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The Pittsburgh Pirates

written by: damdave
A quiz on my favorite Baseball Team. It is a franchise that is steeped in baseball history. I have tried to incorporate questions that any baseball fan could answer, not just Bucco fans... I hope you do well either way!

Question 1:

The Pittsburgh Pirates were a great team in baseball's early years. Unfortunately they lost the first modern World Series in 1903 to this team.
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
The Bad News Bears

Question 2:

In 1909 the Pirates won their first World Series versus the Detroit Tigers. This same year they started playing in this Ball Park that would be their home until 1970.
Allegheny Ball Park
Forbes Field
Central Park of Pittsburgh
Two Rivers Stadium

Question 3:

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These two brothers are Hall of Famers who played in the outfield for the Pirates in the 20's and 30's. They were known as Big Poison and Little Poison. Who were they?
Paul and Lloyd Wagner
Paul and Lloyd Waner
Paul and Lloyd McWilliams
Paul and Lloyd Williams

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Question 4:

This famous actor/singer owned the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1940's.
Bing Crosby
Frank Sinatra
Bob Hope
Dean Martin

Question 5:

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What did pitcher Harvey Haddix do for the Pirates on May 26, 1959 that is unique in baseball history?
He committed 10 errors, a record for a pitcher, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
He struck out 15 batters in a row, a new record for the time, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He became the first "Closer" in Baseball, finishing the game against the Chicago Cubs for Elroy Face.
He pitched a Perfect Game through 12 innings and lost the game 1-0 versus the Milwaukee Braves.

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Question 6:

On October 13,1960, the Pirates got a homerun from Bill Mazeroski. What is significant about this homerun in baseball history?
It was the first "Grand Slam" in World Series history, winning Game 7 and the Series versus the Yankees.
It completed the only "hitting for a cycle" in a World Series game winning the series for Pittsburgh in game 6.
It is the only "inside the park" homerun in a World Series Game that beat the Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series.
It was the first "walk off" homerun in a World Series Game 7 that won the Series against the Yankees.

Question 7:

The Pirates were the first team in Major League history to field an all black starting lineup.

Question 8:

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This Pittsbugh Pirate finished the 1971 season with exactly 3,000 hits and died in a plane crash a few months later.
Roberto Clemente
Manny Sanguillen
Willie Stargell
Manny Mota

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Question 9:

This song by Sister Sledge was the anthem of the 1979 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.
Reach Your Peak!
Blockbuster Boy!
We Are Family!
Easy Street!

Question 10:

The Pittsburgh Pirates moved from Three Rivers Stadium to this ball park at the start of the 2001 season.
PNC Park
Federal Field
Forbes Field
Willie Stargell Stadium


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