Trivia Quiz on 2009 Season

Bill Gilbert’s Trivia Quiz

(presented at the monthly meeting on Feb. 25, 2010)

(Move the mouse over the blank space to see the answer)
1. Who are the five players that hit 40 home runs in 2009?

Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Mark Reynolds and Adrian Gonzalez

2. What player set a new major league record in 2009 by striking out 223 times?.
Mark Reynolds

Who are the two pitchers that threw no-hitters in 2009?

Mark Buerle and Jonathan Sanchez
4. Who is the only player with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in 2009?
Ian Kinsler

Which pitcher led the major leagues in strikeouts in 2009?

Justin Verlander

There were no pitchers with 20 wins in 2009. Who were the 4 pitchers that won 19 games in 2009?

Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, CC Sabathia and Adam Wainwright

Which major league team made the greatest improvement in 2009 over 2008?

Seattle Mariners

In the last 10 years, 8 different teams have won the World Series. Which teams have won it twice?

New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox


Who are the eight players that won both Gold Gloves and Silver Slugger Awards in 2009? Here are their positions:


First Base

Third Base

Third Base







Catcher: Jon Mauer

First Base: Mark Texieira

Third Base: Evan Longoria

Third Base: Ryan Zimmerman

Shortstop: Derek Jeter

Outfield: Ichiro Suzuki

Outfield: Matt Kemp

Outfield: Torii Hunter

10. Who led the Astros in home runs in 2009?
Carlos Lee
11. What player had the most home runs in the 10-year period from 2000 to 2009?
Alex Rodriguez
12. What player had the most stolen bases in the 10-year period from 2000 to 2009?
Juan Pierre
13. What pitcher had the most wins in the 10-year period from 2000 to 2009?
Andy Pettitte

Who are the 3 players that batted over .330 in the 10 years from 2000 to 2009?

Albert Pujols, Ichiro Suzuki and Todd Helton



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