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Arizona Diamondbacks

Test your baseball knowledge of Arizona Diamondbacks.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) Arizona had been the Cactus League major league spring training site for many years.  When did Arizona become a spring training location?

  • 1945
  • 1946
  • 1947

2) In 1993, the Arizona Baseball, Inc., was first organized to apply for a Major League Baseball expansion team.  Who headed up the organization?

  • Martin Stone
  • Buck Owens
  • Jerry Colangelo

3) The Arizona organizers were sure they would be awarded a franchise that they held a name-the-team contest for it; they took out a full-page ad in the sports section of the February 13, 1995 edition of the state's leading newspaper, the Arizona Republic. First prize was a pair of lifetime season tickets awarded to the person who submitted the winning entry.  What was the winning name?

  • Saguaros
  • Diamondbacks
  • Rangers

4) The group was awarded a franchise to begin play for the 1998 season. A $130 million franchise fee was paid to Major League Baseball.  What was the date of the awarding of the expansion franchise?

  • March 9, 1995
  • March 9, 1996
  • March 9, 1997

5) The baseball team hired their first manager two years before their first season.  Who was the first manager?

  • Joe Torre
  • Buck Showalter
  • Ken Kendrick

6) The Diamondbacks' first major league game was on March 31, 1998, at Bank One Ballpark before a standing-room only crowd of 50,179.  Who did they play?

  • Chicago Cubs
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Colorado Rockies

7) What team did the Diamondbacks beat to win the 2001 World Series?

  • Boston Red Sox
  • New York Yankees
  • Los Angeles Angels

8) World Series manager, Bob Brenly was fired partway through the 2004 and replaced on an interim basis by coach Al Pedrique.  Following the 2004 season, who would be named the manager of the Diamondbacks and was quickly let go after learning of his off-field problems?

  • Randy Sparks
  • Wally Backman
  • Russ Ortiz

9) Who was the original TV voice of the Diamondbacks?

  • Thom Brennaman
  • Bob Brenly
  • Jim Traber

10. Over the past four years, who is the principal TV color analyst?

  • Steve Lyons
  • Bob Brenly
  • Mark Grace

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Arizona Diamondbacks [Answers]

  1. 1946
  2. Jerry Colangelo
  3. Diamondbacks
  4. March 9, 1995
  5. Buck Showalter
  6. Colorado Rockies
  7. New York Yankees
  8. Wally Backman
  9. Thom Brennaman
  10. Mark Grace

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