Monte Cely’s Caribbean World Series Trivia Quiz
(presented at the monthly meeting on Feb. 17, 2011)
|1.||The modern Caribbean Series began play in 1949. Name the four countries that participated in that first Serie del Caribe.||
Cuba (it was played in Havana), Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panama
|2.||With an interruption from 1961 to 1969 (and again in 1981), the Caribbean Series has continued to this day. Name the four countries whose Winter League champs met in the 2011 Series earlier this month.
||Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico
Teams representing six different countries have won the Caribbean Series. See if you know which countries have won each number of Series championships:
18, 14, 7, 7, 6, 1
18 – Dominican Republic, 14 – Puerto Rico, 7 – Cuba, 7 – Venezuela, 6 – Mexico, 1 – Panama
|4.||The 2011 Caribbean Series was dedicated to Roberto Alomar, who was recently elected to the U.S. National Baseball Hall of Fame. Alomar will be the third Puerto Rican player to enter the Hall. Name the first two.||Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda|
No hablan ingles a la Serie del Caribe! Everything is in Spanish:
Who are these game participants?
– Los jardineros
– La intermedista
– Los arbitros
– El receptor
– El lanzador
– El dirigente
Los jardineros – Outfielders
La intermedista – second baseman
Los arbitros – umpires
El receptor – catcher
El lanzador – pitcher
El dirigente – manager
What are the translations for these popular Latin American team names?
Leones – Lions
Tigres – Tigers
Estrellas – Stars
Aguilas – Eagles
These four clubs played in the 2011 Serie del Caribe. Which countries are they from?
– Criollos de Caguas
– Toros del Este
– Yaquis de Obregon
– Caribes de Anzoategui
Criollos de Caguas – Puerto Rico
Toros del Este – Dominican Republic
Yaquis de Obregon – Mexico
Caribes de Anzoategui – Venezuela
Tie breaker #1 (if needed) Who won?
What was their won-loss (of six games)?
W – 4, L – 2