September 29, 2023
Question: Which two-time NL MVP was teammates with Mike Trout on the 2011 Scottsdale Scorpions?
Answer: Bryce Harper
September 12, 2023
Question: There are three AFL alumni who are inducted in both the AFL Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Two of the three players were inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 2001. Can you name the three players?
Answer: Derek Jeter (Chandler Diamondbacks 1994), Mike Piazza (Sun Cities Solar Sox 1992) and Roy Halladay (Grand Canyon Rafters 1998) are the three AFL alumni inducted in both the AFL Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
November 1, 2019
As a Phoenix Desert Dog in 2009, Stephen Strasburg led the Arizona Fall League with four wins on the season. In total, how many of the 2019 World Series-champion Washington Nationals played in the Arizona Fall League?
Answer: D) 14
Matt Adams ('11), Sean Doolittle ('08), Brian Dozier ('11), Adam Eaton ('11), Yan Gomes ('11), Javy Guerra ('09-10), Howie Kendrick ('05), Anthony Rendon ('12), Victor Robles ('17), Max Scherzer ('07-08), Stephen Strasburg ('09), Kurt Suzuki ('05), Trea Turner ('14) and Ryan Zimmerman ('05)
October 24, 2019
On Saturday night against the New York Yankees, Houston infielder Jose Altuve became the fifth player in Major League history to clinch a League Championship Series with a walk-off home run. Fof the five players to accomplish the feat, how many of them played in the Arizona Fall League?
Answer: A) 2
Aaron Boone was a three-time Fall Leaguer, once for Mesa in 1995 and twice for Scottsdale in 1996 and 1997. Travis Ishikawa was a member of the 2006 Scottsdale Scorpions.
October 17, 2019
Houston's Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home against the New York Yankees on Sunday, Oct. 13, to tie the 2019 American League Championship Series at one game apiece. Which former Fall Leaguer hit the last walk-off home run in an LCS prior to Correa?
Answer: A) Justin Turner
In the 2017 NLCS, infielder Justin Turner won the game for the Los Angeles Dodgers by hitting a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give his team a 2-0 series lead over the Chicago Cubs. Turner played for the Peoria Javelinas in 2008, batting .337 over 23 games played.
October 9, 2019
Which MLB Cy Young Award winner played two seasons in the Arizona Fall League?
Answer: B) Max Scherzer
Max Scherzer played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in 2007 and Phoenix Desert Dogs in 2008 while an Arizona Diamondbacks prospect. Scherzer won back-to-back National League Cy Young Awards in 2016 and 2017 for the Washington Nationals.
October 3, 2019
How many former players who appeared in the Fall League went on to win the World Series Most Valuable Player during their big league careers?
Answer: D) 7
Steve Pearce (BOS, 2018), George Springer (HOU, 2017), Ben Zobrist (CHC, 2016), Salvador Perez (KC, 2015), David Eckstein (STL, 2006), Jermaine Dye (CWS, 2005) and Derek Jeter (NYY, 2000) all competed in the Fall League and went on to win a World Series MVP.
September 26, 2019
The Surprise Saguaros beat the Salt River Rafters by a score of 12-0 on Saturday night in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was the first time the team scored 12+ runs in a game since 2015. Which MLB All-Star led the 2015 Fall League in home runs, RBIs, extra-base hits and total bases while competing for Surprise?
Answer: D) Gary Sanchez
The New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez led the Fall League that season with seven home runs, 21 RBIs, 14 extra-base hits and 55 total bases.
September 18, 2019
Which former World Series champion led the Fall League in stolen bases during his time in Arizona?
Answer: A) Brett Gardner
The Yankees' Brett Gardner stole 16 bags for the 2007 Peoria Javelinas.
September 12, 2019
Which pitcher has thrown the most career Arizona Fall League innings while maintaining a 0.00 ERA?
Answer: A) Jake Arrieta
In 2007, Jake Arrieta threw 16 scoreless innings with the Phoenix Desert Dogs.
September 4, 2019
Which player has the highest batting average in Salt River Rafters history?
Answer: B) Nolan Arenado
In his 2011 AFL MVP campaign, Arenado hit .388 with six home runs and 33 RBIs over 121 plate appearances.