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The Amazing, Brain-Teasing Yankee Quiz III

 

All kinds of hot stove rumors, trades, talk are part of the baseball scene these December days but no baseball.  Still there are enough fans much interested in all things Yankees. So as a result of popular demand—here is the third installment of the brain-teaser called ULTIMATE YANKEE QUIZ. (No peeking at answers below)

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, please send them along for the book. Harvey.Frommer@Dartmouth.edu.

Now—let’s get to the quiz:

31.  Who founded “Yankeeland Farm” in Frederick, Maryland after his playing career ended and had a successful career as a breeder?

A Charlie Keller   B Tom Tresh   C.  Elston Howard      D Bob Kuzava

32.  Who was the central figure when the first Old-Timers game was staged in a major-league park and the first uniform number retired?

A. Babe Ruth    B. Lou Gehrig    C Lefty Gomez    D. Joe McCarthy

33. Who was the General Manager before Brian Cashman?

A. Bob Watson  B. Lou Piniella   C. Bob Quinn   D. Gene Michael Watson, Bob

 34.  How Many games did Ron Guidry win in his record Cy Young season of 1978?

A. 19    B. 20   C. 23.   D. 25    

35.  Who was nicknamed "Chairman of the Board?"        

A. Whitey Ford B. Reggie Jackson C. Yogi Berra  D. Frank Howard

36.  Who was the last Yankee and major leaguer to wear Number 42?

A. Billy Martin   B. Mariano Rivera   C. Carlos Beltran   D. Johnny Blanchard

A.  Rivera is the last active major leaguer to wear number 42

37.   Who wore  #51 for sixteen Yankees seasons, from 1991-2006?

A. Paul O’Neill   B.  Hideo Matsui   C. Bernie Williams    D. Jorge Posada  

38 . Who replaced Joe Torre as Yankee manager in 2008?

39.  Who was called  "Donnie Baseball"?

40. Who made the first error in Yankee Stadium history?

A.   Lou Gehrig   B. Babe Ruth   C. Tony Lazzeri   D. Wally Pipp

41. What pitcher did Bucky Dent hit the go-ahead home run off at Fenway Park in the 1978 tie breaker game? 

A. Mike  Torrez  B. Dennis Eckersley  C. Bill Lee    D. Bob Stanley

ANSWERS

31.  A Charlie Keller

32.    B. Lou Gehrig   

33.   A. Bob Watson           

34.  C. 25-3

 35.  A. Whitey Ford 

36. B. Mariano Rivera

37.  C. Bernie Williams

38.  He is still there as of this writing – Joe Girardi

39.  Don Mattingly

40.   B. Babe Ruth

41.  A.  Mike Torrez

You can reach Harvey Frommer at:   

Email:  harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU 

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.

Frommer’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, The Sporting News, Men's Health and other publications.

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