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Forkball: Quiz


Question 1: Late in his career, the forkball was also used by ________.
Orel HershiserTom SeaverSandy KoufaxJoe Torre

Question 2: ________ and Lindy McDaniel were relief pitchers who pitched for 21 years in the Major Leagues and were forkballers.
1960 World SeriesRoberto ClementePittsburgh PiratesRoy Face

Question 3: One such pitcher was former Yokohama BayStars and ________ closer Kazuhiro Sasaki.
Seattle Mariners all-time rosterSeattle MarinersKen Griffey, Jr.Alex Rodriguez

Question 4: [1] However, it was popularized by former relief pitcher ________ of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Dick GroatRoberto ClementeRoy Face1960 World Series

Question 5: "Bullet" Joe Bush of the ________ is credited with the invention of the forkball, shortly following World War I.
2004 Boston Red Sox seasonBoston Red SoxBabe RuthBoston Red Sox all-time roster

Question 6: ________ used a forkball as his primary strikeout pitch while winning more games than any other pitcher in the 1980s.
Denny McLain1987 American League Championship SeriesJack MorrisMickey Lolich

Question 7: In addition, a number of NPB players throw forkballs, including Kazumi Saitoh of the ________ who has ridden his forkball to two Eiji Sawamura awards.
Hiroki KokuboFukuoka SoftBank Hawks2003 Japan SeriesKenji Johjima

Question 8: The forkball is favored by several current and former major league pitchers, including Hideo Nomo, Kazuhiro Sasaki, José Contreras, ________ and Edwar Ramirez.
Roger ClemensRandy JohnsonCC SabathiaChien-Ming Wang


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