Welcome back to another edition of the Sun-Times Chicago Baseball Quiz. I’m your quiz master, Bill Chuck. Other than statistics, there will be no Statcast numbers, so you have to guess how long each homer went all alone.
Are you ready for the Chicago Nine?
Get ready to turn your bat!
1. Who beat his first big league home against the Cubs?
on. Henry Aaron
b. Yoan Moncada
vs. Nolan Arenado
d. Paul Konerko
Only one Chicago player has ever had a game with a homer and a Platinum Sombrero (five strikes). Who was he?
on. Ron kitten
b. Sammy Sosa
vs. Dave kingman
d. Alex avila
The Cubs’ first night game at Wrigley was a 6-4 victory over the Mets on August 9, 1988. Who hit the first night?
on. Rafael Palmeiro
b. Lenny dykstra
vs. Keith hernandez
d. Ryne sandberg
4. Screaming Sox Eddie Lopat allowed five homers to the Tigers on April 23, 1947. Only another White Sox pitcher gave up five homers in a game. Who was he?
on. Reynaldo lopez
b. James shield
vs. Carlos Rodon
d. Jose quintana
5. Who is the only cube to hit three home runs in an opening day game?
on. Tuffy rhodes
b. Javy Baez
vs. Corey Patterson
d. Ernie Banks
6. Which of these players beat the most knife-hit homers for the Sox?
on. Harold baines
b. Smoky Burgess
vs. Jerry Hairston
d. Carlton Fisk
7. In 2020, only one member of the Sox hit an extra inning homer. Who was it?
on. Jose Abreu
b. Luis Robert
vs. Eloy Jimenez
d. Edwin Encarnacion
In the Cubs / Cardinals rivalry, no Cub scored more homers against the Cardinals than Ernie Banks. Three of these kids have only one drive home to St. Louis. Who does not?
on. Tommy La Stella
b. Lenny Randle
vs. Lou brock
d. Bill Madlock
9. Frank Thomas hit 521 homers. Which of the following pitchers beat “The Big Hurt” the most homers?
on. Kenny rogers
b. David Wells
vs. Tim wakefield
d. Mike Mussina
1. Yoan Moncada’s first homer was outside Jake Arrieta on July 26, 2017.
2. On June 9, 2000, Sammy Sosa of the Cubs had the contrasting game against the Sox.
3. Lenny Dykstra homers Mike Bielecki in the 5th half.
4. Reynaldo Lopez was bombed by the Blue Jays on July 27, 2018.
5. Tuffy Rhodes Vs. Mets April 4, 1994.
6. Jerry Hairston hit eight, the others five each.
7. On August 30, Luis Robert beat a three-race winner of the 10th against the Royals.
8. Lou Brock hit five before being switched to the Cardinals.
9. Thomas went deep nine times by second Hall of Famer, Mike Mussina.