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Baseball Exam 1
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Which early slugger held the career home-run record at 138 before Babe Ruth broke it?
What did the American Association and the National League have in common for most of their existence?
Banned black players
Which man was the first black player to appear in a Major League game?
William Edward White
Albert Goodwill Spalding accomplished all except one of the following, which one?
He helped to form the Players League of 1890
Which 19th century figure earned the nicknamed of "Baseball Messiah?"
Albert Goodwill Spalding
Which two ball clubs dominated the National League during its monopoly years of the 1890s?
Boston Beaneanters and Baltimore Orioles
Which Major League never competed with the National League during the 1800s?
National Association (NA)
Which 19th-century star swung the first Louisville Slugger bat ever made.
How did the NL Pittsburgh club acquire its current nickname, Pirates?
It pirated Louis Bierbauer away from a rival NL club
Which 19th-century star was the first player to get 3,000 hits?
Who was the only player in history to have the Reserve Clause removed from his contract?
When did the American League play its first season?
Who founded the American League?
How was the American League formed?
From an existing minor league called the Western League
Which team won its pennant by 27.5 games, the largest-winning margin ever over a second-place team?
Pittsburgh Pirates of 1902
Which statement about the Cubs double-play combination of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance is true?
Neither-Franklin Adams immortalized them in a poem called Baseball's Sad Lexicon. None of them made baseball's Hall of Fame.
Boston's super fan Mike McGreevy cannot claim which of the following?
He led a group of Boston American fans, called the Royal Hooters, to each game.
Which statement about baseball's National Agreement in 1903 is true?
Both-It stopped the war on poaching players between the National and American Leagues.
The Agreement acted as a catalyst for the two leagues to hold the first modern World Series.
Who was the Flying Dutchman and one of the first members of the Hall of Fame?
In the 20th century, which two teams played in baseball's first modern World Series?
Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans
Which claim cannot be made by the New York Yankees franchise?
They were once known as the Highlanders
What happened in the 1904 World Series?
A feud between Ban Johnson and John McGraw postponed the World Series.
What is Harry M. Stevens credited with introducing to baseball games?
The 1906 Chicago Cubs hold what distinction?
They won a record 116 games that still stands today.
Which statement about the man who wrote Take Me Out to the Ball Game is true?
He had never attended a baseball game before writing it.
Who recited Casey at the Bat over 10,000 times?
Which statement about Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson is true?
Both-He won 30 or more games 4 times. He won 20 or more games 12 straight seasons.
Which Hall of Fame pitcher of the dead-ball era earned the nicknamed the 'Big Train?
Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson achieved which of the following?
He holds the record for most shutouts with 110.
Which events occurred during the 1905 World Series?
It was called the "White Wash" series as all five wins came on shutouts.
Which HOF pitcher nicknamed "Big Six" won 373 games?
Which statement about HOF outfielder Ty Cobb is true?
Both-He was racist towards blacks throughout his career.His mother killed his father during his rookie season.
Which statistic did HOF outfielder Ty Cobb not achieve?
Most career base hits with 4,189
Who were the 'Hitless Wonders" that hit only .230, seven home runs, yet won the World Series?
1906 Chicago White Sox
Which HOF spitball pitcher lead the White Sox to the 1906 World Series?
Big Ed Walsh
Which rookie pitcher won three games to star in the 1909 World Series?
The 1909 World Series pitted which two Hall of Famers for the first time?
Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb
What forced the Cubs and Giants to replay their September 23 game to decide the 1908 NL pennant?
A Giants rookie made a base running gaffe that cancelled the winning run.
Who committed the base-running gaffe late in the 1908 season that cost the NY Giants the pennant?
Who was Alta Weiss?
She pitched before big crowds in exhibition games against men in Cleveland's League Park
Which statement about the Doubleday Myth is true?
Spalding's Mills Commission failed to investigate the claim that Doubleday invented baseball.
Which player battled Ty Cobb for the 1910 batting title to win the first auto ever awarded to an athlete?
In 1911, which player 'stole first base,' that sparked a rule change on base running?
Who was not part of Connie Mack's $100,000 infield for his Philadelphia A's dynasty of (1910-14)?
Which statement about Frank "Home Run" Baker is true?
Both-He never hit more than 12 home runs in a season. He led the AL in home runs four straight years.
What event set off the first player's strike in baseball history?
1912 when Detroit refused to play after Ty Cobb was suspended for beating up a handicapped fan in the stands
Which NY Giants let a foul ball drop among them that led to their loss in the 1912 World Series?
Fred Merkle, Chief Meyers, Christy Matthewson
The 1912 World Series showcased which unique event?
Game two ended in a tie because of impending darkness.
Which cultural event in 1912 stole the limelight from the grand opening of Boston's Fenway Park?
The Sinking of the Titanic
Which NY Giant muffed a routine fly ball leading to his team's World Series loss to the Boston Red Sox in 1912?
Which team engineered the first four-game sweep in World Series history?
Boston Miracle Braves of 1914
Which manager holds the record for wins with 3,731 wins?
Which statement about the Philadelphia A's manager Connie Mack is true?
Both-He always wore a suit and tie while managing from the dugout. He both owned and managed the A's for their first 50 seasons of play.
Which team posted a record of 36-117 for the worst winning percentage of the 20th century (.235)?
1916 Philadelphia Athletics
Which statement about Ebbets Field is true?
Both-It first opened in 1913 as the Brooklyn Dodgers home ball park. Charles Ebbets built this park on parcels of land he purchased in an area called Pigtown.
When was the game of Baseball invented?
Baseball has no single point of origin.
In which case was a ball considered fair when playing Town Ball?
Every ball struck was fair since there were no foul lines.
Which of the following rules was actually used in playing Town Ball?
Fielders may throw the ball at the runners in order to put them "out."
Which city organized the first official Town Ball club in 1833?
The Philadelphia Olympics
Which statement about the game of Town-Ball is true?
Both-The feeder (pitcher) was considered the least important player in the game.
Another name for Town-Ball was the "Massachusetts" game.
Where was Abner Doubleday for all of 1839, the year he supposedly invented baseball?
Which association organized the first-ever baseball game between two teams?
The New York Knickerbockers
During baseball's early amateur history which of the following was true?
Baseball was often written as two words; base ball.
Where were the Elysian Fields, the site of the first organized baseball game ever played?
Hoboken, New Jersey
What was the cost of a ticket to the first baseball game that ever charged an admission?
What was Henry Chadwick known for?
He pioneered baseball journalism, statistics, and the box score.
Amateur baseball and the Civil War share which of the following relationships?
Prisoners taught the "New York" style of play to their captors in the Civil War camps.
Which 19th-century star is credited with throwing and mastering the first curve ball?
What was Hall of Famer Jim Creighton known for?
At age 21, he died shortly after rupturing his spleen from hitting a home run.
Which team is considered to be the first fully paid (professional) baseball club?
1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings
In 1870, who is credited with being the first player to wear a glove in a baseball game?
Who was the first black "professional" baseball player in the 19th century?
Which event caused salaries to escalate in the NL and AL before the 1915 season?
There was greater competition for players from the rival Federal League.
Which statement about the Federal League is true?
The 1915 Chicago Whales won the closest pennant race in Major League history.
Which statement about World War I's impact on baseball is true?
The war forced the 1918 World Series to be played entirely in September.
Which Hall of Famer returned from WWI shell shocked and hearing impaired?
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Which event did not occur during the 1915 World Series?
The Philadelphia Phillies swept the Boston Red Sox in four games.
Which feat did Babe Ruth accomplish while pitching in the 1916 and 1918 World Series?
Both-He threw 13 consecutive shutout innings in his only 1916 appearance.
He extended his shutout streak to 29 innings in the 1918 series.
Poisoned gas from his tour in WW I eventually ended which Hall of Famer's life in 1925.
Who was White Sox player who hatched the conspiracy of the Black Sox scandal?
In 1920, who was appointed baseball's first Commissioner after the 1919 Black Sox scandal?
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Who poorly paid the 1919 White Sox that sparked the conspiracy to fix the World Series?
Whose confessions to fix the 1919 World Series mysteriously vanished during the 1920 trial?
Eddie Cicotte and Shoeless Joe Jackson
Which statement about the Black Sox scandal is true?
Both-All eight players indicted in the scandal were eventually acquitted
All eight players indicted in the scandal were banned from baseball for life.
The National Association ended after 1875 due to all the following except which factor?
The Reserve Clause
Which team won four of the National Association's five championships?
Boston Red Stockings
Which 19th century Major League played a Championship Series at the conclusion of some of their seasons?
The National Association
Which trophy was the first ever given to a championship baseball team of the 19th century
The Dauvray Cup
When did the National League institute the Reserve Clause to stop players from randomly switching teams?
Which Major League held a monopoly over baseball from 1892 thru 1900?
When did the owners set the distance from the pitcher to home plate at today's length of 60 ft. 6 inches?
Which statement about the 19th-Century Players League is true?
John Montgomery Ward organized it.
What was the nickname of the American Association in the 1880s?
The Beer and Whisky League
Three Major Leagues operated during which two seasons in the late 1800s?
1884 and 1890
The NL's Chicago White Stockings of 1876 later became which team?
What was the Reserve Clause that baseball owners created in the 19th century?
It prevented players from signing with other teams unless they were traded.
Which professional club darkened baseball with its first gambling scandal?
1877 Louisville Grays
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