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Lou Whitaker: Quiz


Question 1: Along with his American League contemporaries Frank White and ________, Whitaker set the standard for defensive play at his position throughout the 1980s.
Chris ChamblissWillie RandolphNew York YankeesJoe Torre

Question 2: 3x ________ winner (1983, 1984, 1985)
Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player AwardRawlings Gold Glove AwardPete RoseSilver Slugger Award

Question 3: Whitaker enjoyed what was perhaps his best season in 1983, hitting for a .320 average with 12 ________, 72 runs batted in, and 94 runs.
Home runStrikeoutRun (baseball)Walk-off home run

Question 4: Trammell and Whitaker also made a cameo appearance together on the television show "________" starring Tom Selleck, as themselves, during the 1983 season.
United StatesMonk (TV series)United KingdomMagnum, P.I.

Question 5: Whitaker was a second baseman for the ________ from 1977 to 1995.
Detroit Tigers all-time rosterSparky AndersonWest Michigan WhitecapsDetroit Tigers

Question 6: Along with teammate ________, Whitaker is perhaps best known as half of the longest running "double play" combination in major league history.
Frank RobinsonDave WinfieldAlan TrammellDerek Jeter

Question 7: ________
List of Major League Baseball players with 2000 hitsList of Major League Baseball players with 400 doublesList of Major League Baseball players with 1000 RBIsList of top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters

Question 8: Louis Rodman Whitaker, Jr. (born May 12, 1957 in New York City, New York) nicknamed Sweet Lou, is a former ________ player.
Baseball awardsNational LeagueAmerican LeagueMajor League Baseball

Question 9: Lou Whitaker is currently ineligible for induction into the ________; he did not receive the required five percent of the votes in his first (and only) year of eligibility (in 2001).
Mickey MantleReggie JacksonBabe RuthNational Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Question 10: Many feel his Hall of Fame case is hampered by the fact he played in a less popular market (Detroit), was quiet and reserved, and even the fact he is an ________.
Great Migration (African American)African American cultureAfrican AmericanAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

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