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2002 Hall of Fame Inductions
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Hall of Fame trivia quiz

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(1) In which year were the first honorees inducted into the Hall of Fame?
a. 1932
b. 1934
c. 1936
d. 1939

(2) Which of the following players was not among the original five elected to the Hall of Fame?
a. Ty Cobb
b. Walter Johnson
c. Honus Wagner
d. Cy Young

(3) With nominations on 98.84% of the total ballots cast, which player was elected to the Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage in history?
a. Tom Seaver
b. Willie Mays
c. Nolan Ryan
d. Hank Aaron

(4) Which of the following former commissioners is NOT in the Hall of Fame?
a. Happy Chandler
b. Bowie Kuhn
c. Ford Frick
d. Kenesaw Mountain Landis

(5) Which of the following players was NOT a member of the Hall of Fame induction class of 2001?
a. Bill Mazeroski
b. Dave Winfield
c. Carlton Fisk
d. Kirby Puckett

(6) As of the 2002 election, how many current members are there in the Hall of Fame?
a. 184
b. 216
c. 233
d. 254

(7) Which of the following players was NOT elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility?
a. Joe DiMaggio
b. Bob Feller
c. Lou Brock
d. Mike Schmidt

(8) When it was established in 1971, who was the first player the Negro League Committee elected to the Hall of Fame?
a. Josh Gibson
b. Buck Leonard
c. Cool Papa Bell
d. Satchel Paige

(9) Which player received a record total of 3,010 votes over the course of 15 years, yet failed to earn enough votes in any individual election to be named to the Hall of Fame?
a. Jim Kaat
b. Gil Hodges
c. Roger Maris
d. Tony Oliva

(10) In 1953, the first two umpires were voted into the Hall of Fame. Bill Klem was one of them. Who was the other?
a. Jocko Conlan
b. Cal Hubbard
c. Tom Connolly
d. Billy Evans

(11) Which pitcher has the LEAST number of losses out of all the hurlers enshrined in the Hall of Fame?
a. Dizzy Dean
b. Addie Joss
c. Whitey Ford
d. Rollie Fingers

(12) Which member of the Hall of Fame, elected because of an outstanding managerial career, also compiled a .334 lifetime batting average during his playing days?
a. Casey Stengel
b. Connie Mack
c. Lou Boudreau
d. John McGraw

(13) Who was the first Rookie of the Year winner to be elected to the Hall of Fame?
a. Jackie Robinson
b. Frank Robinson
c. Willie Mays
d. Willie McCovey

(14) Which of the following old-timers was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of American, NOT by the Veterans Committee?
a. Home Run Baker
b. Lefty Gomez
c. Rabbit Maranville
d. Chuck Klein

(15) Which of the following sluggers was elected to the Hall of Fame first?
a. Duke Snider
b. Eddie Mathews
c. Willie Mays
d. Frank Robinson

(16) Who was the first member of Cincinnati's famed "Big Red Machine" of the mid-1970s to be elected to the Hall of Fame?
a. Tony Perez
b. Joe Morgan
c. Johnny Bench
d. George Foster

(17) Which player, in his Hall of Fame induction speech, said: "Thank you very much, Commissioner. I would really like to thank you for leaving out those strikeouts."
a. Reggie Jackson
b. Willie Stargell
c. Mickey Mantle
d. Harmon Killebrew

(18) Who is the only player to go into the Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger?
a. Ferguson Jenkins
b. Gaylord Perry
c. Frank Howard
d. Nolan Ryan

(19) Which of the following managers is NOT in the Hall of Fame?
a. Gene Mauch
b. Ned Hanlon
c. Bucky Harris
d. Earl Weaver

(20) Of all the positional players in the Hall of Fame, which one has the lowest lifetime batting average at .253?
a. Harmon Killebrew
b. Ray Schalk
c. Rabbit Maranville
d. Bill Mazeroski

(21) On what percentage of ballots cast must a player be named in order to be elected to the Hall of Fame?
a. 65
b. 70
c. 75
d. 80

(22) Following the mandatory five-year waiting period, how many years is a player eligible for Hall of Fame election by the Baseball Writers' Association of America before his name is dropped from the ballot?
a. 10
b. 12
c. 15
d. 20

(23) A record 23 former players, managers and executives are in the Hall of Fame in association with which team?
a. St. Louis Cardinals
b. New York Yankees
c. Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
d. New York/San Francisco Giants

(24) Which of the following players was NOT one of the few elected to the Hall of Fame despite not having been retired for at least five years?
a. Babe Ruth
b. Walter Johnson
c. Lou Gehrig
d. Roberto Clemente

(25) Which Hall-of-Famer was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters before embarking on his professional baseball career?
a. Jackie Robinson
b. Dave Winfield
c. Monte Irvin
d. Bob Gibson

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