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A final Dodger trivia quiz for 2014

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By Jon Weisman

Test your knowledge of the 2014 Dodgers and their place in history with these 20 questions. Answers below.

    1. The 2014 Dodgers hit into two triple plays in one season for the first time since 1955. What two Hall of Famers hit into the triple plays in 1955?
    2. Yasiel Puig did something on July 26 that hadn’t been done by a Dodger in 109 years. What was it?
    3. On May 25, Josh Beckett threw the Dodgers’ first no-hitter since what pitcher did so in 1996?
    4. Name the two Dodgers older than Beckett to throw a no-hitter: a future Hall of Famer in 1925, and a past New York Giant in 1956.
    5. The day after Beckett’s no-hitter, another pitcher took a perfect game into the eighth inning against Cincinnati. Who was it?
    6. Early in 2014, Dee Gordon took the National League lead in stolen bases and triples. The last Dodger to lead the NL in both categories in one season was which 1960s star?
    7. Name the three Los Angeles Dodgers to have at least 60 stolen bases in a season before Gordon did in 2014.
    8. When was the last year before 2014 that the Dodgers led the big leagues in stolen bases: 1965, 1970, 1975 or 1980?
    9. Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers

      Juan Ocampo/Los Angeles Dodgers

    10. On August 27 at Arizona, what did Clayton Kershaw allow to happen for the first time all season?
    11. True or false: Kershaw has more career innings than former Yankees great Mariano Rivera.
    12. In 2014, Kenley Jansen became the sixth Dodger with 100 career saves. Who were the first five?
    13. When this reliever passed the 100-inning mark as a Dodger this year, he had the lowest career ERA in franchise history. Who was it?
    14. Kershaw made six starts in June and pitched 44 innings. How many runs did he allow that month?
    15. During Kershaw’s 41-inning scoreless streak this summer, how many runners reached third base: three, five, seven or nine?
    16. What slugging Dodger outfielder this season hit four home runs off Arizona pitcher Wade Miley?
    17. Who was the Dodgers’ Opening Day second baseman this season?
    18. Place these 2014 Dodgers in order of when they were first called up from the minors as rookies: Chad Billingsley, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw.
    19. Hanley Ramirez is in second place on the Dodgers’ all-time home run list for shortstops. Who was first with 43 homers as a shortstop in his Dodger career?
    20. In 2013, the Dodgers rallied from a 9 ½-game deficit to win the NL West. What was the Dodgers’ biggest deficit in the division in 2014?
    21. True or false: The Dodgers never spent a day with a losing record in 2014.

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    Trivia Answers

    1. Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella
    2. Hit three triples in one game
    3. Hideo Nomo
    4. Dazzy Vance and Sal Maglie
    5. Hyun-Jin Ryu
    6. Maury Wills
    7. Wills, Davey Lopes and Juan Pierre
    8. 1970
    9. Bases loaded against him
    10. True
    11. Eric Gagne, Jeff Shaw, Todd Worrell, Jim Brewer, Ron Perranoski
    12. J.P. Howell
    13. Four
    14. Three
    15. Scott Van Slyke
    16. Justin Turner
    17. Ethier, Kemp, Billingsley, Kershaw
    18. Rafael Furcal
    19. 9½ games
    20. True


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  1. I got #3 and half of #4 correct. I said Burley Grimes and Sal Maglie. Oh well.

  2. It would have been preferable to have been afforded an opportunity to answer the questions before the answers immediately appeared. I still haven’t figured out how to do it.

    • Jon Weisman

      Well, all the questions are listed first, before a video and then the words (in bold) “Trivia Answers.” So I feel like there was ample opportunity to formulate answers, either answering the questions one-by-one, or just stopping and scrolling back up once you saw where the answers were.

    • berkowit28

      All 20 questions are listed on the portion of the article on the home page, following the lead-in “with these 20 questions”, so if you registered that you’d know all the questions were there without clicking ahead . The answers only appear after clicking to the individual article. I suppose it might have helped if there was a single sentence “Click to see answers” rather than just the generic “More” which could be taken to mean “More questions follow”. I hadn’t noticed the “20” myself in the lead-in. But it’s there.

  3. oldbrooklynfan

    I was surprised that I had 8 correct answers.

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