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
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
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
7- Who hit two homers in one inning in 1977.
A. Cliff Johnson B. Craig Nettles C. Reggie Jackson D. Chris
8 - Name the player Derek Jeter replaced in 1996 to become the
A. Andy Fox B. Pat Kelly C. Alvaro Espinoza D. Tony Fernandez
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
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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