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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?
Milan, Italy
Montclair, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York
St. Louis, Missouri

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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.
False
True

Question 10:


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

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?
Leftfield
Centerfield
Shortstop
Secondbase

Question 13:


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

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 Playboy Magazine
a harmonica
a pea shooter

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


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

Question 17:


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

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."
"Ninety percent of this game is half mental."
"When you come to a fork in the road , take it."
"It's tough making predictions especially about the future."

 


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