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. The 2015 MLB Draft started with three shortstops: Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman, and Brandon Rodgers. Which of those players doesn’t play for the team that drafted them?
  2. Active players who have hit for the cycle include Austin Hays, Nolan Arenado, Mookie Betts, and Freddie Freeman. Who is the most recent player to hit for the cycle who is now retired?
  3. Which position has Albert Pujols played more total innings at in his career: shortstop or second base?
  4. Former MLB utility man and now MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa was recently named Team USA manager for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The United States won the WBC in 2017 under which manager?
  5. Which former Orioles skipper, a notorious hothead, is the only manager to be ejected from both games of a doubleheader TWICE?
  6. In 1973, pitcher Wilbur Wood started both games of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees – the last time that has happened in MLB. What AL West team did he pitch for? 
  7. Ken Griffey Sr. played in 19 MLB seasons and won two World Series. Ken Griffey Jr. racked up numerous accolades on his way to a first-ballot Hall of Fame career. Ken Griffey III did not play baseball, but instead played football. However, he was selected in the 24th round of the 2016 Draft by which team?
  8. Name any player who played all nine defensive positions in one game.
  9. Name this 6x All Star based on their resume: Baltimore Orioles (2004), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004), Kansas City Royals (2004), Pittsburgh Pirates (2004–2008), Toronto Blue Jays (2008–2017), Atlanta Braves (2018), New York Mets (2018), Philadelphia Phillies (2018)
  10. Which member of the 700 Home Run Club needed the least amount of PAs to get there: Bonds, Aaron, or Ruth?  


  1. Dansby Swanson was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. 
  2. Carlos Gomez. Players like Brock Holt (free agent) and Jake Bauers (in AAA) are not correct because they have not retired.
  3. Second base: 3.1 innings. Shortstop: 2.0 innings.
  4. Jim Leyland
  5. Earl Weaver
  6. Chicago White Sox
  7. Seattle. He was selected in the 24th round because of his father’s iconic 24 uniform number.
  8. Bert Campaneris, Cookie Rojas, Bill Pecota, Shane Halter and Andrew Romine. 
  9. José Bautista
  10. Babe Ruth


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