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Rich Dubroff’s Great Orioles Quiz

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If you think you know the Orioles, let’s look back and see how well you do in this 30 question Orioles quiz. The answers will be revealed on Tuesday.

1983 World Series winners

1.) Who was Rick Dempsey’s backup catcher?  

2.) Last season, the Orioles used a team-record 58 players. How many players did they use in 1983?

• A-42
• B-31
• C-37
• D-44

3.) Name the seven Hall of Famers who played in the 1983 World Series.

4.) Who were the winning and losing pitchers in the first game of the Series, which was the only one the Orioles lost?

5.) Who finished second to the Orioles in the American League East in 1983?

Chris Davis heroics


6.) Chris Davis was the winning pitcher in the famous 17-inning game in Fenway Park in 2012. How many baserunners did he allow?

• A-5
• B-0
• C-1
• D-3

7.) Who was the starting pitcher for the Orioles in that game?

8.) Who was the only position player not to play for the Orioles that day?

9.) Three former Orioles and one future Oriole pitched for the Red Sox. Name them.

10.) How many walkoff home runs has Chris Davis hit?

• A-5
• B-0
• C-4
• D-1

Name that Oriole

11.) In 1971, the Orioles had four-20 game winners, Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar and Pat Dobson. Who won the fifth most games that season?

12.) Who was the Opening Day catcher for the 2007 Orioles?

13.) What do these three former Orioles have in common: Alberto Castillo, J.R. House and Gustavo Molina?

14.) Four players, none of them a position player, pitched for the Orioles in their 30-3 loss to Texas. Name two.

15.) Who did Delmon Young pinch-hit for when he hit the three-run double in the second game of the 2014 Division Series?

Early Orioles

16.) He led the 1954 Orioles with eight home runs. Who was he?

• A-Clint Courtney
• B-Vern Stephens
• C-Bobby Young
• D-Jim Fridley

17.) Four members of the 1954 Orioles became major league managers. Name two.

18.) Who was the Orioles’ representative on the 1954 American League All-Star team?

19.) Brooks Robinson wore three numbers before No. 5. How many can you name?

20.) This Hall of Fame third baseman ended his career with the Orioles in 1956 and 1957.


21.) Before he took over as Orioles manager in June 2007, what was Dave Trembley’s job?

22.) Where was the Orioles’ Triple-A team before Norfolk?

23.) Joe Angel had three iterations as Orioles’ play-by-play broadcaster. The first two were 1988-1990 and 1992. Who was Jon Miller’s partner in 1991?

24.) In 2013, two pitchers appeared in their only major league game for the Orioles. Were they?

• A-Mike Belfiore and Zach Clark
• B-Jairo Asencio and Stu Pomeranz
• C-Mitch Atkins and Alex Burnett
• D-Ramon Ramirez and Josh Rupe

25.) In the famous, “Curse of the Andino” game, Nolan Reimold scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Who scored the tying run?

26.) Who served as Orioles general manager for just one season, 1999?

27.) Ray Miller had three iterations as Orioles pitching coach. In the final one, he replaced a longtime major league pitching coach who also had multiple stints with the team. Who was it?

28.) Players have walkup songs, but so did Mike Hargrove when he managed the Orioles from 2000-2003. What song was played when Hargrove removed a pitcher with a lead?

29.) Between the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Buck Showalter’s coaching staff was changed entirely. Name the six coaches Showalter inherited in August 2010.

30.) Which of these players never hit 30 home runs for the Orioles?

• A-Aubrey Huff
• B-Tony Batista
• C-Larry Sheets
• D-Brooks Robinson

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  1. Phil770

    January 20, 2020 at 9:01 am

    What great questions! A fun quiz. I am humbled about how many answers that I don’t know..
    Thanks, Rich,

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Thank you, Phil. Don’t be hard on yourself. I had to look up many of the answers as I was composing it.

  2. Boog Robinson Robinson

    January 20, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Wow … tough questions Rich. The only ones I’m 100% sure of are 3,5,6,22 and 30.

    Love question #11, and can’t wait to hear who he was and I’m too lazy to look it up.

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Ken, I figure most people No. 30, and I thought No. 1 was actually pretty easy for most fans, but I guess not.

  3. davidcpugh

    January 20, 2020 at 10:43 am

    A most excellent quiz!

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 11:44 am

      Thank you, David.

  4. NormOs

    January 20, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Hey Rich, I’m 87, remember? So you’ve got to be kidding!

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 11:45 am

      I’m sorry it’s too easy for you, Norm. Next time, we’ll have a hard one.

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      January 26, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      Norm I’m 61 and my memory has been one of the 1st things to go. What’s your secret?

  5. Jim-Considine

    January 20, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Yikes. The good news is I did not cheat. The bad news is it was not pretty after naming the 7 Hall of Famers.

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Jim, of all people, you should have aced it.

  6. DevoTion

    January 20, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Dang. Tough questions. I know a few, but most are questions that I wouldn’t even think about trying to remember

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 11:45 am

      We’ll see how I do on my Jeopardy tryout.

  7. Diamondguy

    January 20, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Wow, that’s tough. I am walking around with my head down the rest of the day! Showed me how little I knew about my favorite team!

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Donnie, don’t worry. I wouldn’t have gotten many of the answers myself.

  8. CalsPals

    January 20, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Awesome quiz, knew quite a few, not surprised at how difficult it was, thx & can’t wait for the answers…go O’s…

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      Raymond, glad I’m communicating with a man in the know.

    • CalsPals

      January 20, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      I’m sure I’ll be more in the no, please call me Ray, go O’s…

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        January 20, 2020 at 3:21 pm

        Just don’t call me Johnson.

  9. WorldlyView

    January 20, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    I knew very few answers, even though I am an old timer. The only answer I could deduce was for the last question. The first three guys I barely remember if at all; the last is an Oriole great and Hall of Famer. So the answer must be the least likely: Brooks.
    I wonder if anyone could name at least 16 of the 17 players in the O’s-Yanks trade of 1954.

    • Rich Dubroff

      January 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      A few of the players in that trade are answers in the quiz.

  10. Raymo

    January 20, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Wow, that was really fun but tough. I’m pretty sure about #22 and 30, I have a hunch about 11 and would venture a guess on 6 and 10, but for the others I have no clue. Looking forward to the answers tomorrow.

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