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Bill Mazeroski

Test your baseball knowledge of Bill Mazeroski.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) William Stanley Mazeroski was born on September 5, 1936.  Where was he born?

  • Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

2) As a 17-year-old in 1954, Mazeroski signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Originally a shortstop, he was quickly moved to second base. He would remain with the Pirates his entire career.  When did he make his MLB debut?

  • May 7, 1956
  • June 7, 1956
  • July 7, 1956
  • August 7, 1956

3) How many times during his MLB career was he a Gold Glove Award winner?

  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 6x
  • 8x

4) Pirates broadcaster Bob Prince used to call him simply "The Glove".

  • True or False?

5) His career batting average was .325.

  • True or False?

6) In the 1960 World Series, Mazeroski clinched the title for Pittsburgh in Game 7 with a game-winning home run off the New York Yankees pitcher in the bottom of the ninth inning. Who was the Yankee pitcher he hit the home run off to win the 1960 World Series?

  • Whitey Ford
  • Steve Goddard
  • Joe Morgan
  • Ralph Terry

7) The 13-year-old fan who caught the ball traded it to Mazeroski for two cases of beer, after which the ball was placed in the Hall of Fame.

  • True or False?

8) Along with Mazerosksi, who was the other last remaining Pirate players from the 1960 World Series winners to play on the 1971 championship team.

  • Roberto Clemente
  • Dick Grote
  • Harvey Haddix
  • Dick Stuart

9) When did Mazerosksi make his last MLB appearance for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

  • September 24, 1972
  • October 4, 1972
  • October 14, 1972
  • October 24, 1972

10) What year was Mazerosksi inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  • 1981
  • 1991
  • 2001
  • 2010

Check Your Answers


Bill Mazeroski [Answers]

  1. Wheeling, West Virginia
  2. July 7, 1956
  3. 8x
  4. True
  5. False. His career batting average was .260.
  6. Ralph Terry
  7. True
  8. Roberto Clemente
  9. October 4, 1972
  10. 2001

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