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2010 (March) In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 2010 (March) 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 March 10, Nomar Garciaparra signs a one day contract with the Boston Red Sox, and announces his retirement from baseball as a member of his original franchise at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida before the Sox's Spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Garciaparra then threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his teammate at both Georgia Tech and with the Red Sox, Jason Varitek.

  • True or Fales?

2) Who is the outfielder that announces his retirement a month after signing a Minor League contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 11?

  • Babe Detrickson
  • Brian Giles
  • Steve Monday
  • Gene Reynolds

3) Though John Smoltz has yet to officially retire, Turner Sports announces that Smoltz will serve as one of their guest analysts for national broadcasts and will serve the same role for the 45 Atlanta Braves games that Peachtree Television will broadcast this season. Smoltz also joined the MLB Network's on-air roster the same day.

  • True or False?

4) Former major league infielder Chuck Knoblauch pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault on his common-law wife.  Knoblauch entered his plea in exchange for deferred-adjudication probation.  He was also fined.  What was the amount of his fine?

  • $100
  • $1,000
  • $10,000
  • $100,000

5) Texas Rangers manager calls a press conference apologizing for using and testing positive for cocaine during the first half of the 2009 season. A day later, Washington admits to having smoked marijuana and taken amphetamines during his playing career.  Who is the Texas Rangers manager?

  • A.J. Hinge
  • Tedd Knight
  • Buck Showalter
  • Ron Washington

6) Major League Baseball announces that the Florida Marlins and New York Mets' three-game set on June 28 - 30 has been moved from Miami.  Where is the game relocated too?

  • Caracas, Venezuelan
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

7) On March 21, reigning American League MVP Joe Mauer signs an eight year contract extension with the Minnesota Twins that will take him through the 2018 season.  How much was his contract extension worth?

  • $8.4 million
    $18.4 million
    $184 million
    $284 million

8) The ex-MLB pitcher is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of a two-vehicle accident around 9 A.M. on March 23 in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. He had a child in his vehicle at the time of the crash. Who is the ex-MLB pitcher?

  • Dwight Gooden
  • Morgan Earl
  • Bob Cummings
  • Doc Reynolds

9) Also on March 23, Jose Canseco announces on Twitter that the FBI was about to visit his house and that he has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury investigating whether a former MLB player lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.  Who was the former MLB player?

  • Roger Clemens
  • Mark McGuire
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Morgan Sutton

10) On March 31, Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span hits his mother, Wanda Wilson, in the chest with a foul ball in the top of the first inning of an exhibition game with the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Paramedics checked on Wilson, who declined to go to a local hospital.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers


2010 (March) In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. True
  2. Brian Giles
  3. True
  4. $1,000
  5. Ron Washington
  6. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  7. $184 million
  8. Dwight Gooden
  9. Roger Clemens
  10. True

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