Baseball World Series Trivia Questions And Answers

Known as the Fall Classic, the World Series is the annual championship of Major League Baseball and is one of the world’s great sporting contests. Test your knowledge of this sporting classic with these World Series trivia questions (with answers).

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Baseball World Series Trivia Questions

1. Which is the only franchise from outside the USA to win the World Series?

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Toronto Blue Jays.

2. The champion teams of which two baseball leagues compete in the World Series each year?

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The American League (AL) and the National League (NL).

3. In 1984, who became the first manager to win a World Series with teams from both leagues?

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Sparky Anderson, with the Detroit Tigers. He had previously won with the Cincinnati Reds in 1975 and 1976.

4. In what year was there a player strike, resulting in the World Series not being played for the first time since 1904?

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1994.

5. Players from which team were alleged to have thrown the 1919 World Series against Cincinnati Reds?

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Chicago White Sox.

6. Which team appeared in the World Series 14 times in 16 years between 1954 and 1969, winning nine times?

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New York Yankees.

7. In what year was the first scheduled night World Series game played?

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1971. Game 4 of the Series between Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates was the first to be played at night.

8. What team won the 2020 World Series, thus ending a 32-year drought?

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Los Angeles Dodgers

9. Which World Series did ESPN select as the greatest game of all time in its “World Series 100th Anniversary” countdown?

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The 1991 World Series, in which the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves four games to three.

10. In what year did the World Series end in November for the first time?

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2001, after the September 11 terrorist attack on New York.

11. Which club beat the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series to end their 108-year long wait for the title?

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Chicago Cubs.

12. As of the end of the 2020 season, which is the only team never to have played in a World Series final?

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Seattle Mariners.

13. What club are the only American League franchise to appear in four or more consecutive World Series?

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New York Yankees.

14. In 1987, who became the first team to win the World Series in 4 straight games, i.e. 4-0?

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Minnesota Twins.

15. What is the longest sequence of World Series in which each one was won by a different franchise?

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Ten, between 1978 to 1987.

16. Which team won all five of their World Series titles in seven games?

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Pittsburgh Pirates, in 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971, and 1979.

17. Which team has swept the World Series 4-0 the most times?

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New York Yankess (8 times).

18. Which is the only team to have appeared in a World Series but has never won a game?

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Colorado Rockies. They were swept in their only appearance to date in 2007.

19. Who is the only player to be selected Series MVP despite finishing on the losing side?

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Bobby Richardson of the New York Yankees, in 1960.

20. What is the lowest number of runs ever scored by a team in a World Series?

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Two runs, scored by the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Baltimore Orioles in 1966.

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