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2010 (Feb.) In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 2010 (Feb) 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) The Detroit Tigers re-sign ace RHP Justin Verlander, on February 4, to a 5 year contract extension.  What was the amount of the contract?

  • $20 million
  • $40 million
  • $60 million
  • $80 million

2) On February 8, the Chicago White Sox unretire Hall of Fame shortstop Luis Aparicio's, which will be worn by Aparicio's friend and fellow Venezuelan Omar Vizquel.  What was the number they unretired?

  • #1
  • #5
  • #11
  • #22

3) On February 8, the Hall of Fame announced they will hold a second annual Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field on Father's Day on June 20.  The Hall began a Father's Day weekend last June, with five Hall of Famers and more than 20 other former major leaguers.  The game replaced the annual exhibition game between major league teams, which was discontinued because it had become too difficult to fit into the regular-season schedule. This year's seven-inning exhibition game will feature Hall of Famers Gary Carter, Bob Feller, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Harmon Killebrew, Phil Niekro and Mike Schmidt.

  • True or False?

4) He retires, on February 11, after 22 major league seasons and accepts a front office job with the Atlanta Braves. The 300 game winner last pitched at the major league level in 2008, and will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2014, alongside longtime Braves teammate and fellow 300 game winner.  Who is the player that retires on February 11?

  • Bobby Bragan
  • Tom Glavine
  • Hillis Layne
  • Gregg Maddox

5) After sitting out the entire 2009 season, who announces his official retirement from baseball on February 11?

  • Bobby East
  • Mark Jackson
  • Frank Thomas
  • Andy Reid

6) Tim Lincecum and the San Diego Padres avoid arbitration, and agree on a two year, $53 million deal that will take him through the 2011 season on February 12.

  • True or False?

7) Who joins the Detroit Tigers, signing a one-year, $8 million contract?

  • Louise Arnold
  • Johnny Damon
  • Rogelio Martinez
  • Jeriome Robertson

8) On February 23, Aaron Boone announces his retirement.  Who did he become a baseball analyst for?

  • ESPN
  • Fox Sports

9) On February 25, they voided the contract of off-season acquisition Khalil Greene, who did not report to Spring training due to social anxiety disorder.  Greene went on the disabled list twice last season while with the St. Louis Cardinals due to his disorder.  What team voided the contract?

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • San Diego Padres
  • Texas Rangers

10) On February 26, female pitcher Eri Yoshida, formerly of the Kobe 9 Cruise in the Kansai Independent Baseball League in Japan, is drafted by the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League. She is introduced as a member of the team on May 7, less than two weeks after graduating from high school and only a few hours after she landed in San Francisco following a flight from Tokyo. She becomes the first woman to play at the professional level in an American baseball league alongside men on .

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

2010 (Feb) In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. $80 million
  2. #11
  3. True
  4. Tom Glavine
  5. Frank Thomas
  6. False. Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants avoid arbitration, and agree on a two year, $23 million deal that will take him through the 2011 season on February 12.
  7. Johnny Damon
  8. ESPN
  9. Texas Rangers
  10. True

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