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Trivia Quiz - World Series Basics


See what you know about the Fall Classic! -bill

Quiz Number: 598
Date Submitted: October 18, 2006
Quiz Categories: Major League Baseball
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 67.7 percent
Times Taken: 343 times
Taken by Registered Users: 47

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World Series Basics
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1. Prior to 2003, how was home-field advantage awarded in the World Series?
  A.   team with best record got the home-field
  B.   alternate between American and National each year
  C.   league who wins the All-Star game got home-field
  D.   coin flip

2. What year saw the Chicago White Sox throw the World Series?
  A.   1917
  B.   1918
  C.   1919
  D.   1920

3. The first World Series in which all seven games were won by the home team was:
  A.   1979 Pirates vs. Orioles
  B.   1997 Marlins vs. Indians
  C.   1982 Cardinals vs. Brewers
  D.   1987 Twins vs. Cardinals

4. What Minnesota Twins' pitcher hurled a 10-inning complete game shutout in Game 7 to win the 1991 World Series?
  A.   Mark Guthrie
  B.   Kevin Tapani
  C.   Rick Aguilera
  D.   Jack Morris

5. The New York Mets won the World Series in 1969. Which one of these players pitched for them?
  A.   Nolan Ryan
  B.   Hoyt Wilhelm
  C.   Catfish Hunter
  D.   Juan Marichal

6. With which team did Kirk Gibson win his first World Series?
  A.   New York Yankees
  B.   Minnesota Twins
  C.   Detroit Tigers
  D.   Los Angeles Dodgers

7. What Boston Red Sox player literally let the World Series roll through his legs?
  A.   Wade Boggs
  B.   Bill Buckner
  C.   Marty Barrett
  D.   Bruce Hurst

8. What team lost the 1968 World Series?
  A.   St. Louis Cardinals
  B.   Detroit Tigers
  C.   Baltimore Orioles
  D.   Boston Red Sox

9. What team won the first two indoor games played in World Series history?
  A.   Houston Astros
  B.   Oakland Athletics
  C.   Minnesota Twins
  D.   St. Louis Cardinals

10. Starting in 2003, how was home-field advantage in the World Series awarded?
  A.   team with best record got the home-field
  B.   alternate between American and National each year
  C.   league who wins the All-Star game got home-field
  D.   coin flip


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