61 home runs in a single season *
Roger Maris
This Pirates second baseman hits the only game 7 walk-off homer in MLB history
Bill Mazeroski
Level 47
May 3, 2013
Great quiz. Loved it.
Level 84
Jul 4, 2017
Bonus trivia: as Hank Aaron's 715th HR sailed out of the park in Atlanta, who was the Dodger left-fielder climbing the left field fence in a vain attempt to get to the ball?

Answer: Bill Buckner. (drag mouse over to highlight answer)

Level 66
May 7, 2021
No kidding. Cool fact!
Level 84
Jul 4, 2017
1975 World Series, one of the greatest ever, and it seems all anyone remembers is Fisk's HR. Historic moment, no doubt, but as Johnny Bench said years later about how that Series is often remembered, tongue firmly planted in cheek, "The Red Sox won, 3 games to 4."
Level 43
Sep 20, 2017
Along with Robinson, my hero is Roberto Clemente. An incredible 5-tool player and humanitarian, thus the award is named for him. There is a movement to retire his #21 as well, which I would support. The world needs more people like him; who thinks of others in need and does something about it.
Level 89
Jul 26, 2018
Savage....I am a baseball fan and missed only five of the 48 questions. Sadly, that was good enough only to get me 3/5 points. There are some FANS taking this quiz!
Level 86
Oct 26, 2018
Love the reference to Disco Demolition Night.
Level 85
Nov 4, 2019
Wikipedia entry on 1969 New York Mets season: "The team is often referred to as the "Amazin' Mets" (a nickname coined by Casey Stengel, who managed the team from their inaugural season to 1965) or the "Miracle Mets"."
Level ∞
Nov 4, 2019
Amazing will work now.
Level 75
Sep 12, 2021
"Amazin' " mostly refers to the Mets of the Stengel era (although it continues to be used at times to this day). "Miracle" specifically refers to the 1969 World Series champions.
Level 14
Mar 5, 2020
Easy as pie!
Level 28
Mar 21, 2020
Ripken's streak began in 1982, not 1983.
Level ∞
Dec 2, 2020
Dang. Changed the question to use Wade Boggs instead.
Level 28
Mar 21, 2020
Pete Rose got his 4,000th hit with the Montreal Expos in 1984, not the Cincinnati Reds.
Level ∞
Dec 2, 2020
Removed the team from the question.
Level 44
Jul 4, 2020
Didn't Jackie Robinson play a bunch of games for the KC Monarchs in the Negro Leagues? He was inducted in 1962... so doesn't that make him he first former Negro Leaguer to be inducted in the HOF?
Level ∞
Dec 2, 2020
You are technically correct. (The best kind of correct). The question has been amended slightly.
Level 67
May 5, 2021
Love the print given to the Mets here!...even if one of them is ignominious. And Pete Alonso smashed 53 home runs in 2019 to overtake McGwire's rookie record. (I know the question is correct, just showing the Polar Bear some love.)
Level 90
May 5, 2021
A question about Disco Demolition Night but nothing about the shorts the 75 White Sox wore? Bill Veeck was a marketing genius.
Level 33
May 5, 2021
Hi, there! Thank you for this challenging quiz. I found one minor update: when Disco Demolition Night occurred, the Chicago White Sox' stadium was known as Comiskey Park instead of Comiskey Field. In fact, even though the name has officially changed since then, many Chicagoans still call it that, or simply White Sox Park. The stadium on the other side of town, of course, is called Wrigley Field.