TYA Trivia Open Thread For 2-28-11

On every weeknight throughout the year, one of the TYA writers will post a trivia question as the nightly open thread. The blog administrators will keep track of the winners, and the commenter with the most correct answers will win a prize that has yet to be decided upon. The answers will be posted in the following evening’s open thread.

Yesterday’s Question: The Yankees have three rookie pitchers in camp (Brackman, Betances, Banuelos) that project as front of the rotation starters. Name the three Yankee pitchers that have won the American League Rookie of the Year award since its inception in 1949.

Answer: Stan Bahnsen, Bob Grim and Dave Righetti

Today’s Question: In honor of Charlie Sheen’s incredible meltdown, we have a few questions about his classic baseball film, Major League:

a) Which former Major Leaguer played Yankees’ slugger Haywood in the film?

b) In which MLB stadium were the home game scenes filmed?

c) Which cast member was offered a baseball scholarship to the University of Kansas as a teenager?

Try and answer all three questions without cheating!


6 thoughts on “TYA Trivia Open Thread For 2-28-11

  1. Did anyone watch Banuelos pitch to the Tigers? I’ve only read about it and was hoping someone here watched it and can give their impression of what I heard was a very impressive inning. I haven’t heard anything about MPH and I read he had 2 Ks looking on curves but have heard nothing about if they were good curves or hanging ones.

    • They were good curves. He said after the outing that the curveball felt really good. His fastball was sitting 92-93 and he located it well, and he threw a solid changeup to get a groundout for the 3rd out, all against 3 legit ML hitters.

      It wasn’t as flashy as Betances’ outing (though damn close) but by all accounts it was very impressive.

      The Killer Bs are buzzing right now!

    • The game wasn’t televised, so I don’t think many people got to see it. According to Buster Olney Banuelos was 93-95 with the fastball, and looked very impressive. I have no idea whether the curves were good or hangers, but it is worthy of note that Banuelos did retire 3 major leaguers.