Are You a Baseball Stats Expert?

By: Heather Cahill
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About This Quiz

Are you a walking encyclopedia of batting averages, strikeouts, and assists? Do you know the difference between RBI, ERA, WAR, and OPS -- or what stats make up a Triple Crown? If so, you might have what it takes to knock it out of the park with this baseball stats quiz!

Unlike many other sports that are slightly more subjective, baseball lends itself well to numbers. Thanks to the ready availability of statistics on everything from individual players and games to teams and leagues, it's pretty easy to determine exactly which player should hold the title of best pitcher of all time or home run king. After all, numbers don't lie.

What's really interesting about baseball stats, however, is the way they allow fans and analysts to look beyond some of the more obvious feats, like homers or strikeouts. Modern baseball statistics are a math of their own, and can be applied to almost any player or action.

That means someone who might not make headlines for consistently knocking it out of the park could still be recognized for his phenomenal shortstop skills or assists. It also means that once overlooked players throughout history are now winning new respect as computers run the numbers on largely forgotten careers.

Think you can spout off numbers for every player who has ever stepped up to the plate? Take our quiz to prove your baseball stats IQ!

Who holds the record for most stolen bases in Major League Baseball?

Rickey Henderson holds the record for the most stolen bases in Major League Baseball. He had a total of 2,295 stolen bases during his career that spanned 24 years.

Which player has the most wins in Major League Baseball history?

Connie Mack has the most wins in Major League Baseball. He had a total of 3,731 wins throughout his career in which he was both a player and an owner.

What team has the most World Series titles in Major League Baseball?

The New York Yankees hold 27 World Series titles, making them the record holder for the most World Series titles in Major League Baseball. The team has existed for more than 100 years, starting in 1901.

Is it true or false that the Philadelphia Phillies have the most losses in MLB history?

This is true. The Philadelphia Phillies have a total of 10,551 losses, the most in MLB history. The team has been part of the MLB since 1883.

Which player has the highest batting average in Major League Baseball history?

Ty Cobb holds the record for the highest batting average in MLB history, .366. His career spanned more than 23 years with teams such as the Philadelphia Athletics and the Detroit Tigers.

Can you fill in the blank? The Houston Astros had the highest overall _____________ in the 2017 season.

The Houston Astros had the highest overall batting average in the 2017 season. The team's average was .278, not far from Colorado's average of .273.

Which team has the most stolen bases in Major League Baseball?

The Philadelphia Athletics hold this record with 638 stolen bases. The player with the most stolen bases in MLB history is Rickey Henderson.

Which player had the highest on-base percentage in 2004?

Barry Bonds had the highest on-base percentage of .609 in the 2004 season. He was playing for the San Francisco Giants.

Is it true or false that Cal Ripken Jr. has played the most consecutive games in MLB?

This is true. Cal Ripken Jr. has played the most consecutive games in Major League Baseball. He played 2,632 consecutive games for the Baltimore Orioles.

Which player had the highest batting average in 2017?

Charlie Blackmon had a .331 batting average in 2017, making it the highest for that year. He also won Player of the Month in 2017.

The Boston Beaneaters hold the record for the most what in a season?

The Boston Beaneaters hold the record for the most runs in a season. They scored 1,220 runs in the 1894 season where they came in third overall.

Can you fill in the blank? Chris Sale had the most __________ in the 2017 season.

Chris Sale had 308 strikeouts in the 2017 season. Max Scherzer was next in line with 268 strikeouts in the same season.

What record do the Seattle Mariners hold?

The Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs share the record for the most games won in a season in Major League Baseball -- 116 games.

Which player had the highest batting average in 2000?

Todd Helton had a .372 batting average, making him the player with the highest batting average in the 2000 season. He played for the Colorado Rockies for 16 years.

How many home runs did Giancarlo Stanton have in the 2017 season?

Giancarlo Staton hit 59 home runs in the 2017 season with the New York Yankees. This was the highest number of home runs by a player for the entire season.

Is it true or false that Ichiro Suzuki has the most hits of all-time?

This is false. Ichiro Suzuki is in third place for the most all-time hits. He is behind Pete Rose and Ty Cobb who are both over the 4,000 mark.

Who had the most home runs in the 2010 season?

Jose Bautista hit 54 home runs in the 2010 season, the most of any player that year. At the time, he was playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. He continues to play for the team.

Which player has the highest WAR score of all time?

Pud Galvin has a WAR score of 20.47 which is the top score in MLB history. He played for teams like the Buffalo Bisons and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Can you fill in the blank? Alex Colome had the most ______ in the 2017 season.

Alex Colome had 47 saves, making him the player with the most saves in the MLB for the 2017 season. He played for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Barry Bonds had the most what in Major League Baseball history?

Barry Bonds hit the most home runs in the history of Major League Baseball. He hit 762 of them in his 21-year career with teams like the San Francisco Giants.

Is it true or false that Bob Uecker had a batting average of .200 throughout his career?

This is true. Bob Uecker's batting average over his entire career was .200. He played for a few teams, including the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals throughout his short career as a player.

Can you fill in the blank? The __________ had the most home runs in the 2017 season.

The New York Yankees had 241 home runs in the 2017 season, the most in Major League Baseball for that year. The team also had one of the highest rbi's for the season as well.

Which team scored the most doubles in the 2010 season?

The Boston Red Sox scored 358 doubles in the 2010 season, the most in that year. The Boston Red Sox are part of the American League.

The Detroit Tigers had the highest what in the 2014 regular season?

The Detroit Tigers had a batting average of .277 in the 2014 season. The Colorado Rockies were close behind with a batting average of .276.

Which player has the highest total bases of all time?

Hank Aaron has the highest total bases of all time, 6,856. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves.

Which team had the least runs in the 2012 regular season?

The Houston Astros scored 583 runs in the 2012 regular season, putting them in last place for that statistic. The Texas Rangers scored the highest number of runs that season with 808.

Is it true or false that Joe DiMaggio did not hit a home run for the entirety of his career?

This is false. Joe DiMaggio hit more than 300 home runs throughout his career. William Holbert, on the other hand, did not hit one at all during his 12-year career.

Which team had the lowest number of triples in the 2005 regular season?

The Cincinnati Reds hit only 15 triples in the 2005 regular season. The Detroit Tigers, by comparison, had 45 triples in that season.

Which player has the most doubles in Major League Baseball?

Tris Speaker holds the record for most doubles, having hit 792 of them. His career spanned more than 21 years. He played with teams like the Philadelphia Athletics and Washington Senators.

Can you fill in the blank? Jered Weaver had the most ___________ in the 2010 season.

Jered Weaver had 233 strikeouts in the 2010 season, putting him in the #1 spot in that statistic. He had one more strikeout than Feliz Hernandez.

Which player has played the most games out of everyone in Major League Baseball?

Pete Rose played the most games in Major League Baseball with a total of 3,562. He played from 1963 until 1986 and holds many other MLB records as well.

Which player has the most career losses in the MLB?

Cy Young has the most career losses in MLB with 316. He is also the player with the most career wins, 511.

Can you fill in the blank? The ___________ had the least total bases in the 2015 regular season.

The Atlanta Braves had the least total bases in the 2015 regular season. The team only had 1,948 total bases compared to the team with the most, the Toronto Blue Jays with 2,518.

Which player has the longest hitting streak in MLB?

Joe DiMaggio has the longest hitting streak in MLB, 56 games. He played for the New York Yankees and played baseball for 13 years.

Which team had the longest losing streak in MLB?

The Louisville Colonels had the longest losing streak in the MLB with 26 consecutive games. This happened in the 1889 season.

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