MLB Baseball by Year, 1990–present

We give you one question about Major League baseball for every year since 1990. Can you answer them all?
Also see 1960–1989
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Last updated: October 28, 2021
First submittedNovember 4, 2019
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Year
Clue
Answer
2021
This player becomes the first since Babe Ruth to lead the league
in home runs and also be a starting pitcher
Shohei Ohtani
2020
The National League allows this position for the first time
Designated Hitter
2019
This Met sets a rookie record by hitting 53 home runs
Pete Alonso
2018
For the second year in a row, the Houston Astros use technology
to "steal" these from opposing teams
Signs
2017
This Yankee sets a rookie record by hitting 52 home runs
Aaron Judge
2016
This team wins the World Series for the first time in 108 years
Chicago Cubs
2015
This Washington Nationals pitcher throws two no-hitters
Max Scherzer
2014
This Dodgers pitcher wins his third Cy Young award in four years
Clayton Kershaw
2013
This closer, called the greatest of all-time, retires after 19 seasons
Mariano Rivera
2012
This slugger wins the Triple Crown, the first batter to do so since 1967
Miguel Cabrera
2011
This Tiger becomes the first pitcher to win an MVP since 1992
Justin Verlander
2010
This Cuban defector throws a pitch clocked at 105 mph
Aroldis Chapman
2009
This heavily-hyped player is drafted #1 by the Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg
2008
This pitcher records his 350th win
Greg Maddux
2007
This player signs a $275 million dollar contract, the largest ever
Alex Rodriguez
2006
This Twins pitcher leads the majors in wins, ERA, and strikeouts
Johan Santana
2005
This team moves to Washington D.C. and becomes the Nationals
Montreal Expos
2004
This team "Reverses the Curse"
Boston Red Sox
2003
This book about Oakland GM Billy Beane is first published
Moneyball
2002
This baseball commissioner declares the All-Star game a tie
Bud Selig
2001
This steroidal super slugger smashes 73 home runs
Barry Bonds
2000
This team wins its 3rd consecutive World Series
New York Yankees
1999
This overweight pitcher is traded to the Blue Jays in exchange
for Roger Clemens
David Wells
1998
This player hits 70 home runs - shattering Roger Maris's record
Mark McGwire
1997
This player's number (42) is retired for all Major League teams
Jackie Robinson
1996
This player ties his own record by striking out 20 batters in a single game
Roger Clemens
1995
This ironman plays his 2131st consecutive game, surpassing Lou Gehrig
Cal Ripken, Jr.
1994
The World Series is canceled due to this
Player's Strike
1993
This Blue Jay wins the World Series by hitting a walk-off homer in Game 6
Joe Carter
1992
This player slides into home, sending the Braves to the World Series
Sid Bream
1991
This pitcher throws his 7th no-hitter
Nolan Ryan
1990
In over 70 innings of action, this closer allows only 5 runs and 4 walks
Dennis Eckersley
+2
Level 86
Nov 6, 2019
Great quiz! I miss baseball already...
+6
Level 66
Apr 12, 2020
Oh boy, does that statement hurt all the more right now - April, 2020.
+3
Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Yeah, I have thought about a million times how much more tolerable this all would be if I had baseball to watch.
+1
Level 51
Jan 11, 2022
oh it hurts even more now
+5
Level 83
Feb 26, 2020
The only reason Sid Bream slid home safely in the 9th inning of the 1992 NLCS to beat the Pirates is because after being waved closer to home by center-fielder and teammate, Andy Van Slyke, Pirates left-fielder, Barry Bonds, flipped Van Slyke the bird and stayed deep.

The Pirates last sniff of a World Series.

+3
Level 54
Apr 12, 2020
That's nothing. The New York Giants lost an NL-pennant-deciding game to the Cubs in 1908 because Cy Seymour wouldn't go back to deep centerfield on the instruction of Christy Mathewson.
+1
Level 56
Apr 12, 2020
Could you please accept "lockout" for player's strike?
+2
Level 86
Apr 12, 2020
But they're different... In a strike, the players refuse to play. In a lockout, the owners refuse to let the players play.
+1
Level 38
Apr 12, 2020
It's clear to see I'm only 15 by how many I got right, 2010s were easy and then it falls apart.
+1
Level 83
Oct 28, 2021
Ohtani may have led MLB in home runs at some points during the season, but he didn't finish up on top.
+1
Level 66
Oct 29, 2021
Ohtani did not lead MLB in home runs
+1
Level 55
Jan 25, 2022
It says to lead the MLB in home runs AND be a pitcher, as in at the same time
+1
Level 70
Oct 29, 2021
go Red Sox!!!
+2
Level 70
Nov 10, 2021
The clue for Bonds should be changed if you're not going to call out accusations on the other players in the "steroid era".