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New York Yankees Baseball Quiz, Part 2

 

If you think  you know your baseball and if you think you know your Yankee baseball - this is the quiz for you. Others, too, may find it interesting.  Readers are encouraged to submit their own questions which may (or may not) be included  with acknowledgment as to sources in subsequent quizzes. Here we go - answers are below questions - but no peeking.

1  Who was the first major leaguer to hit two grand slams in the same game?

Answer:  a-Babe Ruth b-Lou Gehrig c-Mickey Mantle d- Tony Lazzeri    

2. Who was the last batter Larsen faced in that game?

Answer:

3   How many managers have ever managed for both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets? 

Answer:  A. 3    B.  5    C. 4      D.     7

4. Elston Howard was the first black player on the Yankees in 1955.  Who who second?

Answer:

5.  Who was the the last Yankee to hit a grand slam in the old Yankee Stadium.

Answer:

6.   What former Yankee does Earl Weaver replace as Baltimore manager on
July 11th, 1968?

Answer:

7.    Who played the most games for the Yankees?

Answer:  A. Mickey Mantle    B.  Yogi Berra    C.  Lou Gehrig     D.  Joe DiMaggio

8.  How many no-hitters were thrown against Yankees?

Answer:

8b. Who threw them?   

Answer:

9.   Who wore # 7 before  Mickey Mantle?

Answer:

10.  What number was retired by both the Mets (1965) and Yankees (1966)?

Answer:  a-18 b- 37 c-22   d-16.

11.  What Number did the Yankees retire for a player who never was on the team?

Answer: A. Bob Feller  B. Dom DiMaggio C.  Jackie Robinson  D. Pee Wee Reese

12 . Who has the second longest hitting streak in American League history?

Answer:

13.  Name the player Derek Jeter replaced in 1996 to become the regular shortstop.

Answer:     A. Andy Fox   B.   Pat Kelly  C.  Alvaro Espinoza  D. Tony Fernandez

14 . Who played the most games for the New York Yankees?

Answer: a-Wee Willie Keeler  b-Mickey Mantle c-Joe DiMaggio d-Lou Gehrig

15. Who was Wille Randolph's backup at second base for the New York Yankees of 1976?

Answer:

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Answers to the Above Questions:

1. D - Tony Lazzeri in 1936.

2. Dale Mitchell

3. Answer 4

4. Harry Simpson 1957

5. September 8, 1973  Fred Stanley 

6. Earl Weaver, , replaces Hank Bauer as manager of the Orioles

7. A - Mantle 2401 

8. and 8b. The pitchers in those games were Cy Young, Rube Foster, Ray Caldwell, Bob Feller, Virgil Trucks, and Hoyt Wilhelm

9. Mickey Mantle was the last Yankee ever to don the number 7, wearing it from 1951 until he retired. Fourteen other Yankees wore the number in their career, the last two being Bob Cerv and Cliff Mapes, who wore the number at times during Mantle's rookie season.

10. B  - No. 37, Casey Stengel's number 


11. C - Jackie Robinson number retired on April 15, 1997

12. A -Before Joe DiMaggio set the record in 1941, St. Louis Browns' first baseman George Sisler held the American League record by hitting in 41 consecutive games in 1922.

13. D.

14. B - Mickey Mantle played more games for the Yankees than any other player, with 2,401. Lou Gehrig is second (2,164), and Yogi Berra is third (2,116)

15. A - Willie Randolph played 124 games at second base His backup was Sandy Alomar, who played 38 games.

 

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Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

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