Inspired by the Baseball Quick Quiz in Baseball Digests of yesteryear, this quiz will test your MLB knowledge. Answers can be found below the second picture, so don’t scroll down until you’re ready to check. Test yourself and then leave your score in the comments below. Questions are worth 10 points unless noted otherwise. It’s out of 100, and according to Baseball Digest, “If you score 80 or better, you earn an expert’s rating; 70 or better, superior; between 60 and 70, good; and between 40 and 60, average.”

  1. Which National League team has played more games than any other franchise? (Hint: They’ve never moved cities)
  2. Which current Boston Red Sox pitcher racked up an infinity ERA during his 2014 with another American League team?
  3. Which of these does Joey Gallo have more of in his career: sacrifice flies or outs recorded as a pitcher?
  4. This is second baseman Kolten Wong’s 10th MLB season. How many of those seasons has he had an above average OPS+? Over/under: 5.5.
  5. Who was the first player since Babe Ruth to have won 10 or more games in a season and to hit 50 career home runs?
  6. Bo Jackson played in four NFL seasons and eight MLB seasons. Which did he have more of: touchdowns or triples?
  7. Name any of the top three switch-hitters in career home runs.
  8. The three highest paid pitchers for the Washington Nationals are Stephen Strasburg ($35M in ’22), Patrick Corbin ($23M in ’22), and…
  9. The Tampa Bay Rays have only retired three numbers: Jackie Robinson’s 42, Don Zimmer’s 66, and whose 12?
  10. Roger Clemens’ son, Kody, made his major league debut in 2022. As a hitter, Roger had 213 career PAs to Kody’s still-climbing 75. Who has scored more runs?

  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. Rich Hill gave up a run but did not record an out in his two appearances with LAA in 2014
  3. Sacrifice flies – he has two in his career.
  4. Under. He’s had four seasons with an OPS+ over 100. 
  5. Rick Ankiel. 
  6. Touchdowns: 16. He had 14 career triples.
  7. Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray, Chipper Jones.
  8. Max Scherzer. Despite playing for the division rival New York Mets (where his salary is over $43M), he will get paid $15M in deffered money from the Nats this season and every season until 2028. 
  9. Wade Boggs. He played for the Devil Rays for two seasons. 
  10. Kody has eight career runs scored. Roger scored five. 

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