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2001 Hall of Fame Inductions
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Hall of Fame Quiz

By Gregg Klayman

Are you a Hall know-it-all? Test your Cooperstown cognition with's HOF trivia quiz.
Answers are at the bottom. (No peeking!)

1) Which of the following players was not part of the original Hall of Fame class of 1936?

a) Christy Matthewson
b) Cy Young
c) Babe Ruth
d) Honus Wagner

2) Only three people with a last name beginning with the letter "E" are in the Hall of Fame. Which of the following men does not have a plaque at Cooperstown?

a) Carl Erskine
b) Billy Evans
c) Johnny Evers
d) Buck Ewing

3) Gaylord Perry was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of what team?

a) Giants
b) Indians
c) Rangers
d) Padres

4) Which player received the highest percentage of votes in Hall of Fame election history (98.84)?

a) Babe Ruth
b) Nolan Ryan
c) Steve Carlton
d) Tom Seaver

5) From 1940-1944 only one player was elected to the Hall of Fame. Who was he?

a) Nap Lajoie
b) Lou Gehrig
c) Tris Speaker
d) Rogers Hornsby

6) Reggie Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of what team?

a) A's
b) Orioles
c) Yankees
d) Angels

7) Name the only year in the 1990s that a player was not voted into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA (Baseball Writers' Association of America)?

a) 1994
b) 1995
c) 1996
d) 1997

8) What percentage of the Baseball Writers' vote must a player receive to be elected into the Hall of Fame?

a) 77.6 percent
b) 75.0 percent
c) 70.0 percent
d) 66.7 percent

9) Which of the following players was not a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

a) Lou Brock
b) Warren Spahn
c) Rod Carew
d) Yogi Berra

10) Out of all eligible players (who have been retired for more than five years), who has the most career home runs but is not a member of the Hall of Fame?

a) Dave Kingman
b) Darrell Evans
c) Dale Murphy
d) Graig Nettles


1. Cy Young
2. Erskine
3. Giants
4. Seaver
5. Hornsby
6. Yankees
7. 1996
8. 75.0 percent
9. Berra
10. Kingman

All 10 correct: You're a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
8-9 correct: You're no Tom Terrific, but you'll be elected on the second or third try.
6-7 correct: You'll need some help from the Veterans Committee.
Five or fewer correct: Back to rookie ball for you.

Gregg Klayman is a producer for Join him for more baseball trivia every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. ET live on MLB Radio.