Trivia: The Multifaceted Diamond

April 16th, 2019

Gemstone, baseball infield, geometric shape and more


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  1. In 1954, the diamond in this Richmond baseball field, ____ ____, saw its first official game of the International League team, the Richmond Virginians (the Vees), a Yankees’ farm club.

 

  1. Which of the following artists recorded songs with “diamond” in the title?
    1. Gary Lewis & the Playboys
    2. Paul Simon
    3. Seals & Crofts
    4. The Beatles
    5. All of the above

 

  1. True or false: The walnut-size, impeccably clear, white Hope diamond shines red after exposure to short-wave ultraviolet light.

 

  1. Each of these baseball players has Virginia connections. Match the name to the description.
I.    Tommie Aaron a.     Third basemen in the Negro leagues before Major League Baseball was racially integrated; born in Richmond
II.   Granny Hamner b.     Retired MLB pitcher co-founded COTU Brewing in Ashland
III.  Ray Dandridge c.      All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player from 1943 to 1954; born in Richmond
IV.  Thelma Childress d.     Played for the Richmond Braves in 1966, ’67, ’71 and ’72, International League MVP in ’67 and manager of the R Braves in ’77 and ’78
V.    Chris Ray e.     One of the “Whiz Kids” on the 1950 National League champion Philadelphia Phillies; born in Richmond

 

  1. This 1971 movie featured Sean Connery, Jill St. John and Jimmy Dean, a musician, actor and sausage entrepreneur who later moved to the Richmond area.

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