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. It has been ten years since the 2012 MLB Draft that gave us players like Carlos Correa, Byron Buxton, and Lucas Giolito. Which one of the following infielders drafted in 2012 was never selected to an All-Star team: Max Muncy, Jake Lamb, or Matt Duffy? (10 points)
  2. Current MLB skipper Gabe Kapler has managed the Phillies and the Giants to how many winning seasons? (10 points)
  3. Camden Yards, the ballpark that changed baseball, turns 30 this year. It was designed by MLB’s go-to architectural firm Populous. Which of the following parks used by a major league team was not designed by Populous: Target Field, JetBlue Park, (new) Yankee Stadium, or Globe Life Field? (10 points)
  4. Which of the following 2021 Rookie of the Year candidates did not finish the year with exactly 69 ribbies: Ryan Mountcastle, Randy Arozarena, or Jonathan India? (10 points)
  5. Retired umpire Dale Scott was the first openly gay umpire in MLB. He just wrote a book, The Umpire Is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self. Which of the following games or series did Scott not umpire: Justin Verlander’s first no-hitter, Verlander’s second no-hitter, Boston’s 2004 World Series win, or Boston’s 2013 World Series win? (10 points)
  6. 2022 is the final season for future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols. In 2021, Pujols reached 6,000 career total bases. He is the fourth player to do so, joining Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, and whom? (10 points)
  7. 2022 is the first season where the Cleveland baseball team is known as the Guardians. How many of the 30 current teams have never changed their name? They must have the same city and nickname throughout all of franchise history. (10 points)
  8. Before the 2018 season, the Miami Marlins traded away four former Silver Sluggers: Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and whom? (10 points)
  9. 2022 will see Home Run Derby X, a global tour of Major League Baseball with representation from the Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers, and Yankees. Name the four “MLB Legends” representing the four teams. (3 points each) 
  10. The Seattle Mariners have the longest active postseason drought at 21 years. The 2001 Mariners team won 116 games and had four All-Star starters: Ichiro Suzuki, Edgar Martinez, and which two other players? (Four points each)

  1. Matt Duffy. Max Muncy received All-Star nods in 2019 and 2021, while Jake Lamb represented Arizona in 2017. 
  2. One. 2021 was Kepler’s only winning season in four seasons. The Giants won 107 games and the NL West, while Kepler won the 2021 NL Manager of the Year. 
  3. Globe Life Field was designed by HKS Inc. JetBlue Park is the Red Sox spring training park. 
  4. Ryan Mountcastle batted in 89 runs. He also hit 33 home runs, leading all rookies and setting the Orioles rookie record. Arozarena won the AL ROY and India won the NL ROY. 
  5. The 2013 World Series. He worked the ALCS that year. 
  6. Willie Mays.
  7. Eight: Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres. 
  8. Dee Gordon, now known as Dee-Strange Gordon. He won a Silver Slugger in 2015. 
  9. Jonny Gomes, Geovany Soto, Adrián Gonzalez, and Nick Swisher, respectively. 
  10. John Olerud and Bret Boone.

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