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Quiz about The Oakland Athletics 1989
Quiz about The Oakland Athletics 1989

The Oakland Athletics: 1989 Trivia Quiz


This quiz will test your knowledge on the 1989 Oakland Athletics, who went on to win the World Series.

A multiple-choice quiz by Dejera/Squall. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
116,343
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
Plays
818
Last 3 plays: Guest 181 (14/15), Guest 96 (13/15), Guest 98 (10/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. Who was number 34, the right-handed starting pitcher? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. The Athletics had a sidearm closing pitcher, #43. Who was he? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. Who was the A's number 36, the primary catcher? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. Who was the first baseman, number 25, and 1987 Rookie of the Year? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. Who was number 9, the Athletics' second baseman? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Number 4, the third baseman was what player? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. The switch-hitting backup shortstop, number 7 was who? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Which speedster who wore the number 24, played the left field position? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Who was number 42, and was the Athletics' center fielder? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Who wore number 33, was the 1988 MVP, was half of the "Bash Bros.", and was the reserve right fielder? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. There was an outfielder who started out as a Pittsburgh Pirate, but by 1988, was traded to the Athletics from the Cincinnati Reds. Who was he?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 12 of 15
12. In 1989, Dave Stewart pitched almost 258 innings. What was the name of another pitcher that contributed a record of 17-8, and an ERA of 3.00?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 13 of 15
13. In 1989, Dennis Eckersly saved 33 games. What was the name of the left-handed pitcher, number 40, who contributed another 12 saves that year?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 14 of 15
14. What was the name of the manager who led the Athletics to victory in 1989?

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname)
Question 15 of 15
15. How many games did the Athletics have to play against the Giants in the "Battle of the Bay," the 1989 World Series, in order to win? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who was number 34, the right-handed starting pitcher?

Answer: Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart was the starting pitcher for the 1989 Oakland Athletics, and ended the year with an amazing ERA of 3.32.
2. The Athletics had a sidearm closing pitcher, #43. Who was he?

Answer: Dennis Eckersly

Dennis Eckersly saved 33 games durng the 1989 season, and a total of 390 games his entire career.
3. Who was the A's number 36, the primary catcher?

Answer: Terry Steinbach

Terry Steinbach played as a catcher for the Athletics for 13 years. This 1989 All-Star, belted a home run in the 1989 World Series against the Giants, which the Athletics won 4 games to 0.
4. Who was the first baseman, number 25, and 1987 Rookie of the Year?

Answer: Mark McGwire

He hit 363 out of his 583 home runs while a member of the Athletics, and 33 of them in 1989.
5. Who was number 9, the Athletics' second baseman?

Answer: Mike Gallego

In 1989, Mike Gallego only had 90 hits, and scored 45 runs, along with 30 RBI's.
6. Number 4, the third baseman was what player?

Answer: Carney Lansford

In 1989, Carney Lansford batted .336 in the regular season, and hit .437 in the World Series against the Giants, along with belting a home run.
7. The switch-hitting backup shortstop, number 7 was who?

Answer: Walt Weiss

Walt Weiss as a reserve, batted .233 in 84 games.
8. Which speedster who wore the number 24, played the left field position?

Answer: Rickey Henderson

In 1989, Rickey Henderson stole 52 of his 77 stolen bases in the season while on the Athletics. He was traded from the Yankees earlier in the season.
9. Who was number 42, and was the Athletics' center fielder?

Answer: Dave Henderson

Henderson hit 15 home runs for the A's in 1989. He played for five different teams over 14 years. He started out on the Mariners roster, in 1981, for five-and-a-half years, played for the Red Sox for a year, the Giants for half of a year, the Athletics for six years, and, finally, the Royals his last year, 1994.
10. Who wore number 33, was the 1988 MVP, was half of the "Bash Bros.", and was the reserve right fielder?

Answer: Jose Canseco

In 1989, Jose Canseco only hit 17 home runs and stole 6 bases, and played as a reserve due to injuries throughout the season. But, in 1988, he stole 40 bases and hit 42 home runs.
11. There was an outfielder who started out as a Pittsburgh Pirate, but by 1988, was traded to the Athletics from the Cincinnati Reds. Who was he?

Answer: dave parker

Parker was the Athletics' designated hitter in 1989. He hit 22 home runs for Oakland in the season. After this season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers.
12. In 1989, Dave Stewart pitched almost 258 innings. What was the name of another pitcher that contributed a record of 17-8, and an ERA of 3.00?

Answer: bob welch

Bob Welch started out on the Dodgers way back in 1978, and became an Athletic in 1988. Bob had a record of 17-8 in 1989.
13. In 1989, Dennis Eckersly saved 33 games. What was the name of the left-handed pitcher, number 40, who contributed another 12 saves that year?

Answer: rick honeycutt

Rick Honeycutt was in his 13th season in the Majors in 1989.
14. What was the name of the manager who led the Athletics to victory in 1989?

Answer: tony larussa

Tony LaRussa managed the Oakland Athletics from 1986 to 1995 for a total of ten years. In 1989, he took the A's to the World Series Championship against the San Francisco Giants.
15. How many games did the Athletics have to play against the Giants in the "Battle of the Bay," the 1989 World Series, in order to win?

Answer: 4

The Athletics demolished the San Francisco Giants in each of the first four games, and completely swept the 1989 World Series, dubbed the "Battle of the Bay", because Oakland and San Francisco were across the bay from each other.
Source: Author Dejera/Squall

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