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New York Yankees Baseball Quiz, Part 1

If you think  you know your baseball and if you think you know your Yankee baseball - this is the quiz for you. Others, too, may find it interesting.  Readers are encouraged to submit their own questions which may (or may not) be included  with acknowledgment as to sources in subsequent quizzes. Here we go - answers are below questions - but no peeking.

1 - Who wore # 7 before Mickey Mantle?

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

Answer:  Casey Stengel's No. 37 has been retired by both the Mets (1965) and Yankees (1966). 

3 - What number did Don Mattingly wear when he first came up to the Yankees?

A. 16    B. 26        C. 36    D 46

Answer:  From 1982 to 1983 -- Don Mattingly's first two seasons with the  Yankees, he wore #46, while appearing in only 98 games

4 - Who caught Dave Righetti's  no-hitter on July 4, 1983?  

A. Butch Wynegar  B. Cliff Johnson C. Yogi Berra
Answer:  A .

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

Answer:  Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel,Joe Torre Dallas Green.  

6 - In 1977, who nick-named Reggie Jackson "Mr. October"?

A. Willie Randolph B. Thurman  Munson  C. Goose Gossage  D. Mickey Rivers

Answer:  B.

7-  Who hit two homers in one inning in 1977.

A. Cliff  Johnson   B. Craig Nettles  C. Reggie Jackson  D. Chris Chambliss

Answer:  A.

8 -   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

Answer:  D.

9 - 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

Answer:  B.

10 - Who was nick-named Bulldog? 

A.  Jim Bouton  B. Ron Guidry  C.  Joe Page D. Monte Pearson

Answer:  Jim Bouton,because of his overbearing nature.


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Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

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