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. This 1992 A’s pitcher is the last AL Cy Young winner to not be a starter. 
  2. Besides pitcher(s), which position has won the most World Series MVPs?
  3. 2015 saw three legendary pitchers elected to the Hall of Fame: (in alphabetical order) Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. Rank these players in order of percentage votes cast. 
  4. The 2003 Detroit Tigers lost the most games of any team in the 21st century, going 43-119. Which DH/LF led that team in bWAR?
  5. Which iconic Yankee was more “clutch” – as defined by Baseball Reference, RBIs with RISP and two outs: Lou Gehrig or Derek Jeter?
  6. This award-winning starting pitcher holds many MLB pitching records, including most career losses. 
  7. The Boston Red Sox haven’t made a trade with this former World Series contender since 2014, the longest trade-drought for the club. 
  8. Which Cincinnati Reds goofball has previously used Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ as a walk-up song? 
  9. This former Arizona Diamondbacks manager (and current NL-West rival) has the most managerial ejections in club history. 
  10. Only two players appear twice on the list of the 10 longest home runs recorded since Statcast started keeping the stat in 2015. Name them for 5 points each.  

  1. Dennis Eckersley 
  2. Third base (10, from Brooks Robinson to Pablo Sandoval)
  3. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz
  4. Dmitri Young (3.4 bWAR)
  5. Lou Gehrig (445 to Jeter’s 444. Gehrig did it in 200 less ABs as well)
  6. Cy Young
  7. St. Louis Cardinals (Boston traded Corey Littrell (minors), John Lackey and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly)
  8. Joey Votto
  9. Bob Melvin (15, barely beating current skipper Torey Lovullo’s 14)
  10. Aaron Judge and Miguel Sanó

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