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Quiz about By the Numbers  Detroit Tigers
Quiz about By the Numbers  Detroit Tigers

By the Numbers - Detroit Tigers Quiz

Match the number to the player most known for wearing it while a member of the Detroit Tigers.

A matching quiz by Shadowmyst2004. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
7 / 10
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Jason Grilli  
2. Jack Morris  
3. Justin Verlander  
4. Al Alburquerque  
5. Todd Jones  
6. Magglio Ordonez  
7. Miguel Cabrera  
8. Denny Mclain  
9. Al Kaline  
10. Alan Trammell  

Select each answer

1. Jason Grilli
2. Jack Morris
3. Justin Verlander
4. Al Alburquerque
5. Todd Jones
6. Magglio Ordonez
7. Miguel Cabrera
8. Denny Mclain
9. Al Kaline
10. Alan Trammell

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Jason Grilli

Answer: 49

Grilli and his father Steve both wore the number 49 while playing for the Tigers. Steve had a 4.58 ERA from 1975-77, and Jason had a 4.31 ERA from 2005-08.
2. Jack Morris

Answer: 47

Morris was enshrined in the Hall of Fame, won more games than any pitcher in the 1980s and was a huge part of the Tigers 1984 World Series championship. He also won a World Series with Minnesota in 1991.
3. Justin Verlander

Answer: 35

Verlander won 183 games, a Cy Young Award, the MVP and just about every other honor a player can in his 13 seasons as a Tiger (2005-2017). He posted a 3.49 ERA, 2,373 strikeouts and two no-hitters as well. Then in 2017 after he was traded to Houston, he finally won a World Series to complete the resume.
4. Al Alburquerque

Answer: 62

Al-Al as he was known by the fans was never a superstar, but he got the job done. He played with the team from 2011-2015 and posted a 3.20 ERA in 241 appearances.
5. Todd Jones

Answer: 59

Verlander wore the number for two games, but he primarily wore 35, so Jonesy gets the nod here. He was an all star in 2000, and the top reliever in baseball while wearing the number. Jones pitched in 480 games wearing it, and recorded 235 saves with a 4.07 ERA.
6. Magglio Ordonez

Answer: 30

Ordonez joined the team in 2005, and after six seasons he had a .312 average, 107 home runs, two All-Star berths and a batting title. He is most remembered for helping the Tigers go from 119 losses in 2003 to the World Series in 2006. Free agents started coming to Detroit when he and Pudge Rodriguez both signed.
7. Miguel Cabrera

Answer: 24

Miggy was the heart and sole of the team for many years. He won a World Series early in his career in 2003 with Florida, but the bulk of his highlights came as a Tiger (joined them in 2008). He won the hitting triple crown in 2012 leading the league in batting average, home runs and runs batted in, for his efforts he was awarded the MVP. That made him the second consecutive Tiger to win after Verlander the year before. Cabrera's triple crown was the first for a hitter since 1967.
8. Denny Mclain

Answer: 17

He won 31 games for the 1968 World Series champion Tigers. His career was a flash in the pan though, from 1965-69, he averaged a 2.95 ERA, 201 strikeouts and 18 complete games. He also won back-to-back Cy Young awards in 68 and 69. After an injury in 1970, he lost 22 games for Washington in 1971. He was out of baseball the next year, having played in just 10 seasons, only six of which he made more than 20 appearances.
During his rookie campaign McLain wore #35.
9. Al Kaline

Answer: 6

Kaline is one of baseball's all time greats. He made his debut for the team in June 1953, just weeks after graduating high school, and was third in the rookie of the year voting the next season. He retired in 1974 with 3,007 hits, 16 all star game appearances and 399 home runs.
Kaline wore #25 for 30 games in 1953 before switching to #6 the next season.
10. Alan Trammell

Answer: 3

Trammell played 20 seasons with the Tigers (1997-1996), and later managed them for a time. He made six all star teams and was fourth in rookie of the year voting. As a manager he was less than spectacular, He lost 300 games with the Tigers in three seasons as skipper. That included managing the 119 loss team in 2003.

He also managed three games for the Diamondbacks in 2014 and lost two of them.
Source: Author Shadowmyst2004

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