MLB Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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1. Who is the current commissioner of Major League Baseball as of 2024?

A: Rob Manfred

B: Dan Halem

C: Bud Selig

D: George Steinbrenner

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: Rob Manfred

Correct Answer explanation: Rob Manfred is the current commissioner of Major League Baseball.

2. How many teams are in Major League Baseball?

A: 20

B: 25

C: 30

D: 35

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 30

Correct Answer explanation: MLB consists of 30 teams, with 29 in the United States and 1 in Canada.

3. Where is the headquarters of Major League Baseball located?

A: Los Angeles, California

B: Chicago, Illinois

C: Midtown Manhattan, New York

D: Boston, Massachusetts

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Midtown Manhattan, New York

Correct Answer explanation: MLB’s headquarters is located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

4. Which team has won the most World Series titles in Major League Baseball history?

A: Boston Red Sox

B: Los Angeles Dodgers

C: New York Yankees

D: St. Louis Cardinals

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: New York Yankees

Correct Answer explanation: The New York Yankees have won the most World Series titles with 27 championships.

5. Which team was the World Series champion most recently, in 2023?

A: Houston Astros

B: Arizona Diamondbacks

C: New York Yankees

D: Texas Rangers

Correct Answer: D

Correct Answer Text: Texas Rangers

Correct Answer explanation: The Texas Rangers won their 1st World Series title in 2023.

6. What year did the American League and National League merge into one organization?

A: 1998

B: 2000

C: 2002

D: 2004

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 2000

Correct Answer explanation: In 2000, the American League and National League merged into a single organization under the MLB umbrella.

7. Which team was the first all-professional team in baseball, founded in 1869?

A: Boston Red Sox

B: Cincinnati Red Stockings

C: Philadelphia Phillies

D: New York Yankees

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: Cincinnati Red Stockings

Correct Answer explanation: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, founded in 1869, were the first all-professional baseball team.

8. When did the dead-ball era in baseball occur?

A: 1880-1895

B: 1900-1919

C: 1920-1935

D: 1940-1955

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1900-1919

Correct Answer explanation: The period from 1900 to 1919 is commonly referred to as the dead-ball era in baseball.

9. What major scandal in baseball involved fixing the 1919 World Series?

A: The Dead-Ball Scandal

B: The Black Sox Scandal

C: The Steroid Scandal

D: The Reserve Clause Debate

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: The Black Sox Scandal

Correct Answer explanation: The Black Sox Scandal involved a conspiracy to fix the 1919 World Series.

10. Who broke baseball’s color barrier by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era?

A: Satchel Paige

B: Larry Doby

C: Jackie Robinson

D: Roy Campanella

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Jackie Robinson

Correct Answer explanation: Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

11. What city is home to the headquarters of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC Americas)?

A: Toronto

B: New York City

C: Los Angeles

D: Montreal

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: New York City

Correct Answer explanation: The WBSC Americas headquarters is in New York City.

12. When did interleague play become a part of the regular MLB season?

A: 1989

B: 1997

C: 2001

D: 2005

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1997

Correct Answer explanation: Regular-season interleague play was introduced in 1997.

13. Which MLB stadium has the largest seating capacity?

A: Yankee Stadium

B: Dodger Stadium

C: Fenway Park

D: Coors Field

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: Dodger Stadium

Correct Answer explanation: Dodger Stadium has the largest seating capacity in MLB with 56,000 seats.

14. How many games does each MLB team play in the regular season?

A: 120

B: 140

C: 162

D: 180

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 162

Correct Answer explanation: Each MLB team plays 162 games during the regular season.

15. Who was the first player to win the Cy Young Award?

A: Sandy Koufax

B: Don Newcombe

C: Bob Gibson

D: Roger Clemens

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: Don Newcombe

Correct Answer explanation: Don Newcombe was the first player to win the Cy Young Award in 1956.

16. What major report in the mid-2000s brought to light widespread steroid use among MLB players?

A: The Rose Report

B: The Mitchell Report

C: The Manfred Report

D: The Selig Report

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: The Mitchell Report

Correct Answer explanation: The Mitchell Report, released in 2007, disclosed the use of anabolic steroids among MLB players.

17. In which year did Jackie Robinson break baseball’s color barrier?

A: 1945

B: 1946

C: 1947

D: 1948

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 1947

Correct Answer explanation: Jackie Robinson made his MLB debut on April 15, 1947, breaking the color barrier.

18. What year did the Milwaukee Brewers switch from the American League to the National League?

A: 1995

B: 1997

C: 1998

D: 1999

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 1998

Correct Answer explanation: The Milwaukee Brewers switched from the American League to the National League in 1998.

19. What is the name of the annual championship series that culminates the MLB season?

A: The World Series

B: The Super Series

C: The Major League Series

D: The Grand Series

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: The World Series

Correct Answer explanation: The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball.

20. Who is known as the all-time hits leader in MLB history?

A: Babe Ruth

B: Hank Aaron

C: Pete Rose

D: Ty Cobb

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Pete Rose

Correct Answer explanation: Pete Rose is the all-time hits leader in MLB history with 4,256 hits.

21. When was the designated hitter (DH) rule first introduced in the American League?

A: 1971

B: 1973

C: 1975

D: 1980

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1973

Correct Answer explanation: The designated hitter rule was introduced in the American League in 1973.

22. Which team was the first to use artificial turf in their stadium?

A: Houston Astros

B: New York Mets

C: San Francisco Giants

D: Chicago Cubs

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: Houston Astros

Correct Answer explanation: The Houston Astros were the first MLB team to play on artificial turf at the Astrodome.

23. How many Negro leagues were formally recognized as major leagues by MLB in December 2020?

A: 5

B: 6

C: 7

D: 8

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 7

Correct Answer explanation: Major League Baseball formally recognized seven Negro leagues as major leagues in December 2020.

24. What year did regular season interleague play commence?

A: 1996

B: 1997

C: 1998

D: 1999

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1997

Correct Answer explanation: Regular season interleague play began in 1997.

25. Who hit the most home runs in a single MLB season?

A: Babe Ruth

B: Hank Aaron

C: Mark McGwire

D: Barry Bonds

Correct Answer: D

Correct Answer Text: Barry Bonds

Correct Answer explanation: Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in a single season in 2001.

26. How many games did Denny McLain win in 1968, making him the only pitcher to win 30 games in a season since Dizzy Dean?

A: 30

B: 31

C: 32

D: 33

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 31

Correct Answer explanation: Denny McLain won 31 games in the 1968 season.

27. When did the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants relocate to California?

A: 1957

B: 1958

C: 1960

D: 1962

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1958

Correct Answer explanation: The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants relocated to California in 1958.

28. What team won the World Series in 2019?

A: Houston Astros

B: Washington Nationals

C: New York Yankees

D: Boston Red Sox

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: Washington Nationals

Correct Answer explanation: The Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series.

29. In what year did the Boston Braves move to Milwaukee?

A: 1951

B: 1952

C: 1953

D: 1954

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 1953

Correct Answer explanation: The Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953.

30. Which team did Lou Gehrig play for during his entire Major League Baseball career?

A: Boston Red Sox

B: New York Yankees

C: Chicago Cubs

D: St. Louis Cardinals

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: New York Yankees

Correct Answer explanation: Lou Gehrig played his entire career with the New York Yankees.

31. How many teams advance to the MLB postseason tournament?

A: 8

B: 10

C: 12

D: 14

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 12

Correct Answer explanation: As of recent structure, 12 teams advance to the MLB postseason tournament.

32. Where will the Oakland Athletics relocate to in 2024?

A: Las Vegas, Nevada

B: San Antonio, Texas

C: Portland, Oregon

D: Charlotte, North Carolina

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: Las Vegas, Nevada

Correct Answer explanation: The Oakland Athletics’ relocation to Las Vegas was approved by MLB in 2023.

33. What baseball regulations were changed in MLB to eliminate extreme infield defensive shifts starting in 2023?

A: New strike zone parameters

B: Batting helmet adjustments

C: Restrictions on defensive positioning

D: Adjustments to pitching mound height

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Restrictions on defensive positioning

Correct Answer explanation: In 2023, MLB banned extreme infield defensive shifts by requiring each team to have two fielders on each side of second base and to keep both feet on the infield dirt.

34. Who gave the first ceremonial first pitch of the opening game between the Padres and Dodgers in 2024 in Seoul, South Korea?

A: Hyun Jin Ryu

B: Chan Ho Park

C: Ichiro Suzuki

D: Yu Darvish

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: Chan Ho Park

Correct Answer explanation: Chan Ho Park, the first Korean-born MLB player, threw the first ceremonial pitch of the opening game in Seoul.

35. How many World Series titles have the Houston Astros won since moving to the American League?

A: 1

B: 2

C: 3

D: 4

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 2

Correct Answer explanation: The Houston Astros have won 2 World Series titles as an American League team.

36. When was the first All-Star Game held?

A: 1930

B: 1933

C: 1940

D: 1947

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1933

Correct Answer explanation: The first All-Star Game was held in 1933 in Chicago, Illinois.

37. What year marked the beginning of night games in Major League Baseball?

A: 1920

B: 1935

C: 1949

D: 1952

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1935

Correct Answer explanation: Night games began in MLB in 1935.

38. Which year did MLB formally recognize seven Negro leagues as major leagues?

A: 2015

B: 2018

C: 2020

D: 2022

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 2020

Correct Answer explanation: MLB formally recognized seven Negro leagues as major leagues in December 2020.

39. How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit in his record-setting 1927 season?

A: 50

B: 55

C: 60

D: 65

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 60

Correct Answer explanation: Babe Ruth set a record by hitting 60 home runs in the 1927 season.

40. How many All-Star Games did Major League Baseball hold per season between 1959 to 1962?

A: 1

B: 2

C: 3

D: 4

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 2

Correct Answer explanation: MLB held two All-Star Games per season from 1959 to 1962.

41. In what year did the Boston Red Sox end their 86-year World Series championship drought?

A: 2001

B: 2003

C: 2004

D: 2005

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 2004

Correct Answer explanation: The Boston Red Sox ended their 86-year World Series championship drought in 2004.

42. Who holds the record for the most strikeouts in a single season?

A: Sandy Koufax

B: Nolan Ryan

C: Randy Johnson

D: Pedro Martinez

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: Nolan Ryan

Correct Answer explanation: Nolan Ryan holds the record for most strikeouts in a single season with 383 strikeouts in 1973.

43. What year did MLB first adopt instant replay for reviewing home run calls?

A: 2005

B: 2007

C: 2008

D: 2010

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 2008

Correct Answer explanation: MLB first adopted instant replay for reviewing home run calls in 2008.

44. Which pitch was restricted after the 1920 season, although usage was grandfathered for select players?

A: Knuckleball

B: Spitball

C: Screwball

D: Fastball

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: Spitball

Correct Answer explanation: The spitball was restricted after the 1920 season, though select pitchers were allowed to continue using it.

45. When did the Houston Astros move from the National League to the American League?

A: 2011

B: 2012

C: 2013

D: 2014

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 2013

Correct Answer explanation: The Houston Astros moved from the National League to the American League in 2013.

46. What program does MLB use to provide advanced statistics and analytics for tracking player performance?

A: PitchTrack

B: TrackMan

C: Statcast

D: StatCenter

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Statcast

Correct Answer explanation: MLB uses Statcast to provide advanced statistics and analytics for tracking player performance.

47. What year did MLB implement a pitch clock to speed up the pace of play?

A: 2019

B: 2020

C: 2021

D: 2023

Correct Answer: D

Correct Answer Text: 2023

Correct Answer explanation: MLB implemented a pitch clock starting in the 2023 season to speed up the pace of play.

48. In what year did Shohei Ohtani win the American League MVP as both a pitcher and batter?

A: 2021

B: 2022

C: 2020

D: 2019

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: 2021

Correct Answer explanation: Shohei Ohtani won the American League MVP in 2021 as both a pitcher and a batter.

49. What year did MLB officially recognize Joe Torre’s managerial career with induction into the Hall of Fame?

A: 2009

B: 2012

C: 2014

D: 2016

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 2014

Correct Answer explanation: Joe Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his managerial career in 2014.

50. When did the Miami Marlins win their first World Series title?

A: 1995

B: 1997

C: 2000

D: 2003

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 1997

Correct Answer explanation: The Miami Marlins won their first World Series title in 1997.

51. What year did ESPN begin broadcasting Sunday Night Baseball?

A: 1990

B: 1992

C: 1994

D: 1996

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: 1990

Correct Answer explanation: ESPN began broadcasting Sunday Night Baseball in 1990.

52. What is the MLB single-game attendance record, set by the Dodgers in their first home game in Los Angeles?

A: 60,000

B: 70,000

C: 78,672

D: 80,000

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 78,672

Correct Answer explanation: The Dodgers set a single-game attendance record of 78,672 in their first home game in Los Angeles.

53. Which pitcher holds the record for the most career strikeouts in MLB?

A: Roger Clemens

B: Randy Johnson

C: Nolan Ryan

D: Steve Carlton

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Nolan Ryan

Correct Answer explanation: Nolan Ryan holds the MLB record for the most career strikeouts with 5,714.

54. What significant change was made to MLB rosters starting in the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A: Expanded to 26 players

B: Limited to 24 players

C: Introduction of a reserve squad

D: Rotating pitcher compulsory

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: Expanded to 26 players

Correct Answer explanation: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MLB rosters were expanded to 26 players starting in the 2020 season.

55. When were home plate collisions largely banned in MLB?

A : 2014

B: 2015

C: 2016

D: 2017

Correct Answer: A

Correct Answer Text: 2014

Correct Answer explanation: Home plate collisions were largely banned in Major League Baseball starting in the 2014 season to improve player safety.

56. When did MLB officially start using the universal designated hitter rule?

A: 2019

B: 2020

C: 2021

D: 2022

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: 2020

Correct Answer explanation: The universal designated hitter (DH) rule was used by the National League for the first time in 2020.

57. Which team did Hank Aaron famously break Babe Ruth’s home run record with?

A: Boston Red Sox

B: Milwaukee Brewers

C: Atlanta Braves

D: Los Angeles Dodgers

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Atlanta Braves

Correct Answer explanation: Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record while playing for the Atlanta Braves.

58. When was the first televised Major League Baseball game?

A: April 6, 1939

B: August 26, 1939

C: October 15, 1943

D: February 1, 1944

Correct Answer: B

Correct Answer Text: August 26, 1939

Correct Answer explanation: The first televised Major League Baseball game aired on August 26, 1939.

59. How many teams were added to MLB during the 1960s expansion?

A: 6

B: 7

C: 8

D: 9

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: 8

Correct Answer explanation: MLB added eight teams during the 1960s expansion period.

60. Who is credited with helping to establish the first organized professional baseball league?

A: Branch Rickey

B: Jackie Robinson

C: Harry Wright

D: Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Correct Answer: C

Correct Answer Text: Harry Wright

Correct Answer explanation: Harry Wright helped establish the first organized professional baseball league, forming the first fully professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball

https://www.mlb.com/

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