So, You Think You Know The 2009 Yankees...Try This Test!*

Shanan H.Analyst IMarch 25, 2010

If you think you know the 2009 World Sereis winners, try this test out.  I bet you will find you didn't know as much as you thought.

The test is simple:  20 questions, and the answers are on the next page.  You may want a pen and paper to write down your answers so you don 'forget.'

Oh, and don't cheat.

Here we go:

1:  In the offseason, the Yankees traded utility player Wilson Betimit, and pitchers Jhonny Nunez and Jeff Marquez for Nick Swisher and a pitcher.  Who was the pitcher?

2:  What was the name of the illigal drug used by Alex Rodriguez?

3:  On April 16th, New Yankee Stadium was opened.  During the ceremonies, four f16s flew over Yankee stadium.  From what branch of the Military were they of?

4:  Hedeki Matsui's number minus Melky Cabrera's number is what Yankee's number?

5:  Alex Rodriguez came back to the Yankees after his surgury on May 8th.  The first pitch he saw he hit into the seats.  Who threw this pitch?

6:  Through the end of May untill June first, the Yankees played errorless baseball.  For how many innings did the record-setting streak last?

7:  On this day in June, the Yankees turned their season around:  After Joe Girardi was ejected, rookie Francisco Cervelli hit a solo homerun that broke up a no hitter, eventually allowing the Yankees to win, 8-4.

8:  On September 11, Derek Jeter passed Lou Gherig for hits with the Yankees.  How many hits did Jeter record?

9:  The rival Red Sox finished how many games behind New York?

10:  Against American League opponents, the Yankees had the worst record against the Red Sox and the _______. 

11:  Former Yankee Johnny Damon reached how many career homeruns July 27th?

12:  Which Yankee former first baseman is Mark Tiexiera's hero?

13:  Jorge Posada hit the last home run in which former ballpark.

14:  In the World Series, Jose Molina became the first Yankee catcher to do this in the World Series since Yogi Berra.

15:  A.J. Burnett earned his first postseason victory in what round of the 2009 playoffs?

16:  By defeating the Angels, the Yankees earned their ______ AL pennant.

17:  How many outs did Mariano Rivera record in game 6 of the World Series?

18:  Who is Pedro Martinez's Daddy?

19:  How many post-season homers did A-rod have?

20:  Which two players recorded the final out of the World Series?


Answer 1:  Kanekoa Texeira

Answer 2:  Metenolone Enanthate

Answer 3:  The Air Force

Answer 4:  2, Derek Jeter

Answer 5:  Jeremy Guthrie

Answer 6:  18

Answer 7:  The 24th

Answer 8:  2,722

Answer 9:  8

Answer 10:  Angels

Answer 11:  200

Answer 12:  Don Mattingly

Answer 13:  The Metrodome

Answer 14:  Pick off a runner.

Answer 15:  The World Series

Answer 16:  40th

Answer 17:  5

Answer 18:  Pablo Jaime Martinez

Answer 19:  6

Answer 20:  Robinson Cano and Mark Tiexiera

Count them up.  Lets see how big of a fan you are:

0-5:  You are a rookie.  Don't try to write about the Yankees.

5-10:  You are a veteran:  You used to know this team, but they are just too young now.

10-15:  A real Yankees fan.  I give you full permission to write here.

15-19:  The Yankees are your life. 

20:  Man, you must be a great cheater.

If anyone could honestly get 20, comment.  I hop you enjoyed!

*Results may not be a true test of fanship.  Use of web sources is considered cheating. 


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