Nationals trivia quiz: Hitting

Last month, we published our first quiz of the lockout, focusing strictly on Nationals pitching trivia. Today we come back for another round, this time focusing only on hitting trivia.

Some of these questions hopefully will be simple enough for semi-serious fans to answer, featuring some of the most recognizable names in club history. Some of them are only for the truly die-hard among us, featuring some names most will have long since forgotten.

There are 20 questions in total, with all answers listed at the end. So be careful not to scroll too far down the screen before you’ve had a chance to make your guesses.

Good luck!

NATIONALS TRIVIA: HITTING

1. Who holds the single-season record for home runs with 46?

2. Who holds the single-season record for RBIs with 126?

3. What two players share the single-season record for hits with 184?

4. Who holds the single-season record for stolen bases with 46?

5. Who is the only player to win a batting title?

6. Who are the three players to lead the National League in OPS?

7. Who are the two players to appear in all 162 regular season games in a season?

8. Who are the six players to hit three homers in a game?

9. Fourteen players have totaled five or more hits in a game. Who was the first to do it? Who was the most recent to do it?

10. What two players have produced hitting streaks of 20 or more games?

11. What five players have totaled 100 or more homers for the Nationals?

12. What four players have totaled 75 or more stolen bases for the Nationals?

13. What six players own a batting average of .300 or higher for the Nationals (minimum 500 plate appearances)?

14. What two players own an on-base percentage of .400 or higher for the Nationals (minimum 500 plate appearances)?

15. What seven players own a slugging percentage of .500 or higher for the Nationals (minimum 500 plate appearances)?

16. Who has the most pinch-hits in club history?

17. Who has the most pinch-hit homers in club history?

18. Who has played the most games in club history as designated hitter?

19. Who are the only two position players in Nationals history under 20?

20. Who is the only position player in Nationals history over 40?

span-running-gray-smile-sidebar.jpgANSWERS

1. Alfonso Soriano, 2006

2. Anthony Rendon, 2019

3. Denard Span, 2014; Daniel Murphy, 2016

4. Trea Turner, 2017

5. Juan Soto, batted .351 in 2020

6. Bryce Harper, 1.109 in 2015; Murphy, .985 in 2016; Soto, 1.185 in 2020

7. Ryan Zimmerman, 2007; Turner, 2018

8. Soriano, Apr. 21, 2006 vs. Braves; Adam Dunn, July 7, 2010 vs. Padres; Zimmerman, May 29, 2013 at Orioles; Harper, May 6, 2015 vs. Marlins; Rendon, Apr. 30, 2017 vs. Mets; Kyle Schwarber, June 20, 2021 vs. Mets

9. Nook Logan, Aug. 21, 2007 at Astros; Yan Gomes, May 14, 2021 at Diamondbacks

10. Zimmerman, 30 games in 2009; Span, 29 games in 2013

11. Zimmerman, 284; Harper, 184; Rendon, 136; Ian Desmond, 110; Jayson Werth, 109

12. Turner, 192; Desmond, 122; Michael A. Taylor, 77; Harper, 75

13. Murphy, .329; Howie Kendrick, .316; Yunel Escobar, .314; Dmitri Young, .310; Soto, .301; Turner, .300

14. Soto, .432; Nick Johnson, .416

15. Soriano, .560; Soto, .550; Murphy, .550; Dunn, .533; Michael Morse, .514; Harper, .512; Kendrick, .511

16. Andrew Stevenson, 34

17. Zimmerman and Adam Lind, four

18. Kendrick, 26

19. Harper, 19 years, 195 days on April 28, 2012; Soto, 19 years, 207 days on May 20, 2018

20. Matt Stairs, 43 years, 145 days on July 22, 2011

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