How Well Do You Know Baseball?

Most of my friends know of my love for the great game of baseball. It has offense. It has defense. It is a team sport but an individual must perform well on his own. It is the perfect game, in my opinion.

How much do you know about the great game of baseball? Even if you are a novice, you will enjoy taking my little quiz. And you may just learn something. For the experts among you, does your baseball knowledge equal mine? Take this quiz to see!

Created by: Patrick

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. What is the term for the combination of the pitcher and catcher?
  2. In order, what players are involved in a 6-4-3 double play?
  3. Which is a slang term for an easily caught ball?
  4. When a minor leaguer is called up to the major leagues, plays a few major league games, but is then sent back down to the minors a short time later, he is said to have have experienced which of the following?
  5. A weakly hit ball that falls in just behind the infield for a hit is called what?
  6. A ball hit to the outfield that bounces over the wall is called what?
  7. What is the slang term for the Major League used by minor league players?
  8. What is the slang term for when a pitcher intentionally throws at or near a batter's head?
  9. After a home run, the crowd sometimes cheers for the hitter to come out of the dugout and tip his hat. What is this called?
  10. What is the term for a verbal altercation between an manager and umpire or physical fight between players?
  11. A Catcher's helmet, shinguards, and chest protector are known by which slang term?
  12. What is the most commonly accepted origin of the slang term "Southpaw" for left-handed pitchers?
  13. What is the distance from the pitcher's plate (the "rubber") to home plate?
  14. What must a player do to "hit for the cycle?"
  15. What slang expression means that there are runners on base?
  16. If there is a runner on second base and the pitcher balks, what happens?
  17. What is the slang term for a hit that falls in left- or right-center field between fielders that rolls to the wall and almost always is an extra-base hit?
  18. What does it mean when the batter is "in the hole?"
  19. Which of the following terms is slang for a home run?
  20. "Now there's three things that can happen in a ball game: you can win, you can lose, or it can rain." A variation of this quote was used in the classic baseball movie "Bull Durham." What famous baseball personality actually said it?

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Quiz topic: How Well do I Know Baseball?