Are you ready to test your knowledge of baseball? This baseball trivia quiz will challenge you on everything from historic teams to legendary players and memorable moments. From Babe Ruth’s famous “called shot” to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, baseball has been a part of American culture for over a century. With questions covering a wide range of topics, including the rules of the game, team histories, and player statistics, you’ll have the chance to prove just how much you know about America’s favorite pastime. So, put on your baseball cap, grab some peanuts and crackerjacks, and get ready to hit a home run with this fun and informative trivia quiz!
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How many MLB teams are there?
As of 2023 there are 30 mlb teams. The most recent expansion teams were the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998.
Which baseball player has won the most MVP awards?
Barry Bonds has far and away the most MVP awards in MLB history with 7 in total. He won 4 in a row from 2001-2004.
Which team won the most World Series championships in the 1970s?
The A's won 3 world series during the 70s. They won the worst series in three consecutive seasons - 1972, 1973, and 1974.
Who has the highest number of career grand slams?
Alex Rodriguez had 25 grand slams in his career.
Who has the most Gold Gloves at third base?
Brooks Robinson won the gold glove award 16 times. He won the award in 16 conseuctive years.
Which city is home to the Rockies?
The Rockies first were granted rights to join the MLB in 1991, and had their first season in 1993.
Who was the last hitter to win the triple crown (Home runs, RBI, Batting Avg leauge leader)?
Cabrera completed the triple crown in 2012 by hitting .330, with 44 home runs, and 139 RBI. The following year he put up even better numbers.
Which pitcher holds the record for most strikeouts in MLB?
Nolan Ryan finished his career with 5,714 strikeouts, nearly 1,000 more than Randy Johnson who is second all time.
Who has the most Gold Gloves at shortstop?
Ozzie Smith won 13 gold gloves, followed by Omar Vizquel with 11.
Who has the record for the most career stolen bases?
Rickey Henderson stole 1,406 bases in his career. Second overall is Lou Brock with 938
Which pitcher won both the National League Cy Young award and the National League MVP award in 2014?
Kershaw beat out Giancarlo Stanton for the MVP with 18 first place votes to Stanton's 8. He also lead the league in WAR that year.
Which team did Ken Griffey Jr. play for immediately after leaving the Mariners?
Ken Griffey Jr left the Mariners for the Reds in 2000. The Reds were the team his father spent the majority of his career with.
Who was the first pitcher to win 4 consecutive Cy Young awards?
In the early 1990s Greg Maddux was dominant. He went on to win 4 consecutive Cy Youngs between 1992-1995.
Which pitcher had the most Cy Young awards in their career?
Clemens won the Cy Young Award in 1986,1987,1991,1997,1998,2001, and in 2004.
Who has the highest number of hits in their MLB career?
Pete Rose had 4,256 career hits in his 24 seasons in the major leagues.
Which switch hitter had over 400 home runs and over 300 stolen bases?
Beltran finished his career with 435 home runs and 312 stolen bases.
Who was the shortest player in MLB history?
Gaedel stood at just 3 feet 7 inches tall. He walked in his only big league at bat.
Which Hall of Fame player made "The Catch" in the 1954 World Series?
Willie Mays took home 12 gold gloves in his career, so if anyone was going to make an amazing catch it's no surprise that it was him.
Which NL pitcher won 4 Cy Young awards between 1972 and 1982?
Steve Carlton won the Cy Young in 1972, 1977, 1980, and 1982.
Who holds the record for being the youngest player in MLB?
Joe Nuxhall was 15 years, 10 months and 10 days old when he first played in the MLB.
Who was the first black player to appear in the MLB?
Jackie Robinson first made his debut on April 15th, 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Which player has the most all star game appearances?
Aaron played in a record 25 all star games. This is in part because between 1959 and 1962 two all star games were held each season.
What's the record for the most home runs in a single season?
Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs during the 2001 season, surpassing Mark McGwire who hit 70 home runs in 1998.
Which Phillies third baseman hit over 500 home runs?
Schmidt played his entire career with the Phillies, and finished his career with 548 home runs.
Who has the most Gold Gloves at catcher?
Ivan Rodriguez won 13 gold gloves in his career, and had a stretch of 10 consecutive gold gloves at one point.
What was Randy Johnson's nickname?
After a collision with Tim Rains Johnson's teammates said "Damn! You're a big unit!" and the nickname was born.
Who did Nolan Ryan put in a headlock after he charged the mound?
In 1993 46 year old Nolan Ryan got the best of 25 year old Robin Ventura after he charged the mound.
Which relief pitcher was the first to win the Cy Young award?
Mike Marshall accomplished the feat in 1974. He appeared in 106 games in that season.
When was the MLB formed?
The National League was formed in 1876 while the American League was formed in 1901.
Which team won the most World Series championships in the 2010s decade?
The giants won 3 world series in the 2010s decade. They won in 2010, 2012, and 2014, all under manager Bruce Bochy.
How many home runs did Babe Ruth have in his career?
Babe Ruth lead the MLB in home runs until he was passed by Hank Aaron in 1974.
Which switch hitter has the most career home runs?
Mantle and Murray are the only switch hitters with more than 500 home runs. Mantle finished his career with 536 home runs.
Which MLB team has the most Hall of Famers?
There are currently 4 active teams without a hall of famer. They are the Marlins, Nationals, Rays, and Rockies.
Which MLB player had the nickname "The Big Hurt"
Simply put, Frank Thomas got his nick name because of the damage he did to the opposing team's pitchers.
Which AL pitcher won 3 Cy Young awards between 1973 and 1976?
The only year during this stretch that Palmer did not win the Cy Young was 1974, when he had a 7 and 12 win loss record.
Where is the National Baseball Hall of Fame located?
The Hall of Fame was established in 1936, and had it's first ceremony in 1939.
Which manager was ejected from both games of a double header?
Earl Weaver finished his Hall of Fame career with 96 ejections.
Which Red Sox pitcher is famous for the bloody sock game in the 2004 ALCS?
Curt Schilling allowed just one run over 7 innings in game 6 of the 2004 ALCS. The Red Sox went on to win game 7 to complete a comeback after being down 3-0.
Which player won the most batting champion titles ever?
Cobb has an astounding 12 batting titles in total, a record that will likely never be broken. He also has this highest career batting average at .366.
Which pitcher had the most career wins?
Cy Young won 511 games in his career. He's the only pitcher to pitch over 7,000 innings in his career.
In 2017 which team won 22 consecutive games during the regular season?
The Indians surpassed the 2002 Oakland A's who won 20 games in a row.
Whose consecutive game record did Cal Ripken Jr surpass?
Ripken surpassed baseball legend Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games.
Which player has the most career Runs Batted In (RBI)?
Aaron finished his career with 2,297 runs batted in. Albert Pujols wasn't far behind him with 2,218.
Which player has the highest career WAR (Wins Above Replacement)?
Babe Ruth, considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time finished with a 183.1 WAR, about 18 points higher than 2nd place, Walter Johnson.
Which relief pitcher has the most saves their career?
Rivera finished his career with 612 career saves, and is regarded as the greatest closer of all time.
Which Yankee had the most career hits in team history?
Of all the great Yankees, Jeter tops the list with 3,465 career hits.
Which MLB team has won the most World Series titles?
As of 2022 the Yankees have won 27 world series. They currently have a 27 and 13 record in the World Series.
Who is the last player to have a batting average above .400 in the regular season?
Ted Williams batted .406 in 1941 after famously playing the last day of the seasons double header, which put hit .400 average at risk. He went 6 for 8 in the double header.
In 2001, which player won both the Rookie of the Year and the MVP award?
Ichiro inched out Jason Giambi in the 2001 AL MVP voting with a vote total of 289 to 281. Giambi had a higher WAR total, but the mariners won 116 games that season.
Who was the first player to win the MVP award in both leagues?
Frank won the MVP in 1961 with the Reds and then again in his first season with the Orioles in 1966.
Who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young in both leagues?
Gaylord Perry won his first Cy Young at age 33 on the Cleveland Indians and then again at at 39 for the San Diego Padres.
How many Cy Young awards did Randy Johnson win?
Johnson won four consecutive NL Cy Young Awards with the Diamondbacks.
Who was the first pitcher to repeat as the Cy Young award winner?
Koufax became the first to win the award in back to back years in 1965 and 1966 before retiring. He also won the award in 1963 as well.
How many home runs did Hank Aaron have in his career?
Hank Aaron finished his Amazing career with 755 home runs at age 42 in 1976.
Which player played for the most MLB teams in history?
Jackson played on 14 teams throughout his MLB career!
Which baseball team drafted Tom Brady before he went on to play football in the NFL?
Brady was drafted by the Expos in 1995 in the 18th round of the draft.