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Ultimate Yankee Quiz 2

 

Apparently, even though the Bronx Bombers are out of the post-season this time around, there are enough fans still interested in all things Yankees. So as a result of popular demand – here is the second installment of the brain-teaser called ULTIMATE YANKEE QUIZ.

Incidentally, your loyal scribe is hard at work on what is being billed as “The Ultimate Yankee Book” so if you have questions and answers, stories, sidebars, send them along for the book. 

Now - -let’s get to the quiz:

21.   Only three players served as the regular centerfielder for the Yankees from 1924 through 1968. Can you name them?

22.    Who was the last batter Don Larsen faced in the Perfect Game he pitched for the Yankees?

A. Roy Campanella B. Jackie Robinson C. Dale Mitchell D. Pee Wee Reese

23. What Yankee pitcher had the nickname “Rags”?

A. Johnny Sain B. Joe Page C.  Dave Righetti    D.  Don Larsen

24. What position did Wally Pipp play?

A. First Base B. Center Field   C. Catcher   D. Third Base

25. What is the most games Mariano Rivera saved in a season?

A. 61   B   47    C  53    D 51

 

26.  "SEE YA! SEE YA! SEE YA!"  is signature call of?

A. Susan Waldman   B. John Sterling C. Michael Kay   D. Mel Allen

27. Who was the only pitcher to win 40 games in a season? 

28. What major league team did Joe Girardi manage before the Yankees?

A. Cubs B. Marlins    C. Red Sox     D Indians

29.  Who was the “Junk Man?”

A.   Ron Guidry  B. Joe Page    C. Eddie Lopat  D Don Larsen

30.  What position did Johnny Mize mainly play for the Yankees? 

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ANSWERS
21.  Earle Combs 1924-1935; Joe DiMaggio 1936-1951; Mickey Mantle 1952-1968. 

22.  C. Dale Mitchell

23. C.  Dave Righetti

24. A. First Base until Lou Gehrig came along.

25.  C. 53

26. C. Michael Kay

27.     The year was 1904. The pitcher was Jack Chesbro of the Yankees who won 41 games.

28.  B. Marlins

29. C. Eddie Lopat 

30.  First Base

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About the Author:

 

Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Dr. Harvey Frommer, with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs. Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, featuring oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches, fans—the book is mainly in the words of those who lived it and saw it go on to become the Super Bowl, the greatest sports attraction the world has ever known. Archival photographs and drawings help bring the event to life.

Dr. Harvey Frommer, a professor at Dartmouth College, is in his 40th year of writing books. The author of hundreds of articles and  43 sports books including the classics: best-selling New York City Baseball, 1947-1957 and best-selling “Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball ,the prolific Frommer also authored the acclaimed Remembering Yankee Stadium (second edition 2016) and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park..He is at work on “the Ultimate Yankee book” to be published in 2017.

Together with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he has written the acclaimed oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami.

Along with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he is a professor in the MALS program at Dartmouth College where he teaches oral and cultural history. Dr. Frommer has also taught "Sports Journalism" and "Sports and Culture" at Dartmouth College, Adelphi and New York University.

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