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Boston Red Sox: Overview

Test your baseball knowledge of the Boston Red Sox: Overview.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) From 1901 to 1907, what was he name of the Boston American League team?

  • Beanstalks
  • Americans
  • Red Legs

2) What year did the Boston Red Sox start playing in Fenway Park?

  • 1912
  • 1922
  • 1952

3) What year did George Herman Ruth Jr. (Babe Ruth), become a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox?

  • 1907
  • 1910
  • 1914

4) In 1939, the Red Sox purchased the contract of an outfielder from the San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League. Who was this player?

  • Lefty Grove
  • Ted Williams
  • Ted Allen

5) Carl Michael "Yaz" Yastrzemski enjoyed his best season when he won the American League Triple Crown with a .326 batting average, 44 home runs (tied with Harmon Killebrew) and 121 RBI. He is the last person to have done this. What year did "Yaz" make this record?

  • 1965
  • 1967
  • 1969

6) A local Bostonian named Tony Conigliaro slugged 24 home runs as an 18-year-old rookie in 1964. "Tony C" became the youngest player in Major League Baseball to hit his 100th home run, a record that stands today. However, he was struck just above the left cheek bone. Who throw the fastball thrown in August 1967.

  • Jack Hamilton
  • Todd Helton
  • Manny Boggs

7) Even though the Red Sox lost the 1975 World Series to the Cincinnati Red, the sixth game has gone done in history. In the bottom of the twelfth inning when a Boston play hit a deep fly ball which sliced towards the left field foul pole above the Green Monster. As the ball sailed into the night, he waved his arms frantically towards fair territory, seemingly pleading with the ball not to go foul. The ball hit probably six inches to the fair side of the foul pole and bedlam ensued at Fenway as he rounded the bases to win the game 7-6. Who was this player?

  • Jim Rice
  • Fred Lynn
  • Carlton Fisk

8) In 1986, a Boston pitcher won the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards. (He had a 24 wins - 4 loss record and a 2.48 ERA.) The feat has not happened since. However, the previous time was in 1971 by Oakland's Vida Blue.  Who was the Boston pitcher to accomplish this feat?

  • Dennis Eckersley
  • Al Simmons
  • Roger Clemens

9) In 2002, the Red Sox were sold by Yawkey trustee (after 70 years of Yawkey ownership) and president Harrington to a consortium.  Who is the principal owner of the consortium?

  • Red Grange
  • John Henry
  • Wade Boggs

10) In 2004, the Boston Red Sox over came the "Curse of the Bambino" (selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees) to finally won a World Series.  When was the last time Boston won a World Series?

  • 1918
  • 1916
  • 1915

 

Boston Red Sox: Overview
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Answers]

  1. Americans
  2. 1912
  3. 1914.
  4. Ted Williams
  5. 1967
  6. Jack Hamilton
  7. Carlton Fisk
  8. Roger Clemens.
  9. John Henry
  10. 1918

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