George Will’s Opening Day Quiz

George Will’s Opening Day Quiz

(presented at the monthly meeting on Apr. 19, 2011)

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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?

Larry Doby
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?

Jim Palmer

What pitcher won World Series games in three decades?

Jim Palmer

What player won batting titles in three decades?

George Brett


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?

Cincinnati Reds



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