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Question 1: On February 26, 2004, it was publicly exploded in a procedure designed by Cubs fan and ________ winning special effects expert Michael Lantieri.
Academy AwardAcademy Award for Best DirectorAcademy Award for Best PictureAcademy Award for Best Actor

Question 2: The ball that ________ hit for his 70th home run of the 1998 baseball season, then setting a new record, was sold by a fan to Todd McFarlane for $3.2 million at auction.
1930 World SeriesMcKechnie FieldTony La RussaMark McGwire

Question 3: ________' 73rd home run of the 2001 season.
Barry BondsFlamingo FieldSan Francisco Giants1971 National League Championship Series

Question 4: Since the baseballs used today are wound tighter than in previous years, notably the ________ that prevailed through 1920, people often say that the ball is "juiced".
Dead-ball eraHome runBabe RuthPittsburgh Pirates

Question 5: Every team in ________ uses Baseball Rubbing Mud to rub their balls in before their pitchers use them in games.
Baseball awardsNational LeagueMajor League BaseballAmerican League

Question 6: It was the last home run of his historic, record breaking season where he broke ________'s single season home run record.
1930 World SeriesMcKechnie FieldMark McGwireTony La Russa

Question 7: ________' record-breaking 756th home run, beating Hank Aaron's record, caught by an opposing fan in 2007.
Flamingo Field1971 National League Championship SeriesBarry BondsSan Francisco Giants

Question 8: The official major league ball is made by Rawlings, which produces the hand-stitched balls in ________.
Costa RicaDominican RepublicMexicoNicaragua

Question 9: In 1909, sports magnate and former player Alfred J. Reach patented the cork-center based "ivory nut" in ________ and suggested it might be even better in a baseball than cork.
Costa RicaNicaraguaDominican RepublicPanama

Question 10: Throughout the 20th Century, Major League Baseball used two different baseballs, ________ and National League.
Baseball awardsDominican Summer LeagueAmerican LeaguePacific Coast League

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