Baseball playoffs: the ultimate fan quiz

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Take this 12-question test to gauge your knowledge of baseball’s postseason since the playoffs era began. If you get nine or more answers right, we consider you a true all-star.

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1. When did baseball first introduce playoffs that expanded the postseason beyond two league pennant winners?

Baseball first held playoffs in 1969, when the winners of four newly created divisions (two for each league) advanced to the postseason. The expansion of the postseason was a logical step as the overall number of major league teams grew from 16 to 24 between 1961 and 1969, with four teams added in 1969 – the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Pilots (now Milwaukee Brewers), Montreal Expos (now Washington Nationals), and San Diego Padres.

Baseball first held playoffs in 1969, when the winners of four newly created divisions (two for each league) advanced to the postseason. The expansion of the postseason was a logical step as the overall number of major league teams grew from 16 to 24 between 1961 and 1969, with four teams added in 1969 – the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Pilots (now Milwaukee Brewers), Montreal Expos (now Washington Nationals), and San Diego Padres.

Baseball first held playoffs in 1969, when the winners of four newly created divisions (two for each league) advanced to the postseason. The expansion of the postseason was a logical step as the overall number of major league teams grew from 16 to 24 between 1961 and 1969, with four teams added in 1969 – the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Pilots (now Milwaukee Brewers), Montreal Expos (now Washington Nationals), and San Diego Padres.

Baseball first held playoffs in 1969, when the winners of four newly created divisions (two for each league) advanced to the postseason. The expansion of the postseason was a logical step as the overall number of major league teams grew from 16 to 24 between 1961 and 1969, with four teams added in 1969 – the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Pilots (now Milwaukee Brewers), Montreal Expos (now Washington Nationals), and San Diego Padres.

1961

 

1969

 

1975

 

1982

 
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