101+ Grand Slam Baseball Trivia Questions & Answers

From the history of the game to some of the most famous baseball players to ever walk the planet, test your knowledge of the game with our baseball trivia.

Published April 3, 2024
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I grew up listening to the voice of Dave Niehaus broadcasting Seattle Mariners' games throughout the Pacific Northwest every spring, summer, and fall, so baseball holds a very special place in my heart. And with a long history extending back to the early 19th century, there's a lot to know about the game. Test your knowledge with our baseball trivia questions and answers and see how much you know about America's pastime. 

101+ Baseball Trivia Questions and Answers

Will you strike out or, in the immortal words of Dave Niehaus, will you "get out the mustard and the rye bread, Grandma. It's grand salami time!"? Try your hand at our baseball trivia questions and see how many of the answers you know.

In the Record Books

Like every sport, MLB players and fans love a record. Will you go down in the record books as the most knowledgeable baseball trivia player of all time?

What is the most innings ever played in an MLB game?

26 (1920, Brooklyn Robins vs Boston Braves)

What is the record for the most home runs hit in a single baseball game in MLB?


What is the record for the most home runs by a single player in a single baseball game in MLB?


Who holds the record for the most consecutive games of professional baseball played?

Cal Ripkin, Jr. 

What speed pitch holds the Guinness world record for the fastest pitch ever thrown?

105.8 mph

Who holds the record for the longest career in professional baseball, playing for 27 years?

Nolan Ryan and Cap Anson

What player holds the record of playing for the most MLB teams?

Edwin Jackson (14 teams)

Which MLB player has the most World Series appearances?

Yogi Berra

Who holds the record for the most RBIs in baseball?

Hank Aaron

Whose single-season home run record did Barry Bonds break?

Mark McGwire’s

What baseball manager has more career victories than any other?

Connie Mack

What MLB pitcher holds the record for the most MLB losses?

Cy Young

Who holds the MLB record for the most grand slams?

Alex Rodriguez

Baseball History Trivia

When Abner Doubleday invented baseball (actually, that's probably a myth that has little evidence to support the claim, although an official panel declared Doubleday the inventor of the game in the early 1900s), little could he have known the game would become America's pastime with a long and storied history. How many of these moments in baseball history do you know?

Who was the first US President to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at an MLB game?

William Howard Taft

Who were the first father and son to play together on the same MLB  team?

Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Junior

The Brown Stockings were one of the original 8 MLB teams. In what city did they play?

St. Louis

Why did the Chicago White Sox become the Chicago Black Sox in 1919?

8 players conspired and threw the World Series

Where is the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

Cooperstown, NY

What is Ray Chapman’s unfortunate claim to fame in MLB?

He's the only professional baseball player to be killed by a pitch. 

What “first” are the Pennsylvania Reading Red Roses famous for?

They were the first team to wear numbers on their shirts

Why were there only 347 spectators at a Cincinnati Reds and Florida Marlins game in 2011?

Hurricane Irene was on the way.

What was the name of the minor league female pitcher who had back-to-back strikeouts of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the 1930s?

Jackie Mitchell

What two teams played the first televised MLB game in 1939?

Brooklyn Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds

Trivia About the Rules of the Game

Baseball has a ton of rules. Some are well-known, and others are a little more... obscure. Test your knowledge to see how well you know the rules of baseball with these trivia questions. 

Which MLB league adopted the designated hitter rule in 2022?

The National League

What would an outfielder in the MLB have to use to try and stop a baseball in order to invoke the ground rule triple?

His hat

When the bases are empty, how many seconds does an MLB pitcher have to throw the pitch after receiving it back from the catcher? 

12 seconds

What ages are allowed to play in Little League?

Ages 4-18

What can an MLB pitcher not touch if he’s at the pitching rubber?

His mouth or lips

Why are MLB umpires required to wear black underwear?

In case they split their pants

How many outs must there be for the infield fly rule to take effect?

Less than 2

What happens if a catcher catches a foul tip after two strikes?

The batter strikes out.

Only two players on the field are allowed to use mitts (the others use gloves). What are their positions?

Pitcher and catcher

Trivia About Baseball in Pop Culture

From poetry to music to television to movies, baseball plays a key role in other types of entertainment outside of sports. And we love a good baseball movie. How much do you know about baseball in pop culture?

Which Chicago Black Sox player is the subject of the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams?

Shoeless Joe Jackson

In what town did the Mighty Casey strike out?


What piece of sheet music is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

In what 1992 movie did Tom Hanks utter the infamous quote, “There’s no crying in baseball?”

A League of Their Own

What Meatloaf song uses baseball as a metaphor for something else?

“Paradise by the Dashboard Light”

In the famous Abbot and Costello skit, “Who’s on First,” what is the left fielder’s name?


What was the name of Robert Redford’s bat in The Natural?


In Field of Dreams, what actor says to Kevin Costner, “Oh my god. You’re from the 60s.”

James Earl Jones

What movie about minor league baseball starred Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon?

Bull Durham

What MLB team does Eight Men Out tell the story of?

The Chicago Black Sox (a.k.a. the 1919 Chicago White Sox)

Who played Lou Gehrig in Pride of the Yankees?

Gary Cooper

What baseball player did Tommy Lee Jones play in a 1994 baseball movie?

Ty Cobb

In the TV show Cheers, what did Coach claim was his baseball specialty?

Getting hit by fastballs

What famous baseball announcer was known for exuberantly shouting, “Holy cow!”?

Harry Caray

Trivia About Baseball Stadiums & Equipment

From corked bats to swimming pool suites in stadiums to the mud used on baseballs in MLB, there's no denying that stadiums and equipment are essential to the game. Test your knowledge of these baseball staples. 

A view of the promenade in the new billion dollar Yankee Stadium

What state does the Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud used on every MLB baseball come from?

New Jersey

The chance of what increases when a player hits a pitch on the bat’s sweet spot?

A home run

How many stitches are on every MLB baseball?


What type of bats do college baseball players use?


How far apart are the bases on an MLB baseball diamond?

90 feet

In what city was the first baseball stadium built?


Which MLB stadium has the smallest seating capacity?

Fenway Park in Boston

Which team’s stadium has a swimming pool suite that holds 35 people?

Arizona Diamondbacks

What MLB stadium was imploded in March of 2000?

The Kingdome in Seattle

Where is the “sweet spot” on a baseball bat?

Between 5 and 7 inches from the end of the bat.

About 25,500,000 of these are eaten in ballparks every year. What are they?

Hot dogs

What company is the official manufacturer of MLB baseballs?


What is the weight of an official MLB baseball?

Between 5 and 5.25 ounces

Approximately how many baseballs are used in a standard MLB game?


Why are aluminum bats banned from MLB?

They make the ball travel approximately 10% farther.

Why are corked bats banned?

They make the bat lighter, so players can swing them faster.

What MLB team plays at Coors Field?

Colorado Rockies

What is the infamous wall at Fenway Park also known as?

The Green Monster

What material was used to make the first baseball cap?


MLB Player & Team Trivia

From the original eight teams of professional baseball to today's 30 franchises and the thousands of players that have and currently play the game, there's a lot of baseball trivia to cover. Our trivia questions will test your knowledge about some of the standouts. 

What was Yogi Berra’s real first name?


Who is featured on the most expensive baseball card ever sold at auction?

Honus Wagner

What disease caused Lou Gehrig to quit professional baseball?

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Why did Topps strip Pete Rose of his all-time hits record on their “Career Chase” cards?

He gambled on games as a player.

Related: 10 Most Valuable Topps Baseball Cards

What position on the field did Hall of Famer Hank Aaron play?

Right field

Who hit “the shot heard round the world”?

Bobby Thomson

What NBA player left basketball in 1994 to try their hand at baseball?

Michael Jordan

What player was referred to as “the Sultan of Swat”?

Babe Ruth

Pirates’ starting pitcher Dock Ellis pitched his only no-hitter in 1970 while he was what?

He was high on LSD.

How many MLB players have been named Bob Smith?


Who was the last MLB player to bat over .400?

Ted Williams

Who is the oldest pitcher to ever throw a shutout?

Randy Johnson

To avoid being associated with communists, the Cincinnati Reds changed their name to what from 1953 until 1959?

The Cincinnati Redlegs

What distinction does Jackie Robinson hold?

He was the first Black player in MLB.

Which MLB team has the most players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?

NY Yankees

World Series Trivia

With over 110 World Series in the history books, there's a lot to cover. Brush up on baseball in October and see how many of our World Series trivia questions you can answer. 

In what year was the first World Series Played?


Which two teams played in the first World Series?

The Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates

Who is the only baseball player to ever win World Series MVP while playing for the losing team?

Bobby Richardson

What was the Boston Red Sox World Series drought also known as?

The Curse of the Bambino

When the NY Mets won the World Series in 1969, they were known as the “Miracle Mets.” Who did they beat?

Baltimore Orioles

The Braves have won World Series titles while representing three different cities. What are they?

Boston, Milwaukee, Atlanta

What is the only MLB team to never appear in a World Series?

Seattle Mariners

Baseball Lingo & Positions

Baseball has a language all its own, but you can't learn it on Duolingo. Find out if you speak baseball by testing your knowledge of baseball lingo and the positions players play on the field. 

Which position in baseball is also known as the “field general of defense?”

The catcher

Which infield position is known as the “hot corner”?

Third base

Which position anchors the infield in baseball?


In baseball, what player’s stat is abbreviated as a WHIP?

The pitcher (walks and hits per innings pitched)

What does ERA stand for in baseball?

Earned run average

What is a “can of corn” in baseball?

An easy fly ball

Where is the keystone sack on a baseball diamond?

Second base

What’s it called when a player strikes out four times in a single game?

Golden sombrero

What position in the batting order does a cleanup hitter bat?


What is a full count?

3 balls and 2 strikes

What is a grand slam?

Home run with the bases loaded

If a baseball is hit outside of the field of play, what’s it called?

Foul ball

What type of pitch causes a ball to fly toward the plate erratically?

A knuckleball

What is a batter called who can bat either right or left-handed?

A switch hitter

What does it mean in baseball if a player is on deck?

They are waiting to hit next.

Test Your Baseball Knowledge With Trivia

Were you born to be one of the boys of summer? Do you know everything there is to know about the game? Share our baseball trivia with your friends and family and see who hits it out of the park and who takes a swing and a miss. 

101+ Grand Slam Baseball Trivia Questions & Answers