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The March 2012 Pinstripe Birthdays Trivia Quiz

The March 1st Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is a one-time Yankee pitcher named Ron Klimkowski. The Yankees got him from Boston during the 1967 season in a trade that sent a former AL MVP winner to the Red Sox. Who did the Yankees trade for Ron Klimkowski? Get the correct answer here.

This March 2nd Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant was the 1950 National League MVP Award winner, who went on to become a relief pitcher for the Yankees. Do you know who he is? Get the correct answer here.

This March 3rd Pinstripe Birthday celebrant was a small Hall-of-Fame outfielder who played for the Highlanders and held the big league record for most consecutive 200-hit seasons (8) until 2009. Who is this former Highlander and who broke his record in 2009? Get the correct answers here.

This March 4th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant won seven straight NL strikeout titles from 1922 through 1928 and was nicknamed Dazzy. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

The March 5th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is an outfielder by the name of Elmer Valo who began and played most of his career for an American League franchise that used to play its home games in a Stadium that was originally called Shibe Park. What was the name and home city of Valo’s first big league team? Get the correct answer here.

Pitcher Freddie Garcia and this March 6th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant are the only two players on the current Yankee roster to have been born in Valenzuela. Who is this March 6th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant? Get the correct answer here.

The March 7th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant broke Ted William’s record for most home runs by a rookie when he hit 33 for the Twins in 1963. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 8th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant won twenty games for the Yankees during his second full season in the big leagues in 1963. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 9th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant was a six-time AL stolen base champion between 1965 and 1972. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 10th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant led the Yankees in saves during the 1994 season. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 11th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant joined A-Rod as the only two Yankees to achieve both 100 runs and 100 RBIs during both the 2007 and 2008 season. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 12th Pinstripe Birthday celebrant won the 1994 NL Rookie of the Year Award as a Dodger outfielder. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 13th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant was a member of the Yankee’s 1996 starting infield who hit .340 that season. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

Javier Vazquez, Jon Lieber, Mike Mussina and this March 14th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant were all starting pitchers for the Yankees in 2004 and each of them won at least 10 games. Who is this March 14th Pinstripe Birthday celebrant? Get the correct answer here.

This March 15th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant hit 32 regular season home runs to lead the 1987 Yankees in that category. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

The March 16th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is a former Yankee starter named Charles Hudson who won 11 games for the 1987 Yankee team. Just two other Yankee pitchers on that ’87 staff had more victories than Hudson. Name one of them. If you can name both pitchers who finished ahead of Hudson that season, consider yourself a Pinstripe Birthday Trivia All Star! Get the correct answer here.

The March 17th Birthday Celebrant is the very troubled former Yankee reliever, Rod Scurry. He was one of the players involved in an infamous 1985 grand jury investigation and drug trial, when it was discovered that drug dealers were actually  selling cocaine to players inside the clubhouses of what former Major League stadium? Get the correct answer here.

The March 18th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is the former Yankee pitcher Brian Fisher, who’s best year in New York was his 1986 season when he went 9-5. Who led that ’86 Yankee pitching staff with 18 wins? Get the correct answer here.

The March 19th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is an obscure shortstop named Fritz Brickell, who played almost all of his lifetime Yankee games during the 1959 season. What place did the 1959 Yankees finish in that year’s AL standings? Get the correct answer here.

The March 20th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is a reliever named Paul Mirabella, who came to New York with Dave Righetti for one-time Cy Young Award winner, Sparky Lyle as part of a November 1978 trade. With what team did New York make that trade? Get the correct answer here.

The only Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant for March 21st is an obscure Yankee outfielder named Bill Lamar, who played for New York during the WWI years.? He played for two different Yankee managers during the three seasons (1917, ’18 and ’19) he spent with the team. Every true-pinstripe-blue Yankee fan should be able to name one of the managers Lamar played for in New York but naming both of them would be a true accomplishment. Can you do it? Get the correct answer here.

The March 22nd Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is Glenallen Hill. He (16 HRs), David Justice (20) and Jose Canseco (6) combined to hit 42 home runs for the Yankees during the second half of what season? Get the correct answer here.

The March 23rd Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant was Jorge Posada’s back-up and David Cone’s personal catcher for most of the 2000 season. Any idea who he is? Get the correct answer here.

Brian Cashman signed this March 24th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant and one-time Indian closer to a four year contract in 2001 to be Mariano Rivera’s primary set up man but he pitched just one full season before back surgery stunted his career. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 25th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is Woodie Held, a former Yankee infielder who got traded to the A’s in 1957 in part because a group of Yankees had gotten into a fight at Manhattan’s Copa Cabana Nightclub. Held wasn’t even at the Copa that evening but one of the Yankees who was, did get traded to the A’s with Woodie. Who was he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 26th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant was the second baseman acquired by New York when Chuck Knoblaugh’s throwing problems got really bad during the 2000 regular season. Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

This March 27th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is a pitcher named Steve Sundra who went 11-1 during the 1939 season. It remains the third highest single-season winning percentage (.917) in franchise history. One of the two Yankees ahead of him on this list went a perfect 10-0 during the 2005 season. Who was that pitcher? Get the correct answer here.

This March 28th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant was nicknamed “the Springfield Rifle.” Who is he? Get the correct answer here.

The March 29th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is a former Yankee relief pitcher named Bill Castro, who pitched for New York during the strike-shortened 1981 season. After that year, he was traded for one of the worst-fielding third basemen in Major League history, who also played college football for Bear Bryant and once hit 30 home runs in a season for the Red Sox. Who was that third baseman? Get the correct answer here.

The March 30th Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant is Dick Woodson. This big righty only pitched for the Yankees a short time during the 1974 season but he did play a significant role in  baseball history when he was hand-picked by the legendary Marvin Miller to be the first MLB player to do what? Get the correct answer here.

The March 31st Pinstripe Birthday celebrant is Chien-Ming Wang. He had evolved into one of the best starting pitchers on the Yankee staff until a 2008 base-running injury derailed his career. Against what team did Wang’s injury occur? Get the correct answer here.