- The first one’s easy: Who won the World Series last year?
- In the television show Seinfeld, what was Jerry’s favorite team?
- What was Babe Ruth’s primary position when he played for the Red Sox?
- With a runner on first and one out, the batter hits a pop up to the shortstop. But before the fielder catches the pop, the umpire calls the batter out. Why?
- What is a southpaw?
- Which team did the Mighty Casey play for?
- These three brothers all played professionally: Joe, Dominic, and Vince. What was their last name? Hint: the best known one played for the Yankees.
- Name the last person to have a batting average over .400.
- In the play/movie Damn Yankees, what does the lead character do in order to play for his beloved Washington Senators?
- What is the claim to fame of Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance, of the Chicago Cubs in the early 1900s?
- This uniform number has been retired across baseball. What is the number and who wore it? Hint, the number was the title of a 2013 movie about that player.
- Name the two Major League Baseball teams with nicknames that do not end in “s.”
- What is the distance between the bases?
- Which team has the highest payroll in baseball?
- The Cy Young Award is given to the best ___ in each league.
- The popular movie series “Major League” is about a hapless team of misfits that unite and win the pennant. Name the team.
- The 2014 season really began earlier this month when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played two games in this faraway land. Name it.
- Speaking of the Dodgers … what is a Dodger?
- What is a “can of corn?”
- Shoeless Joe Jackson and other deceased players return from the beyond to play ball in a field built at the site of an old cornfield in this 1989 movie.
- The Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series.
- Like the real-life Seinfeld, Jerry was a Mets fan.
- Babe Ruth was a pitcher with the Red Sox, and a very good one.
- The batter is called out because of the Infield Fly Rule. It prevents the fielder from intentionally dropping the ball and turning a double play (the runner would be staying on first because of the pop-up, thus being an easy out).
- A southpaw is someone who throws left-handed.
- In the poem written by Ernest Thayer, The Mighty (albeit overrated ) Casey played for the Mudville nine.
- Joe, Dominic, and Vince DiMaggio all played in the majors.
- Ted Williams batted .406 in 1941.
- In Damn Yankees, Joe Hardy makes a deal with the devil to play for the Washington Senators.
- The three Cubs ability to turn a double play was immortalized in a poem, “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon.” Written by a New York Giants fan during a game, it begins: “These are the saddest of possible words: Tinkers to Evers to Chance …”
- The number 42, worn by Jackie Robinson, has been retired across Major League Baseball.
- The Red Sox and White Sox are the only teams with nicknames that do not end with an “s.”
- The bases are 90 feet apart.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball at $235 million, followed by the Yankees ($204 million) and Philadelphia Phillies ($180 million).
- The Cy Young Award is given to the best pitcher in each league.
- The “Major League” movie series portrays fictional players of the Cleveland Indians.
- The Dodgers and Diamondbacks played the first two games of the season in Australia. The Dodgers won both.
- The name Dodgers dates back to the team’s days in Brooklyn, when it was called the “Trolley Dodgers,” a tribute to the many trolley cars throughout the borough. The name was eventually shortened to Dodgers.
- A can of corn is an easy-to-catch fly ball.
- Shoeless Joe Jackson and others returned from beyond to play in Field of Dreams.
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