For well over a hundred years, the sport of baseball has provided countless people with countless memories and endless entertainment. Some of the sport's greatest stars have gone on to become absolutely legendary figures. Take this quiz and see what you know about these baseball hall of famer and baseball in general!
Which baseball outfielder got the nickname “Mr. October”?
Reginald Martinez Jackson is an American former professional baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City / Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and California Angels. Jackson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.
Andrew “Rube” Foster was known for his involvement in which baseball institution?
Andrew “Rube” Foster was an American baseball player, manager, and executive in the Negro leagues. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
Which of these Baseball Hall of Famers has an award named after them?
Denton True “Cy” Young was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. In 1956, one year after his death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the best pitcher.
In 1989, Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti banned which player from baseball?
To this day, Rose remains banned from baseball for betting on games as a player and a manager. Commissioner Giamatti is the father of actor Paul Giamatti.
Which of these Baseball Hall of Famers had 3,000 hits during their career?
Craig Alan Biggio is an American former second baseman, outfielder and catcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career from 1988 through 2007 for the Houston Astros.
According to legend, who is the inventor of baseball?
The Doubleday myth refers to the belief that the sport of baseball was invented in 1839 by future American Civil War general Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York.
In Major League Baseball, a person who plays what position is awarded the Cy Young award every year?
The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).
In 1947, who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball?
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era.
Babe Ruth began his Major League Baseball career as a member of which team?
Boston Red Sox
Ruth played for the Red Sox from 1914-19 before being traded to the Yankees, possibly causing the Red Sox to have an 86-year championship drought known as “The Curse of the Bambino”.
Which baseball player was known simply as “The Kid”?
Ken Griffey Jr.
George Kenneth Griffey Jr., nicknamed “Junior” and “the Kid”, is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball.
Where was Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar born?
Roberto “Robbie” Alomar Velázquez is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks (1988–2004).
Which Major League Baseball’s home venue features McCovey Cove?
San Francisco Giants
McCovey Cove is the unofficial name of a section of San Francisco Bay beyond the right field wall of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, named after famed Giants first baseman Willie McCovey.
Chipper Jones spent his entire Major League Baseball career as a member of which team?
Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones Jr. is an American former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves from 1993 to 2012.
Who played baseball under the nickname “Joltin’ Joe”?
Joseph Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe”, “The Yankee Clipper” and “Joe D.”, was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees.
Which of these Baseball Hall of Famers finished his career with exactly 3,000 hits?
Roberto Clemente, besides being a world-renowned humanitarian, now had a chance to be the first Latin American ballplayer to reach 3,000 hits.
Which baseball player is known as “The Captain”?
With all of the focus recently on New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his successful quest to join the 3,000 hit club on July 9, one glaring detail was thrown out in various publications and online websites again and again—Jeter’s nickname, “The Captain.”
Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt helped which franchise win its first World Series title?
Michael Jack Schmidt is an American former professional baseball third baseman who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Who was the baseball player known as “The Big Hurt”?
Frank Edward Thomas Jr., nicknamed “the Big Hurt”, is an American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball.
Which of the following baseball managers was born with the name George Lee Anderson?
Sparky Anderson is an American professional baseball manager who had a career record of 2,194 wins and 1,834 losses and led his teams to three World Series titles (1975, 1976, and 1984).
Which Baseball Hall of Famer is known as “The Say Hey Kid”?
Willie Howard Mays Jr., nicknamed “the Say Hey Kid” and “Buck”, is an American former professional baseball center fielder.
Which of the following baseball players was known as “Big Train”?
Walter “Big Train” Johnson was a pitcher for the Washington Senators from 1907 until 1927.
Which Baseball Hall of Famer was at the center of the Pine Tar Incident?
Umpires ruled Brett out of a July 24,1983 Kansas City Royals game against the New York Yankees for having more than the legal amount of pine tar on his bat.
Which baseball player coined the phrase “it ain’t over till it’s over”?
Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was the catcher for the New York Yankees for 18 years. Despite his outstanding offensive and defensive play, he is best remembered for his “Yogi-isms,” including “it ain’t over till it’s over.”
This famous baseball player set a home-run record in 1927. Not until 1974 did MLB player, Hank Aaron, beat this record.
Babe Ruth was the most celebrated athlete of his time. He played Major League Baseball for 22 years.
Who was the first Commissioner of Major League Baseball?
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
In 1921, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was appointed the first commissioner of baseball.
Which baseball player is known as the “Iron Man”?
Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr. played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles and served as a cornerstone of the franchise for 20 years. He earned the nickname “Iron Man” when he broke Lou Gehrig’s streak on September 6, 1995, of 2,130 consecutive games played.
Who was the slugger known as “Mr. Padre”?
Tony Gwynn played his entire career with the San Diego Padres, which earned him the nickname “Mr. Padre.” He was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007 and sadly passed away from cancer in 2014.
Which Major League Baseball team’s home park has a warehouse overlooking right field?
The Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the home field of Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles, and the first of the “retro” major league ballparks constructed during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Which of these Hall of Fame shortstops won 13 Gold Glove Awards during their career?
Osborne Earl Smith is an American former professional baseball player. Nicknamed “the Wizard of Oz”, Smith played shortstop for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball, winning the National League Gold Glove Award for defensive play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons.
Which of these individuals is a former Commissioner of Baseball?
Allan Huber “Bud” Selig is an American baseball executive who currently serves as the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball.
Baseball Hall of Famers Juan Marichal and Pedro Martínez are natives of which country?
Pedro Martínez and Juan Marichal are both from Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic.
In 1961, who passed Babe Ruth has baseball’s single-season home run record holder?
Roger Eugene Maris was an American professional baseball right fielder. He is best known for setting a new Major League Baseball single-season home run record with 61 home runs in 1961; the record remained unbroken until 1998.
The baseball venue the Polo Grounds was located in which city?
New York City
The New York Giants, the New York Yankees, and the New York Mets all played home games at the Polo Grounds at one point in their history.
Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, and Randy Johnson all played for which team during their Major League Baseball careers?
All three MLB legends were at one point playing in the same organization, the Seattle Mariners. Randy Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, and Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson was known by which nickname?
Andre Nolan Dawson, nicknamed “The Hawk” and “Awesome Dawson”, is an American former professional baseball player and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Which pitcher was known as “The Express”?
Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed “the Ryan Express”, is an American former professional baseball pitcher and sports executive.
Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor finished his Major League Baseball career as a member of which team?
Paul Leo Molitor, nicknamed “Molly” and “the Ignitor”, is an American former Major League Baseball player and former manager of the Minnesota Twins, who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Pitcher Walter Johnson spent his entire baseball career as a member of which team?
Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), nicknamed “Barney” and “The Big Train”, was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 21-year baseball career in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927.
Which of these baseball executives was known for signing Jackie Robinson to a major league club?
Wesley Branch Rickey was an American baseball player and sports executive. Rickey was instrumental in breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing black player Jackie Robinson.
Who was the first Major League Baseball player from Japan?
Masanori “Mashi” Murakami is a retired Japanese baseball player. He is notable for being the first Japanese player to play for a Major League Baseball team.
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