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Lawrence Peter Berra

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz on the great Yogi Berra. Answer all the questions because "it ain't over til it's over."

Question 1:


Where was Yogi Berra born?
Brooklyn, New York
Montclair, New Jersey
St. Louis, Missouri
Milan, Italy

Question 2:


Which two famous baseball personalities grew up on the same street as Yogi Berra?
Joe Garagiola and Phil Rizzuto
Joe Garagiola and Joe Buck
Joe Buck and Pete Gray
Phil Rizzuto and Pete Gray

Question 3:


How did Lawrence Peter Berra get the nickname "Yogi?"
He licked yogurt.
It was the name of a popular cartoon character.
He looked like a character in a movie.
It is short for an affectionate Italian expression.

Question 4:


In 1942 Yogi Berra was not signed by the team he wanted to play for. Which team was his first choice?
The Brooklyn Dodgers
The New York Mets
The New York Yankees
The St. Louis Cardinals

Question 5:


When Yogi Berra first joined the Yankees, they already had a great catcher. Who was he?
Gus Triandos
Sherm Lollar
Roy Campanella
Bill Dickey

Question 6:


In 1972 the Yankees retired Yogi Berra's uniform number. What was the number?
32
12
7
8

Question 7:


Which statement is true about Yogi Berra's military service?
Yogi served in the Us Air Force.
Yogi served in the US Navy.
Yogi never served in the military.
Yogi served in the US Army.

Question 8:


Yogi Berra was the first player to play in fourteen World Series.
True
False

Question 9:


Yogi Berra was the first player to hit a grand slam home run in the World Series.
True
False

Question 10:


Which statement is untrue?
Yogi Berra was an All-star fifteen times.
Yogi Berra was the first player to appear in 75 World Series games.
Yogi Berra won the MVP Award three times.
Yogi Berra led the American League in home runs in 1957.

Question 11:


The great manager Paul Richards once said that Yogi Berra was the best bad pitch hitter. What was Yogi's response?
"They just don't throw it good-I hit it good."
"If it's a bad pitch, why did they throw it?"
"They don't call it good, but it's a good pitch."
"If I can hit it, it's a good pitch."

Question 12:


After Elston Howard took over most of the catching duties with the Yankees, what position did Yogi Berra learn to play?
Shortstop
Leftfield
Secondbase
Centerfield

Question 13:


In the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Yogi Berra caught a very special game. What is untrue about the game?
There is a famous photo of Yogi jumping into the arms of the Yankee pitcher.
Sal Maglie pitched for the Dodgers.
Don Larson pitched for the Yankees.
Yogi hit a grand slam in the second inning.

Question 14:


When Yogi Berra was the Yankee manager, there was a famous incident on a bus that made headlines. What was involved?
a straw hat
a pea shooter
a Playboy Magazine
a harmonica

Question 15:


In 1972 Yogi Berra became manager of this team.
The Pittsburgh Pirates
The New York Mets
The Washington Senators
The Los Angeles Dodgers

Question 16:


Both of Yogi Berra's sons played Major League baseball.
False
True

Question 17:


Which organization gave Yogi Berra the Silver Buffalo Award?
The Elks Club
The Daughters of the American Revolution
The American Legion
The Boy Scouts of America

Question 18:


Yogi Berra is famous for his "Yogisms." Which of the following is NOT a Yogi quote?
"Man this is a long game... we're two hours into the sixth inning."
"It's tough making predictions especially about the future."
"When you come to a fork in the road , take it."
"Ninety percent of this game is half mental."

 


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