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The Pittsburgh Pirates

written by: damdave
 
A quiz on my favorite Baseball Team. It is a franchise that is steeped in baseball history. I have tried to incorporate questions that any baseball fan could answer, not just Bucco fans... I hope you do well either way!

Question 1:


The Pittsburgh Pirates were a great team in baseball's early years. Unfortunately they lost the first modern World Series in 1903 to this team.
Chicago Cubs
The Bad News Bears
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox

Question 2:


In 1909 the Pirates won their first World Series versus the Detroit Tigers. This same year they started playing in this Ball Park that would be their home until 1970.
Forbes Field
Central Park of Pittsburgh
Two Rivers Stadium
Allegheny Ball Park

Question 3:

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These two brothers are Hall of Famers who played in the outfield for the Pirates in the 20's and 30's. They were known as Big Poison and Little Poison. Who were they?
Paul and Lloyd Williams
Paul and Lloyd McWilliams
Paul and Lloyd Waner
Paul and Lloyd Wagner


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Question 4:


This famous actor/singer owned the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1940's.
Bing Crosby
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Bob Hope

Question 5:

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What did pitcher Harvey Haddix do for the Pirates on May 26, 1959 that is unique in baseball history?
He became the first "Closer" in Baseball, finishing the game against the Chicago Cubs for Elroy Face.
He struck out 15 batters in a row, a new record for the time, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He pitched a Perfect Game through 12 innings and lost the game 1-0 versus the Milwaukee Braves.
He committed 10 errors, a record for a pitcher, against the St. Louis Cardinals.


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Question 6:


On October 13,1960, the Pirates got a homerun from Bill Mazeroski. What is significant about this homerun in baseball history?
It was the first "walk off" homerun in a World Series Game 7 that won the Series against the Yankees.
It was the first "Grand Slam" in World Series history, winning Game 7 and the Series versus the Yankees.
It is the only "inside the park" homerun in a World Series Game that beat the Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series.
It completed the only "hitting for a cycle" in a World Series game winning the series for Pittsburgh in game 6.

Question 7:


The Pirates were the first team in Major League history to field an all black starting lineup.
True
False

Question 8:

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This Pittsbugh Pirate finished the 1971 season with exactly 3,000 hits and died in a plane crash a few months later.
Manny Mota
Roberto Clemente
Manny Sanguillen
Willie Stargell


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Question 9:


This song by Sister Sledge was the anthem of the 1979 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.
Blockbuster Boy!
We Are Family!
Easy Street!
Reach Your Peak!

Question 10:


The Pittsburgh Pirates moved from Three Rivers Stadium to this ball park at the start of the 2001 season.
Forbes Field
PNC Park
Willie Stargell Stadium
Federal Field

 


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