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Joseph Finder’s Red Sox Townie Trivia

June 3, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Photo Courtesy of Joe Finder

Photo Courtesy of Joe Finder

Joseph Finder is a bestselling, award-winning thriller writer. Born in Chicago, Joe spent his early childhood living around the world, including Afghanistan and the Philippines. After a stint in Bellingham, WA, his family finally settled outside of Albany, NY.  In addition to his fiction, Joe does occasional work for Hollywood, is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and Council on Foreign Relations, and has written on espionage and international affairs for a number of publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. Finder is featured in the new book from sister company Simon & Schuster FACEOFF.

Joe Finder collaborated with Lee Child on the thrilling short story, “Good and Valuable Consideration,” featured in the one-of-a-kind new, eleven-story anthology, FACEOFF. FACEOFF pulls together 23 bestselling and critically acclaimed names in thriller writing and their beloved characters from the best and most popular series today. Finder, now based in Boston, features the Red Sox in his contribution to FACEOFF and has written this townie trivia on the boys of beantown.

Check out more Townie Trivia here.

1. Before The Curse, Boston’s baseball team won the first-ever World Series, against Pittsburgh in 1903.  What was the team’s name then?

A. The Red Sox
B. The Pilgrims
C. The Americans
D. The Browns

2. Where in Fenway Park is the Pesky Pole?

A. Right field
B. Left field
C. Center field
D. Behind the catcher

3. Who was the President of the United States in the year the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees, invoking the Curse of the Bambino?

A. Warren G. Harding
B. Theodore Roosevelt
C. Woodrow Wilson
D. Calvin Coolidge

4. When did David “Big Papi” Ortiz join the Red Sox?

A. 1997
B. 2001
C. 2003
D. 2004

5. Red Sox owner John W. Henry also owns what UK football club?

A. Arsenal
B. Manchester United
C. Chelsea
D. Liverpool

Related: Guys Night Out In Boston

6. Which Red Sox pitcher has NOT thrown a no-hitter for the Red Sox?

A. Babe Ruth
B. Bill Lee
C. Hideo Nomo
D. Jon Lester

7. Who is the oldest player on the Red Sox’ active roster?

A. David Ortiz
B. Chris Capuano
C. A.J. Pierzynski
D. Koji Uehara

8. Where is the Red Sox’ Foreign Rookie team?

A. Domincan Republic
B. Mexico
C. Japan
D. Venezuela

9. Which team did the Red Sox NOT lose a World Series to?

A. Cincinnati Reds
B. New York Mets
C. Chicago Cubs
D. St. Louis Cardinals

10. Who was Boston’s MVP for the 2004 World Series?

A. Johnny Damon
B. Manny Ramirez
C. Pedro Martinez
D. Curt Schilling

Answers on Page 2
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