Saturday, February 27, 2016

Daunting, Daring, Irresistible Yankee Quiz 6 - By Dr. Harvey Frommer

Daunting, Daring, Irresistible Yankee Quiz 6 - By Dr. Harvey Frommer

With spring training underway, with thoughts of the national pastime in the air, with so many of you asking for the next QUIZ - - here it is. Fifty per cent correct score gets you into the Yankee expert zone.

71. What is the significance of William S. Devery and Frank J. Farrell in the history of the franchise?
A. Willie Randolph B. Thurman Munson C. Dave Winfield D. Jerry Mumphrey

72. How many times did George Steinbrenner hire and fire Billy Martin?
A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7

73. Who was the 20th manager in Steinbrenner’s time?
A. Billy Martin B. Stump Merrill C. C. Buck Showalter D. Joe Torre?

74. Who pitched the first no-hitter against the Yankees?
A. George Foster B. Cy Young C. Bob Feller D Hoyt Wilhelm

75. Which former Yankees player went on to serve as president of the American League? 76. Mickey Mantle was a rookie in 1951 but a different Yankee won Rookie of the Year. Who was he?
A. Gene Woodling B Andy Carey C. Gil McDougald D. Hank Bauer

77. What Yankee in his first four years played on four world championship teams?
A. Joe DiMaggio B. Derek Jeter C. Yogi Berra D. Lou Gehrig

78. Two Yankees came to the major leagues without having played one game in the minors. Who were they?

79. What Yankee was in the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach June 6, 1944?
A. Ralph Houk B. Yogi Berra C. Jerry Coleman D. Hank Bauer

80. Bob Sheppard had the nick-name “Voice of God.” Who gave him the nickname?

71. They were owners of the Highlanders|Yankees from (1903-1915).
72. –The magic number - - B. 5
73. C. Buck Showalter
74. B. Cy Young
75. Dr. Bobby Brown
76. C. Gil McDougald
77. A. Joe DiMaggio
78. Catfish Hunter, Dave Winfield
79. B.Yogi Berra
80. D. Reggie Jackson

Dr. Harvey Frommer, a professor at Dartmouth College in the MALS program, is in his 40th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, he is the author of 42 sports books including the classics: best-selling “New York City Baseball, 1947-1957″ and best-selling Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball,as well as his acclaimed Remembering Yankee Stadium and best-selling Remembering Fenway Park. His highly praised When It Was Just a Game: Remembering the First Super Bowl was published last fall.

His Frommer Baseball Classic - Remembering Yankee Stadium (Second Edition) is his newest sports effort.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Amazing, Daring, Irresistible Yankee Quiz 5 - By Harvey Frommer

Amazing, Daring, Irresistible Yankee Quiz 5

By Dr. Harvey Frommer

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 -

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

70. Who wrote “New York, New York” the song sung by Frank Sinatra at the Stadium?
A. Billy 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. 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

Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian 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.
Signed, mint condition books available from the author.