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Athletic's Trivia [updated with answers]

A few questions to test your A's knowledge. Post your answers in the comments. We're on the honor system here, so no cheating. 

This quiz covers the entire history of the team, from 1901 to present. Answers will be posted by the weekend.

1. Name all of the MVP's in Athletics history, the years have been provided:

2002: Miguel Tejada
2000: Jason Giambi
1992: Dennis Eckersly (Also won the CY, of course)
1990: Rickey Henderson
1988: Jose Canseco
1973:  Reggie Jackson
1971: Vida Blue (And the CY)
1952: Bobby Shantz
1932 & 1933: Jimmy Foxx
1931: Lefty Grove
1928: Mickey Cochrane
1914: Eddie Collins

(12 points)

 

2. Who is the all time A's leader in games played? 

Bert Campaneris (1795)

(one point)

 

3. Name the four members of Connie Mack's famed 100 000 dollar infield:

1B: Stuffy McInnis
2B: Eddie Collins
3B: Frank Baker
SS: Jack Barry

(4 points)

 

4. The A's have had two pitchers win over 30 games in a season, who are they?

Jack Coombs (31, 1910)
Lefty Grove (31, 1931)

(2 points)

 

5. Name the years of all 9 A's championships (no peeking):

1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989

(9 points)

 

6. Rickey is the all time MLB leader in runs scored, but does not have even one season on the A's all-time top-10 runs scored seasons. Who holds the single season record, with 152 runs scored?

Al Simmons (1930)

(one point)

 

7. The A's have had two pitchers strikeout more than 300 batters in a single season, who are they?

Rube Waddell (1903 & 1904)
Vida Blue (1971)

(2 points)

 

8. Name these A's, based on their nicknames:

Catfish - Jim Hunter
The Beast - Jimmy Foxx
Indian Bob - Bob Johnson
Kong - Dave Kingman
Mr. October - Reggie Jackson
Home Run - Frank Baker
Cocky - Eddie Collins
The Tall Tactician - Connie Mack
Bucketfoot - Al Simmons

(9 points)

 

TOTAL: 40 POINTS

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