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Bronx Bombers: Early Years
New York Yankees
"Okay all you pinstrippers, this quiz covers Yankee history from 1903 to World War II. Piece of cake for a true Yankee fan."
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The Yankees started out in 1903 as the New York:
This outfielder came to the team that was to become the Yankees in 1903. In 1897 he hit .432 for Baltimore and originated the 'Baltimore Chop.'
Wee Willie Keeler
In 1904 a Yankee pitcher started 51 games, completed 48, and won 41. Who was he?
The Yankees were sold in 1915 to Col. Jacob Ruppert and Tillenghast Huston for $460,000. What business was Col. Ruppert in?
owned a construction company
owned a garmet factory
delved in real estate
owned a brewery
In 1918 the Yankees hired the first of their many great managers. Who was he?
In 1919, the Yankees bought Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox. Why did Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sell Ruth?
to pay off debtors
to finance a Broadway play
to purchase more players
to refurbish Fenway Park
In what year did Yankee Stadium open?
Ruppert's money bought the players, but it was this General Manager who put together the Yankee dynasty of the 1920's.
This great Yankee set pitching and hitting records at Columbia University.
The 1927 Yankees, arguably the greatest team in baseball history, won 110 games and won the American League pennant by 19 games. Who did they face in the 1927 World Series?
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
The Yankees won the World Series again in 1928, but lost the American League pennant the next three years to what team?
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
In 1931 the Yankees had a new manager who was to lead them to the 1932 World Championship and seven pennants and six World Series between 1936 and 1943. Who was he?
In 1921 the Yankees met the Giants in the World Series. What was unique about this Series?
all are correct
all of the games were played in the same stadium
the Series lasted 8 games
Babe Ruth hit only 1 home run
Who was the regular Yankee shortstop from 1932 to 1940?
1934 was Babe Ruth's last season with the Yankees. What team did The Babe play for in 1935?
No team, he retired
In 1935 the Yankees signed a skinny young kid named Joe DiMaggio for $25,000. Where did the Yankees find Joe?
What lefty-righty combination led the Yankees pitching staff throughout the 1930's?
Lefty Grove and Red Ruffing
Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing
Lefty Grove and Waite Hoyt
Lefty Gomez and Dizzy Dean
Who was the Yankees Hall of Fame catcher in the 1930's?
Lou Gehrig gave his now famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4th of what year?
Joe DiMaggio had his famous 56 game hitting streak from May 15, 1941 to July 17, 1941. In what city was the streak stopped?
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