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Baseball Test(FORMAT FIXED)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by osugrad21, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    <o ="">Guys, its a rainy day in SC and my scrimmage is probably cancelled...so its time to break out the annual baseball test. See how you do('ll edit in with the answers soon). Remember a few are philosophy questions based on what we teach but most are fundamental baseball....enjoy.</o>

    If anyone had trouble with the format in the test, shoot me an email and I will send you a copy. osugrad21@buckeyeplanet.com

    EDIT: I FIXED THE FORMAT FOR IE USERS....THAT VERSION IS ON PAGE 2


    Baseball Test


    2 Poles for every incorrect answer

    1 triangle for every incorrect answer

    Name_______________________________

    1) As the batter, you hit a slow ground ball to any infielder. You should:

    A)Toss the bat and jog since you know you are out

    B) Sprint to first base and round it looking to take second

    C) Sprint down the line and through the base turning your head to the right as you cross

    D) Sprint down the line and through the base turning your head to the left as you cross

    2) As the batter, you hit a line drive through the infield. You should:

    A)Toss the bat and jog since you know its a single

    B) Sprint to first base and round it looking to take second

    C) Sprint down the line and through the base turning your head to the right as you cross

    D) Sprint down the line and through the base turning your head to the left as you cross

    3)As the batter, coach gives you the Hit&Run signal with a runner on first. The pitch is an obvious ball but not a wild pitch. You should:

    A) Take your regular swing and try to put the ball on the ground to the right side.

    B) Check your swing and drag the bat back to slow the catcher.

    C)Swing but miss on purpose.

    D)Try to stroke a double in the gap.


    4)As the batter, coach gives you the bunt sign with a runner on second. You should:

    A)Bunt the first pitch no matter where it is located

    B) Bunt a strike back to the pitcher

    C) Bunt a strike down the 3<sup>rd</sup> base line

    D) Bunt a strike down the first base line

    5) As the batter, coach gives you the squeeze bunt sign with a runner on third. You should:

    A)Bunt the first pitch no matter where it is located

    B)Bunt a strike back to the pitcher

    C)Bunt a strike down the 3<sup>rd</sup> base line

    D)Bunt a strike down the 3<sup>rd</sup> base line


    6) As the batter, coach gives you the bunt sign with a runner on first. You bunt the first strike. Where is the worst location for the bunt?

    A)Back to the pitcher

    B)Down 3rd baseline

    C)In the air

    D)Down 1st baseline



    7) As the batter, count is 0-0, the pitch you are looking for is a:

    A)Strike

    B)Curveball

    C)Fastball

    D)Guaranteed homerun

    8) As the batter, count is 2-0, you are dead-redwhich means you are only swinging:

    A)if the pitch is close to the plate

    B)if the pitch is a fastball

    C)if you see the catcher's sign

    D)if the pitch is a fastball in your designated zone.


    9) As the batter, you have a 3-0 count. Unless told other wise, you should always:

    A)Fake the bunt

    B)Swing at anything close

    C)Take the pitch

    D)Take off to first as soon as the ball reaches the catcher

    10) As the batter, with a runner on third and less than 2 outs, your job is:

    A)hit a flyball deep enough for a tag

    B)hit a groundball to the left side of the infield

    C)work a base on balls

    D)try to get hit by the pitch

    11) As a batter, with a runner on third and less than two outs, your job is:

    A)hit a shallow flyball and hope it drops

    B) hit a groundball to the left side of the infield

    C) hit a groundball to the right side of the infield

    D)swing at anything close and hope for the best

    12) You are the runner on 1st. There is a groundball is anywhere in the infield. Your job is:

    A)Jog towards second and then cut across the infield since you are probably out

    B)Sprint to second base and duck to get out of the way

    C)Sprint to second base and slide hard and late to get a piece of the fielder no matter where he is as he turns two0

    D)Sprint to second base and slide hard and late straight into bag getting a piece of the fielder if he is in the baseline


    13) You are the runner on first. There is a groundball through the infield. You should:

    A)Run as hard as you can because you know you are going to third no matter what

    B)Run as hard as you can but pick up your 3<sup>rd</sup> base coach when you see the ball clear the infield

    C)Run as hard as you can and slide into second

    D)Run halfway and jog into second

    14) You are the runner on 1st. Coach gives you the Hit&Run sign. You leave as soon as:

    A)the pitcher lifts his leg

    B)the pitcher releases the ball

    C)the pitcher comes set

    D)the pitcher steps on the rubber

    15) You are the runner on first. There is a routine flyball to centerfield. You should:

    A)run back to first to tag

    B)freeze

    C)get halfway to second

    D)get to second and round the base

    16) You are the runner on first. There is a line drive hit. You should:

    A)run back to first to tag

    B)freeze

    C)get halfway to second

    D)get to second and round the base

    17) You are the runner on second with two outs. There is a routine flyball to rightfield. You should:

    A)Get back to the bag to tag

    B)Freeze

    C)Get halfway

    D)Run as hard as you and round third towards home

    18)You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is not a runner on first. There is a groundball to the
    right side. You should:

    A)wait to make sure the play is at first then run

    B)stay at second

    C)take off immediately

    D)get in a rundown

    19) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is not a runner on first. There is a groundball to the left side. You should:

    A)wait to make sure the play is at first then run

    B)stay at second

    C)take off immediately

    D)tag

    20) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is a hard groundball through the infield. You should:

    A)Jog to third

    B)Sprint towards third and pick up your base coach

    C)Stay at second unless the outfielder bobbles the ball or it is a long run

    D)Sprint towards third and round the base thinking you can score, but listen for your coachs yelling

    21) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. Coach gives the bunt sign. You should:

    A)steal third

    B)take off as soon as you see the batter get the bunt on the ground

    C)take off as soon as the batter squares

    D)take off as soon as the batter makes contact

    22) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is a deep flyball to right field. You should:

    A)Run back to second to tag

    B)Get halfway to third

    C)Freeze

    D)Get to third and round the bag

    23) You are the runner on third with less than 2 outs. There is a flyball that you can tag on. You should:

    A)get back to the bag and watch the outfielder make the catch so you know when to run

    B)get back to the bag and try to guess when the outfielder makes the catch

    C)get back to the bag and stare at the plate listening for your coach to yell GO

    D)get back to the bag and stare at your coach listening for him to yell GO

    24) You are the runner on third with less than two outs. The infield is not up. A groundball is hit to the shortstop. You should:

    A)make sure the throw goes to first then run

    B)take off immediately

    C)fake going then watch the throw

    D)dive back into third

    25) You are the batter with a runner on second and less than two outs. You hit a basehit into the outfield and the runner from second is trying to score. You should:

    A)take second as soon as you see the outfielder is going to throw home

    B)Run through the bag and watch the play at home

    C)Get in a rundown to ensure the run scores

    D)Round firstbase and read the throw, taking second if the ball is through the cutoff

    26)You are the runner on first and less than two outs. A groundball is hit to the second baseman, who is directly in your running lane. You should:

    A)Stop to force a throw

    B)Run full speed and bowl him over

    C)Run full speed and try to dodge the tag

    D) Slap at the glove like A-Rod

    27) Nobody on, no outs, basehit through the infield. The OF's throw should go to:

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    28) Runner on first, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OF's throw should go to:

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    29) Runner on second, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OF's throw should go to:

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    30) Runner on third, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OF?€™s throw should go to :

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    31) Runners on first and third, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OFs throw should go to:

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    32) Runners on second and third, less than two outs, a ball is hit deep into an outfield gap. The OFs throw should go to:

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    33) Runners on first and third, less than two outs, a ball is hit into the leftfield gap. The OF's throw goes to:

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    34) Runners on first and third, less than two outs, a ball is hit into the leftfield gap. The OFs throw should go to:

    A)First

    B)Second

    C)Third

    D)Home

    35) Runner on second, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The outfielder bobbles the ball. His throw should go to:

    A) First

    B) Second

    C) Third

    D) Home

    36) Runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. A groundball is hit to the left of the third baseman. He fields it clean and should:

    A)Check the runner at third and throw to first

    B)Immediately throw to second

    C)Check the runner at third and throw to second

    D)Immediately throw to first

    37) Runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. A groundball is hit to the 2nd baseman. He should:

    A)Throw home

    B)Throw to second

    C)Check the runner on third then throw to first

    D)Check the runner on third then throw to second

    38) Runners on 1st and 3rd with less than two outs in a tied ballgame, late innings. Flyball to the leftfielder which he catches clean. He should then:

    A)Catch the ball moving forward and throw to second

    B)Catch the ball moving forward and throw to third

    C)Catch the ball moving forward and throw to the cutoff man

    D)Catch the ball moving forward and throw to home

    39) You are the runner on third. Your secondary lead should be:

    A)3 steps in foul territory

    B)3 steps in fair territory

    C)5 steps in foul territory

    D)5 steps in fair territory

    40) The key to hitting is:

    A)selecting a good pitch

    B)being aggressive

    C)quick hands

    D)Balance

    41) The most important pitch in baseball is:

    A)throwing a curveball for a strike

    B)the first pitch

    C)strike one

    D)A blazing fastball

    42) A popfly that is caught in bounds but then carried out of play results in:

    A)nothing. It is a deadball

    B)an out.

    C)An out and all runners advance one base

    D)An out and all runners advance two bases

    43) A popfly can be caught out of play and considered an out as long as:

    A)the player has at least one foot in play

    B)the player has both feet in play

    C)the player catches the ball in the air

    D)the player slides or dives

    44) On a lefthanded pitcher, a baserunner on first is keying his:

    A)head movement

    B)Shoulders

    C)Right foot

    D)Glove

    45) The 90% rule on a lefthanded pitcher is:

    A)if he is looking at the runner on first during his legkick, the pickoff is coming

    B)if he is looking at the plate during his leg kick, the pickoff is coming

    C)if he is looking at the plate during his legkick, he is going to the plate

    D)he will throw a 1<sup>st</sup> pitch fastball 90% of the time

    46) UCLA refers to:

    A)hitting a homerun

    B)a leadoff technique

    C)timing a pitcher's cadence for delivery

    D)a sorry football team in San Diego

    47) How many trigger points do we emphasize?

    A)2

    B)3

    C)4

    D)5

    48) A runner cannot tag on a foul ball that is caught in play??

    A)True

    B)False

    49) What are the two cardinal sins of baserunning (choose two)

    A)getting caught stealing

    B)getting caught on a bunt-through

    C)not breaking up a double play

    D)getting doubled off on a line drive

    E)not hustling

    F)Not taking the extra base

    50) What is the 116th pitch theory?
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2007
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Dude,

    You need to edit the post, it looks like a train wreck.
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    wow....grad is REALLY sarcastic today :p

    thanks for editting it so now my post makes no sense :2004:
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Well Thump, sometimes Word does not translate well in cut&paste...by the time you posted I was working on an edit.

    Thanks for being your usual self though:roll2:
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2005
  5. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    What are you going to drive up I-95 to Quahog and kick his ass? :p

    I would take your quiz, but I prefer to leave baseball to the professionals.
    :p
     
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    It would be I-77...and I've retired from fighting after my weekend in the Franklin County Correctional Facility...still want a copy of my mugshots though:biggrin:
     
  7. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Ir eally wanted to take that test and just wanted to make sure you knew it was f-ed up.

    Glad I lived up to my reputation. :biggrin:
     
  8. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    I don't know a lot about the finer, technical points of baseball, but I'll give it a shot. Grad, are you going to post the answers?


    1) As the batter, you hit a slow ground ball to any infielder. You should:

    Sprint down the line and through the base turning your head to the left as you cross

    2) As the batter, you hit a line drive through the infield. You should:

    Sprint to first base and round it looking to take second

    3) As the batter, coach gives you the Hit&Run signal with a runner on first. The pitch is an obvious ball but not a wild pitch. You should:

    Check your swing and drag the bat back to slow the catcher.

    4)As the batter, coach gives you the bunt sign with a runner on second. You should:

    Bunt a strike down the first base line

    5) As the batter, coach gives you the squeeze bunt sign with a runner on third. You should:

    Bunt a strike down the 1st base line

    6) As the batter, coach gives you the bunt sign with a runner on first. You bunt the first strike. Where is the worst location for the bunt?

    Back to the pitcher

    7) As the batter, count is 0-0, the pitch you are looking for is a:

    Strike

    8) As the batter, count is 2-0, you are “dead-red” which means you are only swinging:

    if the pitch is close to the plate

    9) As the batter, you have a 3-0 count. Unless told other wise, you should always:

    Take the pitch

    >10) As the batter, with a runner on third and less than 2 outs, your job is:

    hit a groundball to the left side of the infield

    11) As a batter, with a runner on third and less than two outs, your job is:

    hit a groundball to the left side of the infield

    12) You are the runner on 1st. There is a groundball is anywhere in the infield. Your job is:

    Sprint to second base and slide hard and late straight into bag getting a piece of the fielder if he is in the baseline

    13) You are the runner on first. There is a groundball through the infield. You should:

    Run as hard as you can but pick up your 3rd base coach when you see the ball clear the infield

    14) You are the runner on 1st. Coach gives you the Hit&Run sign. You leave as soon as:

    the pitcher releases the ball

    15) You are the runner on first. There is a routine flyball to centerfield. You should:

    get halfway to second

    >16) You are the runner on first. There is a line drive hit. You should:

    get halfway to second

    17) You are the runner on second with two outs. There is a routine flyball to rightfield. You should:

    Get halfway

    18)You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is not a runner on first. There is a groundball to the right side. You should:

    wait to make sure the play is at first then run

    19) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is not a runner on first. There is a groundball to the left side. You should:

    stay at second

    20) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is a hard groundball through the infield. You should:

    Sprint towards third and pick up your base coach

    21) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. Coach gives the bunt sign. You should:>A)steal third

    take off as soon as the batter makes contact

    22) You are the runner on second with less than two outs. There is a deep flyball to right field. You should:

    Get halfway to third

    23) You are the runner on third with less than 2 outs. There is a flyball that you can tag on. You should:

    get back to the bag and watch the outfielder make the catch so you know when to run

    24) You are the runner on third with less than two outs. The infield is not up. A groundball is hit to the shortstop. You should:

    fake going then watch the throw

    >25) You are the batter with a runner on second and less than two outs. You hit a basehit into the outfield and the runner from second is trying to score. You should:

    Round firstbase and read the throw, taking second if the ball is through the cutoff

    26)You are the runner on first and less than two outs. A groundball is hit to the second baseman, who is directly in your running lane. You should:

    Run full speed and bowl him over

    27) Nobody on, no outs, basehit through the infield. The OF’s throw should go to:

    Second

    28) Runner on first, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OF’s throw should go to:

    Second

    29) Runner on second, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OF’s throw should go to:

    Third

    30) Runner on third, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OF’s throw should go to :

    Home

    31) Runners on first and third, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The OF’s throw should go to:

    Second

    >32) Runners on second and third, less than two outs, a ball is hit deep into an outfield gap. The OF’s throw should go to:

    Home

    34) Runners on first and third, less than two outs, a ball is hit into the leftfield gap. The OF’s throw should go to:

    Home

    35) Runner on second, less than two outs, basehit through the infield. The outfielder bobbles the ball. His throw should go to:

    C) Third

    36) Runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. A groundball is hit to the left of the third baseman. He fields it clean and should:

    Check the runner at third and throw to second

    37) Runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. A groundball is hit to the 2nd baseman. He should:

    Check the runner on third then throw to second

    38) Runners on 1st and 3rd with less than two outs in a tied ballgame, late innings. Flyball to the leftfielder which he catches clean. He should then:

    Catch the ball moving forward and throw to the cutoff man

    39) You are the runner on third. Your secondary lead should be:

    3 steps in fair territory

    40) The key to hitting is:

    balance

    41) The most important pitch in baseball is:

    strike one

    42) A popfly that is caught in bounds but then carried out of play results in:

    an out.

    43) A popfly can be caught out of play and considered an out as long as:

    the player catches the ball in the air

    44) On a lefthanded pitcher, a baserunner on first is keying his:

    Shoulders

    45) The 90% rule on a lefthanded pitcher is:

    if he is looking at the plate during his legkick, he is going to the plate

    46) UCLA refers to:

    timing a pitcher’s cadence for delivery

    47) How many trigger points do we emphasize?

    ???

    48) A runner cannot tag on a foul ball that is caught in play…

    False

    49) What are the two cardinal sins of baserunning (choose two)

    getting caught stealing
    not hustling

    50) What is the “113th pitch” theory?

    No idea
     
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    It precedes you friend:biggrin:

    Yup gimme a sec


    KEY:

    1 c
    2 b
    3 a
    4 c
    5 a
    6 c
    7 c
    8 d
    9 c
    10 a
    11 c
    12 d
    13 b
    14 a
    15 c
    16 b
    17 d
    18 c
    19 a
    20 b
    21 b
    22a
    23c
    24a
    25d
    26a
    27b
    28c
    29d
    30b
    31c
    32b
    33c
    34c
    35b
    36b
    37b
    38d
    39a
    40d
    41c
    42c
    43a
    44c
    45b
    46c
    47d
    48b
    49 b,d
    50 You should have the same attention span and intensity on the 113th pitch as you did on the very first pitch of the game..in other words, don't get caught napping
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2005
  10. Alan

    Alan Banned

    good test....found a few errors though...

    4-that really depends on who is charging...you bunt away from that person

    9-i know they say to take the pitch...but it really depends on the hitter

    11-if the count gets to 2-0 or 3-1....go for it...dont give yourself up too early

    27-should be cutoff man

    28-all depends on inning and score
    29-all depends on inning and score

    30-cutoff man

    31-again depends
    32-cutoff man
    34-cutoff man

    45-i dont believe in the 90% rule...its all in the shoulders
     
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    heres my answers:

    KEY:

    1 c
    2 b
    3 a
    4 c
    5 a
    6 c
    7 c
    8 d
    9 c
    10 a
    11 c
    12 d
    13 b
    14 a
    15 c
    16 b
    17 d
    18 c
    19 a
    20 b
    21 b
    22a
    23c
    24a
    25d
    26a
    27b
    28c
    29d
    30b
    31c
    32b
    33c
    34c
    35b
    36b
    37b
    38d
    39a
    40d
    41c
    42c
    43a
    44c
    45b
    46c
    47d
    48b
    49 b,d
    50 You should have the same attention span and intensity on the 113th pitch as you did on the very first pitch of the game..in other words, don't get caught napping
     
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Good points but take yourself back to HS...gotta stay basic. I love to discuss this stuff though and I know you know the game so:


    4-most to all HS teams will leave 3rd base at home...if they run the wheel, we'll accept that

    9-The question says "unless told otherwise" which allows us to judge the hitter and situation

    11-True...but we want to emphasize the responsibility first

    27-disagree...if shallow enough we want the throw to go through. The cutoff is an extra step and promotes a lazy OF

    28-disagree. score and inning should not alter this. There will be extreme cases where you can make a play at 1st or 2nd but we are playing the percentages here

    29-true. but we want the throw home and trust the catcher to make the correct cut call in case of no play or a bad throw to keep the runner at first

    30-same as before

    31-disagree...3rd scores easily...keep runner at 2nd
    32-the question is more directional...it will be a double cut situation if a deep fly so its more about where the cutoff will be set. We teach throw for the base..thru the cutoffs head. Arms vary immensely in HS
    34-same

    45-its a great teaching tool for HS...shoulders are tough to judge because the balks are so difficult to call with a 2 man crew
     
  13. Alan

    Alan Banned

    gets my blood boiling for sping


    ?...you are on second base with one out...what should you do?

    ?...you are on first base with one out and the batter hits a single through the right side..what should you do?

    ?...you are on first base with two outs...what DO you do?

    ?...you are in the dugout, but have a runner on second...what do you watch??
     
  14. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    How are those answers?
     
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    I'll let you guys know how the boys do today...

    I love stuff like this...

    Nice job Thump...how'd you do on the long test?
     

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