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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.
Mexico City
Melbourne
New York City
Osaka

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


Which was the first professional baseball player to hit at least 24 home runs while a still teenager?
Gil McDougald
Tony Conigliaro
Mel Ott
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.
Frank Howard
Frank Torre
Reggie Jackson
Joe Torre

Question 10:


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

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
Robin Roberts
Warren Sphan
Nolan Ryan

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

 


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