Hot Stove: Yankees Catchers Quiz Answers
Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. Yogi Berra (1951, ‘54, ‘55), Elston Howard (1963), and Thurman Munson (1976) have all won the MVP.
2. Munson is the only Yankee catcher to win the Rookie of the Year award. He won in 1970.
3. Jake Gibbs caught the most games (311) for the Yanks, from 1967 to 1969.
4. Jorge Posada is second on the list of most home runs be a Yankee catcher, with 222.
5. Bill Dickey is second on the list of games played by Yankee catchers, with 1,789.
6. Mike Stanley played for the Yanks (1992-’95, ‘97) and Red Sox (1996-’97, ‘98-’00) two different times with each team.
7. Pat Collins appeared in 92 games for the 1927 Yankees.
8. Jerry Narron was the starting catcher for the Yankees the day after Thurman Munson tragically died.
9. Elrod Hendricks was the catcher the Yanks received from Baltimore in a 10-player trade in 1976. New York also acquired Ken Holtzman, Doyle Alexander, Grant Jackson and Jimmy Freeman in exchange for Rudy May, Tippy Martinez, Dave Pagan, Scott McGregor and Rick Dempsey.
10. Rick Cerone was named to the Sporting News All-Star team in 1980.
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