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  Yogi Berra   top quiz  
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We all know how Yogi Berra fractured the English language, but who really knows about this legendary player?
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jan 08 10
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  A Tribute To Yogi Berra   popular trivia quiz  
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Yogi Berra passed away on September 22, 2015. In addition to being a great player, he was one of baseball's truly colorful characters. This quiz is dedicated to his memory.
Average, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Oct 13 15
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In the 1947 World Series Yogi was the first player to do something in a World Series game. What was it?

From Quiz "A Tribute To Yogi Berra"

Yogi Berra Trivia Questions

1. What was Yogi's real name?

From Quiz
A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: Lawrence Peter Berra

Yogi was born Lawrence Peter Berra, the son of Italian immigrant parents. He had four siblings--three brothers and one sister.

2. Yogi Berra was born in a section of St. Louis called "The Hill". His nickname growing up was "Lawdie". What was his name at birth?

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Answer: Lawrence Peter Berra

Lawrence Peter Berra was born on May 12, 1925, to immigrant parents named Pietro and Paulina Berra. They nicknamed him "Lawdie" because Larry was difficult to pronounce with an Italian dialect. His parents came from Milan, Italy. Lawrence had two brothers named Mike and Tony who were born before the family came to the United States. Lawrence, a brother John and a sister Josie were born in America. Berra and future baseball great Joe Garagiola both attended South Side Catholic High School together. It is now named St. Mary's High School.

3. In what Midwestern city was Yogi born?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: St Louis

Yogi was born in the part of St. Louis known as "The Hill", a community composed largely of Italian immigrants and their descendants. The neighborhood is largely unchanged, with many of the original shops and restaurants still owned by the descendants of the original families. It is a popular dining spot for people who love Italian cuisine.

4. Which Major League team was the first to sign Yogi Berra?

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Answer: New York Yankees

The New York Yankees signed Berra in 1942. The management of the Brooklyn Dodgers wanted Yogi but the Yankees got to him first. He was given the same bonus for signing with the Yankees that his friend, Joe Garagiola, received when he signed with the Cardinals. He was initially assigned to the Class B Norfolk Tars where he impressed the managers by driving in 23 runs during a double-header. His playing career was interrupted when he was called for active duty in the Navy, where he served as a gunner's mate involved in the D-Day Invasion. Upon his return to The Yankees in 1946 Berra was assigned to a Minor League team before being called up to play 16 games in the Major Leagues.

5. Yogi grew up with another former player who was also a catcher. Who was Yogi's lifelong friend?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: Joe Garagiola

Joe was a better than average player, but his main claim to fame would come after he quit playing and became a best selling author, an award winning announcer and a frequent guest on talk shows. His first book "Baseball Is A Funny Game" is a must read for baseball fans.

6. What position did Yogi Berra play most of his career?

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Answer: Catcher

During Yogi's amateur days with the American Legion leagues, he learned the rudiments of the infield and outfield positions, but he excelled at the position of catching. He played 88 error-less games in 1958, and at the time he left the game, he held the AL record for catcher putouts. He also became a threat at home plate because he developed a flair for hitting errant pitches. He frequently got under some low pitches for home runs and could also hit a good line drive off of a high pitch. He was asked about his ability to hit bad pitches and customarily replied, "If I can hit it, it's a good pitch".

7. Yogi and fellow Yankee teammate Phil Rizzuto went into partnership for awhile. What business did they own together?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: Bowling alley

Yogi and Phil Rizzuto were co-owners of a bowling alley in Clifton, New Jersey. It was named Rizzuto-Berra Lanes until it was sold and the new owners changed the name to Astro Lanes.

8. During the 1956 World Series, the Yankees played the first no-hitter/perfect game in postseason play. Which Yankee pitcher did Yogi catch opposite of during the game five series against the defending Brooklyn Dodgers?

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Answer: Don Larsen

Don Larsen pitched for eight Major League teams during his career, but his statistically best game was during the 1956 series as a pitcher for the Yankees. Larsen joined the Yankees in 1953 and left in 1959 to join the Kansas City Athletics. After the 27th out, Berra ran toward Larsen and leaped into his arms. In July 1999, Larsen and Berra re-enacted the feat during "Yogi Berra Day" at the stadium, minus the leap. The 1956 World Series fifth game also marked the final game for umpire Babe Pinelli.

9. Yogi did two stints as manager of the New York Yankees. In between he managed another team for nearly four seasons. What team was it?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: New York Mets

Yogi took over as manager of the Mets in the spring 0f 1972 after Gil Hodges died unexpectedly in spring training. In mid-1973 when the Mets were in last place Yogi was asked by a reporter if the Mets' season was effectively over. It was then that he replied with one of his most famous quotes: "It ain't over till it's over". It turned out to be prophetic as the team got hot and went on to win the National League East division.

10. Yogi Berra was a 15-time All-Star player. How many times did he win the league's MVP award?

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Answer: 3

Yogi earned the award in 1951, 1954, and 1955 for a total of three. He won 10 of the 14 World Series games that he played in.

11. Late in his career, Yogi moved from behind the plate to play a different position. What was it?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: Outfield

It is not uncommon for catchers to change positions as they get older as catching is very hard on the knees. Doing so normally adds a few years to their career.

12. How many consecutive seasons did Yogi Berra lead the Yankees in RBIs?

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Answer: 7

Despite playing on the same team with such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra led the team in RBI stats for seven consecutive seasons between 1949 and 1955.

13. Yogi's final job in baseball was as a bench coach for which team?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: Houston Astros

Although he was the subject of many trade and managerial rumors throughout his career, Yogi was never affiliated with the Cardinals. He joined the Astros as a coach in 1985 and remained in that capacity until his retirement from baseball in 1989.

14. During game three of the 1947 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Yogi Berra hit the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history. Who was the opposing pitcher?

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Answer: Ralph Branca

While Bobo Newsom went on record as the pitcher for the third game, it was Ralph Branca who pitched against Berra when he hit his home run. Ralph Branca was the winning pitcher for the sixth game, ending the series with a 1-1 record. Rex Barney was the losing pitcher when the Dodgers lost game five by a score of 2-1. Hugh Casey was the Dodgers' winning pitcher during Brooklyn's 9-8 game three win. Vic Lombardi pitched for Brooklyn during their 10-3 loss in the series.

15. What were the names of Yogi's parents?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: Pietro and Paolina

Pietro migrated to America in 1909 and was later joined by Paolina. Yogi's older brothers Mike and Tony were born in Italy.

16. Yogi's career as a player for the Yankees ended after the team played in the 1963 World Series. After a stint as manager for the Yankees which team did Berra join as a coach for eight seasons?

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Answer: The Mets

Yogi Berra was almost 40 when he took his last at-bat as a player/coach with the New York Mets in 1965. He stayed with the team for eight years, through their 1969 miracle season. While managing the Mets during the 1973 season, he uttered the now-famous line, "It ain't over till it's over", when the team was facing an uphill climb from last place. When Gil Hodges died suddenly, Yogi took his place as manager. Yogi eventually returned to the Yankees but was fired after 16 games, prompting a feud between Berra and George Steinbrenner that lasted 15 years. When they reconciled during the 1999, "Yogi Berra Day", when Larsen and Berra recreated their perfect game pitch, Yankees pitcher David Cone also pitched a perfect game.

17. In the 1947 World Series Yogi was the first player to do something in a World Series game. What was it?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: Hit a pinch hit homerun

Yogi got his nickname from a friend because he was constantly sitting in a yoga position with his arms and legs crossed, resembling a Hindu yogi. It is generally assumed that the cartoon character Yogi Bear was named after the Yankee great, thereby enforcing the name recognition.

18. With which team did Yogi Berra finish his baseball career as a coach from 1986 to 1989?

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Answer: Houston Astros

Yogi Berra coached for the Houston Astros until he retired. At the time, he retired he was one of only six managers to lead both National League and American League teams to the World Series.

19. In how many World Series championship teams did Yogi play?

From Quiz A Tribute To Yogi Berra

Answer: 10

Yogi played in 14 World Series with the Yankees, ten of them were Series winners. He caught Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

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