Friday, November 5, 2010

The World Series on WilsonWeb: San Francisco Giants and more on Biography Reference Bank

Today's quiz marks this week's World Series victory by the San Francisco Giants, using profiles and details from Biography Reference Bank. If you or your patrons are sports enthusiasts, you will find a wealth of material to suit you in our acclaimed, comprehensive, and trustworthy biographical resource.

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1) I was drafted into the San Francisco Giants straight out of high school in 1982, but then accepted an athletic scholarship to Arizona State University, where I hit 23 home runs in my junior season. Who am I?
a) Will Clark
b) Barry Bonds
c) Michael Young


2) I was a member of the New York Giants' team that beat the Washington Senators in the 1933 World Series, and finished my career by hitting .316 as a part-time player for the Giants in 1934. Who am I?
a) Lefty O'Doul
b) Hank Sauer
c) Danny Murtaugh

3) A player for the New York Mets, I was named NL player of the month in June 2006 after hitting .327 with 20 runs, four doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 29 RBIs, and three stolen bases, while collecting two home runs in two contests, against San Francisco and Cincinnati. Who am I?
a) Jake Peavy
b) David Wright
c) Xavier Nady

4) I was the only Oakland A's regular not to homer in the 1989 World Series, which was notable for the major earthquake that hit Candlestick Park on the day of Game 3. Who am I?
a) Craig Counsell
b) Ricky Henderson
c) Mark McGwire

5) A player for the San Francisco Giants, I was nicknamed "Seabiscuit" by major league scouts because of my small size. Who am I?
a) Joe Mauer
b) Jose Reyes
c) Tim Lincecum

6) I made my major-league debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1968 as a part-time player, but was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1972. I made the All-Star team in 1981 and also won my first Golden Glove that year. Who am I?


a) Dusty Baker
b) Felie Alou
c) Bob Brenly

7)  A member of the Giants' pennant-winning team of 1962, I began to experience fainting spells and periods of nervous exhaustion in my later career. Who am I?


a) Willie Mays
b) Gaylord Perry
c) Zoilo Versalles

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