Twins Trivia Questions

 

 

Do you think you know your Minnesota Twins trivia? Give these questions a try and you might be this month’s winner. This month we will be giving the winner an autographed picture of former Twins catcher Lenny Webster. The winner will be the first person to answer this months Twins trivia questions correctly so send in your correct answers to us in an e-mail at jjswol@twinstrivia.com ASAP. We will also list your name and city here so everyone knows that you know your Twins history.

Good luck, there were no July trivia winners.

 

August trivia questions

1. This former Twins pitcher gave up Pete Rose’s 4,000th hit. Who was he and what team was he pitching for at the time?

2.  What Twins organist who last played in 1998 played “take me out to the ball game” in 1,775 straight Twins home games?

3. What one time Twins player appeared on the first ever cover of Baseball Digest back in the early 40′s?

4. Sandy Koufax won his first major league game on August 27, 1955 when he shutout the Cincinnati Reds 7-0 at Ebbets Field giving up only two hits. One of the Reds players that day hit a double off Koufax and later went on to manage the Minnesota Twins, who was that player?

5. But by the time he was through with high school, this one time Twins pitcher who also led his basketball team to an state title in 1958, had set Ohio high school pitching records that will never be broken: a 52-1 career record, 20 wins in one season and 32 straight, eight no-hitters in a season (twice), and 17 no-hitters total. Who was this guy?

 

 

 GOOD LUCK!

 

Previous months questions and answers

1. What one time Twins catcher is the only player to hit a home run in his first MLB at bat and also in his first all-star game at bat? Terry Steinbach

2. This Twins player was one of five players on the final vote ballot for the 2007 All-Star game. Pat Neshek

3. Who was the first Minnesota native to represent the Minnesota Twins in the MLB All-Star game and what year did it take place? Kent Hrbek in 1982

4. What is the youngest Twins player to ever bat in an All-Star game? Catcher Butch Wynegar was 20 years and 121 days old when he played in the July 13, 1976 all-star game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. Wynegar had one plate appearance that day and he walked.

5. Only three Twins pitchers have started an all-star game, name them. Dean Chance in 1967, Frank Viola in 1988, and Jack Morris in 1991.

6. What Twins player was part of the All-Star Home Run Derby but ended up hitting no home runs? To date this player is the only Twins player to participate in the All-Star home run contest and hit zero home runs. Gary Gaetti in 1989 at Anaheim Stadium

7. Two Twins players have hit home runs in an All-Star game, name the players and how many each has hit in All-Star competition. Harmon Killebrew (3) and Kirby Puckett (1)

8. Who is the only Twins pitcher to earn an All-Star game victory and what year did he get it? Frank Viola in 1988

9. What Twins player has been an All-Star games starter at all three outfield positions? Kirby Puckett

10. What Twins pitcher struck out 4 NL All-Stars in one of his All-Star appearances? Camilo Pascual in 1961

11. This Twins All-Star hit two triples on one All-Star game. Name the Twins player who did this, name the opposing pitcher and the stadium where it happened. Rod Carew (1978), Vida Blue, in San Diego Stadium.

12. What Twins All-Star pitcher stands as the last Twins pitcher to bat in an All-Star game and what year did it happen? Rick Aguilera in 1992

13. Only two Twins players have ever led the American League in All-Star fan voting, name them. For a bonus point tell me the years involved. Rod Carew in 75, 77, and 78 and Joe Mauer in 2010

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Twins Crossword Puzzles

Once you have brough the puzzle up and are ready to print the puzzle, do a right-click with your mouse and you might want to do a print preview first to get the puzzle the right size to fit on a single page. The clues for the puzzle will print on page 2.

If you are interested in having me create a unique Twins Trivia puzzle for your special event, drop me a line at jjswol@twinstrivia.com and we can discuss what you are looking for and what the cost might be. Thanks!

Twins Puzzle 1          Twins puzzle 1 answers

Know your Twins pitchers puzzle          Know your Twins pitchers puzzle answers

Twins outfielders puzzle          Twins outfielders puzzle answers

1965 All-Star game puzzle            1965 All-Star game puzzle answers

8 Responses to Twins Trivia Questions

  1. Mariam Touba says:

    Since you didn’t have winners, I’ll take a stab, but I had to look a couple up:

    1. True
    2. Jack Morris
    3. Cal Ermer
    4. Howard Fox
    5. Johnny Sain

  2. Brent says:

    Can someone find out the last no-hitter that Joe ever caught? It doesn’t have to be major league. (i.e. Cretin, Air Frieght, A, AA, AAA) I am curious. Liriano pitched a no no, but Mauer was out that day.

    Please reply.

  3. Brian Stavig says:

    I have a two good trivia questions. You probably have already used them: ‘Who hit the most home runs in the ’60′s? Who was the first black man to win 20 games in the AL?
    Here is another trivia question- Who has the highest lifetime batting average, with more than 25 at- bats?

    • jjswol says:

      Brian, thank you for your note. The most home runs hit in the 60′s was Harmon Killebrew. Mudcat Grant was the first black 20 game winner in the AL. As far as higest batting average is concerned, it would be Glenn Williams I believe if you are talking strictly with the Twins.

  4. Mark feinberg says:

    I’m a NY Mets fan (I feel your pain!), but love baseball in general & trivia…now that Ron Santo is in the hall of fame, isn’t it about time Tony Oliva gets in?

    • jjswol says:

      Mark, Thank you for stopping by and your comment about Tony O, I could not agree more. I just completed an interview with Eddie Bane (former Twins pitcher and now an assistant GM with the Red Sox) that I will be posting soon and here is what he had to say about Tony O.

      “By the way one additional thought on some of the old time baseball guys from the 60′s and 70′s. I have asked a lot of former Major League pitchers who the best hitter they ever faced was. Of the more then 20 pitchers I asked at least half of them said Tony Oliva. Tony never gets his due as far as the Hall of Fame goes, but those pitchers all remember that swing that I can still picture in my mind. Without those lousy knees that he had Tony O would certainly be a Hall of Fame player”.

      Stop by again. jjswol

  5. Mark says:

    we were looking at pictures of the 1987 victory parafe thru Minneaplis & St. Paul. Can any one tell me who was the person riding in the car with Tony Olica?

    • Fr. Stan Mader says:

      I’m almost sure that is his family. The woman looks like his wife, and his children would have been about that age.

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