Baseball General Knowledge

See how much you know about America's pastime
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What team is considered the first Major League team?
Cincinatti Reds
Who is considered the greatest closer of all time?
Mariano Rivera
Who is known as Big Papi?
David Ortiz
Which franchise has won 27 World Series Championships?
New York Yankees
What does ERA stand for?
Earned Run Average
What is it called when a pitcher retires 27 hitters without allowing a base runner?
Perfect Game
Who threw the last ^ in the National League?
Matt Cain
How many positions are on the field?
9
In which league can you find the Designated Hitter?
American League
What position is also known as the "Hot Corner"?
Third Base
What position is also known as the "Backstop"?
Catcher
What kind of pitcher is a "southpaw"?
Left handed
How far away from homeplate is the pitcher's mound?
60 ft 6 in
How many umpires are on the field during the post season?
6
What is it called when a hitter has 3 balls and 2 strikes against them in an At Bat?
Full Count
How is a strikeout recorded in the box score?
K
What does "BB" in the boxscore indicate?
Base on Balls
If three outs are recorded as a result of one continuous play, what is it called?
Triple Play
In what position in the lineup would the "clean-up hitter" be?
4
If a pitcher pitches the entire game what is it called?
Complete Game
If a pitcher pitches ^ and doesn't allow a run, what is it called?
Shutout
What is the annual award given at the end of the season to the best pitcher in each league?
Cy Young
What award is given to the hitter that has the highest batting average, most RBIs and most Homeruns for that season in their league?
Triple Crown
Who was the last player to win ^?
Miguel Cabrera
Which pitcher threw the fastest pitch ever recorded?
Aroldus Chapman
Which player hit 5 homeruns in the 2009 World Series?
Chase Utley
Which pitcher did ^ hit 3 of those homers off of?
CC Sabathia
Which pitcher led the majors with walk to strikeout ratio in 2010, 2012 and 2013
Cliff Lee
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