NEW YORK YANKEES BASEBALL QUIZ, PART I
you think you know your baseball and if you think you know
your Yankee baseball - this is the quiz for you. Others, too, may
it interesting. Readers are encouraged to submit their own questions
which may (or may not) be included with acknowledgment as to sources
subsequent quizzes. Here we go - answers are below questions - but
1-. Who wore # 7 before Mickey Mantle?
other Yankees wore the number in their career, the
last two being Bob Cerv and Cliff Mapes, who wore the number at
during Mantle's rookie season.
- Whose number (and what was it ) was retired by both the Mets and
Casey Stengel's No. 37 has been retired by both the Mets (1965)
- What number did Don Mattingly wear when he first came up to the
From 1982 to 1983 -- Don Mattingly's first two seasons with
Yankees, he wore #46, while appearing in only 98 games.
- Who caught Dave Righetti's no-hitter on July 4, 1983?
A. Butch Wynegar
B. Cliff Johnson
C. Yogi Berra
- Name the four managers who have piloted both the Yankees and the
New York Mets
Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel,Joe Torre Dallas Green.
- In 1977, who nick-named Reggie Jackson "Mr. October"?
A. Willie Randolph
B. Thurman Munson
C. Goose Gossage
D. Mickey Rivers
Who hit two homers in one inning in 1977.
A. Cliff Johnson
B. Gregg Nettles
C. Reggie Jackson
D. Chris Chambliss
- Name the player Derek Jeter replaced in 1996 to become the regular
A. Andy Fox
B. Pat Kelly
C. Alvaro Espinoza
D. Tony Fernandez
- What former Yankee was the first pitching coach for the New York
Mets in 1962?
A. Joe Page
B. Red Ruffing
C. Vic Raschi
D Johnny Sain
Who was nick-named Bulldog?
A. Jim Bouton
B. Ron Guidry
C. Joe Page
D. Monte Pearson
Jim Bouton,because of his overbearing nature.
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CLASHING WITH PINSTRIPES - Red Sox Fans Recoil in Yankees' Backyard
By DAVID KOEPPEL, New York Times, May 21, 2003
"What would I recommend
for a Red Sox fan living in New York?" asked Harvey Frommer, the
baseball historian, Dartmouth College professor and Yankee fan, who is
currently working on an oral history about the rivalry between the two
teams. "Wear a disguise."
Fans of the Boston Red Sox are among history's most long-suffering.
For those of them living in New York, the burden is even more
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Guest Curator and Executive Producer
ūGreenberg Among B'nai B'rith Honorees; Famed Detroit Slugger
Among 14 Set for Induction Thursday Into Sports Hall of Fame?br>
When Hank Greenberg was
finishing up his baseball career in 1947 with the Pittsburgh Pirates,
he bumped into Jackie Robinson one day. The two collided accidentally
on a close play at first base. Quickly, Greenberg apologized for the
collision and, observing the taunts being thrown at Robinson that
season, said: "Don't let them get to you. You're doing
fine." After the game, Robinson told reporters: "Hank
Greenberg has class. It stands out all over him."
It was fitting that Greenberg, who had been a target of abuse himself,
was one of the first opposing players to encourage Robinson, who broke
major league baseball's color barrier in 1947. As Shirley Povich later
observed in one of his "This Morning" columns in The
Washington Post: "Baseball was not distinguished by lofty
intellectuals in Greenberg's time. He was a target of subtle and
flagrant anti-Semitism, an earlier version of the bigotry that hounded
Jackie Robinson with the Dodgers."
Greenberg, who died in 1986, and Povich are among the 14 inaugural
inductees to the B'nai B'rith Sports Hall of Fame to be honored at a
dinner Thursday night here at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
These also include Mel Allen, Red Auerbach, Al Davis, Eddie Gottlieb,
Sandy Koufax, Benny Leonard, Sid Luckman, Abe Pollin, Al Rosen, Dick
Savitt, Dolph Schayes and Mark Spitz.
The hall will be located in the Klutznick Museum at the B'nai B'rith's
Rhode Island Avenue NW headquarters. An inaugural exhibit entitled
"Stars of David -- Jews in the World of Sports" will run for
six months, then travel to other museums across the country.
guest curator and executive producer of the "Stars of David"
exhibit, said yesterday that more than 600 items will be included in
the exhibit. It celebrates numerous Jewish athletes, even back to
Battling Mendoza (1764-1836), first Jewish boxing champion of the
world and later England's most celebrated boxing instructor.