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Wrapping Up 2001
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2001 Trivia
by Bill Ladson
MLB.com


Jason Giambi may be the answer to question No. 1 -- or he may not be.

How much do you know about the 2001 season? Test your knowlege with these 20 questions. Then check the answers below.

1. Which player hit the most home runs during the All-Star home run hitting contest at SAFECO Field?
A. Luis Gonzalez
B. Barry Bonds
C. Jason Giambi
D. Sammy Sosa

2. Which team gave up the most home runs to Barry Bonds?
A. Dodgers
B. Mets
C. Cubs
D. Padres

3. Name the two teams to lose 100 games.

4. Which Major League team had the distinction of winning 90 games and failing to make the playoffs?

5. Going into the 2002 season, which active manager has the highest career winning percentage?
A. Joe Torre
B. Lou Piniella
C. Tony LaRussa
D. Bobby Cox

6. Match the players with the two teams they played for in 2001.
A. Delino Deshields; B. Fred McGriff; C. Rey Sanchez; D. Andres Galarraga
1. Rangers/Giants; 2. Devil Rays/Cubs; 3. Orioles/Cubs; 4. Royals/Braves

7. Which pitcher has the dubious distinction of allowing 50 stolen bases during the 2001 season?
A. Roger Clemens
B. Hideo Nomo
C. Greg Maddux
D. Steve Trachsel

8. Who are the three Milwaukee Brewers three hitters who struck out 150 or more times?

9. Which pitcher gave up the home run to Cal Ripken Jr. during the 2001 All-Star Game?
A. Randy Johnson
B. Mike Hampton
C. Chan Ho Park
D. Ben Sheets

10. Four teams were tied with the best Interleague record during the 2001 season. Name them.

11. From 1995-2001, only two AL managers have guided teams to the World Series. Who are they?

12. Name the last pitcher other than Randy Johnson to lead the NL in strikeouts.

13. Name the last member of the Yankees other than Roger Clemens to win the Cy Young Award?

14. Who were the three players to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases?

15. Craig Counsell was a member of the last two NL teams to win the World Series. Name the teams.

16. Name the two pitchers who came within one loss of losing 20 games.

17. On Aug. 5, the Cleveland Indians overcame a record-tying 12-run deficit and defeated which team, 15-14, in 11 innings?
A. Yankees
B. Mariners
C. Reds
D. Cardinals

18. Which team led the Major Leagues in complete games?
A. Braves
B. Diamondbacks
C. Tigers
D. Brewers

19. Which pitcher walked 100 batters in 2001?
A. C.C. Sabathia
B. Paul Abbott
C. Tom Glavine
D. Ryan Dempster

20. Which hitter drove in the most runs in the postseason?
A. Bernie Williams
B. Luis Gonzalez
C. Chipper Jones
D. Danny Bautista

Trivia Answers

Bill Ladson is a editor/producer for MLB.com.
 


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