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Quiz about All About Giants History
Quiz about All About Giants History

All About Giants History Trivia Quiz


As a long-time fan of the San Francisco Giants, they have had a great history and have been an exciting baseball team. Their interesting history may remain a mystery to you! Find out more about this classic baseball team.

A multiple-choice quiz by Elderlywand. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Elderlywand
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
371,136
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
9 / 15
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213
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Question 1 of 15
1. Before losing to the Angels in the World Series, which Giants player had the most triples in the 2002 regular season? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Which of these players was NOT a part of the 1943 roster at the NY Giants? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. The San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Yankees in the 1977 World Series.


Question 4 of 15
4. The Giants have been a part of New York and San Francisco over the course of their franchise. They began in 1883 in New York, but the team's nickname was not changed to Giants until 1885. What was the franchsie name for the first two seasons? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. Kid Gleason's career included a 5-year span with the New York Giants. In which of these seasons with them did he record the highest batting average? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. How many wins did the 2006 San Francisco Giants end up with after the regular season finale? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Which of these relief pitchers struck out Nelson Cruz in the 2010 World Series to secure a World Series championship for the Giants? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Which of these players on the 1984 San Francisco Giants roster was a pitcher? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. The Giants defeated the _________ in 4 games in the 1954 World Series. Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. How many walkoff wins did the Giants record in the 1993 regular season? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. In the 2012 championship season, who did the Giants face in the NLDS? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. Tim Lincecum won the 2008 and 2009 Cy Young Awards. However, he was not the first Giant to win this award. The first was Mike McCormick in which year? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. The Giants scored over 850 runs in the 1923 regular season.


Question 14 of 15
14. At home games, whenever a Giants player hits a home run into McCovey Cove in right field, it is called a ________________.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 15 of 15
15. Barry Bonds hit his well-known 756th home run of his career at AT&T Park, which was a record at the time, on what day? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Before losing to the Angels in the World Series, which Giants player had the most triples in the 2002 regular season?

Answer: Reggie Sanders

In the 2002 regular season, the San Francisco Giants belted 35 triples as a team. 6 of these belonged to Reggie Sanders, with Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent, and J.T. Snow each hitting two. 24 of these Giants had no triples at all, 2 had only one, 8 players finished with 2 apiece, followed by Kenny Lofton and Tsuyoshi Shinjo at a dead tie with 3, Benito Santiago being the only one at 5, and Reggie Sanders hitting 6.
2. Which of these players was NOT a part of the 1943 roster at the NY Giants?

Answer: Ken Henderson

Nap Reyes, Vic Bradford, and Bill Voiselle were all a part of the Giants roster in 1943. Voiselle played only 4 games as a pitcher, Reyes took part in 40 games as a first baseman, and Vic Bradford took part in 6 as an outfielder who served most of his time off the field during the season. Ken Henderson's career lasted from 1965-1980, as he played for 7 different ball clubs.
3. The San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Yankees in the 1977 World Series.

Answer: False

The New York Yankees did win the 1977 World Series. The NL representative and runner-up of the championship series happened to be the Los Angeles Dodgers, the long-time rivals of the Giants. In fact, San Francisco ended the season without a playoff berth, and only finished with a total of 75 wins and 87 losses.

This landed them fourth place in the NL West division behind the Astros, Reds, and the Dodgers themselves.
4. The Giants have been a part of New York and San Francisco over the course of their franchise. They began in 1883 in New York, but the team's nickname was not changed to Giants until 1885. What was the franchsie name for the first two seasons?

Answer: Gothams

The New York Gothams began the Giants franchise. After spending two seasons under the nickname of Gothams, the team became the Giants in 1885. They relocated to San Francisco in 1958 after spending over half a century in New York. The Americans belonged to Boston in the early years of the MLB, the Capitals were never an MLB team, and the Pirates have only belonged to Pittsburgh.
5. Kid Gleason's career included a 5-year span with the New York Giants. In which of these seasons with them did he record the highest batting average?

Answer: 1897

Kid Gleason spent 22 years in Major League baseball from 1888-1908, and a final season in 1912. He played for the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Phillies (and Quakers), Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, and New York Giants. His 5-year tenure with the Giants began in 1896 and concluded in 1900.

In 1897, he batted .317. In 1898, he batted .221. In 1899, he batted .266. And finally, in 1900, his average was at .248.
6. How many wins did the 2006 San Francisco Giants end up with after the regular season finale?

Answer: 76

The 2006 regular season did not end well for San Francisco, as they managed 76 wins and 85 losses (finishing without a winning record). They did not make the playoffs, as indicated by the amount of wins they recorded throughout the season. The Giants finished 3rd in the NL West that season.
7. Which of these relief pitchers struck out Nelson Cruz in the 2010 World Series to secure a World Series championship for the Giants?

Answer: Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson recorded the final 3 outs in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series in Rangers Ballpark. After a brilliant outing by Tim Lincecum, the Giants
turned to Wilson to finish off the final batters in the 9th inning with a 3-1 lead in the game and 3-1 series lead. After recording two outs, it was
down to Nelson Cruz to keep the Rangers' season alive. He ended up striking out on a full count, and the Giants celebrated their first title since 1954,
and their first since relocating to San Francisco in 1958.
8. Which of these players on the 1984 San Francisco Giants roster was a pitcher?

Answer: Atlee Hammaker

Atlee Hammaker only pitched in 6 games over the course of the regular season for the Giants in 1984. Although his season was very short, he posted a 2.18 ERA and 2-0 record. Scot Thompson played first base at this time, and Tom O'Malley took the role of third baseman, as did Chris Brown. The Giants finished the regular season with 66 wins and 96 losses.
9. The Giants defeated the _________ in 4 games in the 1954 World Series.

Answer: Cleveland Indians

The 1954 World Series was the final championship the Giants were able to secure in their 73-year history playing baseball in New York from 1885-1957. They swept the Cleveland Indians in the World Series after finishing with a 97-57 record in the regular season.
10. How many walkoff wins did the Giants record in the 1993 regular season?

Answer: 8

The 1993 regular season resulted in 103 wins and 59 losses, which was a tremendous record to finish wish. Among the 162-game regular season for the Giants, 13 ended in walkoffs, with 8 belonging to the Giants and 5 happening against the Giants. Despite having over 100 wins, they did not make the playoffs due to the format back then, with the NL and AL each having two divisions (East and West), and only the top team from each division advancing to the playoffs.

The Giants were one win behind the Atlanta Braves, who finished with 104.
11. In the 2012 championship season, who did the Giants face in the NLDS?

Answer: Cincinnati Reds

The Giants brought home another title to San Francisco in 2012, sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. The round before, they faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series (NLCS), who finished off the Washington Nationals in the NLDS.

The other NLDS matchup was the Giants vs. Reds, in which the Reds stole the first two games in San Francisco, but dropped the final three in their home ballpark. The Atlanta Braves were eliminated in the NL Wild Card game after a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
12. Tim Lincecum won the 2008 and 2009 Cy Young Awards. However, he was not the first Giant to win this award. The first was Mike McCormick in which year?

Answer: 1967

Mike McCormick was a San Francisco Giants pitcher from 1967-1970 (plus an earlier tenure with them in 1956-1957 when they were the New York Giants). He was a part of the relocation to San Francisco and stayed until 1962, when he left for the Baltimore Orioles.

After pitching two seasons for Baltimore, followed by a short 2-year span with the Washington Senators, he rejoined the Giants and won the Cy Young Award in his first year back. The Cy Young Award did not exist in 1963; Mike McCormick was not a Giant in 1974 or 1980.

The 1974 Cy Young Award winner was Mike Marshall of the Dodgers, and in 1980 the Cy Young Award winner was Steve Carlton of the Phillies.
13. The Giants scored over 850 runs in the 1923 regular season.

Answer: True

The New York Giants allowed 679 runs in the 1923 regular season, but they scored 854 for themselves, barely passing the 850-run mark. They finished with a 95-58 win-loss record that regular season, and eventually lost to the Yankees in the World Series. They fell in 6 games after a first-place finish in their league.
14. At home games, whenever a Giants player hits a home run into McCovey Cove in right field, it is called a ________________.

Answer: Splash Hit

In right field at AT&T Park sits a high wall made of bricks. Beyond this wall is San Francisco Bay, and the portion of it near the outfield wall is called McCovey Cove. When a Giants player (not an opponent) hits a home run that lands directly in McCovey Cove, a digital electronic counter plastered on the bricks reads "Splash Hits" and a number below it.

This number goes up 1 every time there's a splash hit, and it represents the total number of splash hits since the opening of the ballpark in April 2000.
15. Barry Bonds hit his well-known 756th home run of his career at AT&T Park, which was a record at the time, on what day?

Answer: August 7th, 2007

On August 7th, 2007 (at which time he was tied with Hank Aaron for most home runs by a single player in a career at 755), Barry Bonds hit his record-breaking 756th home run in front of a San Francisco crowd. His home run happened in the 5th inning of a home game against the Washington Nationals.

Not only did he make history at the time, but his home run broke a 4-4 tie to put the Giants ahead by 1 run.
Source: Author Elderlywand

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