Twins Trivia Questions

 

 

The 2015 All-Star game is just around the corner and the Twins still have a winning record, who would have thought this possible before this season started?

No one was able to answer the June questions correctly so we will leave them out here for another month. Do you think you know your Minnesota Twins trivia? Let’s test your memory of Twins history. Give it a try, you just might be this month’s winner. This month’s winners get no prize, just the bragging rights for knowing his/her Minnesota Twins history. Everyone that answers this months questions correctly will get his name listed here, so send in your correct answers to us in an e-mail at jjswol@twinstrivia.com .

Good Luck!

July trivia questions

1. Who made the Twins final out at the Metrodome?

2. Brian Dozier attended the University of Southern Mississippi where in addition to being the star shortstop on the baseball team, he was the lead guitarist in a short-lived band called what?

3. What Twins pitcher walked seven batters with no strikeouts in his major league debut that lasted all of two innings?

4. This Twins player hold the record for the longest time between his first game and his first appearance in a World Series, who is this player?

5. Ear-flapped batting helmets became mandatory in 1983. The flap-free batting helmet era ended in 2000 when this one-time Twins player retired as he was the  last grandfathered player playing to wear a non-ear-flapped batting helmet. Name him.

 

 

 GOOD LUCK!

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Previous months questions and answers

1. Three Minnesota Twins pitchers have retired the opposing team on three pitches, one did it three times, one did it twice and the third pitcher did it just once. Name the pitchers and tell me how many times each of them accomplished this feat. Carlos Silva three times, Brad Radke did it twice and Nick Blackburn did it once.

2. This former Twins manager caught a pop up for the final out in Hoyt Wilhelm’s no-hitter against the New York Yankees, who was that guy? Billy Gardner

3. There are three pitchers that won games in the major leagues before they were twenty years old and also after they were 40 years old and two of them pitched for Minnesota, name the two former Twins. Bert Blyleven and Mike Morgan

4.  When this one time Twins player retired in 1965 he became the last active player to wear a Philadelphia A’s uniform. Do you know who he was? Vic Power

5. Prior to the 2014 season only six players in big league history have gotten 1,000 or more hits in both the NL and AL, two of these players once wore Twins uniforms. Can you name them? Dave Winfield and Orlando Cabrera

 

 

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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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