Quiz: The Baseball Pitcher General Knowledge Quiz
The Baseball Pitcher General Knowledge Quiz
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd...

One of the great American sports, baseball is loved throughout the nation, and it has been from the turn of the 20th century. It is so much part of the American psyche that the nation mourned on hearing that some of their heroes had underperformed for cash during the 1919 World Series. 

And it's not just about the skill on show, and there is plenty of that. It's the pre-game rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner," the sound of the organ, the chanting from the home side and the hotdogs... don't forget the hotdogs. They always taste best while overlooking the baseball diamond. Washed down with some liquid refreshment of course! And of all the ballplayers that we love to watch, it's perhaps the pitcher that is the most important. Standing slight raised on the mound, sweat dripping off his forehead, it is he who must outwit the batter, choosing the correct ball at the correct time to seal glory for his team.

So onto the task at hand. Manage a high score in this quiz, and you could totally fake your way as one of the most important players in a baseball team... the pitcher. Or at least you will have his knowledge!

Let's see if you have what it takes...

The batter is ready... are you?

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Which team won the first ever World Series?
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Can you name the player that stands behind the batter?
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The fastest ball in a pitcher's repertoire is the ______
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When a batter "parks" a ball from a pitcher, what has he done?
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Any idea what the term, "fling that pea" might mean?
8 of 35
If a pitcher is described as a "portsider," what arm does he pitch with?
9 of 35
When was the first World Series held?
10 of 35
Known for his home runs, Babe Ruth also pitched from time to time. True or false?
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Together with which other player does the pitcher determine the best ball to pitch next?
17 of 35
Name the MLB pitcher who achieved the most strikeouts in his career.
19 of 35
Which baseball pitch is affectionately known as "Old Number One?"
20 of 35
How many strikeouts did Nolan Ryan, baseball's greatest pitcher, achieve?
21 of 35
Who won the 2018 World Series?
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When a pitch is thrown "upstairs" it goes ______
27 of 35
The betting scandal that rocked the 1919 World Series was known by what name?
28 of 35
If a pitcher has thrown a pitch that is easy to hit, he is said to have done what?
29 of 35
As a pitcher, if you deliberately hit the batter with a pitch, you stand a chance of ________
30 of 35
A batter known as a "gap hitter" will be aiming to do what?
31 of 35
Not often seen on the baseball diamond, a "beanball" is what type of pitch?
32 of 35
The signal for a curveball from a catcher usually is made up of how many fingers?
33 of 35
The area where baseball pitchers warm up is known as _________.
35 of 35
When a pitcher gives a battler "Olympic rings" he has done what?
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