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The Newsday sports trivia quiz for July 13: Second basemen

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano avoids Mets leftfielder

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano avoids Mets leftfielder Jason Bay and turns a double play to end the top of the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 2010. Credit: NEWSDAY/Christopher Pasatieri

A second base-themed edition of our daily sports trivia quiz.

1

Robinson Cano finished in the top six in AL MVP voting five years in a row in the early 2010s; what was his highest finish?

2

What Yankees second baseman was famous for a severe case of the throwing “yips”?

3

Which of these New York second basemen grew up in Brooklyn?

4

Jackie Robinson’s primary position as a Dodger was second base, but what was his position as a rookie in 1947?

5

Steve Sax played three seasons at second base with the Yankees from 1989-91, but he was better known for an earlier stint with what National League team?

6

What former Mets second baseman won a National League MVP Award in 2000 as a Giant?

7

What spot in the “Murderers’ Row” 1927 Yankees batting order usually was occupied by second baseman Tony Lazzeri?

8

Approximately what is the distance in feet between second base and home plate?

9

Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg played 2,151 games with the Cubs and 13 with what other NL team?

10

What Yankee ranks fifth all-time in career fielding percentage for MLB second basemen at .9912?