Colorado Rockies: 2009
Test your baseball knowledge of the
Get up to bat in this Alan's
Baseball Trivia Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.
1) The National League approved Denver and
Miami, Florida as the sites for two expansion teams to begin play
in 1993. What date were they approved?
A. July 5,
B. July 5, 1991
C. July 5, 1992
D. July 5, 1993
2) Who was the first team they played during the regular
A. Philadelphia Phillies
B. Florida Marlins
C. New York Mets
D. Atlanta Braves
3) Who was the first
manager of the Rockies?
A. Larry Bowa
B. Bob Brenly
C. Rex Reed
D. Don Baylor
4) Prior to the 1995 season,
the Rockies acquired free agent outfielder Larry Walker,
previously of the Montreal Expos. He would form the group known as
the "Blake Street Bombers" , named after the street on which new
ballpark Coors Field was located. Who was NOT a bomber?
B. Manny Boggs
C. Vinny Castilla
5) The Rockies were broken up after the 1997
season when an aging Andres Galarraga signed with the Atlanta
Braves as a free agent. His replacement was the club's first-round
draft pick in 1995 out of the University of Tennessee. Who is this
A. Todd Helton
B. Wade Phillips
D. Alex Cooper
6) A two-time NL Manager of the
Year who had won the World Series with the Florida Marlins two
years earlier, was expected to bring the Rockies back into
contention in 1999. Who was this person?
A. Buck Showalter
B. Bob Brenley
C. Jim Leyland
D. Rusty Staub
Who would become the Rockies third manager?
A. Jay Bell
B. Buddy Bell
C. Bob Booze Bell
D. Todd Bell
Preston Wilson and Larry Walker spent much of the season on the
disabled list, the Rockies were forced to bring up a player who
had been slated to start the season at Triple-A. Who was this
A. Shawn Chacon
B. Luis Gonzales
D. Matt Holliday
9) Who did the Rockies tie for
the wildcard in the National League?
A. San Diego Padres
B. Philadelphia Phillies
C. Los Angeles Dodgers
10) At 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver is
the highest city with a Major League Baseball team. At 1,223 feet
above sea level, who is the second highest city with a Major
League Baseball team?
B. St. Louis