Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Baseball Trivia Contest - 2008

At the end of the 2008 baseball season, I decided to post a baseball trivia contest. Absolutely no prior knowledge of the game was required. All that was needed was the ability to search on Humzoo and wade through my blogs and photos. The winner of the contest was Ozthegreat. He answered 21 of the 25 question correctly. With Opening Day 2010 rapidly approaching, I started working on another contest. After coming up with a few new questions, I realized I never shared the answers to the originally. Here are the questions and answers from 2008.

1. Which way do the pinwheels atop the US Cellular Field scoreboard appear to spin?
A. Here's the answer.

2. What happened at Wrigley Field on May 6, 1998?
A. Here's the answer.

3. The Chicago White Sox considered relocating during the 1970s. Where were they rumored to move?
A. Here's the answer.

4. When were the current Wrigley Field bleachers rebuilt?
A. Here's the answer.

5. What feat did Mark DeRosa achieve on August 16, 2007?
A. Here's the answer.

6. Wrigley Field features signs that state, "BE ALERT FOR FOUL BALLS!" What is the cub doing on the sign?
A. Here's the answer.

7. Who hit clean-up for the Chicago Cubs on June 26, 1982?
A. Here's the answer.

8. If the baseball season ended at the All-Star Break, which team would have won the American League wild card?
A. Here's the answer.

9. Hank Aaron finished his career playing for an American League team. Which one?
A. Here's the answer.

10. What date did Johan Santana makes his first home start for the New York Mets?
A. Here's the answer.

11. Which ballpark did my wife, Susan, catch her first MLB game ball?
A. Here's the answer.

12. I attended the final home opener at old Comiskey Park. Where was my exact seat?
A. Here's the answer.

13. Which city did the St. Louis Cardinals play in on Friday, July 11, 2008?
A. Here's the answer.

14. Which photographer created the Wrigley Field image, "Fans Shed Light on the Game?"
A. Here's the answer.

15. New York Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter grounded into a 6-4-3 double play during the third inning of the 2008 All-Star Game. Who was the base runner on first base?
A. Here's the answer.

16. How many games did Ryne Sandberg play in during the 1993 season?
A. Here's the answer.

17. What was the headline story on the July 20, 1987 issue of Sports Illustrated?
A. Here's the answer.

18. What is the distance down the third base line at Comerica Park in Detroit?
A. Here's the answer.

19. Prior to 2007 and 2008, when was the last time the Chicago Cubs appeared in the post-season in back-to-back seasons?
A. Here's the answer.

20. Against which team did San Francisco Giants pitcher, Barry Zito, earn his first win of 2008?
A. Here's the answer.

21. Who did the Chicago White Sox beat to win the American League Central Division in 2008?
A. Here's the answer.

22. The Milwaukee Brewers won the 2008 National League Wild Card due to the outcome of the final Marins/Mets game. Which member of the Mets made the final out?
A. Here's the answer.

23. Finish the lyric. "The Law of Averages says anything will happen that can, but the last time...."
A. Here's the answer.

24. Francisco Rodriquez set a new record for saves in a single season in 2008. Who's record did he break?
A. Here's the answer.

25. How many seasons did Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown play in the Major Leagues?
A. Here's the answer.


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