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Baseball is a game of numbers, stats and a long storied history. All of us played baseball at some time (ok maybe softball at a company picnic).  It is America’s pastime and many of us think we are baseball trivia experts.  So why not have a baseball trivia game as party of your Opening Day Festivities.


We put together some questions for your baseball trivia quiz.  Some are easy and some not so easy.  Don’t worry we included answers.  (By the way I got over 90% which should win me a prize of some sort.)  We also have added some sites that have much more baseball history.  Our favorite is The Baseball Almanac and if you don’t mind spending $20 the Baseball Encyclopedia is fabulous.   


Some General Baseball Trivia Questions:


Q.    Against what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first career home run?

        A.   New York Yankees


Q.    Who hit the "Homer in the Gloamin" on September 28, 1938?

        A.   Gabby Hartnett


Q.    Who was the first Major League player to pitch a ball over 100 mph?

        A.   Nolan Ryan


Q.    What retired basketball player tried out for the Chicago White Sox in 1994?

        A.   Michael Jordan


Q.    What Baltimore Orioles manager was ejected from a record 91 games?

        A.   Earl Weaver


Q.    What American League pitcher threw a perfect game in game 5 of the 1956 World Series?

        A.   Don Larsen


Q.    Who was the first Major League player to hit four home runs in a single game?

        A.   Bobby Lowe


Q.    Who was the first Major League player to have his number retired?

        A.   Lou Gehrig


Q.  What player hit 70 home runs in 1998?

        A.   Mark McGwire


Q.    Who beat out Ted Williams for the American League's Most Valuable Player award in 1941, when Williams hit for a .406 average?

        A.   Joe DiMaggio


Q.    Who hit the ball that rolled between Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series?

        A.   Mookie Wilson


Q.    What baseball player was nicknamed "Charlie Hustle"?

        A.   Pete Rose


Q.    What player holds the career record for stealing home plate?

        A.  Ty Cobb


Q.    Who hit his 700th home run on September 17, 2004?

        A.  Barry Bond


Q.    Who played a team record 3,308 games for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983?

        A.  Carl Yastrzemski


Q.    What number did Hank Aaron wear for the Atlanta Braves?

        A.  44.  Aaron's jersey number "44" has been retired by both the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. Hammerin Hank has also had his famous number "44" retired.


Q.    How many seasons did Hank Aaron play for the Milwaukee Brewers?

        A.  Hank played 2 seasons with Milwaukee Brewers (1975 – 1976).


Q.    In Major League Baseball, first and second bases are this far apart.

       A.    90 Feet.


Q.    In which year did the Florida Marlins win the World Series for a second time?

       A.   2003The first time was in 1997.


Q.    What number did Willie Mays wear for the Giants?

       A.    24.   


Q.    How many teams did Cal Ripken Jr. play for in the Major Leagues?

        A.   1.  He played his whole career with Baltimore.


Q.    How many teams did Babe Ruth play for in the big leagues?

        A.   3. 


Q.    How many home runs did Hank Aaron hit in his career?

        A.   He’s the record holder with 755.


Q.    How many games are in a Major League Baseball season per team?

        A.   A full season is 162 games.


Looking for more questions?  More answers?  Visit these sites.
The Baseball Almanac

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Here’s hoping that your party makes the Hall of Fame and that every day is a Home Run!

The Party Girl.


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