The Daring, Definitive and Ultimate Yankee Quiz (IV)
Apparently, even though the Bronx Bombers are out of the post-season this time around and did not have much going for them during the 2015 winter meetings, there are enough fans still interested in all things Yankees. So as a result of popular demand—here is the fourth 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:
42. Mickey Mantle hits his final home run, off a Red Sox Pitcher. Who was he?
A. Ray Culp B. Jim Lonborg C. Jose Santiago D. Sparky Lyle
43. Who has put in more consecutive years as the everyday play-by-play announcer than anyone else in Yankees history?
A. Red Barber B. Mel Allen C. John Sterling D. Curt Gowdy
44. How many attended to make for the record smallest crowd in the history of the Yankee franchise?
A. 1,000 B. 413 C. 5,400 D. 8,810
45. Who asked: “Where is Reggie Jackson? We need Mr. October or a Mr. September. Winfield is Mr. May.” _______
46. How many times did George Steinbrenner change the manager during his first twenty-three seasons?
A. 10 B. 15 C. 18 D. 20
47. Who made up the “Core Four”? _______
48. Who said “Yankee Stadium was a mistake, not mine, but the Giants.
A. Yogi Berra B. Harry Frazee C. Jake Ruppert D. Babe Ruth
49. Who played more games for the Yankees than any other player in history?
A. Mickey Mantle B. Babe Ruth C. Lou Gehrig D. Derek Jeter
50. When did the Yankees play at Shea Stadium when Yankee Stadium was being refurbished? _______
51. Who wore uniform Number 2 before Derek Jeter? _______
52. Who originally designed the Yankees logo?
A. Jake Ruppert B. NYC Police Department C. Tiffany D. A fan
53 First-baseman Wally Pipp has gone down in history for being the player Lou Gehrig replaced. What other distinction belongs to Pipp?
A. He was a manager. B. He came from the same neighborhood Gehrig grew up in. C. He was a home run champ. D. He made money endorsing aspirin.
54. Who was the first major leaguer to hit two grand slams in the same game?
A. Babe Ruth B. Lou Gehrig C. Mickey Mantle D. Tony Lazzeri
55. Who played the most games for the Yankees?
A. Mickey Mantle B. Yogi Berra C. Lou Gehrig D. Derek Jeter
56. Who was the first DH to bat? (He was a Yankee)
A. Jerry Moses B. Ron Bloomberg C. Fred Stanley D. Johnny Callison
ANSWERS (No peeking)
42. B. Jim Lonborg
43. C. John Sterling
44. B. 413
45. George Steinbrenner
46. C. 20
47. Derek Jeter, Jose Posada, Andy Petite, Mariano Rivera
48. C. Jake Ruppert
49. A. Mickey Mantle played more games for the Yankees than any other player, with 2,401.
50. 1974 and 1975
51. A. Mike Gallego wore it in 1992, 1993 and 1994
52. The interlocking NY logo was originally designed by Louis C. Tiffany for the NYPD valor medal.
53 C. Pipp was an American League home run champion in 1916–17.
54. D. Tony Lazzeri
55. D. Derek Jeter
56. B. Ron Bloomberg
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.