Here are the questions:
1. Not one, but two home run hitters in the lineup! Name a pair of hitters on the same major league team for an entire year who combined for 100 or more home runs in a single season.
2. On the road again. Major league baseball usually frowns upon teams moving, but that wasn't always the case. The last move was done with the blessing of the other owners. Name a major league team that moved from one city to another. If they also changed names, provide the before and after names. If the team had multiple names before the move (or after) any of the correct names used will be sufficient to be marked correctly. Clarification: The Angels do not count. Although they changed their name from Los Angeles to California to Los Anaheim or whatever it is now, those changes were NOT in conjunction with any relocation. Can't say any more without giving away a potential answer to a different question.
3. Really Most Valuable Player. Name a player who has won at least two consecutive MVP awards. Co-MVPs do count.
4. Forever Cy Young. Name a player who has won at least two consecutive Cy Young awards - awarded to the league's best pitcher. For reference, this award came into being in 1956, was awarded to just one player in the major leagues until 1967 when each league started to name a player. So don't guess Walter Johnson or Cy Young.
5. No, he's not a horse. Name a player who has won the Triple Crown, as owner of the league's (AL or NL) best average, home run and RBI totals.
6. Hitting .300 is child's play. Name a player who has completed a major league season with an average of .375 or better since 1900.
7. We're better than the Yankees! Little known fact: the most successful baseball franchise was not always this way. For their first 20 years (not all of them in New York), the best they could manage was finishing 2nd in an 8 team league, and they didn't win their first world series until their 23rd season! Name a team that won a World Series in one of their first 22 seasons of existence.
8. We're better than the Yankees too! By the time the Yankees won their first World Series, several teams had won multiple World Series (counting ones since 1903). A couple had won 3 or more. Name one of the teams that won at least two World Series before the Yankees won their first in 1923.
9. Long suffering fans. My grandmother will turn 102 later this year. The first World Series during her lifetime was the 1912 World Series. She's not a baseball fan, but name a team that has not won a World Series during my grandmother's lifetime (this can include expansion teams, of course).
10. Unhittable! Name a major league pitcher who has pitched multiple no-hitters since 1900.
11. Unwatchable! Name a major league team (the season is not necessary) that has lost 105 or more games at least once in their existence since 1900.
12. Intrastate rivalries. Name a state that has, at any time since 1900, had two or more major league teams playing its regular season home games within its borders.
13. Multi-sport stars. A former NBA All Star recently made his minor league pitching debut. Name a player who has played in the NBA or NFL but also played minor league or major league baseball (I'm only counting players that actually have a player page on baseball-reference.com as my arbitrator of who has played minor league baseball).
14. The game's not until tonight, let's hit the beach! Name a major league or minor league team that currently plays its home games within 10 miles (as the crow flies) of either the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf of Mexico.
15. Name a player or manager whose number has been retired by the New York Yankees.
16. At least we don't have to travel too far. Name a season (since 1903) in which both participants of the World Series played their home games in the same city or within the same metropolitan area.
17. Combo time! As of 1960, both the American League and the National League had eight teams. Name one of the eight from EACH league. Either their current name or the name they went by at the time count and will be counted the same.
18. Roger Craig trivia. Turns out, before there was the Jeopardy! champion named Roger Craig, if you had mentioned his name, people would have thought of the baseball pitcher. He has been employed by 10 major league baseball teams: 5 as pitcher, two as manager, three as pitching coach. Name one of these teams.
19. Imagine what their career stats could have looked like! Name a major league baseball player who left his team to serve in World War II or the Korean War and resumed his career afterwards.
20. We're due for a new stadium. Name one of the 10 major league team who is playing in a stadium that was open before the Rockies and Marlins started playing in 1993.
Last edited by BobF
on Wed May 21, 2014 6:59 am, edited 4 times in total.
Just finished my second swim in the Jeopardy! contestant pool.