Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun, as well as a detailed answer, stats, charts and commentary on the previous week's question. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to



In the 36 seasons the Washington Nationals spent in Montreal as the Expos, they employed 11 different managers. Two of them are in the Hall of Fame, one as a player and the other as a manager. Who are they?

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Since winning the World Series for the first time in 1923, the Yankees have won a title at least once every regular, full decade (1920-29, for instance) except one. During which decade did they come up dry?


The 1980s.

The Yankees' titles by decades:

 Decade    Championship Seasons 
 1920s  '23, '27, '28
 1930s  '32, '36, '37, '38, '39
 1940s  '41, '43, '47, '49
 1950s  '50, '51, '52, '53, '56, '58  
 1960s  '61, '62
 1970s  '77. '89
 1980s  None
 1990s  '96, '98, '99
 2000s  '00, '09
 2010s  None (so far)


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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

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He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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