Up for a little Yankees trivia with a prize at the end of the stick? O.K., then, read the following:
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts – and I played for both the Red Sox and Yankees in the same season. The number I wore while playing with the Yankees was worn by another player in New York just before me – and he also played for both the Yankees and Red Sox. In that player’s last major league game, another Yankees player hit a career milestone homerun. The player who hit that homerun once won an MVP award for another team. And, the year he won, a Yankees player finished third in the voting behind him.
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 Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards:
1. Who was the aforementioned player born in Boston, Massachusetts?
2. Who was the player who wore the same number as the player in “Question 1″ (above) who also played for the Yankees and Red Sox?
3. What Yankees player hit a career milestone homerun in the last game for the player in “Question 2″ above?
4. What Yankees player finished two slots behind the player in “Question 3″ above in the MVP voting when he won it for a team other than the Yankees?
Good luck to all who decide to play this game! And, thanks the good folks at Seven Footer Press 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!