Quiz: Are you bush league or big show? Take a crack at the ultimate baseball quiz
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Are you bush league or big show? Take a crack at the ultimate baseball quiz
By: Sean Walker
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About This Quiz

Calling all baseball trivia experts! Is there anything in the world that brings out more trivia experts than baseball? When it comes to having more baseball knowledge than the next guy, the competition is fierce! Do you know what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first home run against? Which pitcher was the first to hit 100 miles an hour, did you know that? What manager for the Baltimore Orioles was ejected from a record 91 games?

There is something out baseball that brings out the trivia expert in all of us, far more than any other sport. Baseball is rich in history, and the statistics that are kept, and the big personalities of some of its players, eclipse those in any other sport. Maybe it is because you used to talk a lot of baseball with your dad when you were growing up, or perhaps it is because you're a total stats geek, but either way, you know your baseball.

So maybe it is time to prove it. What pitcher has no right hand? Who had the nickname of "Mr. November?" Who was the first major league player to have his number retired? Put on your batting helmet, step into the box, and take this quiz.

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Who holds the single-season home run record with 73?
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Whose hitting streak -- at 56 consecutive games -- still stands as the all-time record?
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This would-be Hall of Famer said, “I’d be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I have never bet on baseball.”
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Which Yankee great played in 2,130 consecutive games and was the first Yankee to win the Triple Crown?
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Which all-time MLB leader in no-hitters threw his seventh at the age of 44?
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Which legendary pitcher, nicknamed “Cyclone” set the standard by which today’s pitchers are measured?
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Which famous slugger, who was also a terrific pitcher early in his career, was a 12-time American League home run champion?
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This actor, in his role as manager of a World War II-era ladies baseball team, told his players that “there's no crying in baseball.”
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Which two-time Triple-Crown batting title winner served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps and flew 39 combat flights?
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Joe Adcock famously mused that trying to sneak “this” past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
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Which left-handed pitcher, who threw four no-hitters, was the youngest person ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame?
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This Dodgers manager said, “there are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.”
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Which legendary outfielder hit four home runs in one game to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Braves in 1961?
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Who is the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in the World Series?
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At what legendary stadium did Babe Ruth hit his first recorded home run?
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This actor, in his 1988 role as Crash Davis, said "Strikeouts are boring. Besides that, they're fascist."
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What Chicago White Sox legend was accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, despite committing no errors and having the best batting average in the series?
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Which slugger was the first player to reach 3,000 hits and 500 home runs?
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This famous Yankee said, ”there's three things you can do in a baseball game: you can win or you can lose or it can rain.”
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Who is the all-time leader in career batting average with a remarkable .366 over 24 seasons?
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Who is the only pitcher in MLB history to throw two consecutive no-hitters?
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This U.S. president, a former MLB team owner, described Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon as ”the Donald Rumsfeld of baseball. He's kinda crusty, but knows what he's doing.”
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Which player’s career, which consisted of two-innings in the field and did not include a single at-bat, was part of “Field of Dreams”?
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This player, a former National League MVP, hit homers in 45 ballparks, the most in MLB history.
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Who is the only pitcher to strike out four batters in one inning in a World Series game?
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Who is the only player to hit two grand slams in one inning?
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This major leaguer-turned-actor said, “the way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then to pick it up.”
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This player was the fourth, and most recent, to hit 40 or more home runs and steal 40 or more bases in one season.
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This braggadocious Hall of Famer famously said, “if you can do it, it ain’t bragging."
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Cleveland second baseman Bill Wambsganss made history as the only player to do this in a World Series.
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This Hall of Fame catcher famously said, “ninety percent of this game is half mental.”
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Of the nearly 40 players to hit home runs in their last career at-bat, who is the only player to hit a walk-off, game-winning home run in his final plate appearance?
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Which Hall of Famer, the oldest living MLB player, played his first game on April 20, 1937?
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Which American League team fielded four managers in the 1977 season, the most in a single season in AL history?
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This Hall of Famer said "A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops.”
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