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. Current MLB major leaguers Masataka Yoshida and Joey Meneses, former big leaguers Ichiro Suzuki, Hideo Nomo, and Adam Jones, and future MLB star Yoshinobu Yamamoto have all played for what Japanese baseball team in the NPB? 
  2. Two-sport superstar Deion Sanders once led the league in which two of the following three categories: triples, stolen bases, or caught stealing? 
  3. As of 2023, Brian Snitker has managed eight seasons for the Atlanta Braves. How many of those seasons have been losing seasons?
  4. Former catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli played for one team on three different occasions. Name that AL team. 
  5. Eric Gagne won the 2003 NL Cy Young and finished 6th in NL MVP voting. Which two pitchers (CHC and ATL) also received MVP Votes? Five points each.
  6. Silver Slugger Adam Lind played in 12 MLB seasons for the Blue Jays, Nationals, Mariners, and Brewers. However, his Baseball Reference headshot shows him wearing a ballcap for the last franchise that gave him a contract, despite the fact that he only played for their AAA team. What team is that? 
  7. This division rival starter no-hit the Padres in back-to-back seasons in 2013 and 2014. 
  8. The Chicago Cubs made four first-round draft picks that contributed on their 2016 World Series roster: Javier Baéz, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and what outfielder? 
  9. Which brother has a higher playing career WAR: Red Sox manager Alex Cora or Mets third base coach Joey Cora? 
  10. Who had more home runs: Cecil Fielder as a Yankee or Prince Fielder as a Tiger?

  1. Orix Buffaloes
  2. Tripes (14, 1992) and caught stealing (16, 1994)
  3. Two, his first two in 2016 and 2017
  4. Texas Rangers
  5. Mark Prior (CHC) and John Smoltz (ATL)
  6. Boston Red Sox
  7. Tim Lincecum
  8. Albert Almora 
  9. Joey Cora at 7.9, Alex finished his career at 7.0
  10. Prince hit 55 in 324 games in Detroit. Despite the fact that his Yankee tenure matched Prince’s Tigers tenure at two seasons, Cecil only played in 151 games in pinstripes, hitting 26 homers. 

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