Test your baseball knowledge of
Roger Maris. Get up to bat in this
FUN Baseball Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
He grows up in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota.
What high school does he attend?
Shanley High School
Upper Moreland High School
Tom Mix High School
2) What team does Maris make his major league
debut in 1957?
Los Angeles Angels
Boston Red Sox
3) The next year, he is traded.
He represents them in the All-Star Game in 1959 in spite of missing 45
games due to an appendix operation.
Who is he traded to?
Kansas City Athletics
4) In 1960, his first season with
the Yankees, despite the already-nagging media, he leads the league in
slugging percentage, runs batted in, and extra base hits and finishes
second in home runs (one behind teammate Mickey Mantle) and total bases
(four behind Mantle). He is recognized as an outstanding defensive
outfielder with a Gold Glove Award, and also wins the American League's
Most Valuable Player award.
5) In 1961, the American League
expands from 8 to 10 teams, generally watering down the pitching.
Also the season is extended from 154 games.
the number of games in the season?
6) Maris fails to reach 61 in 154
games (he had only 59 after 154 games). He hits his 61st on
October 1, 1961, in the fourth inning of the last game of the season, a
contest between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in
front of 23,154 fans.
Who does he hit #61 off of?
7) What team is he traded to after the 1966
St. Louis Cardinals
8) Gussie Busch, owner of the
Cardinals and of Anheuser-Busch, sets Maris up with a beer
distributorship after he retired.
9) Maris had a career batting
average of .260.
What was his career home runs?
10) What was Maris’ career On-Base Plus
Slugging average (OPS)?
11) He is diagnosed with lymphoma in
1983. He organizes the annual Roger Maris Celebrity Golf
Tournament to raise money for cancer research and treatment. Maris
dies in December 14, 1985 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.
12) Where is Roger Maris buried?
Community Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana
New Emmaus Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas
Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo, North Dakota