Boston Red Sox Quiz

Can you answer these trivia questions about the Boston Red Sox?
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What is the name of Boston's stadium?
Fenway Park
What is the nickname of that stadium's left field wall?
The Green Monster
What catcher is famous for "waving fair" his game-winning home run in the
1975 World Series?
Carlton Fisk
What is David Ortiz's nickname?
Big Papi
Who was, in 1941, the last player to hit .400 for an entire season?
Ted Williams
What "curse" prevented the Red Sox winning the World Series for 85 years?
Curse of the Bambino
In what year did that curse come to an end?
2004
What pitcher twice struck out 20 players in a single game?
Roger Clemens
What Red Sox player won the Triple Crown in 1967?
Carl Yastrzemski
What pitcher led the majors in ERA in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003?
Pedro Martínez
What is the first name of former shortstop Garciaparra?
Nomar
What 1980s third baseman was rumored to be able to drink as many as 70 beers
in a single cross-country flight?
Wade Boggs
What knuckleballer retired in 2011 after nearly two decades with the Red Sox?
Tim Wakefield
What team is Boston's AAA affiliate?
Pawtucket Red Sox
Who made an error fielding a ground ball with the score tied in extra innings
of game 6 in the 1986 World Series?
Bill Buckner
Who took the team's name to heart when he pitched wearing a bloody sock in 2004?
Curt Schilling
What player led the Major Leagues in batting average in 2018?
Mookie Betts
Who recorded 192 of his 511 wins pitching for the Red Sox?
Cy Young
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2018
Yaz's triple crown was in 1967, of course.
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2018
Fixed
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2018
Fun fact. In 1968, Yaz was the only player in the AL to hit over .300.
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Level 81
Apr 20, 2019
Fun fact 2. Yaz was the last player to win the Triple Crown (1967) until 2012.
He is still the only player since 1937 to achieve the Quadruple Crown, which includes most hits.
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2018
As a die hard Yankee fan, I can't say I'm proud to have gotten them all right. As a die hard baseball fan, maybe I'm a little proud.
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Level 75
Oct 22, 2018
Whose error? You mean whose wild pitch, right?
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Level 72
Oct 22, 2018
Buckner let stanley off the hook
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Level 61
Oct 22, 2018
Correct. This needs to be reworded. Had Buckner not made the error, the game would have still been tied. His error didn't cost them the World Series -- they had already blown the lead at that point. If anything, Stanley cost them the World Series.
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Level 81
Apr 20, 2019
His error put a runner across home plate with a tie score in the bottom half of an extra inning.
Game thus over.
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Level 48
Dec 30, 2019
I agree this question needs to be reworded or eliminated. We'll never know what might have happened if the wild pitch had not occurred. We'll never know what might have happened if the error had not occurred. What we do know is that the Red Sox as a team lost Game 6 and then Game 7 to lose the Series. Let poor Bill Buckner rest in peace.
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Level ∞
Dec 30, 2019
The question has been reworded, thanks. I was always under the impression that the Red Sox were ahead and would have won Game 6 if not for Buckner's error. I didn't know that the game was tied.
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Level 77
Feb 24, 2020
The wording is now perfect, QM. Anybody who pins the loss on Buckner simply did not watch the game. Every Red Sox fan on this planet was already inconsolable before Mookie Wilson ever hit that ball. Up by 2 runs, nobody on, two outs...1 more out and the Sox were champions. Then the Mets rose from the dead thanks to Calvin Schiraldi and Bob Stanley. Once it was tied, Boston had already thrown a sure World Series title away. Buckner's error was just the final small piece of the collapse.
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2018
70 beers is 6.6 gallons. I don't think so.
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Level 59
Oct 22, 2018
it's true. or at least several of his former teammates have verified it. the man was famous for being a beer drinking machine.
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2018
His former teammates are liars. No way he drank 50 pounds of beer on a cross-country flight.
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Level ∞
Oct 22, 2018
"Rumored to be able". In my opinion, the rumors are almost certainly not true.
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2018
Why isn't he on the Supreme Court?
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Level 72
Oct 23, 2018
Perhaps he's missing the other major qualification…
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2018
Thanks to It's Always Sunny for the Boggs answer!
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Level 73
Oct 22, 2018
Error - Nomah is not accepted.
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Level 60
Oct 22, 2018
Something to update in the near future, the AAA team is moving form Pawtucket, RI to Worcester, MA
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Level 72
Oct 23, 2018
No way! They've been in Pawtucket since forEVah. The Rhode Islanders will be sad.
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Level 65
May 4, 2020
Polar Park in Worcester is indeed on the way to host the WooSox. Pawtucket and Providence couldn't move fast enough on an upgrade or replacement for McCoy Stadium. Thank goodness for Route 146.
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Level 72
Oct 23, 2018
One of my proudest Twitter accomplishments is the fact that I've been personally blocked by Curt Schilling. I used to be so taken with him – until he stopped winning baseball games and started talking about topics other than Everquest.
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Level 81
Oct 27, 2018
1918 = Babe Ruth traded, the last World Series win for the Red Sox forever. 1986 = one strike to go to win the Series, on simple ground ball to throw to first, Buckner f's it up. 1918+86=2004, the year the Sox steamrolled all their division final games and the Series to win. 86 years, not 85. If you want to say "calendar years", one could counter with actually a little longer than 86 years because the Series was later in the year 2004 than 1918.
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Level 48
Dec 30, 2019
Oh my. More errors than Chuck Knoblauch. I'm sure you mean last World Series win in what seemed forever. But your memory of 1986 needs a lot of work. Calvin Schiraldi and Bob Stanley both needed just one more out to end Game 6 and therefore the Series. When the ball was hit to Buckner, the score was tied. If he doesn't commit an error, the game continues and who knows what happens. But a "simple ground ball" was not going to win the Series for the Red Sox. And if Red Sox pitching didn't fail again in Game 7, the Curse would have been broken 18 years earlier.
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Level 77
Feb 24, 2020
Spot on, UCF. Get Kevin Mitchell out. Get Gary Carter out. Get Ray Knight out. Don't throw a wild pitch. And you're WS champs.