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Amazing, Daring, Irresistible Yankee Quiz 5

                             By Dr. Harvey Frommer

          With spring training just around the corner, with so many of you writing that you were eagerly awaiting Yankee Quiz 5, without further ado –your wish is my pleasure.  And look our for my newest -

57. Who was the highest paid Yankee in 1973?

A. Matty Alou   Bobby Murcer C. Mel Stottlemyre D. Sparky Lyle

58.  Which pitcher became the highest-paid player in history when he signed a $3.5 million contract for the Yankees in 1975?

 59.  What Yankee was nick-named “Bulldog”? 
A.  Jim Bouton B. Monte Pearson C.  Joe Page D. Ron Guidry
60. The tradition of honoring legends at Yankee Stadium started on Memorial Day of 1932. Who was the first monument for?

A. Babe Ruth   B. Miller Huggins C. Lou Gehrig D. Jake Ruppert 

61. How many games did Babe Ruth win as pitcher for the Yankees?

            A. None     B. ten              C. five       D. 7

62.    This Yankees outfielder won the 1962 AL Rookie of the Year Award, when he batted .286 with 20 home runs and 93 RBI. Who is he?

63.  For seven consecutive years a New York Mayor threw out the first pitch for the home opener of the Yankees. Who was he?

A. John Lindsay     B. Abe Beame    C. Fiorello LaGuadia    D.   Rudy Guiliani

64. What number did Earl Combs wear and why?

A.   1       B.  17             C.   22   D. None of these 

65.  What year did the Yankees begin playing Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” at the Stadium?

          A. 1977      B.1978   C. 1979      D. 1980

 66. Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams each spent more than a decade playing centerfield for the Yankees. Who spent the most time?

A. DiMaggio   B. Mantle   C. Williams   D Another player

67. What year did the first All Star Game take place at Yankee Stadium?

             A. 1930        B.   1935     C.   1939     D. 1947

68.   Who was the first black player on the Yankees?

A. Vic Power      B. Elston Howard   C. Satchel Paige   D. Larry Doby

69.  Who said: I may not have been the greatest Yankee to put on the uniform, but I am the proudest.

A. Lou Gehrig            B.  Joe Torre    C. Dave Winfield D. Billy Martin

A. Billy Joel   B. Kander and Ebb C. George Gershwin D. None of these


57.  B. Bobby Murcer made $100,000. Alou and Lyle made $70,000. Stottlemyre earned $78,000

58.  Jim "Catfish" Hunter

59 A. Jim Bouton because of his overbearing nature

60.  B. Miller Huggins

61. C. five and two were complete games.

62.  Tom Tresh 

63.  C. Fiorello LaGuadia    (1939-45)

64. A. 1 because he batted first in a Yankee lineup that began the practice of wearing numbers.

65.  D. 1980

66.  B. Mantle, 15 years

67.         C.   1939, to coincide with the World’s Fair that year

68.     April 14, 1955, the second game of the year, Elston Howard debuted.

69.      D.  Billy Martin

70.   B. Kander and Ebb

Dr. Harvey Frommer, a professor at Dartmouth College, is in his 40th  year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, he is the author of 42 sports books including the classics: best-selling “New York City Baseball, 1947-1957″ and best-selling Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball,as well as his acclaimed Remembering Yankee Stadium and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park.

         His Frommer Baseball Classic - Remembering Yankee Stadium (Second Edition) is his newest sports effort.   


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