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Trivia Quiz - Cy Young-Baseball Icon


How much do you know about Cy, one of baseball's early greats?

Quiz Number: 4895
Date Submitted: December 24, 2012
Quiz Categories: Major League Baseball
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dartjock
Average Score: 55 percent
Times Taken: 10 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1
Quiz is about: Cy Young

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1. Cy retired from baseball with the career record in Wins, a record still standing today. How many Wins did Cy have during his illustrious career?
  A.   485
  B.   501
  C.   511
  D.   545

2. Cy began his baseball career in 1890 with what team?
  A.   Cleveland Spiders
  B.   Boston Beaneaters
  C.   Chicago Colts
  D.   New York Giants

3. On May 5, 1904, Cy threw his only Perfect Game of his career against what team?
  A.   Syracuse Stars
  B.   Philadelphia Athletics
  C.   Pittsburgh Alleghenys
  D.   St. Louis Browns

4. On September 18, 1897, Cy threw the first No- Hitter of his career against what team?
  A.   Boston Beaneaters
  B.   New York Giants
  C.   St. Louis Browns
  D.   Cincinnati Reds

5. Cy recorded his last career Win on September 22, 1911 against what team?
  A.   Cincinnati Reds
  B.   Philadelphia Phillies
  C.   Pittsburgh Pirates
  D.   St. Louis Browns

6. What Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher became the first ever winner of the Cy Young Award in 1956?
  A.   Don Drysdale
  B.   Don Newcombe
  C.   Sandy Koufax
  D.   Bob Feller

7. As of 2012, Cy still holds career records in several categories.Which of the below is Cy not the career leader in?
  A.   Losses
  B.   Innings Pitched
  C.   Complete Games
  D.   Strikeouts

8. How did Cy get the nickname "Cy"?
  A.   It's short for Cyclone, from his pitches damaging fences
  B.   It's short for Cyrus, his real name
  C.   It's short for Cyclops, from pitching with one eye closed
  D.   It's a play on Sayonara, something Cy said before striking someone out

9. What is Cy Young's real name?
  A.   Cyrus Denton Tecumseh Young
  B.   Cyrus Ray Young
  C.   Denton True Young
  D.   McKinzie Young

10. Cy is credited with being the first player to do what in the Modern World Series?
  A.   Win the first game in modern World Series history
  B.   Throw the first pitch in modern World Series history
  C.   Throw the first No- Hitter in modern World Series history
  D.   Throw the first Complete Game in modern World Series history


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