Trivia Question Answer
Joe DiMaggio, “Joltin’ Joe” or “The Yankee Clipper”, was born on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California.
Who was the first baseball player to hit two grand slams in 1 game?
While playing for the New York Yankees, in a game against the Philadelphia Athletics on May 24, 1936, Tony Lazzeri hit 2 grand slams. Tony had 11 RBIs in that game.
Who said “What does George know about Yankee pride? When did he ever play for the Yankees?”
“What does George know about Yankee pride? When did he ever play for the Yankees?” was said by none other than Billy Martin talking about New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
What major league baseball player went by the nickname “The Scooter“?
Shortstop Phil Rizzuto who played for the New York Yankees from 1941 to 1956 was the most famous major league player nicknamed The Scooter. Other players that went by the nickname include Clem Koshorek who played a couple of years for Pittsburgh and Eddie Tucker who had a three year career with Houston and Cleveland.
How many times did it take for hall-of-famer Joe DiMaggio to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, the “Yankee Clipper”, was not elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame until 1955, his third year of eligibility. This is the guy with the famous record 56 game hitting streak (1941), with a lifetime batting average of .325, who played on 13 all-star teams, who played in no less than ten World Series, and who won the MVP award three times (1939, 1941, and 1947). How he could not have been elected in in his first year of eligibility staggers the imagination.
Joe DiMaggio also had a 61 game hitting streak in 1933 playing for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League.
What number did Mickey Mantle originally wear in his rookie season with the Yankees?
What was the first Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, the New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals?