San Francisco Giants Millionaire Triva Game: The Ultimate Sports Challenge

Vince Cestone@@vintalkingiantsContributor IIIDecember 17, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with the World Series Championship trophy after the Giants won 3-1 the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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On this post, we are going to have a little fun. It's going to be a game of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (the classic version). It's the same game we all used to love, but the questions will be about the San Francisco Giants.

How it works: I will ask 15 questions below in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest. You will be given 4 possible choices. Pick one choice you think is correct. If you get it right, move up and pocket the dollar amount. If you get one question wrong, you lose and the game is over. If you reach the $1,000 or $32,000 mark, you cannot lose more than that (for example, if you get the $2,000 question wrong, then you still win $1,000). If you can answer all 15 questions, you are a millionaire! There is no time limit to answer a question, and you can walk away at any time even after you see the next question.

To help you along the way, you get three lifelines 50/50 (take away two wrong answers), phone a friend (just call someone on the phone and ask if they know the answer; give them 30 seconds), and ask the audience (I advise that you ask 5 people if they know the answer, and go with what most people say is the answer). You can only use a lifeline once.

The best way to play is to have somebody read you the questions and then have him or her ask you what your final answer is. He or she can write down the answers which will be posted below the $1,000,000 question. Have your friend record the answers so you can't see them. If you have to play solo, just scroll down carefully and look at the answers after you make a guess. I will write them vertically, so you are able to do that. Also, the 50/50 answer choices I will take away will also be displayed vertically next to the answers.

After you play the game, please click here to take the poll on how well you did on the game.

Good luck! You know the rules, you know the lifelines, and now, let's play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire!

#1 - $100

What is the name of the stadium where the San Francisco Giants currently play?
A) AT&T Park  B) Candlestick Park  C) Giants Stadium  D) Seals Stadium


#2 - $200

What can be found just beyond the right-field wall at the San Francisco Giants' ballpark?
A) Bleachers  B) San Francisco Bay  C) Upper Deck  D) Tommy Lasorda


#3 - $300

Since the two teams have been part of the National League, which team is the Giants' arch-rival?
A) San Diego Padres  B) Los Angeles Dodgers  C) New York Yankees  D) Oakland A's

#4 - $500

How many times have the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in San Francisco?
A) 0  B) 2  C) 6  D) 1

#5 - $1,000

Who is the current all-time home run leader?
A) Willie Mays  B) Barry Bonds  C) Mark McGwire  D) Albert Pujols

#6 - $2,000

Which of the following sportscasters currently announces for the Giants?
A) Hank Greenwald  B) Ted Robinson  C) Jon Miller  D) Glen Kuiper

#7 - $4,000

What year did the Giants play their first game in San Francisco?
A) 1957  B) 1956  C) 1958  D) 1962

#8 - $8,000

Before KNBR, what radio station covered San Francisco Giants games?

#9 - $16,000

Which current professional baseball team carries the old New York Giants' hat logo?
A) New York Yankees  B) New York Mets  C) Buffalo Bisons  D) Rochester Red Wings

#10 - $32,000

Who was the first black manager in the National League?
A) Frank Robinson  B) Dusty Baker  C) Ernie Banks  D) Cito Gaston

#11 - $64,000

Who was the first player to win the NLCS MVP award on a losing team?
A) Barry Bonds  B) Willie Mays  C) Jeffrey Leonard  D) Will Clark

#12 - $125,000

In 1999, the San Francisco Giants broke which players' 30-game hitting streak?
A) Tony Gwynn  B) Luis Gonzalez  C) Ken Griffey Jr.  D) Larry Walker

#13 - $250,000

In 2000, the San Francisco Giants' first 8 hitters scored against what team?
A) Arizona Diamondbacks  B) Montreal Expos  C) San Diego Padres  D) Colorado Rockies


#14 - $500,000

In 1908, who cost the Giants a victory against the Chicago Cubs by failing to touch second base on a game-winning hit by Al Bridwell?
A) Christy Mathewson  B) Fred Merkle  C) John McGraw  D) Fred Snodgrass

You have made it to $500,000. If you miss this question, you lose $468,000. You can walk away or keep going after you see the question. For $1,000,000, let's play!

#15 - $1,000,000

With a reputation for extreme wildness, which New York Giants pitcher issued 13 walks in one game, and also pitched both games of a double-header in 1895?
A) George Meekin  B) Amos Rusie  C) Cy Seymour  D) George Davis

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! If you answered the last question right, you have won a virtual ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!

Answers                                                         50/50 Eliminated Answers

1. A                                                                                   1. BD 
2. B                                                                                   2. CA
3. B                                                                                   3. CD
4. D                                                                                   4. BA
5. B                                                                                   5. CD
6. C                                                                                   6. DA
7. C                                                                                   7. AB
8. D                                                                                   8. BC
9. B                                                                                   9. AD
10. A                                                                               10. BD
11. C.                                                                              11. AB
12. B                                                                               12. CD
13. A                                                                               13. BD
14. B                                                                               14. AD
15. C                                                                               15. AB

This article was featured on the blog Talking Giants Baseball.

Don't forget to take the poll on how you did on the game by clicking here.

Also, visit Talking Giants Baseball to take the poll on how you think Edgar Renteria should have reacted to the Giants' contract offer.

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