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Trivia Quiz - Dennis Eckersley- Dominant Closer


How much do you know about the first pitcher to successfully make a transition from starting pitcher to closer?

Quiz Number: 4935
Date Submitted: January 23, 2013
Quiz Categories: Major League Baseball
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dartjock
Average Score: 63.3 percent
Times Taken: 9 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1
Quiz is about: Dennis Eckersley

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Dennis Eckersley Dominant Closer
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1. What was Dennis's nickname?
  A.   Magic Man
  B.   The Mustached Magician
  C.   Dennis the Menace
  D.   Eck

2. What baseball phrase used often today was first coined by Dennis during the 1988 World Series?
  A.   Throwing the Cheese
  B.   Serving up the Long Ball
  C.   Walk- off Homerun
  D.   Chicks dig the long ball

3. Dennis was the first pitcher in ML history to do what?
  A.   Have a 20 Win and 50 Save season during his career
  B.   Convert to a Relief Pitcher
  C.   Pitch in a World Series as a Starting Pitcher and as a Closer
  D.   All of the Above

4. Dennis debuted in 1975 with what Major League team?
  A.   Oakland Athletics
  B.   Cleveland Indians
  C.   Boston Red Sox
  D.   Chicago Cubs

5. Dennis last played in the Major Leagues with what team?
  A.   Oakland Athletics
  B.   Boston Red Sox
  C.   Cleveland Indians
  D.   St. Louis Cardinals

6. Which team retired Dennis's jersey number 43 in 2005?
  A.   Oakland Athletics
  B.   Boston Red Sox
  C.   Chicago Cubs
  D.   St. Louis Cardinals

7. What team was Dennis playing for in 1992 when he won the AL MVP and Cy Young Award?
  A.   Milwaukee Brewers
  B.   Boston Red Sox
  C.   Minnesota Twins
  D.   Oakland Athletics

8. Dennis played for 5 different Major League teams. Which was the only Major League team that he played for twice?
  A.   Chicago Cubs
  B.   Oakland Athletics
  C.   Boston Red Sox
  D.   St. Louis Cardinals

9. What manager had the idea to convert Dennis from a Starting Pitcher to a Closer?
  A.   Tony Larussa
  B.   John McNamara
  C.   Jim Riggleman
  D.   Jimy Williams

10. Dennis threw his only No- Hitter on May 30, 1977 against what ML baseball team?
  A.   Seattle Mariners
  B.   New York Yankees
  C.   California Angels
  D.   Cleveland Indians


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