Baseball Trivia from PBS History

22 questions.
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/quiz/

Some of these are tough!  Use the internet for research.
Can you get 18 or more?  20?

Trick question: The author, Ken Burns, claims Jackie Robinson was NOT the first african-american player in the major leagues. That’s news to me!

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4 Responses to Baseball Trivia from PBS History

  1. christinamiller123 says:

    I think that some day in the year….I don’t know which specific day though….should be put in place to say thanks to our american athletes or the athletes playing in American leagues such as the MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA. No matter how much we want to deny it, our country runs on sports. It is the leading form of entertainment every year. Soo…without these people I believe our country would not be as happy as it is. We definetly would not be as social I believe because many first conversations revolve around athletics and teams. However, above all else, I believe “national sportsman day” should honor those atheletes that wear the american flag during the olympic games every four years, because those are the athletes that are representing our great nation and we should give thanks to them.

  2. charlie kennedy says:

    Christina, thanks for the idea. And your thorough explanation. However, you’ve posted this to the Baseball History post. I think this should be on the Labor Day post, right? Mr K

  3. jackdaru33 says:

    Hey Mr. Kennedy. This was a fun baseball quiz and i thought i would have known most of the answers, but i didn’t. There’s only one question that doesnt have the right answer and thats the one that states ” who is the only player to reach the 40 homerun and 40 steals club” Alfonso Soriano accomplished that two years ago, and his name isn’t an available answer. I guess this quiz was made a long time ago.

  4. Jack, a player for the Oakland A’s (Jose Canseco) did it years ago. I think in the late 80s or early 90’s. Look him up. He and Mark McGwire used to be on the same team, they werre called “The Bash Brothers”. This was before McGwire started on the ‘roids and turned into the Incredible Hulk.

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