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Detroit Tigers: 2009 Season

Test your baseball knowledge of the Detroit Tigers: 2009 Season.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) 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 he pitch?

  • 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.

  • True or False?

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 Yankees' pitcher?

  • Max Aaron
  • Ian Kennedy
  • Howard Kurtz
  • Bobby Morgan

Check Your Answers

Detroit Tigers: 2009 Season [Answers]

  1. Justin Verlander
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Edwin Jackson
  4. .324 batting average
  5. Jarrod Washburn
  6. 19
  7. 269
  8. Boston Red Sox
  9. True
  10. Ian Kennedy

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