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1. This Yankee was abstracted from the Oakland A's. In 2001 he hit 38 home runs, 120 RBIs and had a .342 BA. His first season for the Yankees was 2002.
2. In 1977 the New York Yankees attained a player that had previously been a member of the Baltimore Orioles the year before. That player was_______.
3. This individual turned his back on Boston, went to Toronto and won 2 Cy Young Awards with the Jays. He then became a Yankee starting in the 1999 season.
4. This player came from the Orioles to the Yankees for the 2001 season. He was the the Oriole ace for the better part of 10 years. He was lured to New York to get a Championship ring.
5. This high-priced Yankee was perhaps best suited to play in New York. He loved the town, won a World Series there, was on the team that won 114 games, and pitched a perfect game in a Yankee uniform. He was booted off the team to make room for Roger Clemens. Who was this player?
6. This great player played for the New York Yankees after playing for the Padres. Although he had played for competitive Yankee teams throughout the 1980s, he did not get a World Series ring until 1992 with Toronto. His name was____________.
7. The Yankees signed another Red Sox player in December of 1992. This player hit over .360 four times in a Boston uniform. He also had 200 hits or more 7 seasons in a row as a member of the Red Sox. This player was ______________.
8. This player turned his back on the A's to work for the Yankees in 1985. He left the Yankees to go back to the A's in time for the World Series in 1989.
9. This player came from the Twins. With the Yankees he started out at 2nd base but was moved to the outfield because of costly errors. He left New York following the 2001 season, but not until after he collected 3 championship rings as a Yankee.
10. This player WAS NOT a hired gun by the Yankees. He was aquired by the Yankees in the 19th round of the free agent draft in 1979. Despite the fact he was always a Yankee for his whole career, he sadly never went to the World Series. He had a .343 BA in 1984. In 1985 he had over 100 runs, over 200 hits, 48 doubles, 35 HR and 145 RBIs. In 1986 he batted .352, had over 100 runs and 100 RBIs, had 238 hits, 53 doubles and 31 home runs. He retired after the 1995 season.
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