New York Yankees Baseball
Quiz, Part 3
Some of you have written wondering
why so long between quizzes. No more wondering. Here is the next
installment for those who can't get enough.
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 in subsequent quizzes. Here we go -
answers are below questions - but no peeking. Good luck.
1- . 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
2. . Whose number was retired by both the Mets and Yankees?
3 . What Yankee pitcher has the most World Series victories?
A. David Cone B. Allie Reynolds C. Whitey
Ford D. Lefty Gomez
4 . What uniform number was retired by the Yankees to honor a player
who never was on the team?
A. Jackie Robinson B. Bob Feller C. Dom
DiMaggio D. Pee Wee Reese
5. 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
6. Who had the second longest hitting streak in American League
7. Who remains the only Yankee to hit four home runs in one
A. Lou Gehrig B. Reggie Jackson C. Babe Ruth
8. . 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
9. Who backed up Willie Randolph at second base for the 1976 New York
10. 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
11. What Yankee MVP appeared in the fewest games in the year in which
he won the award?
12. . Reggie Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member
of what team?
A. A's B. Orioles C. Yankees D. Angels
13. 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
14. Trick question: Which of the following was not a Babe Ruth
A. "Bambino" B. "Wali of Wallop" C. "Rajah of
Rap" D. "Caliph of Clout"
15. . When Babe Ruth retired in 1935 with 714 home runs, only two
other players had hit 300 home runs. Who were they? Hint: One played
for the Yankees, the other mostly for the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Answers to the above questions:
1. (B) George "Papa Bear" Halas played six games for the 1919
2. # 37, worn by Casey Stengel.
3. (C) Whitey Ford, 10. He started 22 World Series games
4. (A) Jackie Robinson, #42, the number was retired on
on April 15, 1997 on the 50th anniversary of the breaking of
baseball's color line. Mariano Rivera is the last Yankee to wear the
5. (C) Pipp was the AL home run champion 1916-17. (check yrs)
6. (George Sisler) Before Joe DiMaggio set the record in 1941, St.
Louis Browns' first baseman George Sisler held the American League
record by hitting in 41 consecutive games in 1922.
7. (A) Lou Gehrig
8. (B) Red Ruffing
9. Sandy Alomar Willie Randolph played 124 games at second base.
His backup was Sandy Alomar, who played in 38 games.
10. (C) They won three straight after losing two games at home
11. Pitcher Spud Chandler appeared in 30 games when he won the
American League award in 1943.
12. (C) Yankees
13. (B) Charlie Hough
14. Sorry about that. We said it is a trick question - all of the
choices were nick-names for the Babe.
15. Lou Gehrig, 378; Rogers Hornsby, 300.