Baseball Quiz: Stuck in the Middle


Today is President Grover Cleveland’s birthday. In baseball terminology, every time you see the names of the 22nd and 24th presidents (he is the only president in American history not to serve two consecutive terms), the name I think “Alexander” will follow later. He served as President of Cleveland from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897.

Grover Cleveland Alexander was born on February 26, 1887 (a belated birthday) and was named after the then president. I’ll save his nickname “Old Pete” for another time, but it goes without saying that less ink was needed to print “Pete” than “Grover Cleveland”. Today’s quiz is about what you found down the rabbit hole when you found out it was President Cleveland’s birthday. Have fun and learn a lot.

1. When not called “Old Pete,” Grover Cleveland Alexander is most often referred to by his full name, including his middle name. We all know that “Babe” is George Herman Ruth. What is Ernie Banks’ middle name?

a. sunlight

b. Davis

c. Eddie

d. he didn’t have a middle name

2. What is Lance Lynn’s middle name?

a. Crance

b. Michael

c. Lindell

d. Louis

3. Speaking of Lance Lynn, which star has the middle name “Lynn”?

a. Nolan Ryan

b. Mookie Betts

c. Adam Duvall

d. they all do

4. Why does Reggie Jackson’s middle name match the same Hall of Famer’s last name?

a. Mickey Mantle

b. Pedro Martinez

c. Frank Thomas

d. Al Kaline

5. Start with a chewy, smooth nougat. A layer of rich and delicious caramel follows. Then add dry roasted high quality peanuts. And what do you end up with? High cholesterol and/or diabetes possible, but I’m actually talking about Baby Loose Bars. Which celebrity is this treat said to be named after?

a. babe didrikson

b. Babe Ruth

c. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

d. Ruth Cleveland

e. Ruth Westheimer

6. Who do you think sang the 1972 hit “Stuck in the Middle With You”?

a. steely dan

b. stealer roulette

c. Guess Who

d. bad finger

7. The Brewers’ middle order (4-5-6) hit the most home runs last season with 84. The Astros were next with his 83.

a. white socks

b. cubs

c. same

8. Last season in the middle (4-5-6), the Dodgers staff allowed the fewest earned runs (136). Next was the Astros pitcher with his 147. Which Chicago team conceded the fewest midfield goals?

a. white socks

b. cubs

c. same

9. Grover Cleveland-Alexander wasn’t the only ballplayer named in part after a U.S. president. Which of the following players has a middle name that pays tribute to the president?

a. Jackie Robinson

b. Cal McLish

c. Ted Lilly

d. Tommy Bridges

e. Zip Zabel

f. all of them

g. nothing in it

I hope you enjoyed this week as well. As you know, in this weekly quiz he thinks 5 or more correct answers is a high score. 2 or 3 is halfway. see you next week.


1. Cub was born in Ernest Banks. he didn’t have a middle name.

2. Michael Lin’s middle name is Lance.

3. they all do. But Markus Lynn Betts’ initials are my favorite full name in baseball because he’s MLB.

Four. Mr. October’s full name is Reginald Martinez Jackson.

Five. Curtiss Candy founder Otto Schnering claimed the candy bar was named after Baby Ruth Cleveland, the eldest daughter of President Grover Cleveland, who succumbed to diphtheria at the age of 12 in 1904. . shelf. Schnelling later admitted to Chicago Topics magazine that the candy bar brainstorm came to him while he was attending a baseball game.

6. Stealers Wheel sang songs written by band members Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan. You may remember that Rafferty released his 1978 solo hit “Baker Street.”

7. The Sox hit 65 homers and the Cubs hit 66.

8. The 271 runs allowed by the Cubs staff are reason to be concerned, as games are often lost in the middle. The Sox staff kept the team in the game by allowing 181 runs, his fourth-lowest in the majors.

9. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was named after Theodore Roosevelt, who died 25 days before Robinson was born. Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish is named after Calvin Coolidge and others. Ted Roosevelt Lilly was also named after Roosevelt. His six-time All-Star selection Tommy Bridges’ full name is Thomas Jefferson Davis Bridges. So he was named after the third president of the United States and the first president of the Confederate States of America. (BTW: On his first major league pitch, Bridges popped Babe his Ruth.) Zipzabel set the record for most innings of relief pitched in his one game on June 17, 1915. He was an established Cubs pitcher. He injured Bert Humphries with two outs in the first and pitched the final 18¹⁄3 innings to win over the Brooklyn Robbins and opposing pitcher Jeff Pfeffer, throwing a complete game. Zip’s real name is George Washington Zabel. The correct answer is “all”.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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