At the beginning of this week, I came up with ten tough trivia questions about former PawSox who played in the major leagues last year.
If you haven’t tested your knowledge yet, here’s a link.
Based on the e-mail I received, I learned two things:
1. You like trivia.
2. You agreed that the questions were tough (or as one of you wrote, “impossible”).
So, here we go again.
This time I’ve come up with 10 questions based on PawSox history. And yes, once again they are difficult-to-impossible. Good luck!
1. Name the nine former PawSox who won major league MVP awards.
2. Name the six former PawSox who won the American League Rookie of the Year award.
3. Name the only former PawSox player who won the National League Rookie of the Year award.
4. Name the five Cy Young Award winners who have pitched for Pawtucket.
5. Name the four Hall of Famers who played for the Pawsox.
6. Name the five former PawSox who won American League batting titles.
7. Name the two former PawSox who won National League batting titles.
8. What former PawSox manager has the most wins as a major league manager?
9. What former Pawtucket player ranks highest on the all-time MLB home run list?
10. Name the five former PawSox broadcasters who are currently MLB broadcasters?
1. Dustin Pedroia, Mo Vaughn, Kevin Mitchell, Roger Clemens, Willie McGee, Fred Lynn, Jim Rice, Dennis Eckersley, and Jose Canseco.
2. Carlton Fisk, Fred Lynn, Mark Fidrych, Jose Canseco, Nomar Garciaparra, Dustin Pedroia.
3. Scott Williamson.
4. John Smoltz, Bret Saberhagen, Roger Clemens, Dennis Eckersley, and Bartolo Colon.
5. Wade Boggs, Dennis Eckersley, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice.
6. Fred Lynn, Wade Boggs, John Olerud, Nomar Garciaparra, and Bill Mueller.
7. Willie McGee and Freddy Sanchez.
8. Darrell Johnson with 472 wins between Boston, Seattle, and Texas. Ken Macha (448 wins) should pass him this year.
9. Manny Ramirez who is 15th on the all-time list with 546 HR (and counting).
10. Gary Cohen (Mets), Don Orsillo (Red Sox), Andy Freed (Rays), Dave Flemming (Giants), and Dave Jageler (Nationals). Hopefully, Hoard and Hyder will eventually make it seven.
I’d love to hear how you did. You can let me know in the comments section or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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