Pecan Park Eagle Trivia Contest Questions


1st Annual Pecan Park Eagle
Baseball Trivia Contest
By Maxwell Kates

Questions Today, Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Answers Tomorrow, Friday, August 3, 2018.

Note: Please do not post your answers in the Comment Section of today’s Question Phase of the quiz. We would like to keep this thing open and fun without help for all who wish to play. ~ Posting your answers or thoughts about the quiz tomorrow in the Answer Phase is both invited and encouraged.  ~ TPPE.

Sharpen your pencils, it’s time to play the first annual Pecan Park Eagle Trivia Contest. But first, some baseball nostalgia for you. Most of the questions relate in some way to columns I have written for the Pecan Park Eagle in the past year. Good luck to all those who play.

(1) Which Hall of Famer was the subject of a recent biography by Marty Appel?

(2) In what National League stadium did Willie Mays hit his 600th home run in 1969?

(3) Justin Verlander pitched two no-hitters for the Detroit Tigers. Who were the opponents?

(4) Which Astros player hit 53 leadoff home runs in his major league career?

(5) Roy Halladay was the third Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. Name the other two.

(6) Who won the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1953?

(7) Five members of the 1982 Houston Astros, four in uniform and one broadcaster, also managed the team. Name them.

(8) According to Irish folk legend, what is the surname of the only man capable of killing a local man-eating sea serpent?

(9) What five Astros players represented the team at the 1994 All-Star Game?

(10) How many African American pitchers have won 20 games in a season? Which of the ‘Black Aces’ won 20 games one season for the Astros?

(11) What village in upstate New York hosted the first SABR convention in 1971?

12) Name two members of the Larry Dierker Chapter, both of Irish heritage, who played professional baseball before the formation of the Houston Colt .45s. (Note that I didn’t say MALE baseball players.)

(13) Who is the only living Hall of Famer to work as the director of a funeral home?

(14) What pitcher surrendered Rick Monday’s decisive home run in Game 5 of the 1981 National League Championship Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

(15) Who was the winner pitcher in Game 7 of the 1964 World Series?

Bonus Question:

“We DO have a bonus question for you ~ and we promise ~ it WON’T take much of your valuable time.”

What was the name of Bill McCurdy’s east end Houston 1950 sandlot baseball team?



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle


One Response to “Pecan Park Eagle Trivia Contest Questions”

  1. don matlosz Says:

    Tough questions Billy. I suggest you use a proctor and a Google block to avoid cheating on the exam.

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