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Walk-off home run: Quiz


Question 1: Francisco Rodríguez of the ________, in 2009, to rookies Everth Cabrera of the San Diego Padres, on August 7, and Justin Maxwell of the Washington Nationals on September 30.
New York MetsBuffalo BisonsNew York YankeesBrooklyn Cyclones

Question 2: In ________, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game.
BaseballSoftballTown ballBaseball awards

Question 3: Chronicle writer Lowell Cohn wrote an article headlined "What the Eck?" about Oakland reliever ________'s unusual way of speaking: "For a translation, I go in search of Eckersley.
Catfish Hunter1988 American League Championship SeriesDennis EckersleyLuis Tiant

Question 4: The first known usage of the word in print appeared in the ________ on April 21, 1988, Section D, Page 1.
Seattle Post-IntelligencerSan Francisco ChronicleTimes Union (Albany)Houston Chronicle

Question 5: Satchel Paige of the St. Louis Browns, in 1952, to Sammy White of the ________ on June 30, and Eddie Joost of the Philadelphia Athletics on July 15.
Babe RuthBoston Red Sox2004 Boston Red Sox seasonBoston Red Sox all-time roster

Question 6: Chambliss hit Littell's first pitch into the right field bleachers to win the game and the ________ pennant for the Yankees.
Major League BaseballAmerican LeagueBaseballNational League

Question 7: The third point above led to ________'s "Grand Slam Single" in the 1999 NLCS.
Alex Fernandez (baseball)Harold BainesFrank Thomas (AL baseball player)Robin Ventura

Question 8: However, Yankee fans ran onto the field at ________ to celebrate the victory, and prevented Chambliss from rounding the bases and touching home plate.
Polo GroundsShea StadiumNew York YankeesYankee Stadium (1923)

Question 9: It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead (and consequently, the win) in the bottom of the final inning of the game—either the ninth inning, or any ________, or any other regularly scheduled final inning.
StrikeoutWalk-off home runInside-the-park home runExtra innings


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