Boston Red Sox (Sort Of) Ultimate Quiz
for Diehard Fans
For all of you out there who think you know
your baseball--especially Boston Red Sox baseball--this is
the quiz for you. With a tip of the BoSox cap to John Quinn
and Dave Martin who know the score.
Eighteen questions. Answers follow the questions, so no
peeking. A score of nine or more correct makes you a major
leaguer. Below that you are in the minors but on your way
up. Warning: there is one trick question.
And if you want to really participate, there will be Red Sox
Quiz II - send in some questions and answers and perhaps
they will make it into print.
1. Who was the last Red Sox left handed pitcher to win 20
games in a season?
a. Jon Lester b. Mel Parnell c. Bill Lee d. Bruce Hurst.
2. Who was the last Red Sox player to hit a home run in the
old Yankee Stadium, in 2008?
a. David Ortiz b. Kevin Youkilis c. Jason Varitek d. Dustin
3. Who is the only Red Sox pitcher to win a Gold Glove?
a. Roger Clemens; b. Derek Lowe; c.Mike Boddicker; d. Dennis
4. Who has the record for most extra-base hits in a season
by a Red Sox third baseman?
a. Adrian Beltre b. Wade Boggs c. Kevin Youkilis d. Rico
5. What Red Sox player was the last to lead MLB in both
triples and home runs in the same season?
a. Ted Williams b. Fred Lynn c. Jim Rice d. Carl
6. Who was the last Red Sox player to hit three home runs in
a game against the Yankees?
a. Dwight Evans b. Kevin Millar c. Jim Rice d. David Ortiz.
7. What Red Sox player is the only player in MLB history to
hit for the cycle and turn an unassisted triple play?
a. Rick Burleson b. Jerry Remy c. Marty Barrett d. John
8. Which of the following was not a nick-name for Ted
a Splendid Splinter b. The Kid c. The Thumper d. Teddy
9. Whose nickname was Bruno?
a. Tom Brunansky b. Dave Ferris c. Ron Bloomberg d. Bernie
10. Who played for both the Celtics and Red Sox?
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a. Frank Sullivan b. Frank Malzone c. Gene Conley d. Pumpsie
11. Who did not manage the Red Sox?
a. Joe Morgan b. Harry Frazee c. Dick Williams d. Don Zimmer
12. What Red Sox player holds the major-league record for
most RBIs in one game where one player accounts for all of
his team's RBIs?
a. Mo Vaughn b. Ted Williams c. Carl Yastrzemski d. Mike
13. What Red Sox pitcher holds the record for most
strikeouts in a game?
a. Pedro Martinez b. Babe Ruth c. Roger Clemens d. Cy Young
14. What Red Sox player was the last one to to hit over .400
in a season?
a. Carl Yastrzemski b. Ted Williams c Wade Boggs d. Jimmie
15. Easy one: What Red Sox player was nick-named "Chicken
16. What was the first home ballpark the Red Sox played in?
a. Hilltop Park. b. Fenway Park c. Shibe Park d. Huntington
17. In 2004, how many years had passed since the team's last
18. Who did Pedro Martinez throw to the ground?
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2 d (8/27/03)
3. c (1990)
4. a (2010)
5. c (1978)
6. b ( 7/23/04)
8. All were nick-names, sorry trick question.
12. d. Mike Greenwell with nine on September 2, 1996.
13. c Roger Clemens, 20
14. b. Ted Williams .406 in 1941
15. Wade Boggs
16. d. Huntington Avenue Grounds
17. 86 years
18. Don Zimmer
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