your baseball knowledge of Bob Prince. Get up to bat in this
Alan's FUN Baseball
Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
Robert Ferris Prince was an radio and TV sportscaster and commentator
best known for his 28-year stint as the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Baseball team. He became a cultural icon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
What was his nickname?
- “The Gunner”
- “The Voice”
- “The Talker”
- “Motor mouth”
2) He was born on July 1, 1916 in Los Angeles,
California. His parents were Frederick and Guyla Prince.
His father Frederick Price graduated from West Point (United
States Military Academy). Bob graduated from Schenley High
School. Where was the high school.
- Fort Smith, Arkansas
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- San Diego, California
- West Point, New York
3) While attending the University of Pittsburgh, what
sport did he letter in?
4) After leaving Pitt and Sanford University, he
attended another university, where he was again part of the
swimming team and where he completed a bachelor's degree in
business administration. What was the university?
- Harvard University
- Penn State University
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Southern California
5) Prince turned his love of sports into a
profession, winning an audition and become host of "Case of
Sports" on radio in Pittsburgh in 1941. What was the
6) Following the 1947 baseball season, a job
opened up in the Pittsburgh Pirates' broadcast booth when Jack
Craddock resigned. Who was the play-by-play
- Myron Cope
- Rosey Rowswell
- Dick Stockton
- Joe E. Brown
7) A regular smoker, who was known to have a
drink or two off the field and keep late hours, Prince lived much
like the way he broadcast. In 1957, on a dare by Pirates third
baseman Gene Freese, Prince jumped from the third floor of the
Chase Hotel in St. Louis into a swimming pool below.
8) In 1958, Jim Woods began a twelve year stint
calling Pittsburgh Pirates games with Bob Prince.
What was Woods’ nickname?
- "Li'l Angry”
- “Mr. Baseball”
- “The Henchman”
- “The Possum”
9) In 1966, Prince popularized a good-luck charm
known as the Red Ketchup, a plastic rattle in the shape of an
oversized ketchup bottle that Pirates fans used to jinx opponents.
10) In 1979, Prince and sidekick Nellie King were
fired. Who did KDKA hire in December and distributed
press kits at a news conference that had a cover sticker
proclaiming, "The New Voice of the Pirates"?
- Thom Buck
- Milo Hamilton
- Bill Molner
- Red Ryder
11) KDKA and the Pirates decided to make Prince a
member of the regular broadcast team in 1985. When
did he broadcast his first game in 1985?
- May 3, 1985
- May 13, 1985
- May 23, 1985
- May 30, 1985
12) In 1985, Prince, a smoker, was diagnosed with
mouth cancer. In early April he underwent surgery to remove a
tumor located between his tongue and jaw.
13) Prince was posthumously awarded the Ford C.
Frick Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.
What year did he get the award?
14) Where is Bob Price buried?
- Fish Trapp Cemetery, Sims Ridge, Tennessee
- Prince Cemetery, Malvern, Arkansas
- Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, South Dakota
- Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper Saint Clair,