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Amazing, Daring, Irresistible Yankee Quiz 5

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:

With spring training just around the corner, with so many of you writing that you were eagerly awaiting Yankee Quiz 5, without further ado –your wish is my pleasure.  And look our for my newest - https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781630761554/Remembering-Yankee-Stadium-Second-Edition

57. Who was the highest paid Yankee in 1973?

A. Matty Alou   Bobby Murcer C. Mel Stottlemyre D. Sparky Lyle

58.  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?

A. Babe Ruth   B. Miller Huggins C. Lou Gehrig D. Jake Ruppert 

61. How many games did Babe Ruth win as pitcher for the Yankees?

A. None     B. ten              C. five       D. 7

62.    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.   Rudy Guiliani

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?

A. 1930        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.

A. Lou Gehrig            B.  Joe Torre    C. Dave Winfield D. Billy Martin

A. Billy Joel   B. Kander and Ebb C. George Gershwin D. None of these

 

ANSWERS

57.  B. Bobby Murcer made $100,000. Alou and Lyle made $70,000. Stottlemyre earned $78,000

58.  Jim "Catfish" Hunter

59.  A. Jim Bouton because of his overbearing nature

60.  B. Miller Huggins

61. C. five and two were complete games.

62.  Tom Tresh 

63.  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 debuted.

69.   D.  Billy Martin

70.   B. Kander and Ebb

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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.

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