2015 Annual Meeting Trivia – Round 1

2015 Trivia Contest First Round Questions:

  1. Who is the only Baltimore Oriole player to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award twice?
  2. Which Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos pitcher holds the record for most wins in a season?
  3. Which Baltimore Oriole holds the record for most doubles in a season by a switch-hitter?
  4. Who was the first black manager in the National League?
  5. Who was the Orioles’ manager for their last World Series championship?
  6. Who was the Nationals’ manager for their first season over .500?
  7. Who stole more bases in a season than any other Oriole?
  8. Who holds the record for the most home runs in a season by a Washington Nationals player?
  9. What city was the original home to the team that is now the Baltimore Orioles?
  10. Who is the National’s current career leader in W.A.R.?
  11. Name three Washington, DC natives who have been All-Stars.
  12. same as 11
  13. same as 11
  14. Name three Hall of Famers who wore the uniform of the Montreal Expos.
  15. same as 14
  16. same as 14
  17. For two points, name any three of the Hall of Famers on the 1894-96 Baltimore Orioles. (2 = 1 pt.)
  18. same as 17
  19. same as 17
  20. Who was the first player to amass more than 20 doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases in a season?
  21. Who is the oldest player to get a run-batted-in in a game?
  22. Who became the first pitcher to defeat all 30 major league teams?
  23. Joe DiMaggio said he played shallow in centerfield to “…make ‘em forget ________________”.
  24. Who broke the record for games at catcher then held by Gabby Hartnett?
  25. What Detroit Tiger led the American League in sacrifice hits in 1958?

Answers:

  1. Cal Ripken (1983, 1991)
  2. Gio Gonzalez (21 in 2012)
  3. Brian Roberts (56 in 2009)
  4. Frank Robinson (1981 SFG)
  5. Joe Altobelli (1983)
  6. Davey Johnson (98-64, .605 in 2012)
  7. Luis Aparicio (57 in 1964)
  8. Alfonso Soriano (46 in 2006)
  9. Milwaukee (1901 Brewers)
  10. Ryan Zimmerman (34 WR)
  11. Maury Wills (7 X)
  12. Don Money (4 X)
  13. Brendan Donnelly (1 X)
  14. Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Tony Perez, Frank Robinson, Dick Williams
  15. same as 14
  16. same as 14
  17. Dan Brouthers, Ned Hanlon, Hughie Jennings, Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley, John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson
  18. same s 17
  19. same as 17
  20. Frank ‘Wildfire’ Schulte (1911)
  21. Jamie Moyer
  22. Al Leiter
  23. Speaker (Tris)
  24. Al Lopez (1,918 to Hartnett’s 1,783)
  25. Billy Martin (8)