The new Yankee Stadium is being built right across the way from the old in Bronx, NY. Although it is sad to see it go, it needs to be done because the stadium was built in 1923 and had its first major rehaul from 1973 to 1976. Among other structural problems, the ceiling had been falling down which was not good for the health of the fans!
Today is major league baseball’s opening day here in the US of A. The Yankees will be playing their last opening game of their last season in the house that Ruth built. (Babe Ruth, The Babe, The Bambino, The Sultan of Swat)
Today’s Monday questions will be about major league baseball and or the Yankees. A prize will be sent to the person I feel worked hardest to answer the questions. Yes! I said a prize!
Here we go:
1) How many outs are there in an inning?
2) Who was the first designated hitter at bat and for which team did he play?
3) After this season, which will be the last two original baseball stadiums in the USA?
4) What is the difference between a no hitter and a perfect game?
5) The NY Mets’ uniform colors are to honor what two major league teams?
Bonus question: Explain the infield fly rule.
Opinion questions for those who care:
Should Pete Rose be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame? My opinion is no. Although he was an amazing player, he bet on major league baseball while he was the manager of a major league team. There is no honor in this man and the hall of fame is about honor. Why the heck isn’t Roger Maris in the HOF?
Should there be an asterisk by records broken by players who have been accused of using performance enhancing drugs? This is tough. It is so obvious who is using the drugs. However, if it can’t be proven….this is really tough. I hate to see cheaters rewarded.
I look forward to reading your answers. May your week be blessed, gail
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Liz got all the questions right and IAGirl came realllly close. Send me your addresses and I will send you a token prize (hey, I’m poor!) for all your efforts! Good work.