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Best of Seven, Baseball Heaven

written by: mwprods
 
Batter up! Dig, in choke up and get ready to face ten brush-back pitches aimed at your head, or at least the part of it that loves World Series trivia. (Note: the modern-day Series dates from the first one in 1903.)

Question 1:


Which one of these players did NOT hit a walk-off home run in a World Series game?
Bill Mazeroski
Joe Carter
Carlton Fisk
Bobby Thomson

Question 2:


When was the last time teams played to a tie in a Series game?
Never
1994
1908
1912

Question 3:


The Cardinals beat the Mets to gain entry into the 2006 World Series. What made Mookie Wilson, a former Mets star, so happy?
Preston Wilson, his nephew, plays for the Cardinals.
Preston Wilson, his nephew and stepson, plays for the Cardinals.
Mookie lives in St. Louis.
Preston Wilson, his stepson, plays for the Cardinals.

Question 4:


Who pitched the first no-hitter in Series history?
Nolan Ryan
Lew Burdette
Orel Hershiser
Don Larsen

Question 5:


Who is the only player to hit 3 home runs twice in a World Series game? If more than one person has done it, who was first?
No one
Hank Aaron
Babe Ruth
Reggie Jackson

Question 6:


What was impressive about Reggie Jackson's homers in Game 6 of the 1977 Series?
He hit each of his homers on the first pitch.
He hit 2 of them as a switch-hitting right-hander.
He hit them all against pitchers who were former teammates
He ignored all the bunt signs.

Question 7:


Why did baseball player Derek Jeter acquire the nickname "Mr. November"?
He loves Thanksgiving.
He hit a game-winning homer in the first World Series game ever played in November.
His uniform number is 11.
That is his bat's nickname.

Question 8:


Who is the first player in baseball history to hold World Series records as both a pitcher and hitter?
Ken Brett
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Dean
Babe Ruth

Question 9:


Three of the Hall-of-Fame players listed below never won a World Series championship. Who is the lucky exception?
Rod Carew
Ernie Banks
Bob Feller
Ted Williams

Question 10:


Which of these teams won their ninth World Series title in 1982?
The Athletics (Phila., Kansas City, Oakland)
The St. Louis Cardinals
The NY Yankees
The Braves (Boston, Milwaukee, Atlanta)

 


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