Twins Trivia Questions

 

 

We are deep into the off-season and temperatures are cold, the green grass is now brown and covered with snow and spring training is not yet in sight. So what else is there to do then dream about baseball? Do you think you know your Minnesota Twins trivia? Give these questions a try and you 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 . We had no winners in November, hopefully we can do better this month. Good Luck!

Jeremy Jurek from Andover, Minnesota is the first to answer this months question correctly.

 

December trivia questions

1. This former Twins player is in the Australian Baseball Hall of Fame, who is he and what position did he play for with the Twins?

2. How many Twins pitchers have hit home runs? Bonus, how many home runs total have Twins pitchers hit?

3. Three times in my Twins career I had over 500 plate appearances in a season but struck out less than 30 times each season, who am I?

4. This Twins player hit the first home run ever given up by Roger Clemens, do you know who the player was?

5. This former Twins pitcher threw a complete game shutting out the Orioles 4-0 at Griffith Stadium and was the last Washington Senators pitcher to be credited with a win before the team moved to Minnesota after the 1960 season, who was he?

 

 GOOD LUCK!

 

Previous months questions and answers

1. What two Twins players were high school teammates in Deshler, Ohio before again becoming teammates for the Twins? Rich Reese and Jerry Fosnow

2. What Twins pitcher holds the team record for most groundball double plays induced in a single season with 38? Geoff Zahn in 1978

3. Name two pitchers that won 20 or more games in a single season for the Twins and also won 20 or more games in a season for a National League team. Jerry Koosman and Frank Viola each won 20 games for the Twins and the New York Mets.

4. Four one-time Twins pitchers lost 20 or more games in a season for other teams, name the pitcher and the team they lost 20 games for? Jerry Koosman was 8-20 for the Mets in 1977, Steve Carlton was 13-20 for the Phillies in 1973, Luis Tiant was 9-20 for the Indians in 1969, and Chuck Stobbs was 8-20 for the 1957 Senators.

5. The Twins have had 4 lefties win 20 or more games, the Washington Senators have had 21 pitchers win 20 games or more in a season between 1901 and 1960, how many of them were lefties? One, Earl Whitehill in 1933

 

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Twins Crossword Puzzles

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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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