White Sox on Opening Day

Brett Ballantini
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Quiz on White Sox on Opening Day, created by Brett Ballantini on 03/30/2018.

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Question 1

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Which White Sox player made his return to Fenway Park in 1981 and hit a dramatic, three-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the Sox to a 5-3 win against Boston, his former team?
Answer
  • Tom Seaver
  • Reid Nichols
  • Carlton Fisk
  • Luis Aparicio

Question 2

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Which player(s) have hit three home runs in regular season game in the month of March?
Answer
  • Matt Davidson
  • Frank Thomas
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Babe Ruth

Question 3

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Besides the 2018 White Sox, what other team also hit six home runs on Opening Day?
Answer
  • No team besides the White Sox has hit six home runs on Opening Day.
  • 1927 Yankees
  • 2017 Astros
  • 1988 Mets
  • 1953 Marlins

Question 4

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In 1960, Minnie Miñoso hit the White Sox's most recent Opening Day grand slam, vs. the K.C. Athletics.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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On Opening Day in 2005, Mark Buehrle combined on a two-hitter in the White Sox's 1-0 victory over Cleveland with what reliever?
Answer
  • Shingo Takatsu
  • Dustin Hermanson
  • Bobby Jenks
  • Cliff Politte
  • Mike Jackson

Question 6

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In 2006 Jim Thome, playing in his first game with the White Sox, hit a three-run homer on Opening Day vs. Cleveland, his former team, to lead the Sox to a 10-3 victory. What was responsible for a delay in that game?
Answer
  • Rain
  • The Flying Angels
  • Misguided balloon release
  • ESPN
  • Both Bears football and Cubs baseball running late

Question 7

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In 2011, which two White Sox hitters had four-plus RBI in a 15-10 victory at Cleveland on Opening Day, becoming the first pair of Sox teammates to achieve the feat in 60 years?
Answer
  • Adam Dunn
  • Carlos Quentin
  • Alexei Ramirez
  • A.J. Pierzynski
  • Juan Pierre

Question 8

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In 2013, who hit an eventual game-winning, solo homer in the fifth inning to support Chris Sale and three relievers in a 1-0 Opening Day victory over Kansas City?
Answer
  • Tyler Flowers
  • Alexei Ramirez
  • Jeff Keppinger
  • Dewayne Wise
  • Alejandro De Aza

Question 9

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The White Sox lost their first game ever, in 1901, to the Cleveland Blues by an 8-2 score.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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What has been the largest crowd at a Chicago White Sox home opener?
Answer
  • 45,873 in 1918
  • 50,574 in 1978
  • 51,032 in 1968
  • 54,301 in 1958
  • 38,501 in 2006

Question 11

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In this decade, three White Sox have hit two or more home runs on Opening Day. Who are they?
Answer
  • Paul Konerko
  • Alejandro De Aza
  • Adam Dunn
  • Carlos Quentin
  • Alexei Ramirez
  • Matt Davidson
  • Tim Anderson
  • Alex Rios
  • A.J. Pierzynski

Question 12

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What one thing WASN'T unique about the White Sox's 7-6 Opening Day win over the New York Yankees in 1982?
Answer
  • It was the only time the White Sox have ever played an Opening Day game against the Yankees.
  • The game was the first of a doubleheader.
  • The original Opening Day game had been snowed out.
  • The win began a team-record 8-0 start to the season.
  • The game was at Comiskey Park.
  • The White Sox scored the winning run in the 12th inning off of Goose Gossage.
  • The White Sox were caught stealing in three of four attempts.

Question 13

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Which Hall-of-Famer no-hit the White Sox in an Opening Day game?
Answer
  • Jack Morris
  • Bob Feller
  • Nolan Ryan
  • Bert Blyleven

Question 14

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Which two lefthanders are tied for the White Sox career lead with four Opening Day victories?
Answer
  • Chris Sale
  • Billy Pierce
  • Mark Buehrle
  • Britt Burns
  • Tommy John
  • Wilbur Wood

Question 15

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It is believed that Matt Davidson set (not tied) an Opening Day, major league record in 2018 in what statistical category?
Answer
  • Home Runs
  • Runs Scored
  • Hits
  • RBI
  • In-game helmet removals
  • Errors

Question 16

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WAY back in 1996, it was utterly unique to play a regular-season game in March. Which White Sox player hit what was then the earliest home run in major-league history when he connected on a first-inning, two-run shot off Seattle’s Randy Johnson on March 31 at the Kingdome?
Answer
  • Frank Thomas
  • Ray Durham
  • Danny Tartabull
  • Lyle Mouton
  • Robin Ventura

Question 17

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In 1999, who hit his first home run in a White Sox uniform during an 8-2, Opening Day win at the Seattle Kingdome?
Answer
  • Darrin Jackson
  • Paul Konerko
  • Mike Caruso
  • Greg Norton

Question 18

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Frank Smith of the White Sox once no-hit the St. Louis Browns on Opening Day.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 19

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Jim Thome hit a home run on Opening Day in all four of his seasons with the White Sox.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 20

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In their history, the White Sox are above .500 both at home and on the road on Opening Day.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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