World Series Trivia

World Series Trivia

(presented October 2007)

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1. Which current franchises have never won a World Series?

NL : Colorado, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, Washington

AL : Seattle, Tampa Bay, Texas

2. Who was the last pitcher to hit a homerun in the World Series?  What year? Ken Holtzman, A’s, 1974
3. Who was the last pitcher to hit a grand slam homerun in the World Series?  What year? Dave McNally, Orioles, 1970
4. Which team (and year) hit the most homeruns in a single World Series? Giants, 2002 (14)
5. Which team (and year) was the last to win a World Series and not hit any homeruns in the Series? Reds, 1919
6.

Excluding the Cubs (99 seasons) and Indians (58 seasons), which club has gone the longest without winning a World Series?  How many seasons?

Giants, 53 seasons
7. Which expansion club was the first to win a World Series?  What year? Mets, 1969
8.

Which expansion club was the fastest to win a World Series?  Which season of existence?  What year?

Diamondbacks, 2001 (4th season)

9. The Yankees have eight World Series sweeps, (four games to none).  Which club has the second most World Series sweeps?  How many?  What years? Reds, 2  (1976, 1990)
10. Name the eight players who have ended the World Series walk-off hit. Earl McNeely, Senators, 1924
Goose Goslin, Tigers, 1935
Billy Martin, Yankees, 1953
Bill Mazeroski, Pirates, 1960
Gene Larkin, Twins, 1991
Joe Carter, Blue Jays, 1993
Edgar Renteria, Marlins, 1997
Luis Gonzalez, Diamondbacks, 2001
11. Which of these players also made the last out of a World Series? Goose Goslin, Senators, 1925
Edgar Renteria, Cardinals, 2004
12. Which pitcher holds the record for most consecutive complete games in World Series play? Bob Gibson, 8
13. Which pitcher holds the record for most consecutive wins in World Series play? Bob Gibson, 7
14. Which hitter holds the World Series career record for most intentional bases on balls? Barry Bonds, Bernie Williams, 7
15. Who completed the only unassisted triple play in World Series play?  What year? Bill Wambsganss, Indians, 1920

 

 

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