Obscure Baseball Trivia by BoyerA

Champion(s):

LewandowskiMJ


Runner(s)-Up:

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Quiz Description

In honor of the start of the baseball season, here is a baseball quiz. The trivial facts are obscure, but the questions aren’t impossibly hard.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 44 09 53 37 95 69 36 15 41 30 36 20
1 LewandowskiMJ 777 99 40
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2 WellsW 699 97 40
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3 SteveWilliams 638 95 40
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4 SchroederS 611 93 40
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5 Egantx7 592 92 40
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6 TsujiG 582 90 40
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7 ChrisRosenberg 576 88 40
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8 ChernicoffS 552 86 40
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9 jsparkyp 551 85 40
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10 GoodmanDL 550 82 40
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10 DBrick 550 82 00
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12 MilesTeg 530 79 40
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13 AllenJ 524 78 40
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14 ZellwegerS 517 75 40
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14 WeikleB 517 75 40
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16 RosenbergR 512 72 00
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17 MatthewsP 486 71 40
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18 Seamus 483 69 40
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19 CutlerA 476 67 00
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20 GrahamJ 473 65 00
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21 SchwartzD 464 64 40
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22 SpoeriJ 463 62 00
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23 WangS 461 60 40
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24 chc 455 58 00
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25 bdunn02 445 57 00
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26 KonkelT 443 55 00
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27 Matto 442 53 00
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28 twarner50 438 51 40
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29 MartaMJackson 434 49 00
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29 SochackiA 434 49 40
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31 KaufmanK 424 46 00
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32 Bix32 413 44 00
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33 usuiw 402 42 00
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34 cruzich 386 41 00
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35 scottyc34 383 39 00
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36 SlumdogSquarepants 372 37 40
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37 CarterBurke 371 35 00
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38 OlewnickB 366 33 40
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38 QuinnA 366 33 00
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40 BarthR 350 30 40
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41 JonesRW 348 28 40
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42 SteevesR 341 27 00
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43 RichmondJ 329 25 40
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44 colonialrampage 322 23 00
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45 Okrent 313 21 40
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46 IngramB 304 19 00
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46 FournierM 304 19 40
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48 BradburnA 288 16 40
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49 MrObvious 274 14 40
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50 FrankensteinP 269 13 40
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51 WendellA 254 10 00
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51 randalleng 254 10 00
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53 Vintsanity 240 7 00
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53 letouj 240 7 40
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55 HightB 228 4 40
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Questions:

In 1986, this Red Sox right fielder became the first man to hit a home run on the first pitch of the entire major league season. It came off Tigers pitcher Jack Morris. Name him.

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DWIGHT EVANS

This mustachioed first baseman hit 6 grand slams in 1987, and none in his other 13 seasons. Now he won’t allow his players to have facial hair.

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DON MATTINGLY

Who was the only person to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Rangers and New York Knicks? You don’t need to name the person, just the “position” the person played, which was the same for all three teams.

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ORGANIST (Gladys Gooding)

Three players have hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning. One was a short, squat second baseman for the Cleveland Indians. One was a well-traveled utility player who started for the 2004 World Series champions. The third broke his leg jumping on home plate. Name any one of these three.

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CARLOS BAERGA, MARK BELLHORN, KENDRYS MORALES

In 1953, this Red Sox rookie was the first player since 1900 to get three hits in one inning. He was briefly a teammate of a 7-time All-Star shortstop with the same last name, but they were not related. Who was the 1953 rookie?

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GENE STEPHENS

He is the only player to get hits for two different teams in two different cities on the same day. Both came off future Hall of Fame pitchers (Ferguson Jenkins and Steve Carlton). It is not true that the Coasters had a hit song about him. Who is he?

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JOEL YOUNGBLOOD (Mets, Expos, 8/4/82)

Who is the only pitcher to strike out the side on 9 pitches in each league? He reached the majors at age 19 and pitched until he was 46.

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NOLAN RYAN

Only two players have hit home runs in the major leagues before age 20 and after age 40. One was a violent racist, one of the all-time greatest players. The other was fondly known as “Le Grand Orange” during his Expos days. Their last names rhyme. Name BOTH.

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TY COBB, RUSTY STAUB

Only one MLB team has ever drafted two players in the same draft who were later elected to the Hall of Fame. Name either the team or one of the two quarterbacks. (Yes, it’s the NFL Hall of Fame.)

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS, JOHN ELWAY, DAN MARINO (1979)

He was best known as a Brave, but ended his career in California. He had 363 wins as a pitcher and 363 hits as a batter. Name him.

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WARREN SPAHN

This man is the only player whose name and number on the back of his jersey matched his birthday (although he also wore #38 and #44 later in his career). He played for the White Sox, Yankees and Angels from 1968 to 1977. (His older brother played for the Reds, Astros, Orioles and Royals over his 18-year career.) Who is he?

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CARLOS MAY (May 17)

Catcher (and sometimes first baseman) Gus Triandos holds the record (at least since 1950) for most games played in a career without being caught stealing. Within one, what was his career stolen base total?

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