High School Quiz Show: Baseball Edition (516)


>>Coming up, it’s a special
High School Quiz Show
Baseball Edition, with the
American League All-Stars… (cheers and applause) … taking on
the National League All-Stars. (cheers and applause) That’s next on
High School Quiz Show!
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High School Quiz Show
Baseball Edition. I’m Billy Costa, your host. And today’s show features
two all-star teams made up of students nominated by schools
or coaches for their knowledge about America’s favorite
pastime. All questions in this show
are about baseball. And each team will be led
by a very distinguished manager. And before we meet the teams
and their managers, it’s time for you folks at home
to grab your mobile phone or tablet so you can play along
with us live, right now. And all you have to do is log on
at highschoolquizshow.org/ playlive. Now, for today’s matchup we have
the American League All-Stars taking on
the National League All-Stars. Let’s get right to it
and meet the teams. Representing the American League
we have Anagh from Ipswich High School, Gabriel from New Mission
High School, in Hyde Park, Brian from Holbrook
Junior/Senior High School and Paige from
Boston Latin School. And their manager, the
voice of the Boston Red Sox on NESN, Don Orsillo!>>Hey, guys. Let’s go, guys, do it!>>Wow!>>Winning time, winning time.>>American League!>>Representing
the National League we have Chris from
Swampscott High School, Justin from
Boston Latin Academy, Aaron from Natick High School, and Joe from
Waltham High School. And their manager, baseball
reporter for ESPN Boston, Gordon Edes!>>What’s up, fellows? Let’s do it.>>Let’s hear it,
National League! Okay, the competition
has four rounds– a toss-up, a head-to-head,
a category round, and a lightning round. We start with the toss-up round. All answers are worth
ten points, and there are no point deductions
for any wrong answers. You will need to wait
for the complete question to be read before you can
buzz in. And before we actually
start the game, any final words of advice
from the coaches? Don, how about you,
the American League?>>Yeah, the American League. Let’s think about
the Boston Red Sox and what they did in 2013. They started off tough
in spring training. Nobody expected a lot. And we expect a lot from you. Let’s go. Fire up. (cheers and applause) >>Gordon Edes, you’re heading
up the National League. What do you think?>>National League team,
I saw those chest thumps during introductions. I know you guys
aren’t lacking in any confidence whatsoever. Act like you’ve
been here before. Trust your knowledge. Respect your opponents. And kick some butt. (cheers and applause) >>Oh, man. I have to tell you, Gordon Edes
brought his game face today. He was trying to psyche out
Don in the green room. We’ll see how it all goes. All right, if everybody’s
ready to play the game, Let’s go. What summer resort village
in New York is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame? Yes, Joe?>>Cooperstown.>>Correct. The beards on the 2013
Boston Red Sox are already legendary. What first baseman
earned the nickname “the ringleader of the beards”? Yes, Justin?>>Jonny Gomes.>>No. American League? Yes, Anagh?>>Mike Napoli.>>Yes. More balls go to what defensive
position than any other? Yes, Anagh?>>First base.>>No. National League, yes?>>Aaron?>>Shortstop.>>Yes. In 1920, the Red Sox
sold Babe Ruth’s contract for $100,000 dollars
to what team that had never won a World Championship? Yes, Brian?>>The New York Yankees.>>That is correct. Atomic number 13 refers
to what chemical element used to make metal
baseball bats? Yes, Joe?>>Carbon.>>No. American League? Brian?>>Composite.>>No, aluminum is the answer. No, you only get one shot
over there, okay, National League? Okay. (laughter) Okay, the next question
is going to be on your video screens,
and it’s the guy who came to Boston
and brought the Red Sox to a World Series
his first year on the job. Hi, I’m John Farrell,
manager of the Boston Red Sox. Here’s my question. Named after a former
major league pitcher, what surgery
for injured elbow ligament is common among
baseball players?>>Yes, Anagh?>>Tommy John.>>Yes. Red Sox anthems “Tessie”
and “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” were recorded by what Celtic
punk band from Quincy, Mass.? Yes, Gabriel?>>Dropkick Murphys.>>Yes, that’s correct. The All-American Girls
Professional Baseball League was formed during what
20th-century conflict? Yes, Joe?>>World War II.>>Yes. In 2013, what Red Sox
center fielder signed a seven-year $153 million
contract with the Yankees? Chris?>>Jacoby Ellsbury.>>Yes. What Civil War hero
who fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter
was falsely credited as the inventor of baseball
in 1907? Chris?>>Abner Doubleday.>>Yes. What team that played
at Ebbets Field is notable for signing Jackie Robinson
as the first black player in the modern Major Leagues? Yes, Aaron?>>The Dodgers.>>Yes. Baseball bats
have a center of percussion where the impact with the ball,
as felt by the hands, is minimized. It’s commonly known
as what spot? Yes, Justin?>>The sweet spot.>>The sweet spot is right. In the 2013
Boston mayoral election, most of the 560 write-in votes
were for what Red Sox player? Yes, Joe?>>David Ortiz.>>Yes. In 1989, who became
the only person to hit a major league home run
and score an NFL touchdown in the same week? Was it A, Deion Sanders,
B, Michael Jordan, C, Bo Jackson? Yes, Anagh?>>Bo Jackson.>>No. National League, you want
to take a shot? Aaron?>>Deion Sanders.>>Deion Sanders is right. By the way, also the only person
to ever play in both the World Series
and the Super Bowl. In 2013, more than one quarter
of Major League players were born outside the U.S. What country contributes
more foreign-born players than any other?>>Yes, Aaron?>>Dominican Republic.>>Yes. When Daisuke Matsuzaka
joined the Red Sox in 2007, much was written about
what supposedly new pitch thrown with a spiral-like spin
and sudden drop?>>Yes, Joe?>>Gyroball.>>Yes. What famous poem
by Ernest Thayer ends with the line, “But there is
no joy in Mudville– mighty Casey has struck out”? Chris?>>Casey at the Bat.>>Yes. In 2004, what
Japanese-born player broke George Sisler’s
84-year record for most hits in a single season? Yes, Gabriel?>>Ichiro Suzuki.>>Right. Game seven
of the 1986 World Series was one of the most-watched
games in history. The Red Sox lost to what team? Yes, Joe?>>Montreal Expos.>>No. American League?>>Brian?>>New York Mets.>>Yes. In what year did Jackie Robinson
break the Major League color barrier? Was it A, 1937, B, 1947,
C, 1957? And Aaron?>>1947.>>Correct. Next question is going to be
up on the video screen, a very special guest. Pay close attention.>>Hi, I’m Will Middlebrooks,
third baseman with the Boston Red Sox. Here’s my question. When a pitcher
releases the ball, what large three-headed muscle
on the back of the upper arm provides power? Yes, Joe?>>The tricep.>>Yes. What Puerto Rican player
who died in a plane crash in 1972 was the first
Latino player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame? Brian?>>Roberto Clemente.>>That is correct. In 1985, who surpassed Ty Cobb’s
record for most career hits? Joe?>>Pete Rose.>>Yes. In 1948, what great pitcher
from the Negro Leagues made his rookie appearance with
the Cleveland Indians at age 42? Yes, Chris?>>Satchel Paige.>>Yes. In 1989 the Texas Rangers
was sold to an investment group that included what future U.S. President? Yes, Anagh?>>George W. Bush.>>Correct. All right, take a look
at your video screens. That’s where you’ll find
your next question. In fact, for this question,
we went out to the Red Sox bullpen. Hi. I’m Craig Breslow, pitcher
for the Boston Red Sox. Here’s my question. What Hall of Fame catcher,
nicknamed “Campy,” had his career cut short in 1958
when he was paralyzed in an automobile accident?>>Chris?>>Roy Campanella.>>Yes. In 1995, what player
nicknamed the Iron Man broke Lou Gehrig’s record
for most consecutive games played? Chris?>>Cal Ripkin, Jr.>>Yes. (timer sounding) Oh, man, I was having
so much fun. But that is the end
of the first round. Looking at the score,
American League right now, 80 points. The National League, 180 points. Let’s hear it for both teams,
everybody. Okay, the head-to-head round
is up next. But first, we’re going to take
a little break in the action and just chill out
a little bit. And the way we do that, gang,
is I’ve got a question in my hand. I will ask the question. Each of you will get
to answer, okay? We’ll start with you, Anagh. Who’s your favorite
baseball player, and why?>>Derek Jeter, because he’s
a classic leader and a class act
at playing baseball.>>Now, I was reading
your bio, and you say your command of baseball facts
is encyclopedic.>>Yeah.>>All right, good for you. Gabriel, same question
for you.>>Jose Iglesias, because
he has the best hands in MLB, and, like,
he’s the guy that I want to be like when I grow up.>>And you’re a ballplayer,
right?>>Yeah.>>Who are you playing for
right now?>>I play for
New Mission High School and Boston Nationals.>>And how are you doing? How’s the team doing?>>Doing good.>>Okay, good.>>Brian, same question.>>Dustin Pedroia’s
my favorite baseball player. Just the way he plays the game,
very aggressive at the plate and everything,
and a good leader. So I like all those qualities.>>Okay. And you’re a bit of a
broadcaster yourself now?>>Yeah, I have a local
cable show on the Holbrook channel,
which is the town I live in. We talk all sports,
so it’s pretty fun.>>Okay, same question for you,
Paige.>>Jon Lester, because
he remained loyal to the team. When another team
offered him more money he said they’d have to rip
the shirt off his back before he left the Red Sox.>>Yeah, I like that! Now, Paige, you played baseball,
and then at one point you switched to softball.>>Yeah.>>And you’re currently
playing now?>>Yep.>>For whom?>>The Raiders out of Concord,
and Boston Latin.>>And what position
do you play?>>Shortstop.>>All right, good for you. All right, now we move over
to the National League. And Chris, same question.>>I’m going to go
with an old one– Nomar Garciaparra.>>Whoa.>>It’s my saddest…>>Nomaah!>>…day of my life…
that’s right. Saddest day of my life
was when he got traded. I was at a birthday party,
did not stop crying. Had to go home.>>Now, you’re a broadcaster
yourself too, right?>>That’s right. I have… I broadcast
almost every sport in Swampscott. They call me the
Voice of the Big Blue. My teacher is actually here,
Mr. Reed.>>There you go.>>So I love what I do.>>Justin, same question. I would have to say Mike Trout
or Robinson Cano.>>And why is that?>>They’re both great players,
they both work hard, they… like, Mike Trout
came into the league, he came in working hard,
one of the best centerfielders, Robinson Cano, one of the best
second basement.>>And you’re a ballplayer.>>Yes.>>What position?>>Second base, right field.>>Who are you playing for?>>Boston Latin Academy,
or the Boston Nationals.>>Good for you. Aaron? We’ve got some ballplayers
here, gang. Aaron, how about you? Same question.>>I’ve kind of got to say,
I’ve got two favorite players. I’ve got Miguel Cabrera
and Mike Trout. But, I mean, not just
because they’re amazing players, and they’re, you know,
having amazing seasons and careers, but they helped me
win my fantasy baseball league this past year. (laughter) And so you can’t argue
with that.>>All right, Joe,
now it’s down to you.>>Pulling out a classic–
Ken Griffey, Jr.>>Ooh.>>You know, just like
the way he played the game, always giving his all, didn’t
always swing for the fences, but he knew when he had
to hit a home run– he would do it.>>And do you play ball now?>>I do.>>You playing for Waltham?>>Yep.>>Position?>>Pitcher, outfield,
and first base.>>Kind of doing it all,
huh?>>Lefty.>>All right, good for you. Okay, it’s time to go
head to head. And for today’s show
we’re going to bring out our esteemed managers
onto the field and into the gameplay. Representing the American
League, Don Orillo! And for the National League,
it’s the incomparable Gordon Edes,
ESPN Boston! All right, I am so excited. This is a first
forHigh School Quiz Show.We’re going head to head. I’ve got Don Orsillo right here,
Gordon Edes right here. Let’s relax just
for a couple of seconds, all right? First of all, Don,
what are you most looking forward to
for the new Red Sox season?>>I’m looking forward
to seeing if they can do what they did last year. I mean, last year was such
an incredible, improbable season. A lot of the same guys
are coming back. It’ll be interesting to see
early if this team can continue the winning
that brought them a championship last year.>>Gordon, any surprises
in the off season that has you keyed up?>>No, I think the thing
that I’m most looking forward to, Billy,
is the emergence of the two kids–
Jackie Bradley, Jr. looking to start in center field
for the Red Sox, and Xander Bogaerts, who showed
the poise of a ten-year veteran during the postseason
last year. That should be
an interesting development to watch.>>Gordon brought his game face
here today. I thought for sure
you were just going to say, “I’m just looking forward
to crushing Don Orsillo right now in the
head-to-head round.” I hope you don’t mind,
Gordon. Don and I talked. We’re going to do this
whole round in Italian. (laughter) All right, here we go.>>But Billy, before we start…>>Okay.>>…I wonder if you should
have Don wipe his hands off. You know, I would hate for it
to slide off the buzzer because he’s sweating so much.>>Okay, let’s go
head to head. The head-to-head round
is 90 seconds. And I need to explain,
you get ten points for correct answers,
and incorrect answers will cost you ten points, okay? So your teams
are counting on you. You can buzz in as soon as
you know the answer. And if you guys are ready,
we’ve got the clock set. And here we go. What award honors
the best pitcher in the National
and American leagues? Yes?>>The Cy Young Award.>>Yes. What Boston sports arena
is named for an outstanding football and baseball player
for BU and the Red Sox? Yes?>>Harry Agganis.>>Yes. In 2009 what shortstop
broke the Yankees’ hit record held by Lou Gehrig for more than
seven… yes?>>Derek Jeter.>>Okay. The term “sabermetrics”
was popularized by what 2003 book by Michael Lewis? Yes, Don?>>Moneyball.>>Moneyball.What U.S. President
gave his final campaign speech at Fenway Park
November 4, 1944? Yes, Gordon?>>Franklin Delano Roosevelt.>>Yes. In the 1970s and ’80s,
what manager was hired and fired five times… >>Billy Martin.>>Billy Martin. Billyball. Fictional pitcher
Sam “Mayday” Malone appears in all 11 seasons…
yes?>>Cheers.>>Yes. Oh, man. What longtime announcer
for the Chicago Cubs was known… >>Harry Carey.>>”Holy cow!” What first baseman
for the Tigers was named the American League MVP…
yes?>>Miguel Cabrera.>>Yes. What actor plays
fictional baseball prodigy Roy Hobbs in the 1984… yes? >>Robert Redford.>>Yes.>>Eight members of the Chicago
White Sox took part… yes?>>The 1919 Black Sox scandal.>>No, no, you jumped
too early, Gordon. Cincinnati Reds would have
been the answer there. But I’m going to move on. In 1959 what
African-American player broke the Red Sox color line? Yes?>>Pumpsie Green.>>Yes. In 1951… (timer sounding) Oh, man! I was having fun. That’s the end
of the head-to-head round. The score right now,
American League, managed by Don Orsillo,
120 points. The National League,
headed up by Gordon Edes, 240 points. Let’s hear it for both teams
and their managers!>>Good job.>>Good job.>>Okay, next up
for the contestants here in studio
and for everybody playing along at home,
it’s the category round. And we’ve got six categories. And they are: Each category has five questions
with increasing point values. There is a lot at stake
in this round. You can confer with
your teammates, and you’ll need to wait
for the complete question to be read before
you buzz in. Now, the American League Team,
headed up by Don Orsillo, is slightly behind,
so you get to choose the first category. What’s it going to be, team?>>Stats & Bats.>>Stats & Bats. Let’s go right there. These are questions
about baseball statistics. And for ten points,
when a pitcher throws a live ball to a fielder
to tag out a baserunner, the attempt is known as a PK,
which stands for what? Yes, Aaron?>>Pickoff.>>Correct. National League, you’ve got
control of the board. Category?>>Let’s go with Nicknames
for ten.>>Questions about, well,
baseball players’ nicknames. For ten points,
what baseball legend with a remarkable 56-game
hitting streak was called “The Yankee Clipper”? Yes, Gabriel?>>Joe DiMaggio.>>Yes. And now American League,
you’ve got the board back. Category?>>Stats & Bats for 15.>>Stats & Bats for 15. What infraction
is charged against a pitcher when his pitch is too high,
too low, or too wide of home plate? Chris?>>It’s a ball.>>No. American League,
you want to try it? Yes, Anagh?>>Wild pitch.>>Wild pitch is right. You’ve still got the board,
American League.>>Stats & Bats.>>20 points. Which of the following
does not affect a player’s batting average–
A, fielder’s choice, B, sacrifice fly,
C, walk-off home run. Yes, Joe?>>A sacrifice fly.>>That is correct. And now National League,
you’ve got the board. What’s it going to be?>>Let’s go Stats & Bats
for 25.>>25 points. If a team plays 25 games
and earns 125 runs, what is the team’s
average number of runs per game? Yes, Joe?>>Five runs per game.>>Correct. Category?>>Stats & Bats for 30. 30 points, Stats & Bats. Calculate a player’s
batting average if he gets 15 hits out of 60
official at-bats. Yes, Chris?>>It’s .250.>>.250 is right. And National League,
you’ve still got the board. You’ll need a new category
now, though.>>Nicknames for 15.>>Nicknames for 15. What Red Sox outfielder
nicknamed “The Splendid Splinter”
hit .406 in 1941? Yes, Aaron?>>Ted Williams.>>Yes. And you’ve still got it. You want to stay here
or move?>>Nicknames for 20.>>20. For his clutch hitting
in the postseason for the Oakland A’s
and the New York Yankees, who was nicknamed
“Mr. October”? Brian?>>Reggie Jackson.>>Correct. Category?>>We’ll do Pop Fly
for ten.>>Pop Fly, questions about
baseball in popular culture. And for ten points,
what 1908 song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer has become
baseball’s unofficial anthem? Yes, Aaron?>>”Take Me Out
to the Ball Game.”>>Yes. And now National League,
you’re back in control. Category?>>Nicknames for 25. Nicknames, 25. What player who began
in the Negro Leagues and played in 24 All-Star Games
was nicknamed “the Say Hey Kid”? Yes, Chris?>>Willie Mays.>>Correct. Category?>>Nicknames for 30.>>30. Regarded by many
of his contemporaries as the greatest player
of all time, what shortstop was known as
“the Flying Dutchman” for his superb speed? Yes, Aaron?>>Honus Wagner.>>Yes. You’ll need a new category,
National League.>>How about Pop Fly for 15?>>Pop Fly, 15. “There’s no crying in baseball!” Tom Hanks delivers
this memorable line in what 1992 film about a
women’s baseball league? Yes, Joe?>>A League of Their Own.>>Correct. Category?>>Pop Fly for 20.>>20. According to
Abbott and Costello, Who’s on first and
What’s on second. Name the player on third. Yes, Chris?>>I Don’t Know.>>I Don’t Know is right. You’ve still got the board.>>Fever Pitch for ten.>>Fever Pitch. Questions about pitchers
for ten points. What pitcher
known for his knuckleball retired in 2012 after 17 years
with the Red Sox? Chris?>>Tim Wakefield.>>Yes. Category?>>Fever Pitch for 15. What Red Sox pitcher
for the 2004 World Series is an eight-time All-Star and
three-time Cy Young winner? Yes, Joe?>>Curt Schilling.>>No. American League? Brian?>>Pedro Martinez.>>Yes, indeed. You’ve got the board,
American League.>>Fever Pitch for 20.>>20. The New York Mets
won the 1969 World Series with help from
what great pitcher named “Tom Terrific”? Yes, Aaron?>>Tom Seaver.>>Yes, and you’ve got it back,
National League. Category?>>25.>>Fever Pitch, 25. What Red Sox legend
was one of the best pitchers of the 1970s and won more games
than any other Cuban-born player? Chris?>>Luis Tiant.>>El Tiante, yes. And you’ve still got the board.>>Fever Pitch for 30. In Game 2 of the 1916
World Series, who pitched a 14-inning complete game
to beat the Dodgers 2-1? (buzzer sounding) Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth. National League,
you’ve got control. Category?>>Quotes for ten.>>Familiar Quotations,
questions about baseball quotes. And for ten, what catcher
is known for amusing sayings such as “Baseball is 90% mental,
the other half is physical”? Joe?>>Yogi Berra.>>You got it. You going to stay here? (timer sounding) Oh, and there’s the bell
ending the category round. The score right now,
American League 180 points, National League, 475 points. Let’s hear it for both teams! Okay, we’re heading into
the final 90 seconds of gameplay, the lighting round. Now, you get 20 points
for correct answers. Incorrect answers
will cost you 20 points. And as a reminder,
you can buzz in as soon as you know
the answer. The clock is set, and gang,
good luck. Here we go. What is the oldest
major league baseball park still in use? Yes, Anagh?>>Fenway Park.>>Yes. Major league spring training
is held in Florida and what other state? Anagh?>>Arizona.>>Yes. On a baseball position chart,
what position is listed as number one? Yes, Chris?>>Pitcher.>>Yes. Bruce Springsteen’s album
Born in the USA
includes what song about high school…
yes?>>”Glory Days.”>>Yes. What Detroit Tigers pitcher
was named American League Rookie of the Year in 2006? Yes, Anagh?>>Justin Verlander.>>Yes. Name the only major league team
whose home stadium is outside the United States. Yes, Aaron?>>The Toronto Blue Jays.>>Yes. In 1914 the Red Sox
purchased Babe Ruth from what minor league team? Yes, Anagh?>>The Pawtucket Red Sox.>>No, Baltimore Orioles. In 2012, what Seattle Mariners
pitcher threw the 23rd… yes, Brian?>>Felix Hernandez.>>Yes, King Felix. Fenway Park is on what street
named for a former… yes?>>Yawkey Way.>>Yes. What Canadian team
moved to Washington, D.C. to become the Washington…
yes?>>The Montreal Expos.>>Yes. In January 2014,
what 37-year-old slugger for the Texas Rangers
announced his retirement? Yes?>>Michael Young.>>No, Lance Berkman.>>What diehard Red Sox fan
is the author of horror novels likeMisery…yes?>>Stephen King.>>Yes. What World War II veteran
and great hitter for the Cardinals… yes? >>Stan Musial.>>Yes. The College World Series
is an annual tournament held in what U.S. city? Brian?>>Omaha.>>Omaha is corre… (timer sounding) Oh! There’s the bell
ending the game. And the winner, the National
League, 555 points. (cheers and applause) American League, 300 points. That’s a good time. It’s all about baseball! And a special thank you
to all of our all stars, and of course, Don Orsillo
and Gordon Edes, for a great game. But that’s it for now. And we’ll see you next week
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21 thoughts on “High School Quiz Show: Baseball Edition (516)

  1. Yea I mean Jon Lester is SO loyal… even when another team offered more money. He’s obviously a Red Sox player right now not a Chicago cub

  2. Bro I’m a fifteen year old girl and I coulda held the team I knew all these 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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