Trivia

Trivia Friday: Every MLB Teams Best Catcher

As we move along wondering which current catchers are going to receive the first pitches of the 2020 season, can you name the best catcher for each MLB franchise? Good luck!


Bob Boone Jason Castro Mickey Cochrane Ernie Whitt Brian McCann Jonathan Lucroy Yadier Molina Gabby Hartnett Miguel Montero Roy Campanella Buster Posey Carlos Santana Dan Wilson Charles Johnson Mike Piazza Gary Carter Chris Hoiles Gene Tenace Jack Clements Jason Kendall Ivan Rodriguez Toby Hall Carlton Fisk Johnny Bench Jeff Reed Darrell Porter Bill Freehan Sherm Lollar Yogi Berra

Trivia Friday: Best Pitcher For Each MLB Franchise

As baseball tries to figure out exactly how to play baseball this season and protect pitchers, lets look back at the best pitchers for each Major League franchise. Can you name them? Good luck!


Chuck Finley Roy Oswalt Eddie Plank Roy Halladay John Smoltz Ben Sheets Bob Gibson Fergie Jenkins Clayton Kershaw Christy Mathewson Randy Johnson Bob Feller Felix Hernandez Josh Johnson Tom Seaver Steve Rogers Jim Palmer Jake Peavy Steve Carlton Bob Friend Kenny Rogers James Shields Roger Clemens Paul Derringer Ubaldo Jimenez Kevin Appier Mickey Lolich Walter Johnson Red Faber Andy Pettitte

Trivia Friday: 25 Best MLB Players Of All Time

With The Last Dance documentary on ESPN has rekindled the debate as to who the best player in NBA history is – Michael Jordan or LeBron James. On the baseball side of the equation, that seems to be a much more complicated question.

There are many ways to measure who is the best player of all-time with WAR being one of them. Can you name the top 25 players in Major League history in WAR? Good luck!


Cy Young Barry Bonds Babe Ruth Willie Mays Walter Johnson Ty Cobb Hank Aaron Roger Clemens Tris Speaker Honus Wagner Stan Musial Rogers Hornsby Eddie Collins Ted Williams Alex Rodriguez Kid Nichols Pete Alexander Lou Gehrig Rickey Henderson Mel Ott Mickey Mantle Nap Lajoie Mike Schmidt Tom Seaver Greg Maddux

Trivia Friday: Mets Best Offensive Seasons

After seeing Pete Alonso set the Major League Rookie Home Run Record, we were all hoping we were going to get to see one of the great offensive seasons we have ever seen. Looking at this Mets team, we could have also seen that from Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil, or Brandon Nimmo.

Alas, there is no baseball being played right now, and there are no indications when it can be played again. So, instead, it’s looking back at the past. With that in mind, can you name the 10 best offensive seasons in Mets team history? Good luck!


Howard Johnson Darryl Strawberry Mike Piazza David Wright Bernard Gilkey John Olerud Bobby Bonilla

Trivia Friday: Best Players Of 2010 Decade

The 2010 decade is over, and the way things seem, we are not getting baseball anytime soon. With that we have little more to do than to fret about what may never come and reflect upon what was. On the latter, lets take a look back at the past decade and the best players over the 2010 decade.

Can you name the best player at each position? Good luck!


Clayton Kershaw Buster Posey Joey Votto Robinson Cano Adrian Beltre Troy Tulowitzki Christian Yelich Brett Gardner Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Nelson Cruz

Trivia Friday: Pitchers Who Have Struck Out 19 In A Game

For some people, this week represented the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. For others, it was the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest feats in Mets history – the 19 strikeout game.

In Major League history, there have been 19 different games where a pitcher has struck out at least 19 batters. Can you name those pitchers? Good luck!


Tom Cheney Roger Clemens Kerry Wood Max Scherzer Randy Johnson Charlie Sweeney Hugh Daily Luis Tiant Steve Carlton Tom Seaver Nolan Ryan David Cone

Trivia Friday: First Award Winner For Every MLB Team

Looking at the 2019 season, Jacob deGrom and Pete Alonso are the reigning Cy Young and the Rookie of the Year award winners. With each passing day, it becomes more difficult to see how someone will supplant them in 2020.

By no means were deGrom and Alonso were the first to win those awards or any award for the Mets. Can you name who won the first player award for the Mets and for every team in MLB history? Good luck!


Babe Ruth Tris Speaker George Sisler Alfredo Griffin Carlos Pena George Burns Luis Aparicio Ty Cobb Lou Piniella Walter Johnson Eddie Collins Dean Chance Vic Power Doug Rader Alvin Davis Jeff Burroughs Mike Hargrove Tom Seaver Charles Johnson Johnny Evers Chuck Klein Carl Morton Frank Schulte Paul Waner Randy Johnson Steve Finley Don Baylor Dante Bichette Vinny Castilla Randy Jones Chuck Metzger Jake Daubert Larry Doyle

Trivia Friday: Eight Men Out Actors

The last baseball season to be delayed or have a portion cancelled due to something other than labor issues was 1919. In that season, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago White Sox. As we now know, there were White Sox players who conspired to throw the World Series, and as a result, those who conspired or knew about the conspiracy were thrown out of baseball.

Those eight players were Chick Gandil, Eddie Cicotte, Happy Felsch, Shoeless Joe JacksonFred McMullin, Swede Risberg, Buck Weaver, and Lefty Williams.

Most player know some or all of those names. That is due to a combination of the fact people are baseball fans, cinephile, or both. On that note, with there being no baseball, we are left to some combination of simulated games, classic games, and movies.

One of the best baseball movies of all time is Eight Men Out. Can you name the actors who played each of the proverbial eight men out? Good luck!


Trivia Friday: 2020 Mets Drafted After 5th Round

With Rob Manfred’s taking advantage of a global pandemic to implement his plan to contract 42 minor league teams and eliminate opportunities for minor league players, the 2020 draft will be limited to five rounds. With that, many teams are going to miss out on drafting the next great player.

For that, we need not look any further than Mike Piazza who was a 62nd round draft pick. However, it is more than that. A significant portion of this year’s Mets team was drafted after the fifth round. Can you name those players? Good luck!


Jacob Rhame Dellin Betances Tomas Nido Jacob deGrom Luis Guillorme Paul Sewald Tyler Bashlor Jeff McNeil Robert Gsellman Seth Lugo Daniel Zamora Brad Brach

Trivia Friday: Mets Most Opening Day Starts

This week, the 2020 season was supposed to begin with Jacob deGrom taking the mound against the Washington Nationals. This was going to be deGrom’s second Opening Day start, and hopefully, he will make it at one point; just not right now.

Overall, deGrom has a while to go before making a dent on the Mets leaderboard for most Opening Day starts. That goes from almost everyone on this roster. Can you name the Mets players who have made the most Opening Day starts at each position? Good luck!


Tom Seaver Jerry Grote Keith Hernandez Felix Millan David Wright Bud Harrelson Cleon Jones Kevin McReynolds Mookie Wilson Darryl Strawberry Michael Conforto