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Yankee Home Runs and Sluggers
"This quiz is a series of random questions regarding famous home runs and the sluggers that hit them throughout the long-storied history of the greatest franchise in sports. They all wore the pinstripes with pride and are remembered fondly."
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When Yankee Stadium opened on April 18, 1923, Babe Ruth fittingly hit the first home run ever in the stadium, since it was the "House That Ruth Built". Bob Shawkey benefited from the home run as he was the winning pitcher by a four to one score. Which of their American League rivals did the Yankees beat that day?
Boston Red Sox
In the fifth game of the 1976 AL Championship Series Chris Chambliss led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run to right field to give the Yankees a 7-6 victory and propel them to their first World Series appearance in 12 years. Which Kansas City Royals pitcher served up the pennant winning blast?
Aaron Boone led off the bottom of the 11th inning of game seven of the 2003 AL Championship Series, with his own pennant-winning home run as the Yankees beat the Red Sox yet again for another trip to the Fall Classic. Which Red Sox pitcher delivered the fateful pitch?
Bucky Dent added to the Yankees' torture of Red Sox Nation in 1978, when he hit a three-run home run off Mike Torrez in the one game playoff to determine the AL East title. The Dent home run gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning. Which two other Yankees were on base when Bucky went deep over the Green Monster?
Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson
Roy White and Chris Chambliss
Willie Randolph and Paul Blair
Graig Nettles and Lou Pinella
Reggie Jackson hit five home runs during the 1977 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, including three dramatic shots in game six that gave the Yankees a four games to two series win. It was the first Yankees World Championship since 1962. Which Dodger starting pitcher gave up the first of the three home runs in game six, and took the loss in the deciding game?
Roger Maris did the unthinkable in 1961 when he broke Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a single season when he hit 61, with the record-breaker coming on the final day of the season. Which of the Yankees announcers just happen to be doing play by play in the bottom of the fourth, and got the chance to call the historic home run off the Red Sox's Tracy Stallard?
In the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth made baseball history by hitting two home runs in game three against the Cubs. The more historic of the two home runs was the first one, which some people believe Babe called. Legend has it that he pointed to the right field bleachers in Wrigley Field right before the pitch was delivered. Which of the Cubs's pitchers gave up the "called shot" to the Babe?
Lou Gehrig was the first Yankee player to ever hit four home runs in a single game. He turned the trick on June 3, 1932, as the Yankees won 20 to 13. Babe Ruth, Tony Lazzeri, and Earle Combs also hit home runs that day for the Bombers. Which American League rival did the Iron Horse complete this feat against?
St. Louis Browns
Joe DiMaggio was certainly one of the most feared sluggers in Yankee history. The Yankee Clipper ended his brief 13-year career with 361 lifetime home runs. He retired at age 36 in 1951, and he missed three years (1943-1945) while in the military, or who knows what type of numbers he could have put up. His home run to strikeout ratio was the best in his era of players with at least 200 home runs. How many strikeouts did Joltin Joe end his career with?
After Roger Maris led the American League in home runs in 1961 with his record breaking 61, only one other Yankee player won the AL home run title during the remaining decade of the 1960s, and through out the entire 1970s. Which player won his home run title with the Yankees with a total of 32 dingers during this stretch?
During games four and five of the 2001 World Series, the Yankees hit a pair of two-out two run home runs off Arizona closer Byung-Hyun Kim in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score. Eventually, the Yankees went on to win both the games in extra innings. Which two Yankee players hit the game-tying home runs?
Alfonso Soriano and Chuck Knoblauch
Paul O'Neill and Bernie Williams
Tino Martinez and Scott Brosius
Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter
When Lou Gehrig was forced to retire with ALS early in the 1939 season at the age of only 35, he left the Yankees with 493 career home runs. At the time of his retirement, what place did Lou Gehrig hold on baseball's all-time career home run list?
In 2006, Alex Rodriguez became only the third Yankee third baseman to hit at least 100 career home runs while playing the hot corner for the Bombers. He joined Graig Nettles and which other third baseman on this exclusive list?
The Yankees lost the 1976 World Series to the Reds in a four-game sweep. One of the reasons for the sweep was that they were only able to muster a single home run during the entire series. Which relatively weak hitting player was the only Yankee to homer during the 1976 World Series?
In game five of the 1956 World Series, Don Larsen pitched the first perfect game in World Series history. The Yankees beat the Dodgers 2-0. Which Yankee Hall of Famer hit a solo home run off Sal Maglie in the bottom of the fourth, to put the Yankees ahead for good?
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