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MLB Records and History

Updated on June 15, 2016

Think you know something about Major League Baseball (MLB) records and history? I’ve put together some sports trivia questions from the history of Major League Baseball with regard to MLB records and history, both single season and career that I think any baseball fan would be interested in.

You may find some of these MLB records trivia questions a little easier than some of the others, but I think you will find all of them to be challenging.

Scoring:

20 correct – You are a serious MLB fan. For the upcoming season, you only need to notify Major League Baseball one week in advance as to which game you would like to see. They will arrange to charter a private jet to take you and a friend to that game. (Since we are making all of this up, let’s make it all expenses paid, too.)

16-19 correct – You are awarded two lifetime tickets to all home games of your favorite team.

11-15 correct – You are awarded free season tickets to all home games of your favorite team.

6-10 correct – You get two tickets to this week’s game and show up to the stadium only to find out it’s an away game.

0-5 correct – You are forced to wear your underwear on the outside of your pants and hold a sign that reads, "I will not try to answer any more MLB records trivia."

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Scroll down for MLB records and history questions

Major League Baseball (MLB) Records and History Questions (As of January 2010)

1. Who holds the MLB record for most at bats in MLB history?

2. Who holds the MLB record as the all-time leader in runs scored in MLB history?

3. Which MLB player has struck out more times than anyone else in his career?

4. Which pitcher holds the MLB record for winning the most games in a career?

5. Who holds the MLB record for striking out more batters than anyone else?

6. Which player in MLB history is the all-time RBI leader?

7. Which player holds the MLB record for most sacrifice fly's in a career?

8. Who holds the MLB record for most hits in a season?

9. Which player in MLB history has had more intentional walks in his career than any other?

10. Which player holds the MLB record for making the most outs in history?

11. Two players hold the MLB record for most seasons played. Can you name them? How many seasons did they play?

12. Which player owns the most championship rings where he actually appeared in World Series games and was not just listed on the roster?

13. Which MLB player recorded the most saves in a single season?

14. Who holds the career MLB record for highest on base percentage (obp) in a World Series? (minimum of 36 plate appearances or 14 BB required)

15. Which player holds the MLB record for most career runs scored in the World Series?

16. Which pitcher holds the MLB record for most career World Series victories?

17. Which pitcher holds the MLB record for most saves in a single World Series?

18. Which MLB pitcher holds the career record for pitching the most complete games in the World Series?

19. Which player has won more Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards than any other in MLB history?

20. Which player has won more Cy Young awards than any other in MLB history?

Answers to Major League Baseball (MLB) Records and History Questions (Please scroll down)




1. Pete Rose has batted more than any other player in MLB history with a total of 14,053 at bats.

2. Rickey Henderson has scored 2,295 runs, which puts him number one.

3. Reggie Jackson has struck out 2,597 times.

4. Cy Young (who else?) won 511 games in his career and as such is the winningest pitcher in MLB history.

5. Nolan Ryan is number one on the career strikeout list with 5714 strikeouts.

6. Hank Aaron is the all-time RBI leader with 2297 RBI's.

7. Eddie Murray hit more sac flies than anyone in MLB history with 128.

8. Ichiro Suzuki had 262 hits in 2004.

9. Barry Bonds leads everyone with 688 career base on balls, Hank Aaron is second with 293.

10. Pete Rose has made 10,328 outs. Not too surprising since he also has the most at bats in MLB history too.

11. Nolan Ryan played 27 seasons (for four franchises) from 1966-1993 and Cap Anson also played 27 seasons (for three franchises) from 1871-1897.

12. Yogi Berra has 10 championship rings, all with the New York Yankees.

13. Francisco Rodriguez recorded 62 saves in 2008.

14. Barry Bonds has the highest career OBP with .700.

15. Mickey Mantle scored 42 runs in his World Series career.

16. Whitey Ford has 10 World Series wins over 146.0 innings pitched.

17. John Wetteland recorded 4 saves over 4.1 innings pitched in the 1996 World Series.   

18. Christy Mathewson pitched 10 complete games in the World Series over 101.2 innings pitched.

19. Barry Bonds has won 7 MVP awards, number one all-time.

20. Roger Clemens has won 7 Cy Young awards, number one all-time.

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    • Tim Chirillo profile image

      Tim Chirillo 

      7 years ago from Florida

      #17 - lets not forget who Wetteland's set up man was in that 96 Series -- Mariano Rivera! what a combination

    • Juggergnost profile imageAUTHOR

      Juggergnost 

      7 years ago

      Tim:

      Thanks for your comment and I agree.

    • Tim Chirillo profile image

      Tim Chirillo 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Clemens also won Cy Youngs in both the AL and NL ..Any other player ever done that? It's a shame what happened post career

    • Juggergnost profile imageAUTHOR

      Juggergnost 

      7 years ago

      Dear mortgage news:

      Good point. That bugs me too.

      Thanks for the kind words!

    • mortgage-news profile image

      mortgage-news 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Should we add an asterisk to #19 and #20 due to steroid use? Still, a great list!

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