The Amazing, Brain-Teasing Yankee Quiz III

The Amazing, Brain-Teasing Yankee Quiz III
Lou Gehrig, first baseman for the New York Yankees, received a trophy in St. Louis, Aug. 17, 1933 when he played his 1,308th consecutive major league game. Left to right: President William Harridge of the American League; Edgar G. Brands, St. Louis newspaperman; Gehrig; and Joe Sewell, teammate of the new record holder. (AP Photo)

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. [email protected].

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

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

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


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

Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer, with an intro 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 is in his 39th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: best-selling “New York City Baseball, 1947-1957″ and best-selling Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, his acclaimed Remembering Yankee Stadium and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park.


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