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2010 (Jan) In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 2010 (Jan) In Major League Baseball 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) On January 4, the New York Mets announce the official signing of a baseball player to a four-year, $66 million contract, which includes a fifth-year vesting option. The two sides originally agreed on the deal on December 29, 2009, however, it would not become official until after he passed his physical.  Who was the baseball player?

  • Jason Bay
  • Harvey Keen
  • Roberto Gonzalez
  • Mike Owens

2) On January 6, who was elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010?

  • Roberto Alomar
  • Bert Blyleven
  • Andre Dawson
  • Mark Grace

3) Five time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson announces his retirement on January 5. Johnson was 303 - 166 over his 22 year career, with a 3.29 earned run average.  His 4,875 career strikeouts are second only to Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.

  • True or False?

4) On January 5, the St. Louis Cardinals re-signed their outfielder to a seven-year deal with an option for 2017, for a guaranteed $120 million. It is the richest contract in Cardinals history.  Who is the Cardinal outfielder?

  • Matt Holliday
  • Jon Jay
  • Ryan Ludwick
  • Joe Mather

5) On January 7, the Seattle Mariners acquire first baseman Casey Kahne from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Bill Hall.

  • True or False?

6) In an afternoon statement to news outlets, Mark McGwire admits that he used steroids during much of his Major League career, including in 1998, when he broke Major League Baseball's single-season home run record. In the evening, he addresses the situation further in an interview on MLB Network. Who does he talk with on MLB Network?

  • Michelle Beadle
  • Chris Berman
  • Bob Costas
  • Steve Garvey

7) The San Diego Padres acquire Scott Hairston and outfielder Aaron Cunningham from the Oakland Athletics for third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and Minor League infielder Eric Sogard on January 16. Two days later, the Padres reach an agreement with Jerry Hairston, Jr. on a one-year deal. The Hairstons would become the seventh set of brothers to play for the Padres and the fifth to play as teammates.

  • True or False?

8) On January 22, Oakland Athletics farmhand retires after a 30/30 2009 season in the minors and being named Arizona Fall League MVP in order to pursue the priesthood.  Who is the Athletics farmhand?

  • Bill Conti
  • Grant Desme
  • Nelson Little
  • Burt Young

9) The New York Mets obtain a former All-Star outfielder from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for reliever Brian Stokes and cash considerations.  Who is the former All-Star outfielder?

  • Gary Matthews, Jr.
  • Juan Rivera
  • Michael Ryan
  • Reggie Willits

10) On January 23, Nolan Ryan and Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg complete the initial step of purchasing controlling interest in the Texas Rangers from Tom Hicks and the Hicks Sports Group.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

2010 (Jan) In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Jason Bay
  2. Andre Dawson
  3. True
  4. Matt Holliday
  5. False. On January 7, the Seattle Mariners acquire first baseman Casey Kotchman from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Bill Hall.
  6. Bob Costas
  7. True
  8. Grant Desme
  9. Gary Matthews, Jr.
  10. True

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