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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This player becomes the first since Babe Ruth to lead the league
in home runs and also be a starting pitcher
Shohei Ohtani
The National League allows this position for the first time
Designated Hitter
This Met sets a rookie record by hitting 53 home runs
Pete Alonso
For the second year in a row, the Houston Astros use technology
to "steal" these from opposing teams
This Yankee sets a rookie record by hitting 52 home runs
Aaron Judge
This team wins the World Series for the first time in 108 years
Chicago Cubs
This Washington Nationals pitcher throws two no-hitters
Max Scherzer
This Dodgers pitcher wins his third Cy Young award in four years
Clayton Kershaw
This closer, called the greatest of all-time, retires after 19 seasons
Mariano Rivera
This slugger wins the Triple Crown, the first batter to do so since 1967
Miguel Cabrera
This Tiger becomes the first pitcher to win an MVP since 1992
Justin Verlander
This Cuban defector throws a pitch clocked at 105 mph
Aroldis Chapman
This heavily-hyped player is drafted #1 by the Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg
This pitcher records his 350th win
Greg Maddux
This player signs a $275 million dollar contract, the largest ever
Alex Rodriguez
This Twins pitcher leads the majors in wins, ERA, and strikeouts
Johan Santana
This team moves to Washington D.C. and becomes the Nationals
Montreal Expos
This team "Reverses the Curse"
Boston Red Sox
This book about Oakland GM Billy Beane is first published
This baseball commissioner declares the All-Star game a tie
Bud Selig
This steroidal super slugger smashes 73 home runs
Barry Bonds
This team wins its 3rd consecutive World Series
New York Yankees
This overweight pitcher is traded to the Blue Jays in exchange
for Roger Clemens
David Wells
This player hits 70 home runs - shattering Roger Maris's record
Mark McGwire
This player's number (42) is retired for all Major League teams
Jackie Robinson
This player ties his own record by striking out 20 batters in a single game
Roger Clemens
This ironman plays his 2131st consecutive game, surpassing Lou Gehrig
Cal Ripken, Jr.
The World Series is canceled due to this
Player's Strike
This Blue Jay wins the World Series by hitting a walk-off homer in Game 6
Joe Carter
This player slides into home, sending the Braves to the World Series
Sid Bream
This pitcher throws his 7th no-hitter
Nolan Ryan
In over 70 innings of action, this closer allows only 5 runs and 4 walks
Dennis Eckersley
Level 86
Nov 6, 2019
Great quiz! I miss baseball already...
Level 66
Apr 12, 2020
Oh boy, does that statement hurt all the more right now - April, 2020.
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.
Level 51
Jan 11, 2022
oh it hurts even more now
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.

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.
Level 56
Apr 12, 2020
Could you please accept "lockout" for player's strike?
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.
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.
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.
Level 66
Oct 29, 2021
Ohtani did not lead MLB in home runs
Level 55
Jan 25, 2022
It says to lead the MLB in home runs AND be a pitcher, as in at the same time
Level 70
Oct 29, 2021
go Red Sox!!!
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".