Up for a little Yankees trivia with a prize at the end of the stick? O.K., then, read the following:
I played 14 post-season games for the Yankees at shortstop. The number I wore while playing those games was later worn by another player who became a World Series hero for the Yankees. That other player was drafted the same year as another shortstop. That shortstop hit his first Yankee Stadium homerun against a one-time Cy Young Award winner. The year he won the Cy Young Award, two Yankees pitchers followed him in the voting.
The first person to name all of the following, correctly, in the comments section of this entry, will be the winner of a free copy of The Baseball Prospect Book 2010 by John Sickels:
1. Who was the shortstop that played 14 post-season games for the Yankees?
2. Who was the player who wore the same number as the player in “Question 1″ (above) who later became a Yankees World Series hero?
3. Who was the shortstop drafted the same year as the player in “Question 2″ above?
4. Who were the two Yankees pitchers to finish behind, in the voting, to the Cy Young Award winner who allowed the first Yankee Stadium homerun to the shortstop in “Question 3″ above?
Good luck to all who decide to play this game! And, thanks again to The Baseball Prospect Book 2010 for making this possible.
Also, please note that I will not leave a comment in the comments section until a winner has been found in the contest. I will not be commenting on an interim basis to indicate whether someone is incorrect, partially correct, or not answering the questions in the required manner. And, please, only leave comments in this entry if you’re participating in the contest. Related, please do not attempt to interfere with “the game” by suggesting to someone that their answers are correct or not – even if your intentions are good. Thanks!