Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Where Are These Hall of Famers From? 3/10/15

Hey baseball fans!

Today's post is going to be a bit different. Here's how it's going to go:

1) I will write down the names of six baseball Hall of Famers
2) In your head or with friends, try to guess the hometowns of said HoFers
3) Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the answers

If you get them all right, good for you! If you don't get any of these right, don't worry about it.

a) Bob Feller
b) Babe Ruth
c) Ferguson Jenkins
d) Jackie Robinson
e) Ozzie Smith
f) Bert Blyleven

Now see if you can come up with the answers all by yourself and then scroll down.


a) Bob Feller-Van Meter, Iowa
It's pretty simple how you remember that Feller is from this town in Iowa; his nickname is the "Heater from Van Meter."

b) Babe Ruth-Baltimore, Maryland
Ruth is pretty famous for being born in the Charm City. In fact, he actually has a museum there.

c) Ferguson Jenkins-Chatham, Ontario, Canada
It's fine if you didn't guess the exact town where Fergie was born.  However, Jenkins' birth country is important because in 1991, he became the first Canadian inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

d) Jackie Robinson-Cario, Georgia
Even when he was first born, Robinson faced racist comments in the South. However, he eventually overcame them and became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. Fun fact about Cairo: it is also the hometown of Teresa Edwards, a former professional basketball player who won four gold medals with the United States' Women's Basketball team in the Olympics.

e) Ozzie Smith-Mobile, Alabama
Not only was the Wizard born here, but also fellow Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, Sacramento Kings center, DeMarcus Cousins, and Cleon Jones, the left fielder for the Mets who made the last out of the 1969 World Series.

f) Bert Blyleven-Zeist, Netherlands
I would not expect anyone to believe that Blyleven is from the Netherlands, but he didn't stay there for long. Even though both of Bert's parents are from the European country, the family moved to Canada when the eventual pitcher was two and to California when he was five.

I hope you enjoyed this quiz. What quiz should I do next? Let me know in the comments section below. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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