Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Expos played their last season in Montreal in 2004. (AP file photo)
The Expos played their last season in Montreal in 2004. (AP file photo)

(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


(Comes from reader Jose Kuhn, a Bryn Mawr native, now residing in Waynesville, N.C.)

The 1993 Phillies had two players who had previosuly won the Fireman of the Year Award. Who were they?

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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?



Dick Williams (1977-81) and Frank Robinson (2002-04), who also managed the first two seasons in Washington.


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