How Serious Are You about the World Series? Take the Quiz

By Glen Sparks

Put away your work and do something important today. Test your knowledge about the World Series by taking the quiz below. This is a great brain exercise. As you know, nothing is really trivial about baseball.  Answers will be posted tomorrow. Good luck!

  1. The player shown above was the first to celebrate on a World Series winner in both the American and National leagues.

    The player shown above was the first to celebrate on a World Series winner in both the American and National leagues.

    Which team won the first World Series?

  2. What years did baseball skip the World Series?
  3. What was the first World Series game broadcast on the radio?
  4. Who was the first player to be on a winning World Series team in both the American and National leagues?
  5. In which two World Series did Ralph Terry throw the final pitch?
  6. Who was the first left-handed pitcher to win three games in one World Series?
  7. Which player-manager had the highest batting average during the World Series? (Minimum 15 at-bats)
  8. Who was the youngest manager to win a World Series game?
  9. Who led the 1919 Chicago White Sox, a.k.a., the Black Sox, in batting average during the Series?
  10. Of the eight N.L. teams in existence when World Series play began in 1903, which was the last club to win a league pennant?
  11. Who was the first pitcher to have two double-digit strikeout games in the same Series?
  12. Who is the oldest player to hit a home run in a World Series game?
  13. Which team was the first to win two World Series championships?
  14. What was the count on Kirk Gibson when he hit his home run off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 Fall Classic?
  15. Who are the only two brothers to hit home runs in the same World Series?
  16. Who was the first National League batter to hit a grand slam in a World Series game?
  17. What was the first World Series game to be played on artificial turf (boo!!)?
  18. Who is the only pitcher to win seven straight World Series games?
  19. What player tied his own record by stealing seven bases in the 1968 World Series?
  20. Who set the record for most saves in one World Series?
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