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ANSWERS TO THE TRIVIA QUIZ


With all of the attention given (quite properly) to the demise of George Steinbrenner, I know that there is diminshed concern with the quiz.  But I did say that I would post the answers, and here they are, in caps, next to the questions themselves.

I believe that all but three questions were answered.

 

Part One - Movies.

Who played Babe Ruth in the following movies?1) The Pride of the Yankees (1942, Lou Gehrig’s bio)? THE BABE HIMSELF

2) The Babe Ruth Story (1948) WILLIAM BENDIX

3) The Babe (1995) JOHN GOODMAN

4) What two Yankees starred in the movie "Safe at Home" MANTLE & MARIS

5) Who played the pitcher in "Field of Dreams" against whom Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hits a sacrifice fly?

ROGER CLEMENS

Part Two - Literature

 

Which Yankees wrote the following two books-

6) The Year I Owned the Yankees   SPARKY LYLE

7) I’m Glad You Didn’t Take It Personally JIM BOUTON

8) In which Ernest Hemingway novel does the title character devote his interior monologues to the worship of Joe Dimaggio?                                   OLD MAN & THE SEA

 

Part Three- Real Life

9) This Yankee’s sister was a food critic for the New York Times while he was a Yankee player.

PAUL O’NEILL (MOLLY O’NEILL)

10) On Seinfeld, George Costanza held the position of "Assistant to the Traveling Secretary," which did not exist at the time. The Yankees created that position and hired who’s grandson to fill it? JACKIE ROBINSON (JACKIE ROBINSON III)

11) Dave Winfield earned the eternal hatred of Toronto fans when he killed what? A BIRD FLYING PAST, WITH A THROW FROM THE OUTFIELD

12) The giant bat outside the former Yankee Stadium was not put there so you could meet Uncle Murray before the game. What was its actual purpose? STEAM PIPE

13) Who is the only Yankee on the roster born in New York City? ALEX RODRIGUEZ

14) Of all the 3- brother combinations to have played in the majors, (like the 3 Molina brothers- Yadier, Bengie, and Alvin), the Yankees have had only one set in which all the brothers played for them. Name ‘em. MATTY, FELIPE AND JESUS ALOU

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