George Will’s Opening Day Quiz
(presented at the monthly meeting on Apr. 19, 2011)
|1.||Which two players hold the record for most seasons played with the same team?||
Brooks Robinson and Carl Yastrzemski
|2.||What two managers had 6 100-win seasons?||Bobby Cox and Joe McCarthy|
Who was the player and in what year who led the league in HRs and RBI, started every World Series game, and never crossed the Mississippi?
|4.||Who is the only catcher to lead the league in batting average, OBP, and slugging in the same season?||Joe Mauer|
What two players share the record for most hits in a month?
|Ty Cobb (July ’22) and Tris Speaker (July ’23)|
From 2000-2009 Roy Halladay led pitchers with 14 shutouts. Who led the decade of the 70s with 44?
What pitcher won World Series games in three decades?
What player won batting titles in three decades?
Since 1900, what two pitchers won at least 20 games in a season 13 times?
Warren Spahn and Christy Mathewson
|10.||Who had at least 200 hits and 100 walks in four straight seasons?||Wade Boggs|
|11.||Who got ten hits in a World Series with two different teams?||Paul Molitor|
|12.||Bobby Richardson set a record with 12 RBI in the ’60 series. Within five, how many did he have during the season?||26|
|13.||Name the six pitchers who struck out 3,000 without or before issuing 1,000 walks.||Ferguson Jenkins, Pedro Martinez, Greg Maddux, Curt Schilling, John Smoltz & Roger Clemens|
What team has won its last nine World Series games?