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Answer these questions about baseball. One per year since 1970.
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October 15, 2012
October 30, 2018
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This Japanese sensation pitches and plays DH for the Angels
This player sets the rookie record by hitting 52 home runs
This team wins the World Series for the first time in 108 years
This Washington Nationals pitcher throws two no-hitters
This Dodgers pitcher, often compared to Sandy Koufax, is named NL MVP
This closer, called the greatest of all-time, retires after 19 seasons
This slugger wins the Triple Crown, the first to do so since 1967
This pitcher becomes the first to win an MVP since 1992
This Cuban defector throws a pitch clocked at 105 mph
This heavily-hyped player is drafted #1 by the Washington Nationals
This pitcher records his 350th win
This player signs a $275 million dollar contract, the largest ever
This Twins pitcher leads the majors in wins, ERA, and strikeouts
This team becomes the Washington Nationals
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
This steroidal slugger smashes 73 home runs
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
This player hits 70 home runs - shattering Roger Maris's record
This player's number (42) is retired for all Major League teams
This player ties his own record by striking out 20 batters in a single game
This ironman plays his 2131st consecutive game, surpassing Lou Gehrig
Cal Ripken, Jr.
The World Series is canceled due to this
This Blue Jay wins the World Series by hitting a walk-off homer in Game 6
This player slides into home, sending the Braves to the World Series
This pitcher throws his 7th no-hitter
In over 70 innings of action, this closer allows only 5 runs and 4 walks
This rookie is featured on the first Upper Deck baseball card
Ken Griffey, Jr.
This injured player his a walk-off World Series home run,
then limps around the bases
This Yankee homers in 8 consecutive games
This first baseman makes a costly error in Game 6 of the World Series
This 20 year old pitcher dominates the National League with
24 wins and a 1.53 ERA
This Cincinnati Red records his 4000th hit
George Brett puts too much of this substance on his bat - nullifying a home run
This speedster steals 130 bases
This Dodger becomes the first rookie to win a Cy Young award
This player bats .390 in an injury-shortened season
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
This slugger hits three home runs in Game 6 of the World Series
The World Series champion Reds are widely known by this nickname
The Big Red
This player "waves it fair" to win Game 6 of the World Series
This slugger hits his 715th home run, eclipsing Babe Ruth
This position, hated by baseball purists, is used for the first time
This player dies in a tragic plane crash, months after recording his 3,000th hit
This Negro League player is the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame
This Seattle team moves to Milwaukee and becomes the Brewers
Oct 20, 2012
I like it! Thanks for giving me credit for the idea.
May 3, 2013
Great quiz. Loved it.
Apr 2, 2014
I don't pay attention much to baseball, so the 1994 question really threw me off. I was trying to think of what world event could have caused them to cancel the World Series (or should I say the North American series lol). Like in 1919 the Stanley Cup was not awarded after they stopped the finals after 5 games due to an outbreak of influenza (one player actually died from pneumonia). A strike was certainly not in my realm of thought. Though I really don't know what baseball players have to strike about.
Apr 2, 2014
Ha ha. And here the 1994 was one of only 5 I could actually answer (I only got mildly interested in baseball in the past 3-4 years) because I'm from Montréal and 1994 was the only year the Expos had a truly good team and were finally having success.... and then there was the strike, and any hope was nipped in the bud. Went downhill after that until we lost the team (which leads to the only OTHER question which answer I was sure of). Oh well.
Apr 7, 2016
45/46....couldn't think of Eckersley for some reason.
Oct 5, 2017
Eck's 1989 numbers of 70 innings/5 earn runs allowed/4 walks issued make Game 1 of the 1988 World Series ever more improbably, if that's even possible. With 2 outs, Eck
Mike Davis, then, after getting ahead of Gibson, 0 balls and 2 strikes, fell behind in the count, 3 balls and 2 strikes, and then gave up a
2-run home run
to Gibby. Simply amazing.
Nov 13, 2018
His biggest loss. The best thing that happened to him is being changed to a relief pitcher after he left the Red Sox. He was one of the great closers.
Apr 15, 2016
46/46 with 3:16 remaining...God I love baseball
Apr 5, 2018
Nice, took me to 2:36. Great clues, great quiz.
Oct 6, 2016
I'm pretty sure I typed Brett and Clemente, but didn't get them...could you verify that nothing was messed up with this last update? I might've been confused since I just took two other baseball quizzes that received their post-2016 updates, though...still love this quiz!
Oct 9, 2016
Both worked for me.
Jan 6, 2017
ok, who didn't get the Cubs?!
Jan 23, 2017
Someone forgot the Cubs?
Jan 27, 2017
Anything in the last ten years is harder to remember for us old guys.
Jul 4, 2017
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?
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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."
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.
Oct 9, 2017
Pretty sure Brett's 1980 season was shortened by an injury, not a strike.
Nov 28, 2017
Yes to the last comment. The strike was in 1981. He was on the DL for most of June through the beginning of July in 1980.
Nov 28, 2017
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!
Oct 26, 2018
Love the reference to Disco Demolition Night.
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