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The Long Ball

written by: Deaner
 
Questions about the history of Major League Baseball home runs.

Question 1:


Which player held the record for the most consecutive 30 home run seasons in Major League history after the completion of the 2007 season?
Babe Ruth
Hank Aaron
Frank Robinson
Barry Bonds

Question 2:


Two former San Francisco Giants are among the top five in all-time career home runs. Name them both.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


Upon the conclusion of the 2007 season, who held the Major League Baseball rookie record for most home runs hit in a season?
Mark McGwire
Cecil Fielder
Ryan Howard
Alex Rodriguez

Question 4:


Which of these baseball players did not lead the majors in home runs at least 3 consecutive years in a row?
Hank Aaron
Mike Schmidt
Babe Ruth
Ralph Kiner

Question 5:


Roger Maris' home run record stood for 37 years until it was broken in 1998. Now his former single season record is not even in the top 5 of best home run seasons in Major League Baseball history.
True
False

Question 6:


Who is the first major leaguer to hit two grand slams in the same inning?
Todd Hundley
Fernando Tatis
Reggie Jackson
Robin Ventura

Question 7:


What Major Leaguer broke the career record for the most seasons with 40 or more home runs with 11 consecutive seasons?
Barry Bonds
Babe Ruth
Hank Aaron
Alex Rodriguez

Question 8:


In 1998 Mark McGwire broke the single season home run record and ended the season with a total of 70 long balls. Sammy Sosa ended the season as #2 all-time on the list. Who was #3 overall on the all-time single season home run list after the 1998 season?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


Which of the following catchers had the most home runs during his MLB career?
Mike Piazza
Johhny Bench
Carlton Fisk
Yogi Berra

Question 10:


What Major League Baseball slugger had the lowest average at-bats per home run ratio in his career for 2007? In other words, this man's at-bats have resulted in home runs more often than any other player in MLB history.
Mark McGwire
Alex Rodriguiz
Ken Griffey Jr.
Barry Bonds

Question 11:


What 7 time all-star Yankee first baseman held the record for most career grand slams at the end of the 2007 season?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 12:


Which of the following players had NOT hit over 50 home runs in a single Major League Baseball season by the conclusion of the 2007 season?
Carlos Delgado
Ken Griffey Jr.
Jimmy Foxx
Ryan Howard

Question 13:


Mike Hampton is listed in the top 5 of all-time for the most home runs by a pitcher in a major league career for 2007.
False
True

Question 14:


After the 2007 season there were two people tied for the most games with 3 or more home runs in MLB history. Which of the players listed below is a co-owner of that record?
Barry Bonds
Sammy Sosa
Babe Ruth
Mickey Mantle

Question 15:


Who is the only slugger in the following list that has had a 50+ home run season?
Andruw Jones
Mo Vaughn
Jay Buhner
Frank Thomas

Question 16:


Which player broke the American League record for most home runs hit in one season in 1961?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 17:


Which of these sluggers never hit for at least 40 home runs in a single MLB season?
Reggie Jackson
Joe Carter
Eddie Matthews
Jose Canseco

Question 18:


All of the following players have at least 50 home runs in a season. Which one of these has the lowest overall career home run total?
Albert Belle
Johnny Mize
Roger Maris
Greg Vaughn

 


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