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Perfect Game

Test your baseball knowledge of Perfect Game.  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) The pitcher (or pitchers) cannot allow any hits, walks, hit batsmen, or any opposing player to reach base safely for any other reason - in short, "30 up, 30 down".

  • True or False?

2) When was the first confirmed use of the term "perfect game"?

  • 1880
  • 1900
  • 1908
  • 1916

3) Over the past 134 years of Major League Baseball history, how many official perfect games by the current definition have there been (as of May 9, 2010)?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 19
  • 119

4) The first two major league perfect games, and the only two of the premodern era, were thrown in 1880, five days apart.  Who pitched the first “perfect game”?

  • Lee Richard
  • Larry Stark
  • Bill Owens
  • Robert Templar

5) What is the date of the second game in the premodern era?

  • May 17, 1880
  • June 17, 1880
  • July 17, 1880
  • August 17, 1880

6) During baseball's "modern era", defined by Major League Baseball as beginning in 1900, who pitched the first “perfect game”?

  • Warren Young
  • Grover Cleveland Alexandra
  • Cy Young
  • Pete Palmer

7) How many years difference was there in the “modern era” between game 2 (October 2, 1908) and the game 3?

  • 2 years
  • 7 years
  • 14 years
  • 28 years

8) Who pitched the only World Series “perfect game”?

  • Sandy Koufax
  • Don Drysale
  • Whitey Ford
  • Don Larsen

9) On June 21, 1964, Phillies pitcher, Jim Bunning, pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets.  How many strikeouts did Bunning have?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10

10) Dallas Braden on May 9, 2010 pitches a “perfect game.”  Where did he pitch the game?

  • Oakland Coliseum
  • U.S. Cellular Field
  • Yankee Stadium
  • Huntington Avenue Grounds

Check Your Answers


 

Perfect Game [Answers]

  1. False. The pitcher (or pitchers) cannot allow any hits, walks, hit batsmen, or any opposing player to reach base safely for any other reason - in short, "27 up, 27 down".
  2. 1908
  3. 19
  4. Lee Richard
  5. June 17, 1880
  6. Cy Young
  7. 14 years
  8. Don Larsen
  9. 10
  10. Oakland Coliseum

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