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The Amazing, Brain-Teasing 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 oif the Yankee franchise?

A. 1,000    B. 413   C.   5400   D. 8810

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 during his first twenty-three seasons?

A. 10  B 15   C18. 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 Pip

p?  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.   A. Babe Ruth  B. Lou Gehrig C. Mickey Mantle D. Tony Lazzeri    

      55.  Who played the most games for the Yankees?

MicA. Mickey Mantle    B.  Yogi Berra    C.  Lou Gehrig    55. D.  Derek Jeter

      56. Who was the first DH to bat? (He was a Yankee)

      A. Jerry Moses  56  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. Twenty times,

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 2401.

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  

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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Dr. Harvey Frommer, with an introduction 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, a professor at Dartmouth College, is in his 40th year of writing books. The author of hundreds of articles and  43 sports books including the classics: best-selling New York City Baseball, 1947-1957 and best-selling “Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball ,the prolific Frommer also authored the acclaimed Remembering Yankee Stadium (second edition 2016) and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park..He is at work on “the Ultimate Yankee book” to be published in 2017.

Together with his wife Myrna Katz Frommer, he has written the acclaimed oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami.

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