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Nicks in the Bronx
"An all multiple choice quiz about some great Yankee players and their nicknames. I hope that you have a fun time! :-)"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
A very recognized name in baseball was "The Babe". Who was this Yankee great?
Stephen J. Ruth
George H. Ruth
Robert B. Mazoni
Baberiel Johnston II
This catcher who tragically died in an aircraft crash in 1979, had numerous nicknames including, "Tugboat", "Squatty Body", and "The Wall". Who was this 1970 American League Rookie of the Year winner?
In 1985, the stolen base king of baseball joined the Yankees from the Athletics of Oakland. After a season record set in 1982 with 130 stolen bases, he stole 'only' 80 for the Yankees in 1985, continuing his ways to retire with 1406 career thefts. His born name was Rickey Henley Henderson. What was his nickname?
Man of Steel
Bag of Thieves
I played for nine seasons with the Yankees before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 1962 season. I had revenge as I contributed to my Dodgers' skunking the Yankees in the 1963 World Series. My name is Bill Skowron. What was my nickname?
I pitched for 13 seasons in the Majors. My first five were with the Cleveland Indians, then my final eight were in the pinstripes. In every season with the Yankees, I won in double-digits, and was the runner-up AL MVP in 1952. My nickname was "Superchief". Who am I?
I played my entire career in the pinstripes. Amongst my nicknames were the "Commerce Comet" and "Muscles". I won three American League MVPs and a Triple Crown. I was fortunate enough to go to 12 World Series with the Yankees, and showed my appreciation by hitting 18 home runs. Who am I that wore the number 7 on my back?
Earl Combs played for the New York Yankees from 1924-1935. What nickname was he known as?
The Hair Comber
The Kentucky Colonel
Earl the Pearl
Early to Rise
In the first Yankee season of Babe Ruth, Carl Mays pitched his way into history in 1920. Unfortunately, he went into the record books for being the first pitcher in history to kill a batter by hitting him with a pitch in August of that season. What was Mays' nickname?
This ex-Yankee from 1947-1954 who was nicknamed "Major", tried his hand at managing the pinstripes from 1961-1963. Although winning the AL three times and the World Series twice, he was replaced by Yogi Berra for the 1964 season. He did eventually come back to manage the Yankees again. Who was this manager?
This primary Yankee first baseman was on the 2007 roster. Nicknamed "Eye Chart", it was his first season in the pinstripes after playing many years in Minnesota. Who is he?
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