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POINT OF FACT
Herman Weiskopf
October 02, 1961
A special World Series quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts
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October 02, 1961

Point Of Fact

A special World Series quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts

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?The modern World Series began in 1903. What leant won that first Series?

?The Red Sox, trailing the Pirates three games to one, took four straight to win the best-of-eight-game Series. (The only other Series played under these rules were in 1919, 1920 and 1921.)

?So far, there have been 346 World Series home runs. What player hit the first one?

?Jimmy Sebring, the right fielder of the Pirates, started it all with a homer off Cy Young in the first game of the 1903 Series.

?How many years elapsed before the first pinch-hit home run was hit?

?Forty-four. Yogi Berra did it in the third game of the 1947 Series against the Dodgers. Since then there have been eight more pinch-hit homers.

?Has any player hit a home run in his first World Series at bat?

?Yes, three. Dusty Rhodes of the New York Giants in 1954 (he pinch-hit in the 10th inning to win the opening game against the Indians), Elston Howard in 1955 against the Dodgers, and Roger Maris in 1960 against the Pirates.

?The Yankees have won the most World Series (18). What team lost the most Series?

?The New York Giants (9).

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