Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Citizenship Exam Answer Key

Congrats to Deputy Jason, who was just recertified in his Deputyship by notching an overwhelming win - 14 correct answers.

1. Which Major League team were the Houston Buffaloes affiliated with from 1921-1958?
St. Louis Cardinals

2. Which Houston judge was responsible for building the Astrodome?
Judge Roy Hofheinz

3. Which Hall of Famer hit a single off of a speaker on the roof of the Astrodome?
Mike Schmidt

4. Who hit the first home run in Astrodome history?
Mickey Mantle

5. Which Astro was nicknamed the “Toy Cannon?”
Jimmy Wynn

6. Which Hall of Famer was responsible for teaching Joe Morgan his famous “arm-flap” batting stance?
Nellie Fox

7. Which Astro won five consecutive Gold Gloves – a club record?
Doug Rader – 1970-1974

8. Name the six pitchers who combined to throw the no-hitter at Yankee Stadium in June 2003.
Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, Billy Wagner

9. Ten numbers have been retired in Astros history – who do they belong to?
Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Jimmy Wynn, Jose Cruz, Jim Umbricht, Mike Scott, Nolan Ryan, Don Wilson, Jackie Robinson, Larry Dierker

10. Whose logo does Nolan Ryan wear on his cap in the Hall of Fame?
Texas Rangers

11. Who was the owner of the Houston Astros before Drayton McLane?
John McMullen

12. Who did the Astros trade in 1991 for catcher Eddie Taubensee?
Kenny Lofton

13. Which former Astros manager became the sixth manager in Major League history to win the division in his first year?
Larry Dierker

14. Who is the only Astros pitcher to win the Silver Slugger?
Mike Hampton

15. The Astros set a club record on July 23, 2000 by hitting four home runs in an inning vs. the Cardinals (yay!). Who hit them?
Bill Spiers, Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman, Richard Hidalgo

16. Who hit the first Grand Slam at Minute Maid Park?
Ken Caminiti – May 9, 2000

17. Who was the last Astro to hit three home runs in one game?
Morgan Ensberg – May 15, 2005 vs. San Francisco

18. June 28, 2007, Craig Biggio collected his 3000th hit. Which pitcher gave it up?
Aaron Cook

19. Craig Biggio is 5th on the all-time doubles list, with 668. Who did he pass at 665?
George Brett

20. Who has the highest career batting average in Astros history?
Lance Berkman

1 comment:

jphelps said...

That quiz was the greatest 20 minutes of wasted work time than anything ever posted on the interwebs. whee!!!