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.
1) From 1901 to 1907, what was he name of the
Boston American League team?
- Red Legs
2) What year did the Boston Red Sox start playing
in Fenway Park?
3) What year did George Herman Ruth Jr. (Babe
Ruth), become a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox?
4) In 1939, the Red Sox purchased the contract of
an outfielder from the San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League. Who was
- 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
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?