Apparently, even though the Bronx Bombers are out of the post-season this time around, there are enough fans still interested in all things Yankees. So as a result of popular demand—here is the second 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:
21. Only three players served as the regular centerfielder for the Yankees from 1924 through 1968. Can you name them? ______
22. Who was the last batter Don Larsen faced in the Perfect Game he pitched for the Yankees?
A. Roy Campanella B. Jackie Robinson C. Dale Mitchell D. Pee Wee Reese
23. What Yankee pitcher had the nickname “Rags”?
A. Johnny Sain B. Joe Page C. Dave Righetti D. Don Larsen
24. What position did Wally Pipp play?
A. First Base B. Center Field C. Catcher D. Third Base
25. What is the most games Mariano Rivera saved in a season?
A. 61 B. 47 C. 53 D. 51
26. “SEE YA! SEE YA! SEE YA!” is signature call of?
A. Susan Waldman B. John Sterling C. Michael Kay D. Mel Allen
27. Who was the only pitcher to win 40 games in a season? ______
28. What major league team did Joe Girardi manage before the Yankees?
A. Cubs B. Marlins C. Red Sox D. Indians
29. Who was the “Junk Man?”
A. Ron Guidry B. Joe Page C. Eddie Lopat D. Don Larsen
30. What position did Johnny Mize mainly play for the Yankees? ______
21. Earle Combs 1924-1935; Joe DiMaggio 1936-1951; Mickey Mantle 1952-1968.
22. C. Dale Mitchell
23. C. Dave Righetti
24. A. First Base until Lou Gehrig came along.
25. C. 53
26. C. Michael Kay
27. The year was 1904. The pitcher was Jack Chesbro of the Yankees who won 41 games.
28. B. Marlins
29. C. Eddie Lopat
30. First Base
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 Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, featuring oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches, fans—the book is mainly in the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 was published in 2008 and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park was published to acclaim in 2011.