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MLB Baseball by Year, 1960-1989
We give you one question about Major League baseball for every year from 1960 until 1989. Can you answer them all?
Last updated: November 4, 2019
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October 15, 2012
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This rookie is featured on the first Upper Deck baseball card.
Ken Griffey, Jr.
This injured player hits a walk-off homer in Game 1 of the World Series,
then limps around the bases.
This slugger hits 49 home runs - a rookie record.
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.
This shortstop plays the first game of a 2,632 consecutive game streak.
This speedster steals 130 bases - a major league record.
This Dodger becomes the first rookie to win a Cy Young award.
This player hits .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.
The Mets earn this nickname by winning the World Series.
This pitcher wins 31 games.
This Red Sox left fielder wins the Triple Crown.
This Dodger wins his third Cy Young in four years, then retires due to arthritis.
This becomes the first indoor stadium in the Major Leagues.
This recently-retired catcher is hired to manage the Yankees but is fired following
an incident with a harmonica on a team bus.
Brothers Felipe, Jesus, and Matty ____ play for the Giants at the same time.
This expansion team loses a record 120 games.
New York Mets
This slugger beats Babe Ruth by hitting 61 home runs in a single season *.
This Pirates second baseman hits the only game 7 walk-off homer in MLB history
May 3, 2013
Great quiz. Loved it.
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.
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.
Nov 4, 2019
Wikipedia entry on 1969 New York Mets season: "The team is often referred to as the "Amazin' Mets" (a nickname coined by Casey Stengel, who managed the team from their inaugural season to 1965) or the "Miracle Mets"."
Nov 4, 2019
Amazing will work now.
Mar 5, 2020
Easy as pie!
Mar 21, 2020
Ripken's streak began in 1982, not 1983.
Mar 21, 2020
Pete Rose got his 4,000th hit with the Montreal Expos in 1984, not the Cincinnati Reds.
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