Amazing, Daring, Irresistible Yankee Quiz 5

By Harvey Frommer, Contributor
February 18, 2016 1:00 pm Last Updated: February 18, 2016 9:04 pm

With spring training just around the corner, with so many of you writing that you were eagerly awaiting Yankee Quiz 5, without further ado—your wish is my pleasure. And look out for my newest:

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Remembering Yankee Stadium, Second Edition, by Harvey Frommer. (Courtesy of Harvey Frommer)

57. Who was the highest paid Yankee in 1973?

A. Matty Alou B. Bobby Murcer C. Mel Stottlemyre D. Sparky Lyle

58. Which pitcher became the highest-paid player in history when he signed a $3.5 million contract for the Yankees in 1975? ______

59. What Yankee was nick-named “Bulldog”?

A.  Jim Bouton B. Monte Pearson C.  Joe Page D. Ron Guidry

60. The tradition of honoring legends at Yankee Stadium started on Memorial Day of 1932. Who was the first monument for?

A. Babe Ruth B. Miller Huggins C. Lou Gehrig D. Jake Ruppert

61. How many games did Babe Ruth win as pitcher for the Yankees?

A. None B. 10 C. five D. seven

62. This Yankees outfielder won the 1962 AL Rookie of the Year Award, when he batted .286 with 20 home runs and 93 RBI. Who is he? ______

63. For seven consecutive years a New York Mayor threw out the first pitch for the home opener of the Yankees. Who was he?

A. John Lindsay B. Abe Beame C. Fiorello LaGuardia D. Rudy Guiliani

A youthful Mickey Mantle poses during Spring training in 1951 at the age of 19. The future slugger and baseball icon began his long Yankee career April 17, 1951. Mantle's mammoth swing and country-boy charm made him a larger-than-life hero to generations of fans. The uniform patch on his left shoulder marks the American League's 50th anniversary. (AP Photo)
A youthful Mickey Mantle poses during Spring training in 1951 at the age of 19. (AP Photo)

64. What number did Earl Combs wear and why?

A. 1 B. 17 C. 22 D. None of these

65. What year did the Yankees begin playing Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” at the Stadium?

A. 1977 B.1978 C. 1979 D. 1980

66. Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams each spent more than a decade playing centerfield for the Yankees. Who spent the most time?

A. DiMaggio B. Mantle C. Williams D. Another player

67. What year did the first All Star Game take place at Yankee Stadium?

A. 1930 B. 1935 C. 1939 D. 1947

68. Who was the first black player on the Yankees?

A. Vic Power B. Elston Howard C. Satchel Paige D. Larry Doby

69. Who said: I may not have been the greatest Yankee to put on the uniform, but I am the proudest.

A. Lou Gehrig B. Joe Torre C. Dave Winfield D. Billy Martin

70. Who wrote “New York, New York” the song sung by Frank Sinatra at the Stadium?

A. Billy Joel B. Kander and Ebb C. George Gershwin D. None of these

 

Answers

57. B. Bobby Murcer made $100,000. Alou and Lyle made $70,000. Stottlemyre earned $78,000

58. Jim “Catfish” Hunter

59. A. Jim Bouton because of his overbearing nature

60. B. Miller Huggins

61. C. five and two were complete games.

62. Tom Tresh

63. C. Fiorello LaGuardia (1939–45)

64. A. 1 because he batted first in a Yankee lineup that began the practice of wearing numbers.

65. D. 1980

66. B. Mantle, 15 years

67. C. 1939, to coincide with the World’s Fair that year

68. April 14, 1955, the second game of the year, Elston Howard debuted.

69. D. Billy Martin

70. B. Kander and Ebb

Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian 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.

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