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Joseph Finder’s Red Sox Townie Trivia

June 3, 2014 6:00 AM

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Answers:

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- The Pilgrims was the team name until 1907, when they became the Red Sox.
C. The Americans
D. The Browns

Related: Boston’s Best Baseball Bars

2. Where in Fenway Park is the Pesky Pole?

A. Right field- On the right field line, named in honor of the legendary Johnny Pesky.
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- in 1918.
D. Calvin Coolidge

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

A. 1997
B. 2001
C. 2003- After being released from the Minnesota Twins. Their loss.
D. 2004

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

A. Arsenal
B. Manchester United
C. Chelsea
D. Liverpool- Which he acquired in 2010.

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

A. Babe Ruth
B. Bill Lee- Hall of Famer Bill “Spaceman” Lee, who holds the Red Sox record for most innings pitched by a left-hander, never pitched a no-hitter.
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- Born April 3, 1975. David Ortiz is second-oldest, born November 18, 1975.

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

A. Domincan Republic- The Red Sox have an affiliate in the Dominican Summer League.
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- Sorry, the Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908.
D. St. Louis Cardinals

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

A. Johnny Damon
B. Manny Ramirez- Outfielder Manny Ramirez, who batted .412 with a home run, four RBIs and a run scored.
C. Pedro Martinez
D. Curt Schilling

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.
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