Daunting, Daring, Definitive New York Yankees Quiz 7

By Harvey Frommer, Contributor
March 20, 2016 6:45 pm Last Updated: March 20, 2016 7:45 pm

With spring training underway, with thoughts of the national pastime in the air, with so many of you asking for the next QUIZ—here it is. Fifty percent correct score gets you into the Yankee expert zone. Suggest your own questions and answers.

Questions

81. Who had the idea to create the Yankee Stadium “Stadium Club”?

A. Casey Stengel B. Larry MacPhail C. Dan Topping D. Jake Ruppert

82. After Lou Gehrig, who became the next captain?

A. Phil Rizzuto B. Lefty Gomez C. Mickey Mantle D. Thurman Munson

Babe Ruth (R) comforts Lou Gehrig, who was almost too moved to speak to the vast throng which acclaimed him at Yankee Stadium July 4, 1939. Gehrig, famed iron man of the Yankees, was honored by players and fans. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)
Babe Ruth (R) comforts Lou Gehrig, who was almost too moved to speak to the vast throng which acclaimed him at Yankee Stadium July 4, 1939. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

83. Which of the longest standing Yankee managers has the highest winning percentage?

A. Joe Torre B. Joe McCarthy C. Casey Stengel D. Buck Showalter

84. The Yankees have the distinction of being the first to train outside of the USA. Where did the training take place?

A. Bermuda B. Jamaica C. Cuba D. Dominican Republic

85. All played for Yankees and Mets, aside from one. Who is he?

A. Lee Mazzilli B. Gene Woodling C. Phil Linz D. Rusty Stab

86. What Yankee recorded the most steals of home?

A. Mickey Mantle B. Willie Randolph C. Lou Gehrig D. Ricky Henderson

87. Easy one: Babe Ruth’s uniform number? How did the Babe get the number? ________

88. Who hit the first home run in the new Yankee Stadium? ________

89. Another easy one? Who owned Yankees before the Steinbrenners? _________

In three consecutive World Series, 1976, 1977, and 1978, Yankees catcher Thurman Munson hit .529, .320 and .320 respectively. (AP Photo)
In three consecutive World Series, 1976, 1977, and 1978, Yankees catcher Thurman Munson hit .529, .320 and .320 respectively. (AP Photo)

Answers

81. B. Larry MacPhail

82. D. Thurman Munson

83. B. Joe McCarthy, .627

84. A. Bermuda, 1913

85. D. Rusty Staub

86. C. Lou Gehrig, 15

87. Three. He batted third in the batting order.

88. Babe Ruth

89. CBS

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