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Byrum Saam

Test your baseball knowledge of Byrum Saam.  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) Ford Frick Award Sportscaster Byrum Fred "By" Saam, Jr. was born on September 11, 1914.  Where was he born?

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2) While at Texas Christian University (where he was a classmate of Sammy Baugh).

  • True or False?

3) Ted Husing, CBS' main sportscaster, heard some of Saam's work and suggested that Saam apply for a job at in Minneapolis in 1934.  What was the station he worked for?

  • KDKA
  • KZZP
  • WCCO
  • WOOL

4) Moving to in Philadelphia in 1937, he called Temple and Villanova football games. What was the station he worked for?

  • WABC
  • WCAU
  • WCBS
  • WNBC

5) His descriptive play-by-play flair earned Saam the nickname "The Man of a Zillion Words".

  • True or False?

6) From 1938 to 1954, what team was he the sportscaster?

  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Brooklyn Dodgers
  • New York Yankees
  • Philadelphia Athletics

7) As a Phillies broadcaster, who joined him in the booth in 1963?

  • George Bahler
  • Bill Campbell
  • Doug Cooper
  • Art Johnson

8) Who joined him in the Phillies’ booth in 1971?

  • Keith Humphries
  • Harry Kalas
  • Bob Reynolds
  • Arnold Stang

9) What year did Saam retire as the Phillies sportscaster?

  • 1974
  • 1975
  • 1977
  • 1980

10) What year was Byrum Saam awarded the Ford Frick Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting?

  • 1985
  • 1990
  • 1995
  • 2000

11) Saam died in January 16, 2000 in Narberth, Pennsylvania, of a stroke.

  • True or False?

12) Where is By Saam buried?

  • Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Byrum Saam

  1. Fort Worth, Texas
  2. True
  3. WCCO
  4. WCAU
  5. True
  6. Philadelphia Athletics
  7. Bill Campbell
  8. Harry Kalas
  9. 1975
  10. 1985
  11. True
  12. Burial: Unknown

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