Special Sub-Topic: A 2003 New York Yankee Season
|Which rookie shortstop filled in for the injured Derek Jeter earlier in the season?|
Erick Almonte. During this time period, Almonte batted .263 with a homer, 11 RBI's and 10 errors.
|Who did the Yankees acquire in their first "Big Name" trade of the season?|
Ruben Sierra. The Yankees traded minor league prosept Marcus Thames to the Rangers for the 37 year old slugger.
|Which of these pitchers did the Yankees acquire from the Reds at the trading deadline, for young pitching prospect Brandon Claussen?|
Gabe White. White was traded along with third basemen Aaron Boone for Claussen. The Reds organiztion had big plans in the future for Brandon.
|Derek Jeter had only 1 at-bat before he was injured trying to advance a base on Jason Giambi's groundball. What was the result of Jeter's at-bat?|
Single. In that inning, the first of the season in Toronto, Soriano got out. Then Jeter singled to right and was runnung on the pitch Giambi grounded out to the right side of the infield. With Jeter's aggressiveness, he tried to advance to third, but the catcher was covering and Jeter slide right into his shin pad and dislocated his shoulder.
|Roger Clemens struck out number 4,000 and won his 300th game on the same day?|
t. Clemens struck out all-star shortstop Edgar Renteria for his 4,000th strikeout, and defeated the Cardinals at Yankee Stadium.
|Who was the first Yankee reliever released or traded by the Yankees during the 2003 season?|
Juan Acevedo. Juan Acevedo, after a horrendus seasons start with the Bronx Bombers, was releasd on waivers to be picked up by division rival the Toronto Blue Jays in May.
|Which of the following yankees was NOT an all-star at the seasons break?|
Bernie Williams. Bernie Williams, after his very hot start in 2003, finnaly got cold and was short after injured, not having enough quality stats for an all-star game. Matsui was the starting centerfielder, Giambi was an injured replacement, and the Rocket went in for Zito after Zito just pitched for the Oakland A's 2 days before the All-Star Game.
|Which one of these Yankees has never won a World Series ring before as of the start of the 2003 regular season?|
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