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Quiz about Way Out of Left Field
Quiz about Way Out of Left Field

Way Out of Left Field Trivia Quiz


This quiz covers Baseball Hall of Famers whose primary position was left field. My thanks to Daaanieeel for submitting this title as part of the Author's Challenge.

A multiple-choice quiz by deaconblues63. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
375,991
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
352
Last 3 plays: Guest 174 (6/10), PurpleComet (8/10), DAU60 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What left fielder, nicknamed the "Splendid Splinter" manned left field in front of Fenway Park's fabled Green Monster from 1939-1942 and again from 1946-1960? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What left fielder, nicknamed "Ducky, was a member of the famed St Louis Cardinal "Gashouse Gang"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What left fielder played for the Negro League Newark Eagles, prior to his time with the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs?

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Question 4 of 10
4. What left fielder who played in the 40s and 50s was the National League home run champion in his first seven years in the league?

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Question 5 of 10
5. What left fielder was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the St Louis Cardinals in 1964, a trade that many consider to be one of the worst trades of all time?
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Question 6 of 10
6. What left fielder was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1961?

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Question 7 of 10
7. What left fielder, nicknamed "Pops," was a member of the 1979 "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates?

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Question 8 of 10
8. What left fielder succeeded Ted Williams for the Boston Red Sox in 1961?

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Question 9 of 10
9. What left fielder played for nine different teams in a career spanning twenty-five seasons?
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Question 10 of 10
10. What left fielder manned left field in front of Fenway Park's fabled Green Monster from 1974-1989?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What left fielder, nicknamed the "Splendid Splinter" manned left field in front of Fenway Park's fabled Green Monster from 1939-1942 and again from 1946-1960?

Answer: Ted Williams

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, Williams was not only a baseball superstar, but a war hero as well, serving as a Naval Aviator during World War II and the Korean War. Williams retired with a batting average of 0.344 and 521 home runs. He was the American League MVP in 1946 and 1949.
2. What left fielder, nicknamed "Ducky, was a member of the famed St Louis Cardinal "Gashouse Gang"?

Answer: Joe Medwick

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968, Medwick played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1932-1940), Brooklyn Dodgers (1940-1943), New York Giants (1943-1945), Boston Braves (1945), Brooklyn Dodgers (1946) and St Louis Cardinals (1947-1948). Medwick retired with a batting average of 0.324 and 540 doubles. Medwick was a ten-time All Star, was the National League MVP in 1937 and won the Triple Crown in 1937.
3. What left fielder played for the Negro League Newark Eagles, prior to his time with the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs?

Answer: Monte Irvin

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973 by the Negro League Committee, Irvin had a brief, but spectacular, major league career. Irvin played for the New York Giants (1949-1955) and Chicago Cubs (1956). Irvin retired with a batting average of .293. He was the NL RBI Champion in 1951, an All-Star in 1952 and won a World Series with the New York Giants in 1954.
4. What left fielder who played in the 40s and 50s was the National League home run champion in his first seven years in the league?

Answer: Ralph Kiner

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975, Kiner's career was cut short by back injuries after only ten seasons. Kiner played for Pittsburgh Pirates (1946-1953), Chicago Cubs (1953-1954) and Cleveland Indians (1955). Kiner retired with a batting average of 0.279 and 369 home runs.

In addition to being a seven time NL home run champion (1946-1952), Kiner was an NL All-Star every year between 1948-1953 and was the NL RBI champion in 1949.
5. What left fielder was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the St Louis Cardinals in 1964, a trade that many consider to be one of the worst trades of all time?

Answer: Lou Brock

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, Brock was traded to the St Louis Cardinals in 1964 in a multi-player trade headlined by pitcher Ernie Broglio. While Brock went on to post Hall of Fame statistics during his time with the Cardinals, Broglio won only seven games during three seasons with the Cubs.

Brock played for the Chicago Cubs (1961-1964) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1964-1979), retiring with a batting average of 0.293, 3,023 hits and 938 stolen bases.
6. What left fielder was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1961?

Answer: Billy Williams

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987, Williams played for the Chicago Cubs (1959-1974) and Oakland Athletics (1975-1976). Williams retired with a batting average of 0.290 and 426 home runs. Williams was named the National League Player of the Year by the Sporting News in 1972 and won the National League Batting title in 1972.
7. What left fielder, nicknamed "Pops," was a member of the 1979 "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates?

Answer: Willie Stargell

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988, Stargell played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962-1982). Stargell retired with a 0.282 batting average, 475 home runs and 1,540 RBI. Stargell won the National League home run championship in 1971 and 1973 and was the National League Co-MVP in 1979, National League Championship Series MVP in 1979 and World Series MVP in 1979.
8. What left fielder succeeded Ted Williams for the Boston Red Sox in 1961?

Answer: Carl Yastrzemski

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989, Yastrzemski had the unenviable task of replacing perhaps the greatest left fielder ever in Ted Williams. Yastrzemski played for the Boston Red Sox (1961-1983). He retired with a batting average of 0.285, 3,419 hits and 452 home runs. Yastrzemski was an eighteen time All Star, was the American League MVP in 1967 and won the Triple Crown in 1967.
9. What left fielder played for nine different teams in a career spanning twenty-five seasons?

Answer: Rickey Henderson

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009, Henderson retired as the all-time stolen base leader. Henderson played for the Oakland Athletics (1979-1984), New York Yankees (1985-1989), Oakland Athletics (1989-1993), Toronto Blue Jays (1993), Oakland Athletics (1994-1995), San Diego Padres (1996-1997), Anaheim Angels (1997), Oakland Athletics (1998), New York Mets (1999-2000), Seattle Mariners (2000), San Diego Padres (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2003).

He retired with a batting average of 0.279, 3,055 hits and 1,406 stolen bases.

He was a ten time All Star and the American League MVP in 1990.
10. What left fielder manned left field in front of Fenway Park's fabled Green Monster from 1974-1989?

Answer: Jim Rice

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009, Jim Rice followed in the tradition of Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame left fielders. Rice played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-1989). Rice retired with a batting average of 0.298, 382 home runs and 1,451 RBI. Rice was an eight all star and was American League MVP in 1978.
Source: Author deaconblues63

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