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Some Strange Major League Baseball Records

written by: shimonbentzvi
A difficult quiz on some strange Major League Baseball records.

Question 1:

In 1956, this city set a new record for the most fans at a baseball game - 114,000.
New York City
Mexico City

Question 2:

He is the first baseball player to be caught stealing a base at least 355 times.
Lou Brock
Ty Cobb
Rickey Henderson
Minnie Minoso

Question 3:

From 1988-1989 this player set a new Major League record for most consecutive bases stolen without being thrown out.
Rickey Henderson
Vince Coleman
Lou Brock
Ichiro Suzuki

Question 4:

In 1955 this baseball Hall of Famer broke the record for most consecutive times struck out.
Nolan Ryan
Sandy Koufax
Willie Keeler
Cy Young

Question 5:

He is the first baseball player to strike out at least 2,597 times.
Babe Ruth
Reggie Jackson
Willie Stargell
Hank Aaron

Question 6:

Which baseball player became the first to hit at least 20 home runs in a month?
Babe Ruth
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Ken Griffey
Sammy Sosa

Question 7:

Tommy Brown broke the Major League record for the youngest person to hit a home run. How old was he?
16 years, 4 months and 11 days
17 years, 2 months and 7 days
18 years, 6 months and 122 days
15 years, 4 months and 19 days

Question 8:

Which was the first professional baseball player to hit at least 24 home runs while a still teenager?
Mel Ott
Tony Conigliaro
Gil McDougald
Ken Griffey, Jr.

Question 9:

Goose Goslin and this man are the only Major League baseball players to hit into 4 double plays in a single game.
Reggie Jackson
Joe Torre
Frank Howard
Frank Torre

Question 10:

This player became the first to hit into 350 double plays in a Major League baseball career.
Jim Rice
Hank Aaron
Babe Ruth
Cal Ripken, Jr.

Question 11:

Which of these baseball players became the first pitcher to allow at least 505 home runs?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Frank Tannana
Warren Sphan
Robin Roberts
Nolan Ryan

Question 12:

Which baseball player became the first pitcher to throw 277 wild pitches?
Nolan Ryan
Phil Niekro
Jack Morris
Juan Guzman

Question 13:

Many pitchers have been great fielders. This man is the first pitcher to be involved in 94 double plays.
Bobby Shantz
Jim Kaat
Harvey Haddix
Greg Maddux

Question 14:

This man has the record achievement of over 14,000 Major League at-bats.
Carl Yastrzemski
Pete Rose
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Minnie Minoso

Question 15:

Which great infielder broke the record for the most at-bats in a season in 2007?
Miguel Tejada
Jimmy Rollins
Pete Rose
Jose Reyes


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