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Robin Roberts

Test your baseball knowledge of Robin Roberts.
Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) WHERE was Robin Evan Roberts Born on September 30, 1926?Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Hardin, Kentucky

  2. Honolulu, Hawaii

  3. Springfield, Illinois

  4. Lincoln, Nebraska

2) After World War II, Roberts returned to Michigan State College to play basketball, not baseball. Roberts led the Spartans' basketball team in field-goal percentage in 1946–1947, was captain of the team during the 1946–1947 and 1949–1950 seasons, and earned three varsity letters in basketball.
WHAT basketball number did Roberts wear?

  1. 17

  2. 23

  3. 28

  4. 36

3) Roberts made his major league debut on June 18, 1948.
WHO did the Phillies play?

  1. Boston Braves

  2. Chicago Cubs

  3. Pittsburgh Pirates

  4. NY Giants

4) Roberts started three games in the last five days of the 1950 season, defeating the heavily favored Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in a pennant-deciding, 10-inning game.  This marked his 20th victory of the season and Roberts became the Phillies' first 20-game-winner since Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1917.
WHAT year did Alexander win 20-games for the Phillies?

  1. 1907

  2. 1917

  3. 1927

  4. 1937

5) On May 13, 1954, Roberts gave up a lead-off home run to Cincinnati Reds (then known as the "Redlegs") and then retired 27 consecutive batters to win 8–1, on a one-hit game.
WHO hit the home run?

  1. Pete Rose

  2. Billy Martin

  3. Bobby Adams

  4. Frank Robinson

6) HOW many times did Roberts make the All-Star team?

  1. 4

  2. 7

  3. 12

  4. 15

7) After the conclusion of the 1961 season, Roberts was sold to the New York Yankees.

  • True or False?

8) Roberts made his last MLB appearance September 3, 1966 for the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
HOW many runs did Roberts give up?

  1. 0

  2. 2

  3. 4

  4. 6

9) WHAT was Roberts career Win-Loss Percentage?

  1. .339

  2. .439

  3. .539

  4. .639

10) Roberts had a career ERA (Earned Run Average) of 5.41.

  • True or False?

11) WHAT was Roberts career Strikeouts?

  1. 2,357

  2. 2,457

  3. 2,557

  4. 2,657

12) WHAT was Roberts career WHIP ((BB+H)/IP)?

  1. .970

  2. 1.070

  3. 1.170

  4. 1.270

13) Roberts was the only pitcher in major league history to defeat the Boston Braves, the Milwaukee Braves, and the Atlanta Braves.

  • True or False?

14) WHAT year was Roberts inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1971

  2. 1973

  3. 1976

  4. 1979

15) Roberts died of natural causes on May 6, 2010, at his home in Temple Terrace, Florida.
WHERE was Roberts buried?

  1. Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington,

  2. Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend

  3. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California,

  4. Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey

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Robin Roberts
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1) C. 2) A. 3) C. 4) B. 5) C. 6) C. 7) True 8) C. 9) C. 10) False. Roberts had a career ERA (Earned Run Average) of 3.41. 11) A. 12) C. 13) True 14) C. 15) B.

 
 


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