All-Star Baseball Quiz
Who hit the first All-Star Game grand slam?
- In 1983, Angels outfielder Fred Lynn took Giants' pitcher Atlee Hammaker deep in a 133 rout. Lynn is also the first player in history to be named rookie of the year and league MVP in the same year (1975).
Who holds the record for most All-Star Game home runs in a career?
- St. Louis' Stan "the Man" Musial cracked six home runs over his career.
What catcher did Pete Rose crash into in the 1970 All-Star Game?
- So you think the All-Star Game doesn't mean anything to the players? Don't bet on it when Rose is in the lineup. Rose barreled into Fosse in the bottom of the ninth to give the N.L. a 5-4 win. Fosse left with an injured shoulder and was placed on the disabled list.
Who is the oldest player to compete in an All-Star Game?
- In 1953, Paige pitched for the A.L. at the ripe old age of 47.
Which player has not won the All-Star Game MVP award twice in his career?
- Griffey won the award in 1992 but is still searching for his second. Catcher Gary Carter also won the award twice.
Who is the last player to belt two home runs in an All-Star Game?
- Carter clubbed a pair in the 1981 N.L. 5-4 win.
What was the original name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP?
- The All-Star Game MVP award was named after Arch Ward, the Chicago Tribune columnist who founded the game in 1933. It is officially the Arch Ward Memorial Award.
What batter's head did Randy Johnson jokingly throw over in the 1993 All-Star Game?
- Johnson, the menacing 6'10" flame thrower, knew Kruk wanted no part of him so he kiddingly gave him something to think about. Kruk responded by patting his heart, taking three weak swings and heading back to the dugout.
Who holds or is tied for the career lead in all-star at-bats, runs, hits, triples and steals?
- Mays accumulated his stats in a whopping 24 All-Star Games (also tied for the all-time mark).
Who was the MVP of the 1998 All-Star Game in Colorado?
- Alomar went 3-4 with a home run to lead the A.L. to a 13-8 win 1998's All-Star Game.