Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, circa 1965. The stadium is the home of the New York Yankees baseball team. (Photo by H. William Tetlow/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The original Yankees stadium opened in April of 1923 in front of 74,000 fans.  It’s hard to believe that Yankees Stadium would have been 100 years old.  Of course, it didn’t last long enough to see its 100th birthday as it was demolished in 2010 to make way for a newer, better model.  Never the less, the old one is worth remembering because it was so important to sports history.  Nicknames like, The House that Ruth Built, The Cathedral of Baseball, The Stadium, and The Bronx Zoo, cemented its proper place in history.

So today we will do Yankees trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida.

For those of you who are new to the show, we test Pete’s trivia (and trivial) knowledge during Wiki-Pete-ia every weekday at 4:45ish for prizes. Just be lucky caller number 9 at 239-337-ESPN. That’s 239-337-3776. If you are not lucky enough to get through, then play at home or at work with your friends with the questions and answers posted below!

So give it a shot and as we celebrate that the old Yankees Stadium would have been 100 years old during Wiki-Pete-ia today on the Shemon and Sheppard Show.

Good luck to you. I’ll be rooting for you to win!

-Craig Shemon
ESPN Southwest Florida

  • 1. YANKEES STADIUM WAS THE HOUSE THAT WHO BUILT?

  • A: RUTH

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  • 2. IN 1901 WHAT WERE THE YANKEES ORIGINALLY CALLED?

  • A: BALTIMORE ORIOLES. LATER, THE NY HIGHLANDERS.

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  • 3. WHAT YANKEE PITCHED THE ONLY PERFECT GAME IN THE WORLD SERIES?

  • A: DON LARSEN

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  • 4. THE MOST RECENT NYY TO WIN THE HR DERBY?

  • A: AARON JUDGE

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  • 5. WHO CALLED HIS SHOT BEFORE HOMERING IN THE 1932 WS?

  • A: BABE RUTH

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  • 6. WHO DID BABE RUTH HIT HIS FIRST HR AGAINST?

  • A: THE YANKEES

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  • 7. MARIANO RIVERA'S SIGNATURE PITCH?

  • A: THE CUTTER

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  • 8. THE YANKEES ALL-TIME HITS LEADER?

  • A: DEREK JETER

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  • 9. THE FIRST YANKEE TO HAVE HIS NUMBER RETIRED?

  • A: LOU GEHRIG

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  • 10. WHAT YANKEE WAS KNOWN AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD?

  • A; WHITEY FORD

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