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Designated hitter: Quiz

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Question 1: On June 27, 1976, the ________ lost their DH in a game at the Boston Red Sox in the first inning when DH Rusty Staub went to right field instead of Alex Johnson.
Sparky AndersonWest Michigan WhitecapsDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers all-time roster

Question 2: Critics often argue that use of the designated hitter introduces an asymmetry to the game by separating players into classes, creating offensive and defensive specialization more akin to ________.
Gridiron footballTouch football (American)American footballArena football

Question 3: They had precipitated expansion in 1961 and 1969, forcing the reluctant National Leaguers to follow suit both times." - Former Commissioner ________ on the DH experiment in 1969
Pete RoseBowie KuhnJoe TorreTom Seaver

Question 4: Hall of Fame members George Brett, ________, and Paul Molitor continued their careers longer than they ordinarily would have without the rule.
Willie StargellMickey MantleCarl YastrzemskiCal Ripken, Jr.

Question 5: [20] Late in the game, manager ________ took Williams out of the DH and put him in center field because of Williams' superior defensive play.
1999 World SeriesJoe Torre2004 National League Division Series1996 National League Division Series

Question 6: out so quick it would make your head spin." -Manager ________ [48]
Billy MartinMark McGwireJoe TorreTony La Russa

Question 7: When regular season ________ was introduced in 1997, the rule was, and continues to be, applied in the same fashion.
Interleague play2009 Major League Baseball season2008 Major League Baseball seasonFlorida Marlins

Question 8: One notable exception to the NFHS designated hitter rule in youth baseball is ________ baseball.
MarylandMichiganKansasAmerican Legion

Question 9: On August 10, 1999, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays brought in third baseman Wade Boggs to pitch against the ________ in a blowout in favor of Baltimore.
Baltimore Orioles all-time rosterDavey JohnsonBaltimore OriolesBowie Baysox

Question 10: Since the Yankees already had the lead, not giving up any more runs was more important to Torre than having a better hitter hit for the pitcher in the game at the time, Yankees closer ________.
Alex RodriguezMariano RiveraDerek JeterNew York Yankees







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