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Yankees Trivia

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  • Yankees Trivia

    I got the idea for this thread from the Mets forum. This thread is for trivia questions/answers specifically related to the New York Yankees.

    I'll start:

    Who are the last 5 Yankee hitters to hit 3 home runs in a game?
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

  • #2
    I knew this was a bad idea as soon as I read 'mets forum'.
    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Monument View Post
      I knew this was a bad idea as soon as I read 'mets forum'.
      Why is it a bad idea?
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle

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      • #4
        I like the idea. It should be fun, keep things active and interesting. Is this the sort of thread where the person who answers the question correctly asks the next question? Or will GiambiJuice be MC'ing the affair?
        Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
        Who are the last 5 Yankee hitters to hit 3 home runs in a game?
        It's a fairly rare feat, so I'm just going to go with five Yankees that I'm positive have hit three in a game:

        Mark Teixeira
        Alex Rodriguez
        Tony Clark (not positive about this one)
        Tino Martinez
        Darryl Strawberry

        Just for fun, I'll also point out that I remember O'Neill hitting three in a game, but I think that that was 1995 (and I'm pretty sure Strawberry hit three in 1996).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Domenic View Post
          I like the idea. It should be fun, keep things active and interesting. Is this the sort of thread where the person who answers the question correctly asks the next question? Or will GiambiJuice be MC'ing the affair?

          It's a fairly rare feat, so I'm just going to go with five Yankees that I'm positive have hit three in a game:

          Mark Teixeira
          Alex Rodriguez
          Tony Clark (not positive about this one)
          Tino Martinez
          Darryl Strawberry

          Just for fun, I'll also point out that I remember O'Neill hitting three in a game, but I think that that was 1995 (and I'm pretty sure Strawberry hit three in 1996).
          Anybody who wants to ask questions can ask and anyone who wants to answer can answer. This is meant to be fun, it's not anything official and I didn't plan on MC'ing anything :-)

          You nailed all five hitters on your first guess. Very impressive. A-Rod has actually done it twice as a Yankee. His famous 10-RBI game against Bartolo Colon and the Angels in 2005, and again in 2010 against Kansas City.
          My top 10 players:

          1. Babe Ruth
          2. Barry Bonds
          3. Ty Cobb
          4. Ted Williams
          5. Willie Mays
          6. Alex Rodriguez
          7. Hank Aaron
          8. Honus Wagner
          9. Lou Gehrig
          10. Mickey Mantle

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          • #6
            I actually forgot that Rodriguez hit three out against the Royals last season. I'm assuming it was after Teixeira, as I'm pretty sure that he accomplished the feat in early May against ... the Red Sox, maybe.

            I'll take the next question, though I won't be home until after 5 to confirm whether the answerer is correct (I wouldn't mind if someone else stepped in and confirmed the answer). Eight Yankees have won the Rookie of the Year award - can you name five?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Domenic View Post
              I actually forgot that Rodriguez hit three out against the Royals last season. I'm assuming it was after Teixeira, as I'm pretty sure that he accomplished the feat in early May against ... the Red Sox, maybe.

              I'll take the next question, though I won't be home until after 5 to confirm whether the answerer is correct (I wouldn't mind if someone else stepped in and confirmed the answer). Eight Yankees have won the Rookie of the Year award - can you name five?
              Hmmm...

              Derek Jeter
              Thurmon Munson
              Dave Righetti
              Tony Kubek
              Kevin Mass

              ?

              I'm pretty sure about the first four, not so sure about Maas.
              My top 10 players:

              1. Babe Ruth
              2. Barry Bonds
              3. Ty Cobb
              4. Ted Williams
              5. Willie Mays
              6. Alex Rodriguez
              7. Hank Aaron
              8. Honus Wagner
              9. Lou Gehrig
              10. Mickey Mantle

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              • #8
                The first four are correct - Maas did not win the award, however.

                A couple of hints - one of the others died in November 2010, having spent his entire career with the Yankees (and winning five WS). Another was the last rookie shortstop to start on Opening Day (prior to Jeter, of course).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Domenic View Post
                  The first four are correct - Maas did not win the award, however.

                  A couple of hints - one of the others died in November 2010, having spent his entire career with the Yankees (and winning five WS). Another was the last rookie shortstop to start on Opening Day (prior to Jeter, of course).
                  Gil McDougald, of course.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                    Gil McDougald, of course.
                    That's correct. The other three are Tom Tresh, Bob Grim, and Stan Bahnsen.

                    You can ask the next question, if you like ... I've got nothing right now.

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                    • #11
                      What number did Don Mattingly wear when he first arrived to the Bigs?
                      "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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                      • #12
                        Could this be stickied, Tony? It would probably receive a bit more attention that way.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TonyStarks View Post
                          What number did Don Mattingly wear when he first arrived to the Bigs?
                          double 23 = 46
                          My top 10 players:

                          1. Babe Ruth
                          2. Barry Bonds
                          3. Ty Cobb
                          4. Ted Williams
                          5. Willie Mays
                          6. Alex Rodriguez
                          7. Hank Aaron
                          8. Honus Wagner
                          9. Lou Gehrig
                          10. Mickey Mantle

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                          • #14
                            Who are the three Yankees to have 50 doubles in one season?
                            My top 10 players:

                            1. Babe Ruth
                            2. Barry Bonds
                            3. Ty Cobb
                            4. Ted Williams
                            5. Willie Mays
                            6. Alex Rodriguez
                            7. Hank Aaron
                            8. Honus Wagner
                            9. Lou Gehrig
                            10. Mickey Mantle

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Domenic View Post
                              I like the idea. It should be fun, keep things active and interesting. Is this the sort of thread where the person who answers the question correctly asks the next question? Or will GiambiJuice be MC'ing the affair?

                              It's a fairly rare feat, so I'm just going to go with five Yankees that I'm positive have hit three in a game:

                              Mark Teixeira
                              Alex Rodriguez
                              Tony Clark (not positive about this one)
                              Tino Martinez
                              Darryl Strawberry

                              Just for fun, I'll also point out that I remember O'Neill hitting three in a game, but I think that that was 1995 (and I'm pretty sure Strawberry hit three in 1996).
                              O'Neill did it on an episode of Seinfeld, although the last HR was an inside-the-parker, which was later ruled a triple on a throwing error.
                              Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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