The U.S. Postal Service released the eye-popping Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps in 2012. Each of the four featured players is an American icon. Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Ted Williams—who was born on this date in 1918—and Willie Stargell are responsible for creating countless memories for baseball fans.
How well do you know this quartet of All-Stars? Test your knowledge for a chance to win one copy of Play Ball! A Celebration of Baseball’s Greatest Moments. This wonderful 8½” x 11”, 40-page softbound book features the vivid paintings of artist Graig Kreindler, as well as 16 collectible stamps: the 2001 Legendary Playing Fields (10), the 2010 Negro Leagues Baseball (2), and the Major League Baseball All-Stars (4) stamps.
Each one of the following statements describes one of the four players—Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Ted Williams, or Willie Stargell—on the Major League Baseball All-Star stamps. To play, match each statement with the correct player.
1. In 1941, this player hit safely in 56 consecutive games.
2. In 1941, this player finished the season with a .406 batting average.
3. In 1948, this player helped his team win the World Series.
5. After he retired, this player became Major League Baseball’s second African-American manager.
6. This player saw action in four different decades, the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
7. This player finished his career with 475 home runs.
8. In his career, this player spent time with three different teams.
9. This player won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award three times.
10. This player finished with a career batting average of .344.
To enter, send your answers, along with your name and address, to: USPS Stamps, 1300 Mercantile Ln, Ste 139C, Largo, MD 20774.
Of those who answer all ten correctly, three people will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of Play Ball! If you don’t know all the answers this time around, don’t worry. You’ll have one more chance to win next month. Entries must be postmarked by Saturday, September 7. Good luck!