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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know The Most Iconic Photos In Baseball History?

Put your baseball knowledge to the ultimate test: a 15-question multiple-choice quiz.

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  1. 1. When this happened, what was the score and game situation?

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    The Cubs were winning 5-3 with two outs in the seventh.
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    The Cubs were winning 4-1 with no outs in the ninth.
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    The Cubs were winning 3-0 with one out in the eighth.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Cubs were winning 3-0 in the 8th inning with one out; they'd go on to give up eight runs in the frame.

  2. 2. Why is this photo special?

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    Because it's an awesome picture.
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    It was a record-breaking stolen base for Pete Rose.
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    It was the highlight of the first game of 1975 NLCS.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This photo has no historical significance. It was taken during a regular season series against the Cubs.

  3. 3. Where was Eddie Gaedel before he made his MLB debut?

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    On the streets of Chicago, passing out newspapers.
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    Inside a cake.
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    He was spotted by a booking agent playing catch.
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    Wrong!

    Gaedel played in the second game of a double-header for the St. Louis Browns. After the first game of the twinbill, he had popped out of a papier-mache cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American League.

  4. 4. Who was the opposing pitcher in this game?

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    Andy Pettitte
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    Mike Mussina
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    Roger Clemens
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Martinez might have won the fight, but Clemens won the game.

  5. 5. When did Carlton Fisk wave it fair?

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    1975
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    Incorrect
    1976
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    2012
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The infamous home run came in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

  6. 6. What team were the Orioles facing when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played?

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    California Angels
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    Milwaukee Brewers
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    New York Yankees
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The game was between the Orioles and the California Angels.

  7. 7. How many innings did Curt Schilling pitch in this game?

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    4
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    Incorrect
    7
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    9
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Schilling pitched seven innings, striking out four and allowing one run.

  8. 8. Who was in the on-deck circle before Kirk Gibson came out of the clubhouse to pinch-hit?

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    Dave Anderson
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    Mike Scioscia
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    Jeff Hamilton
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    Wrong!

    With two outs in the 9th inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Tommy Lasorda inserted Kirk Gibson to pinch hit, bringing Dave Anderson back to the dugout from the on-deck circle.

  9. 9. On this day, Rickey Henderson broke the record for career stolen bases, giving him how many?

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    939
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    701
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    1108
  10. 10. When was this photo taken?

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    1961
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    1965
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    1968
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This photograph was taken in 1965 after Mantle had struck out.

  11. 11. Which player did NOT participate in the game pictured below?

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    Frank Thomas
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    Bo Jackson
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    Pudge Rodriguez
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In the August 4, 1993 contest Pudge Rodriguez was catching for Rangers; Bo Jackson pinch hit for the White Sox. Frank Thomas would go on to win the MVP award that year, but did not play.

  12. 12. What spot in the lineup was Jackie Robinson batting during this game?

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    Leadoff
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    Third
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    Seventh
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Robinson stole home in Game 1 of the 1955 World Series — during which the Hall Of Famer, 36 years old and nearing the end of his career, was batting seventh.

  13. 13. What were the first words of Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech?

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    "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth."
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    "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got."
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    "For the first time in my life, I am at a loss for words."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth" is the most recognized part of that speech, but that's not how it started.

  14. 14. Who did NOT score on this play?

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    Paul Molitor
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    Incorrect
    Roberto Alomar
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    Ricky Henderson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Henderson and Molitor scored on Joe Carter's 1993 Series-winning homer. Carter was hitting cleanup; Alomar was batting sixth. Batting fifth? John Olerud.

  15. 15. Who scored on this error by Bill Buckner?

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    Mookie Wilson
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    Incorrect
    Gary Carter
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    Incorrect
    Ray Knight
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mookie Wilson was the batter and Ray Knight scored the infamous run.

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