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Sports Quotes Quiz - The Second Half: Baseball

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A difficult quiz on quotes about sports and/or by sports figures. Given the quote, you are asked for the speaker.

Question 1:


“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game - the American game.” was said by which American writer and journalist?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Walt Whitman
Leo Durocher
Cy Young
Casey Stengel

Question 2:


Which Major League pitcher said the following quote: “Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.”  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Sandy Koufax
Warren Spahn
Whitey Ford
Bo Bellinger

Question 3:


“The will to win is worthless if you don’t get paid for it.” is a thought by what Major League baseball outfielder?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Gino Cimoli
Reggie Jackson
Harry Simpson
Gil McDougal

Question 4:


Which baseball Hall of Famer stated that “the two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen?”  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Warren Spahn
Don Drysdale
Bob Lemon
Jim Lemon

Question 5:


“I don’t want to play golf. When I hit the ball I want someone else to go chase it.” Which baseball player and manager pointed out this disadvantage of golf over baseball?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Willie Mays
Rogers Hornsby
Don Mattingly
Babe Ruth

Question 6:


Which baseball player does this humorous quote belong to: “Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak sunrise past a rooster.”?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Del Crandall
Joe Adcock
Johnny Logan
Ed Mathews

Question 7:


Which franchise owner and promoter in Major League Baseball said the following on baseball: “This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.”?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Bill Veeck
Ford Frick
Bud Selig
Bowie Kuhn

Question 8:


“The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.” Which player pondered this on the players’ roles in baseball?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Hank Aaron
Hack Wilson
Bill Bruton
Billy williams

Question 9:


Which baseball player stated that he became a good pitcher when he stopped trying to make the batters miss the ball, and tried to make them hit it?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Juan Marichal
Reuben Gomez
Sandy Koufax
Don Drysdale

Question 10:


“During my 18 years, I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and was walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.” Which player made these conclusions about his career?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Ted Williams
Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Hank Aaron

Question 11:


Which sportsman do these words belong to: "I went through baseball as "a player to be named later.""?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Tim McCarver
Joe Girardi
Joe Torre
Joe Garagiola

 


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