Twins Trivia Questions

 

You think you know all there is to know about the Minnesota Twins? Give these questions a try. This month we have a very cool prize, it will be the recently published book “Down to the Last Pitch” by award-winning author Tim Wendel. I will be giving away just one copy to 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 and we will list your name and city here so everyone knows that you know your Twins history. Only the first correct entry will receive the “Down to the Last Pitch” book.

Good Luck!

Never before in baseball history had a team finished last and rallied to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991, lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves both reached the World Series. The remarkable turnarounds resulted in arguably the greatest Fall Classic of all time. Four of the games between the Twins and Braves were settled by "walk-off" runs. Three of them, including the climactic Game Seven, went into extra innings. And all seven games had memorable moments—from close plays at the plate to base-running blunders to pitching gems to dramatic late-inning home runs.

Never before in baseball history had a team finished last and rallied to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991, lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves both reached the World Series. The remarkable turnarounds resulted in arguably the greatest Fall Classic of all time.
Four of the games between the Twins and Braves were settled by “walk-off” runs. Three of them, including the climactic Game Seven, went into extra innings. And all seven games had memorable moments—from close plays at the plate to base-running blunders to pitching gems to dramatic late-inning home runs.

 April trivia questions

1. This former Twins player was the batter who hit the foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS at Wrigley Field that Cubs fan Steve Bartman prevented Cubs leftfielder Moises Alou from catching with the Cubs leading 3-0 and five outs away from clinching the pennant. He eventually walked and scored as part of the Marlins’ eight-run inning. Who was he?

2. Who is the first starting pitcher in Twins club history to pitch 7 scoreless innings in his major league debut?

3. Can you name this superstitious Twins player? This Twins infielder was Cuban by birth and kept a number of voodoo dolls dressed in opponents’ uniforms in his locker along with mysterious potions he would mix before games. When in a slump he would shower with his uniform on to wash away the evil spirits.

4. Who is the only pitcher to throw a one-hitter for and against the Minnesota Twins?

5. Only one player in Twins history has won the Twins team triple crown by leading the team in homeruns, RBI, and average. Name him.

 GOOD LUCK!

We have our winner for our “Down to the Last Pitch” book and it is Jeremy Jurek from Andover, Minnesota

 

Previous months questions and answers

1. Name the only Twins player other than Harmon Killebrew to hit a home run into the second deck of the left field seats at Met Stadium. Bobby Darwin

2. What Twins announcer was belted by Twins player Danny Walton and knocked to the ground and banished from the Twins clubhouse for the rest of the season after making a racial slur about Walton’s new baby. Larry Calton

3. Harmon Killebrew appeared in what movie? Pastime in 1990

4. Who threw out the honorary first pitch at Met Stadium for game 1 of the 1965 World Series? Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Jr.

5. Frustrated with his outfielder’s defensive play, Twins manager Gene Mauch set this players glove on fire. Willie Norwood. Maybe Gardy should consider the same with Josh Willingham?

We had several correct entries in March but the first to arrive was from Mariam Touba in New York City. Nice job Mariam!

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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

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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