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Thursday, May 31, 2018
STILL More Yankee Quiz
You asked and now you
receive – questions simple, weird, relevant, irrelevant, but all New York
Take the quiz and see
how much you know.
From the “Stadium Club” to Babe
Ruth’s Uniform Number to who owned the team before George Steinbrenner came
along . . .
What is the significance of William S. Devery and Frank J. Farrell
in the history of the franchise?
Willie Randolph B. Thurman Munson C. Dave Winfield D. Jerry Mumphrey
72.How many times did George Steinbrenner hire
and fire Billy Martin?
A. 4B. 5C. 6D7
73.Who was the 20th manager in Steinbrenner’s
Billy MartinB. Stump Merrill C.C. Buck Showalter D. Joe Torre?
Who pitched the first no-hitter against the Yankees?
George FosterB.Cy Young C.Bob FellerD Hoyt Wilhelm
former Yankees player went on to serve as president of the American League? 76.Mickey Mantle was a rookie in 1951 but a
different Yankee won Rookie of the Year. Who was he?
Gene WoodlingB Andy CareyC.Gil McDougaldD. Hank Bauer
77.What Yankee in his first four years played on
four world championship teams?
Joe DiMaggio B. Derek JeterC.Yogi BerraD. Lou Gehrig
78.Two Yankees came to the major leagues without
having played one game in the minors. Who were they?
79.What Yankee was in the D-Day landing at
Omaha Beach June 6, 1944?
Ralph HoukB. Yogi Berra C. Jerry
Coleman D. Hank Bauer
Bob Sheppard had the nick-name “Voice of God.” Who gave him the nickname?
Red BarberBMel AllenC. George SteinbrennerD.
81.Who had the idea to create the Yankee Stadium
A.Casey StengelB. Larry MacPhailC. Dan ToppingD. Jake Ruppert
82.After Lou Gehrig, who became the next
Phil RizzutoB. Lefty GomezC. Mickey MantleD.Thurman Munson
Which of the longest standing Yankee managers has the highest winning
Joe TorreB. Joe McCarthy C. Casey
StengelD. 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. BermudaB.JamaicaC. CubaD. Dominican Republic
85.All played for Yankees and Mets, aside from one. Who is he?
Lee MazzilliB. Gene Woodling C.
Phil LinzD. Rusty Stab
86.What Yankee recorded the most steals
Mickey MantleB. Willie RandolphC. Lou GehrigD. Ricky Henderson
87.Easy one – Babe Ruth’s uniform number?
Who hit the first home run in the new Yankee Stadium?
did the Babe get the number?
89.Another easy one. Who owned Yankees before
90.Joe DiMaggio played his entire career for
the Yankees. What team did he coach for?
CardinalsB. A’sC. PadresD. Dodgers
91.When David Wells became a Yankee for the
first time, what uniform number did he request and why?
They were owners of the Highlanders Yankees from
72. –The magic number - -
73.C. Buck Showalter
76.C. Gil McDougald
77.A. Joe DiMaggio
78.Catfish Hunter, Dave Winfield
80.D. Reggie Jackson
81.B. Larry MacPhail
83.B. Joe McCarthy, .627
84.A. Bermuda, 1913
85.D. Rusty Staub
C. Lou Gehrig, 15
91.Three was number he requested because it was
number worn by Babe Ruth who he admired. The number has long been retired.
ABOUT HARVEY FROMMER
of the most prolific and respected sports journalists and oral historians in
the United States, author of the autobiographies of legends Nolan Ryan,
and Red Holzman, Dr. Harvey Frommer is an
expert on the New York Yankees and has arguably written more books, articles
and reviews on the New York Yankees than anyone. A professor for more
than two decades in the MALS program at Dartmouth College, Frommer was dubbed
“Dartmouth’s Mr. Baseball” by their alumni magazine. He’s also the founder of www.HarveyFrommerSports.com.
Some of the material in this piece was taken from his The Ultimate Yankee
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