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.
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.
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get to the quiz:
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57. Who was the
highest paid Yankee in 1973?
A. Matty Alou
Bobby Murcer C. Mel Stottlemyre D. Sparky Lyle
Which pitcher became the highest-paid player in history when he
signed a $3.5 million contract for the Yankees in 1975?
59. What Yankee was nick-named “Bulldog”?
A. Jim Bouton B. Monte Pearson C. Joe Page D. Ron Guidry
60. The tradition of honoring legends at Yankee Stadium started on
Memorial Day of 1932. Who was the first monument for?
61. How many
games did Babe Ruth win as pitcher for the Yankees?
A. None B.
ten C. five D. 7
This Yankees outfielder won the 1962 AL Rookie of the Year Award,
when he batted .286 with 20 home runs and 93 RBI. Who is he?
63. For seven consecutive years a New York Mayor threw out
the first pitch for the home opener of the Yankees. Who was he?
A. John Lindsay B. Abe Beame C. Fiorello LaGuadia D.
64. What number did Earl Combs wear and why?
A. 1 B. 17 C. 22 D. None of these
65. What year did the Yankees begin playing Frank Sinatra’s “New
York, New York” at the Stadium?
A. 1977 B.1978 C. 1979 D. 1980
66. Joe DiMaggio,
Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams each spent more than a decade playing
centerfield for the Yankees. Who spent the most time?
A. DiMaggio B.
Mantle C. Williams D Another player
67. What year did
the first All Star Game take place at Yankee Stadium?
B. 1935 C. 1939 D. 1947
68. Who was the
first black player on the Yankees?
A. Vic Power
B. Elston Howard C. Satchel Paige D. Larry Doby
69. Who said:
I may not have been the greatest Yankee to put on the uniform, but I
am the proudest.
Gehrig B. Joe Torre C. Dave Winfield D. Billy Martin
Joel B. Kander and Ebb C. George Gershwin D. None of these
57. B. Bobby Murcer made $100,000. Alou and Lyle made $70,000.
58. Jim "Catfish" Hunter
59. A. Jim
Bouton because of his overbearing nature
C. five and two were complete games.
62. Tom Tresh
C. Fiorello LaGuadia (1939-45)
64. A. 1 because he batted first in a Yankee lineup that began the
practice of wearing numbers.
65. D. 1980
66. B. Mantle, 15 years
67. C. 1939, to coincide with the World’s Fair that year
68. April 14, 1955, the second game of the year, Elston Howard
69. D. Billy Martin