(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.
1) 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
- 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.
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
- Matt Holliday
- Jon Jay
- Ryan Ludwick
5) On January 7, the Seattle Mariners acquire first
baseman Casey Kahne from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for
outfielder Bill Hall.
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.
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
- 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.
the former All-Star outfielder?
- Gary Matthews, Jr.
- 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.