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Baseball playoffs: the ultimate fan quiz

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.

2. Which team won the World Series in the first year of the playoffs?

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In this Aug. 16 photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander throws a warm up pitch against the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game in Detroit. The Tigers are one of eight teams participating in the 2011 Major League Baseball playoffs.

Baltimore Orioles

St. Louis Cardinals

New York Mets

Detroit Tigers

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