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50 Baseball Trivia Questions for a Perfect Games Night

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Baseball, often referred to as America’s pastime, has a rich history filled with remarkable players, unforgettable moments, and intriguing statistics. The following baseball trivia sections will certainly challenge even the true aficionados of the sport. In fact, we’ll go out on a line that you can’t get 10 of these difficult questions correct!

These difficult baseball trivia questions will delve into various aspects of baseball:

  • MLB History
  • Legendary Players and Records
  • World Series and Postseason
  • Unique Achievements and Feats
  • Historical Moments and Events
  • Team Records and Milestones
  • Miscellaneous Baseball Trivia

Major League Baseball Trivia Night Questions and Answers

MLB History

1. When was the first Major League Baseball game played?
– Answer: May 4, 1871, between the Cleveland Forest Cities and Ft. Wayne Kekiongas

2. Which team holds the highest all-time win-loss percentage in MLB history?
– Answer: The New York Yankees with a .569 percentage

3. Who is known as the “Father of Baseball”?
– Answer: Henry Chadwick

4. Where is the oldest professional baseball park located?
– Answer: Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox

5. Which country produces more major-leaguers per capita than any other country in the world?
– Answer: Curaçao

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Legendary Players and Records

6. Who hit the most home runs in a single baseball contest in any league?
– Answer: Jay Clarke

7. Which player holds the record for most MVP awards?
– Answer: Barry Bonds

8. Who was the first player to hit four home runs in one game?
– Answer: Lou Gehrig

9. Which player holds the record for most Cy Young Awards?

– Answer: Roger Clemens

10. Who is the all-time leader in All-Star Game stolen bases?
– Answer: Willie Mays

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World Series and Postseason

11. Who lost to the Twins in the 1987 World Series?
– Answer: St. Louis Cardinals

12. Which team ranks second in World Series wins?
– Answer: St. Louis Cardinals

13. Which World Series MVPs were not on the teams they represented at the beginning of the season?
– Answer: Donn Clendenon and Steve Pearce

14. What unusual feat do Elmer Valo, Ron Fairly, Don Mincher, and Diego Segui share in common?
– Answer: Each played for three teams in those teams’ first years in their new cities

15. Which player, over the course of his career, played with five different teammates who either had already, or would in the future, win two consecutive MVP awards in four different decades?
– Answer: Jim Bouton

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Unique Achievements and Feats

16. Who is the only player in history to hit a walk-off inside-the-park grand slam home run?
– Answer: Roberto Clemente

17. Who broke up at least 81 no-hitters with a home run?
– Answer: Rickey Henderson

18. Which player appeared at five different positions in All-Star Games?
– Answer: Pete Rose

19. Who was the only player to pinch-hit for Ted Williams?
– Answer: Carroll Hardy

20. What NL pitcher won the Cy Young award four years in a row from 1999-2002?
– Answer: Randy Johnson

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Team Records and Milestones

21. Which team besides the 1971 Orioles had four 20-game winners in a season?
– Answer: 1920 Chicago White Sox

22. Of the 16 franchises of the modern two-league era, which one has never won more than 100 games during a regular season?
– Answer: Chicago White Sox

23. What team lost a record 113 games in 2003?
– Answer: Detroit Tigers

24. In what year did the Chicago Cubs last win a World Series before 2016?
– Answer: 1908

25. In which city was the first baseball stadium?
– Answer: Brooklyn, NY (Union Grounds)

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Historical Moments and Events

26. When was the first World Series held?
– Answer: 1903

27. Which was the first Olympics to feature baseball?
– Answer: 1992

28. Which president was the last to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the baseball season?
– Answer: Barack Obama

29. Who won the most gold gloves in history? (Hint: pitchers are included)
– Answer: Greg Maddux (18)

30. In which decade was the first baseball all star game?
– Answer: 1930s (1933)

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Miscellaneous Trivia

31. What is the circumference of a baseball?
– Answer: 9 inches

32. What hide was first used to cover baseballs in 1975?
– Answer: Cowhide

33. What is the main material used to cover a baseball?
– Answer: Leather

34. How many innings were played in the longest baseball game until it was called?
– Answer: 26

35. How many players are on a baseball roster?
– Answer: 40 (includes 25 active and 15 injured and minor leaguers)

Player Milestones and Achievements

36. Who was the first Milwaukee Brewers player to win the MVP Award?
– Answer: Rollie Fingers

37. Which player won the Rays’ first-ever Silver Slugger Award?
– Answer: Carlos Pena

38. Who was the first player to hit a home run in the World Series?
– Answer: Jimmy Sebring

39. Who was the first player to hit a home run in an All-Star Game?
– Answer: Babe Ruth

40. Who was the first player to hit a home run in the MLB?
– Answer: Ross Barnes

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Franchise Facts and Figures

41. What is the name of the stadium where the Seattle Mariners play?
– Answer: T-Mobile Park

42. How long have the Orioles played in Baltimore?
– Answer: Since 1954

43. In which stadium do the Minnesota Twins play?
– Answer: Target Field

44. What is the team based in Colorado?
– Answer: Don Baylor

45. Where did the Toronto Blue Jays play before moving to the Sky Dome?
– Answer: Exhibition Stadium

Notable Firsts and Records

46. Who was the first player to hit a home run in the MLB?
– Answer: Ross Barnes

47. Who was the first player to hit a home run in an All-Star Game?
– Answer: Babe Ruth

48. Who was the first player to hit a home run in the World Series?
– Answer: Jimmy Sebring

49. Which pitcher has the most wins in MLB history?
– Answer: Cy Young (511)

50. Which pitcher has the most saves in MLB history?
– Answer: Mariano Rivera (652)

How did you do? Did you get 10 or more? If so, give yourself a pat on the back because there was some very difficult baseball trivia.

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