Trivia Time! Answers to America’s Past Time

In addition to our normal Crosswordvertisers crossword puzzle, we added a some trivia to the June issue of New Values Magazine. For those of you who missed it in the printed magazine, here are the questions again, with the answers below.  See how much you know about America’s Favorite Past Time!

  1. This player had the longest career in baseball history which lasted from 1966 to 1993 and carried him through four teams where he struck out the most batters by sneaking balls past 5,714 players.
  2. This player has the highest lifetime batting average of .367.
  3. This player is the King of grand slam homers, hitting 23 in the span of his career.
  4. This player hold the record for most games won (511) and most games lost (316) in his career.
  5. This player competed in 22 World Series games, pitched 146 World Series innings, and was on the winning team for 10 World Series games.
  6. These players were the first father/son team to play together. They added to their records by hitting home runs “back-t0-back” in the same game.
  7. This player showed his bravery by capturing the title of Cy Young Award for four consecutive years.
  8. This player stuck it out for 2,131 consecutive games (that’s a lot of baseball!), breaking Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 games.
  9. This pitcher for the Rangers was studying medicine off-season and was able to save a fan’s life when the man had a heart attack.
  10. This 17-year-old baseball star struck out 15 batters in the first show of the major leagues in 1936.

Think you know the answers? Here they are:

  1. Nolan Ryan
  2. Ty Cobb
  3. Lou Gehrig
  4. Cy Young
  5. Whitey Ford
  6. Ken Griffy, Sr. & Ken Griffy, Jr.
  7. Greg Maddux
  8. Cal Ripken Jr.
  9. Don Medich
  10. Bob Feller

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