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Oakland Athletics: 2009 Season

Test your baseball knowledge of the Oakland Athletics: 2009 Season.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) It was November 10, 2008 when Oakland traded Carlos Gonzalez, Greg Smith and Huston Street to the Colorado Rockies for Matt Holliday. On July 24, 2009, Oakland traded Matt Holliday for Brett Wallace (minors), Shane Peterson (minors) and Clayton Mortenson.  Who did Oakland trade Holliday too?

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • St. Louis Cardinals

2) Oakland opens the season in an away game on Monday, April 6, 2009 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Angels won the game 3-0.  What Oakland batter did NOT get a hit in the game?

  • Orlando Cabrera
  • Eric Chavez
  • Nomar Garciaparra
  • Matt Holliday

3) On Friday, April 10, 2009 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Oakland Athletics open the season at home. Oakland lost to Seattle 5-4.  For the home opener, who was Oakland’s starting pitcher?

  • Brett Anderson
  • Andrew Bailey
  • Jerry Blevins
  • Dallas Braden

4) On May 8, 2009, Oakland traded a player to be named later to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Oakland Athletics sent Joe Dillon (May 9, 2009) to the Tampa Bay Rays to complete the trade.  Who did Oakland get from Tampa Bay?

  • Nomar Garciaparra
  • Edgar Gonzalez
  • Adam Kennedy
  • Curtis Thigpen

5) Rajai Davis was the Oakland Athletics player to lead the team in batting average.  What was his batting average?

  • .305 batting average
  • .315 batting average
  • .325 batting average
  • .335 batting average

6) Who led Oakland in home runs with 25.

  • Jack Cust
  • Jason Giambi
  • Matt Holliday
  • Kurt Suzuki

7) Ben Kinsley was the Oakland leader in RBIs with 88.

  • True or False?

8) Who was the Oakland pitcher that lead the team in wins with 11 and strikeouts with 150?

  • Brett Anderson
  • Jerry Blevins
  • Edgar Gonzalez
  • Russ Springer

9) On Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Oakland Athletics end the regular season against the Angeles.  In he bottom of the ninth inning, he hits a single to right field, which scores Jack Cust.  Who gets the last hit and RBI of the 2009 season?

  • Jason Giambi
  • Jack Hannahan
  • Adam Kennedy
  • Cliff Pennington

10) The Oakland Athletics end the 2009 season in last place in the American League West with a 75-87 record and 22 games behind the division leader Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers


Oakland Athletics: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Nomar Garciaparra
  3. Brett Anderson
  4. Adam Kennedy
  5. .305 batting average
  6. Jack Cust
  7. False. Kurt Suzuki was the Oakland leader in RBIs with 88.
  8. Brett Anderson
  9. Cliff Pennington
  10. True

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