3 Who was the catcher behind the plate when Dave Righetti threw his no-hitter on July 4, 1983? The catcher wore #27 when he played for the Yankees from 1982-1986.
A. Willie Randolph B. Thurman Munson C. Goose Gossage D. Mickey Rivers
A. Andy Fox B. Pat Kelly C. Alvaro Espinoza D. Tony Fernandez
A. Joe Page B. Red Ruffing C. Vic Raschi D. Johnny Sain
A. “Bambino” B. “Wali of Wallop” C. “Rajah of Rap” D. “Caliph of Clout”
A. Tom Landry B. George Halas C. Jim Thorpe D. Curly Lambeau
12. .What number did Mickey Mantle first wear when he came up to the Yankees?
- A. 7 B. 6 C. 5 D. 47
A. Burt Hooton B. Charlie Hough C. Elias Sosa D. Don Sutton
A. David Cone B. Allie Reynolds C. Whitey Ford D. Lefty Gomez
1. Mickey Mantle was the last Yankee ever to don the number 7, wearing it from 1951 until he retired. Fourteen other Yankees wore the number in their career, the last two being Bob Cerv and Cliff Mapes. They wore the number at times during that first season.
2. Number 37 – for Casey Stengel
3. A. Butch Wynegar
4. Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel, Joe Torre, Dallas Green
5. B. Thurman Munson
6. D. Tony Fernandez
7. B. Red Ruffing
8. Harry Simpson, 1957
10. Sorry about that. We said it was a trick question—all of the choices were nicknames for the Babe.
11. B. George “Papa Bear” Halas got into 12 games for the 1919 Yankees.
12. B Uniform Number 6
13. B. Charlie Hough
14. C. New York Yankees
15. C. Whitey Ford, 10. He started 22 World Series games.
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