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Question 1: Prominent examples of catchers switching position in mid-career include ________, B.J. Surhoff, and Dale Murphy.
Paul MolitorCraig BiggioLou BrockPete Rose

Question 2: Catcher is a position for a ________ or softball player.
Baseball awardsOlympic GamesBaseballTown ball

Question 3: The first catcher's mask was worn on April 12, 1877 by Jim Tyng while playing for ________.
Rutgers UniversityBrown UniversityHarvard CrimsonHarvard University

Question 4: Preventing ________ by throwing to second base or third base to allow an infielder to tag a baserunner attempting to reach the base.
StrikeoutBunt (baseball)Stolen baseRun (baseball)

Question 5: ________
List of Gold Glove Award winners at outfieldList of Gold Glove Award winners at catcherRawlings Gold Glove AwardList of Gold Glove Award winners at pitcher

Question 6: The role of the catcher is similar to that of the wicket-keeper in ________.
Bat-and-ball gamesIndoor cricketCricketOlympic Games

Question 7: Schalk's career batting average of .253 is the lowest of any position player in the ________.
Mickey MantleBabe RuthNational Baseball Hall of Fame and MuseumReggie Jackson

Question 8: ________ was the first catcher to ever win the American League batting title when he did so in 2006.
Alex RodriguezJustin MorneauKen Griffey, Jr.Joe Mauer

Question 9: (The ________ also wears a mitt instead of a glove, but it is longer and not as heavily padded as a catcher's mitt.) See Catcher's mitt.
Cleanup hitterFirst basemanDesignated hitterBatting order (baseball)

Question 10: On February 1, 2007, Matheny announced his retirement from baseball due to symptoms associated with ________.
Alzheimer's diseaseMental disorderPost-concussion syndromeEating disorders


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