your baseball knowledge of the
2009 Season. Get up to bat in this
Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
On Monday, April 6, 2009, the Detroit Tigers open the season in an
away game at Rogers Centre playing the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Tigers lost 12 - 5. Who was the losing pitcher?
- Justin Verlander
- Jarrod Washburn
- Dontrelle Willis
- Joel Zumaya
2) The Tigers' home opener was
on April 10 against the Texas Rangers. The Tigers won that
game 15 - 2, and finished the series with a sweep.
Who was the Tiger that hit a grand slam home run during the game?
- Miguel Cabrera
- Adam Everett
- Marcus Thames
- Clete Thomas
3) On May 15, the Tigers hit 2
grand slams in a game, only the third time in team history. Ryan
Raburn hit his off Brett Anderson in the 1st inning with 3 on, 2
outs to leftfield and Brandon Inge hit his off Dan Giese in the
6th inning with 3 on, 1 out to centerfield. What
Detroit pitcher got the win?
- Luke French
- Edwin Jackson
- Ryan Perry
- Brad Ziegler
4) Miguel Cabrera led the 2009
Tigers in hitting. What was his batting average?
- .314 batting average
- .324 batting average
- .334 batting average
- .344 batting average
5) On July 31, the Tigers
traded rookie left-handed pitcher Luke French and left-handed
pitcher Mauricio Robles to Seattle for a veteran left-handed
starting pitcher. Who was the pitcher?
- Clay Rapada
- Nate Robertson
- Fernando Rodney
- Jarrod Washburn
6) Justin Verlander was the
Detroit Tiger pitcher with the most wins. How many
did he pitch?
- 14 wins
- 15 wins
- 19 wins
- 23 wins
7) Justin Verlander was the
Detroit Tiger pitcher with the most strikeouts. How many did
- 85 strikeouts
- 98 strikeouts
- 161 strikeouts
- 269 strikeouts
8) What is the team
that the Tigers did NOT have a
winning record against?
- Baltimore Orioles
- Boston Red Sox
- Chicago White Sox
- Cleveland Indians
9) The Tigers held the 1st
place position from May 8 until they lost it to the Twins in the
tiebreaker game on October 6. They became the first team in
Major League history to lose a three game lead with four games
left to play.
10) On December 8, 2009, as
part of a 3-team trade, traded Curtis Granderson to the New York
Yankees and Edwin Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The
Tigers got Phil Coke and Austin Jackson from the New York Yankees
and Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth from the Arizona
Diamondbacks. In addition, the New York Yankees sent a
pitcher to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Who was the
- Max Aaron
- Ian Kennedy
- Howard Kurtz
- Bobby Morgan