MLB History

Various questions about baseball's past and present.
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Last updated: May 15, 2012
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First player to steal 100 bases in a season during the modern era
Maury Wills
His 110 shutouts is a major-league record
Walter Johnson
How many times did Barry Bonds hit more than 50 homers in a season?
First player to hit a walk-off World Series Game 7 home run
Bill Mazeroski
First African-American to appear in the AL?
Larry Doby
Hit 36 triples one year, still a major league record
Chief Wilson
The fastest pitch ever thrown in the Majors was 105 mph. Who threw it?
Aroldis Chapman
The all-time career home run record in Japan is 868 home runs. Who hit them?
Sadaharu Oh
Who is the youngest player to ever appear in a game, at the age of 15?
Joe Nuxhall
The farthest homer in the past 50 years was smacked 545 feet. Who hit it?
Mark McGwire
Who was the last pitcher to win 30 or more games in a season?
Denny McLain
Who held the record for most home runs in a season (27) before Babe broke it?
Ned Williamson
What two teams won 116 games in a season, more than 90 years apart?
Mariners and Cubs
What two teams have never made it to the World Series?
Mariners and Nationals
What player came extremely close to joining the 40-40 club in 2004?
Carlos Beltran
What are the first names of Tinker, Evers, and Chance (of baseball poetry fame)?
Joe, Johnny, Frank
Which pitcher once killed a bird mid-flight with a pitch?
Randy Johnson
What year did Derek Jeter get his nickname "Mr. November"?
What pitcher pitched two no-hitters in back-to-back starts?
Johnny Vander Meer
Who went by the nickname "Crime Dog"?
Fred McGriff
In the year 1968, pitchers were dominating hitters. Who led the AL in AVG. with .301?
Carl Yastrzemski
Which umpire messed up a call on the last "out" of a perfect game?
Jim Joyce
What two teams (created in 1901 or earlier) never changed their name?
Tigers and White Sox
Who holds the record for most career home runs for a pitcher, with 38?
Wes Ferrell
Who was phone?
Babe Ruth
Level 29
Jan 12, 2013
Good quiz! I have a similar one you may enjoy as well.
Level 73
Feb 15, 2023
I scored 14/25, which is pretty good for these questions. Thanks for the quiz!