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What college did MLB Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt play for?

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Ohio University. Mike Schmidt's 48 homers in 1980 were the most ever in a single season by a third baseman.

What is the name of a contest where baseball players try to hit as many home runs as they can?

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Home Run Derby. "Home Run Derby" was a TV show on between 1959 and 1961 that featured baseball legends such as Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle.

Which Arizona baseball team defeated the New York Yankees in the 2001 World Series?

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Diamondbacks. Only four seasons old, the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks were the youngest franchise team to win the World Series.

Who was the first player in baseball to hit 50 home runs in a season and not lead the league?

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Jimmy Foxx. In 1938, Jimmy Foxx hit 50 home runs for the Boston Red Sox but Hank Greenberg hit 58 dingers for the Detroit Tigers.

Which field was the home of baseball's Cincinnati Reds from 1912 through 1970?

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Crosley Field. Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, Tony Perez and Johnny Bench played in the last MLB game at Crosley Field.

Who threw out the first pitch at the 2009 All Star Game in St. Louis?

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President Barack Obama. President Obama threw out the first pitch at the 2009 All Star Game in St. Louis while wearing a Chicago White Sox jacket.

What team had the best won-loss record for the 2012 MLB regular season?

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Washington Nationals. While Javon Walker played baseball after college for three years, he played football at Florida State.

Who did the Yankees sweep in the 1999 World Series?

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Braves. The Yankees won their 3rd straight World Series in 2000 against the New York Mets.

Who was the victim of Nolan Ryan's 5,000th career strikeout?

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Rickey Henderson. Rickey Henderson was born into a single-parent home in Chicago, but Rickey moved to Oakland, California at age 7.

Which baseball term is defined as "a weakly hit fly ball"?

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Blooper. In baseball, short pop fly that goes just over the heads of the infielders is known as a blooper.

What was the Cincinnati Reds' original nickname?

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Red Stockings. The Red Stockings were the first baseball team to wear knickers instead of pants.

Who is the "Say Hey Kid" that hit over 600 home runs?

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Willie Mays. Hall of Famer Willie Mays had 3,283 hits in his career, and he went to 24 All-Star games.

Who sang the "Star Spangled Banner" in the opening game of the 2001 World Series?

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Jewel. The Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series over the New York Yankees in 7 games.

In Game 7 of the 1985 World Series, what Kansas City Royals pitcher tossed a nine-inning shutout?

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Bret Saberhagen. Kansas City Royals pitcher Bret Saberhagen was named the 1985 World Series MVP.

What was the World Series dubbed in 1982 when the Milwaukee Brewers played the St. Louis Cardinals?

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Suds Series. The St. Louis Cardinals won the 1982 World Series over the Milwaukee Brewers with a Game 7 win of 6-3.

Which of these MLB teams played in the NL Central and ended the 2015 season with 97 wins?

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Chicago Cubs. The 2015 Cubs finished in 3rd place in the NL Central.

Which of these had 5 home runs in the 2004 post-season?

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David Ortiz. In the 2004 ALCS, David Ortiz hit a walk-off home run in Game 4 and a walk-off single in Game 5.

In 2006, Justin Verlander nearly became the 2nd rookie to win the Cy Young - who was the first?

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Fernando Valenzuela. Fernando Valenzuela won the National League Cy Young Award in 1981.

In 2004 which New York Met hit a home run his first time up at the plate in a Major League game?

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Kaz Matsui. Prior to his debut in Major League Baseball, Kaz Matsui had a successful career with the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League from 1995 to 2003.

Which baseball player was born in Osaka, Japan?

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Hideo Nomo. Hideo Nomo, a graduate of the Seiyo Kogyo High School in 1986, was the fist Japanese-born player to join an American Major League team.

 

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