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Sport's Greatest Franchise

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Sports Greatest Franchise game quiz
"Tough NYY Quiz: various facts about pro sport's greatest franchise."

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1. Following a trade in the late 70s, Graig Nettles noted of which Yankee reliever, 'He went from Cy Young to Sayonara'?
    Bob Shirley
    Goose Gossage
    Sparky Lyle
    Ron Davis

2. Which mistake prone former San Diego Padres broadcaster competed for the Yankees second base job with Billy Martin in the early 50s?
    Jerry Coleman
    Bobby Richardson
    Gil Mcdougald
    Enos Slaughter

3. What reputed toughguy served as Yogi Berra's backup before leading the Yankees to World Championships as manager?
    Elston Howard
    Bill Dickey
    Bill Virdon
    Ralph Houk

4. Which respected Yankee veteran claimed Dave Winfield misquoted him following the controversy over Winfield's 1988 autobiography?
    Don Baylor
    Phil Niekro
    Ken Griffey
    Willie Randolph

5. Name the major corporation who purchased the Yankees in the sixties, leading to a decade of mediocrity?
    Coca Cola

6. Which hard nosed outfielder of the Joe Torre era was dubbed the 'New Old Reliable' by the New York media?
    Answer: (Two words, or just surname)

7. One of baseball's first highly sought free agents, which colorful pitcher came to the Yankees from Oakland in the mid 70s?
    Ron Guidry
    Catfish Hunter
    Ed Figueroa
    Pat Dobson

8. Which beefy slugger of the Yankee lean years of the late 80s and early 90's was known as 'Bye-Bye'?
    Kevin Maas
    Mel Hall
    Steve Balboni
    Jesse Barfield

9. Which two Yankee teamates of the 80s were known by the nicknames 'Rags', and 'Pags'?
    Dave Righetti and Mike Pagliarulo
    Dave Winfield and Don Mattingly
    Phil Neikro and Rickey Henderson
    Ron Guidry and Graig Nettles

10. Which Oklahoma reared outfielder was touted as the next Mickey Mantle when he joined the Yankees in the 60s?
    Phil Linz
    Bobby Murcer
    Joe Peppitone
    Roy White

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Compiled Jun 28 12