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Yankees Quiz II


By Harvey Frommer

For all of you out there who think you know your baseball – especially Yankee baseball, this is the quiz for you. Eighteen questions. At the end of this challenging quiz, answers follow questions. No peeking. A score of ten or more correct makes you a major leaguer. Below that you are in the minors but on your way up. Have fun.

1 - Who wore # 7 before Mickey Mantle? 

2 - Whose number (and what was it ) was retired by both the Mets and Yankees?

3 - Who caught Dave Righetti's no-hitter on July 4, 1983?   A. Butch Wynegar B. Cliff Johnson C. Yogi Berra

4 - Name the four managers who have piloted both the Yankees and the New York Mets  

5  - In 1977, who nick-named Reggie Jackson "Mr. October"?A. Willie Randolph B. Thurman  Munson  C. Goose Gossage  D. Mickey Rivers

6.   Name the player Derek Jeter replaced in 1996 to become the regular shortstop.A. Andy Fox   B. Pat Kelly C.  Alvaro Espinoza D. Tony Fernandez

7   What former Yankee was the first pitching coach for the New York Mets in 1962?

A. Joe Page   B. Red Ruffing   C.  Vic Raschi   D Johnny Sain

8  Elston Howard was the first black player on the Yankees in 1955.  Who was second?

9  Trick question: Which was not a Babe Ruth nick-name? 

A. "Bambino"  B. "Wali of Wallop" C. "Rajah of Rap"  D. "Caliph of Clout" 

10 Name the National Football League coaching legend who played briefly for the Yankees. 

A. Tom Landry  B. George Halas  C. Jim Thorpe  D. Curly Lambeau

11.  First-baseman Wally Pipp has gone down in history for being the player Lou Gehrig replaced. What other distinction belongs to Pipp?

 A. was a baseball manager  B.  came from the same neighborhood Gehrig grew up in.  C. was a home-run champ  D. made money endorsing aspirin

12.   Reggie Jackson hit three home runs in Game Six of the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- each off a different pitcher.  What pitcher gave up Jackson's third home run?

A. Burt Hooton   B. Charlie Hough   C. Elias Sosa   D. Don Sutton 

13  Whose number was retired by both the Mets and Yankees?

14    Reggie Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of what team?

A. A's   B. Orioles  C. Yankees    D. Angels 

15   What Yankee pitcher has the most World Series victories? 

A. David Cone  B. Allie Reynolds  C. Whitey Ford  D. Lefty Gomez

16   In defeating the Oakland A's in the 2001 American League Division playoffs, what did the Yankees accomplish that no team ever had done before in a three-of-five game series?

A. limited their opponents to a total of 2 runs  B. had a perfect fielding percentage C. won three straight after losing two games at home D. hit at least one home run in every game

17    What Yankee MVP appeared in the fewest games in the year in which he won the award? 

18  Easy one: What is Yogi Berra's given name?


1   Fourteen other Yankees wore the number in their career, the last two being  Bob Cerv and Cliff Mapes, who wore the number at times during Mantle's rookie season. 

2   Casey Stengel's No. 37 was retired by both the Mets (1965) and Yankees (1966).  

3  A

.4   Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel,Joe Torre, Dallas Green.   

5   B.

6   D.

7    B. 

8   Harry Simpson 1957

9   Sorry about that. We said it is a trick question - all of the choices were nick-names for the Babe.

10   (B) George "Papa Bear" Halas got into six games for the 1919 Yankees. 

11   (C) Pipp was an American League home run champion in 1916 and .

12  (B) Charlie Hough

13   No. 37, Casey Stengel's number  

14    (C) Yankees 

15     (C) Whitey Ford, 10. He started 22 World Series games

16   (C) They won three straight after losing two games at home

17    Pitcher Spud Chandler appeared in 30 games when he won the American League award in 1943. 

18     Lawrence Peter

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