Ultimate Baseball Quiz: 1990-2000


By: Gavin Thagard

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"Baseball is a habit. The slowly rising crescendo of each game, the rhythm of the long season - these are the essentials and they are remarkably unchanged over nearly a century and a half. Of how many American institutions can that be said?" - George Will in 1999 

How much do you know about Major League Baseball and the changes that have occurred? What about the period from 1990 until 2000? Could you pass a quiz on this decade? Here's your chance to find out!

As much as it's changed, Major League Baseball is the exact same in many ways as when it first started in the late 19th century. This was true in the 1920s with the Golden Age of baseball. It was true in the 1960s when the Modern era started, and it's still true today. It was also true in the 1990s, during a time of peaks, many of which are controversial as we look back on the decade. 

Are you an expert on the period of baseball from 1990 through 2000? Do you know the best players, the championship teams, and the records set? Why not put that knowledge to the test with this quiz? Get started and show everyone just how much you know about baseball! 

Who drafted Chipper Jones?

Chipper Jones was an eight-time All-Star while with the Braves. He spent his entire career with the team.


What year did the Atlanta Braves win the World Series in the 1990s?

The Braves met the Indians in the 1995 World Series. The Braves won the series 4-2.


Who was the MVP of the 1995 World Series?

Tom Glavine was a pitcher who played in MLB from 1987 until 2008. He won two NL Cy Young Awards during that time.


What position did Greg Maddux play?

From 1992 until 1995, Greg Maddux won four straight Cy Young awards. He's one of only two players to accomplish this.


Who won the 1990 AL MVP award?

Rickey Henderson was nicknamed "The Man of Steel." He finished his career as the all-time leader in steals.


Who was the 1990 World Series Final MVP?

The 1990 World Series pitted the Reds against the Athletics. The Reds won the series 4-0.


Nicknamed "The Iron Man," who won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1992?

Cal Ripken Jr. played 2,632 consecutive games. This is the current record, which many people consider unbreakable.


Which team won the 1991 World Series?

The 1991 World Series pitted the Twins against the Braves. The Twins won the series 4-3.


Who earned back to back Triple Crowns in 1997 and 1998?

Roger Clemens is one of the greatest pitchers to ever take the field. He was an 11-time All-Star with 4,672 strikeouts during his career.


Who was the NL MVP in 1992?

Barry Bonds won three MVP awards throughout the 1990s. He won four more in the 2000s.


Which team won the 1992 World Series?

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 World Series. Pat Borders was named MVP of the series.


What team did Ken Griffey Jr. spend most of the '90s playing for?

Ken Griffey Jr.'s original run with the Mariners lasted from 1989 until 1999. After he retired from baseball, his number 24 was retired by the team.


Who was MVP of the 1993 World Series?

The Blue Jays went up against the Phillies in the 1993 World Series. Managed by Cito Gaston, the Blue Jays won the series 4-2.


Which team drafted Alex Rodriguez in 1993?

Alex Rodriguez was the first pick in the 1993 draft. During his career, he won three AL MVP awards.


Who pitched a perfect game in 1994?

There have been 23 perfect games in the history of Major League Baseball. Four of those came during the 1990s.


Who won the World Series in 1994?

In 1994, there was a players' strike. No team won the World Series that year.


Who broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record in 1998?

Mark McGwire's record is controversial because of his association with the steroid era in baseball. Many fans consider his accomplishment void.


Which White Sox player won back to back AL MVP awards in 1993 and 1994?

Frank Thomas is a Hall of Fame player who competed on four different teams. His longest stint was with the White Sox from 1990 until 2005.


When did Randy Johnson win his first Cy Young Award?

Randy Johnson is one of the most accomplished pitchers in the history of baseball. During his career, he was a 10-time All-Star and won the Cy Young Award five times.


Who made their debut with the Yankees in 1995?

Derek Jeter was a long time leader and captain of the New York Yankees. He helped lead the team to five World Series titles.


Which team won the 1996 World Series?

This was the Yankees first title since 1978. It was the team's 23rd overall title.


Who was the manager of the Yankees in 1996?

The 1996 Yankees went 92-70 during the regular season. This put them in first place in the AL East on their way to the championship.


Who was co-Manager of the Year with Joe Torre for the American League in 1996?

Johnny Oates was manager of the Rangers in 1996. He led the team to a 90-72 record.


Who was the AL MVP in 1997?

Ken Griffey Jr. was a 13-time all-star​. He went 11 straight years from 1990 until 2000, proving himself to be one of the defining players of that era.


What position did Ken Griffey Jr. play?

Ken Griffey Jr. was an outstanding offensive and defensive player. During his career, he won 10 Gold Glove Awards and was a four-time AL home run leader.


Which team won the 1997 World Series?

The Marlins came into the playoffs as the Wild Card in the National League. They were the first Wild Card team to ever win the World Series.


How many games did the 1997 World Series last?

This series came down to the last game. With the scored tied in the 11th inning, Edgar Renteria hit a walk-off single to win the title for the Marlins.


Which team did Sammy Sosa play for when he won the NL MVP in 1998?

Sammy Sosa is considered one of the greatest home run hitters the game has ever seen. During his career, he hit over 600 home runs and won six Silver Slugger Awards.


How many home runs did Sammy Sosa hit in 1998?

Sammy Sosa's 66 home runs would have been a record. However, Mark McGwire set the record instead with his 70 home runs.


Who did the Yankees sweep in the 1998 World Series?

The Padres have only ever played in two World Series. They lost both times.


Who won their second AL Manager of the Year award in 1998?

Joe Torre was a great player before he became a manager. He played on three different teams and went to nine All-Star games during his career.


Who did the Yankees defeat in the 1999 AL Championship?

The Yankees and Red Sox rivalry dates back to 1919 when the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees. The Red Sox didn't win another championship until 2004, an 86-year drought.


Who was the 1999 World Series Finals MVP?

Mariano Rivera spent his career as a relief pitcher on the Yankees. His nickname was "Sandman."


How many games did the 1999 World Series last?

The 1999 World Series was a 4-0 sweep over the Braves. The Braves haven't made it back to the World Series since then.


Which team won the 2000 World Series?

The Yankees dominated the period from 1996 until 2000. During that span, they went to four World Series and won all four of them.


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