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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
Carlton Fisk
Joe Carter
Bobby Thomson

Question 2:


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

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?
Orel Hershiser
Nolan Ryan
Lew Burdette
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?
Reggie Jackson
Hank Aaron
No one
Babe Ruth

Question 6:


What was impressive about Reggie Jackson's homers in Game 6 of the 1977 Series?
He hit 2 of them as a switch-hitting right-hander.
He hit each of his homers on the first pitch.
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"?
His uniform number is 11.
He hit a game-winning homer in the first World Series game ever played in November.
That is his bat's nickname.
He loves Thanksgiving.

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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