Test Your Knowledge Of The History Of Baseball

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Test Your Knowledge Of The History Of Baseball

Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown, New York, during the summer of 1839. Doubleday became a Civil War hero, while baseball became America's national pastime. Baseball is played with a bat, a ball, and gloves between two teams of nine players. Test how much you know about this awesome game by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the lone dissenter when the Major League players voted to strike in 1980, the vote was 967-1?
    • A. 

      Jerry Terrell

    • B. 

      Steve Garvey

    • C. 

      Ron Oester

    • D. 

      Rick Camp

  • 2. 
    What is the location of the first baseball stadium to be named after William Wrigley?
    • A. 

      Los Angeles, California

    • B. 

      Columbus, Ohio

    • C. 

      Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • D. 

      Chicago, Illinois

  • 3. 
    What baseball park was used for the baseball scenes in the movie "Rhubarb"?
    • A. 

      Seals Stadium, San Francisco, California

    • B. 

      Los Angeles Coliseum, California

    • C. 

      Yankee Stadium. New York City

    • D. 

      Wrigley Field, Chicago

  • 4. 
    Who was the first African American player to be featured on a baseball card?
    • A. 

      Jackie Robinson

    • B. 

      Dan Bankhaed

    • C. 

      Satchel Paige

    • D. 

      Jimmy Claxton

  • 5. 
    What nickname did Satchel Paige call his fastball?
    • A. 

      Long Tom

    • B. 

      Bat Buzzer

    • C. 

      No-Opportunity

    • D. 

      Mister Invisible

  • 6. 
    Which Minor League team was the first to win 27 games in a row?
    • A. 

      Johnson City, Tennessee

    • B. 

      Peekskill, New York

    • C. 

      Louisville, Kentucky

    • D. 

      Corsicana, Texas

  • 7. 
    What Major Leaguer knocked out author Ernest Hemingway in 1942?
    • A. 

      Hugh Casey

    • B. 

      Ted Williams

    • C. 

      Joe DiMaggio

    • D. 

      Virgil Trucks

  • 8. 
    What baseball Hall of Famer was nicknamed "The Duke of Tralee"?
    • A. 

      Roger Bresnahan

    • B. 

      Nap Lajoie

    • C. 

      George Kell

    • D. 

      Tim Keefe

  • 9. 
    What player was nicknamed "Death to all Flying Things"?
    • A. 

      Gary Maddox

    • B. 

      Jake Beckley

    • C. 

      Goose Goslin

    • D. 

      Bob Ferguson

  • 10. 
    What minor league team did Mickey Mantle debut with?
    • A. 

      Duncan, Oklahoma

    • B. 

      Chanute, Kansas

    • C. 

      Sweetwater, Texas

    • D. 

      Binghampton, New York

  • 11. 
    What Minor League did Willie Mays debut in?
    • A. 

      Interstate League

    • B. 

      Coastal Plain League

    • C. 

      Mountain States League

    • D. 

      Western League

  • 12. 
    Who was known as "The Babe Ruth of the Minors"?
    • A. 

      Moose Claybaugh

    • B. 

      Bob Crues

    • C. 

      Nick Cullop

    • D. 

      Joe Bauman

  • 13. 
    What Major League Baseball player was nicknamed "Scrap Iron"?
    • A. 

      Clint Courtney

    • B. 

      Marty Marion

    • C. 

      Billy Martin

    • D. 

      Eddie Waitkus

  • 14. 
    Who was baseball's first $100,000 bonus player?
    • A. 

      Wes Parker

    • B. 

      Paul Pettit

    • C. 

      Joey Jay

    • D. 

      Steve Chilcott

  • 15. 
    At what ballpark did Larry Doby pinch hit to break the color barrier in the American League?
    • A. 

      Comiskey Park

    • B. 

      Yankee Stadium

    • C. 

      Briggs Stadium

    • D. 

      Connie Mack Stadium

  • 16. 
    Who hit the first home run to set off the fireworks in Comiskey Park's scoreboard?
    • A. 

      Al Smith

    • B. 

      Minnie Minoso

    • C. 

      Roy Sievers

    • D. 

      Ted Kluszewski

  • 17. 
    Who scored the only run in Harvey Haddox's "almost" perfect game?
    • A. 

      Joe Adcock

    • B. 

      Wes Covington

    • C. 

      Felix Mantilla

    • D. 

      Hank Aaron

  • 18. 
    Who did Tommy Byrne baffle with his special pitch, the "Kimono Ball"?
    • A. 

      Pee Wee Reese

    • B. 

      Mickey Mantle

    • C. 

      Hank Aaron

    • D. 

      Cookie Lavagatto

  • 19. 
    What player led a minor league and a Major League in home runs in the same season?
    • A. 

      Count Campau

    • B. 

      Okkie Roettger

    • C. 

      King Kelly

    • D. 

      Oom Paul Krueger

  • 20. 
    Who was the first African-American pitcher in the Major Leagues?
    • A. 

      Hilton Smith

    • B. 

      Bob Trice

    • C. 

      Sam Jethroe

    • D. 

      Dan Bankhead

  • 21. 
    Who was the first African American manager in organized baseball?
    • A. 

      Dave Hoskins

    • B. 

      Sam Bankhead

    • C. 

      Larry Doby

    • D. 

      Ray Dandridge

  • 22. 
    Who did Joe Adcock pass on the bases to end Harvey Haddox' "almost perfect" game?
    • A. 

      Eddie Matthews

    • B. 

      Del Crandall

    • C. 

      Hank Aaron

    • D. 

      Felix Mantilla

  • 23. 
    What city were Joe DiMaggio and Tug McGraw born in?
    • A. 

      Lynwood, California

    • B. 

      Lompoc, California

    • C. 

      Wichita, Kansas

    • D. 

      Martinez, California

  • 24. 
    What idea did National League President John Heydler propose in 1926?
    • A. 

      Use Of Orange Baseballs

    • B. 

      The Designated Hitter For Pitchers

    • C. 

      Ladies Day At The Ballpark

    • D. 

      All Player Become Free Agents At The End Of The Season

  • 25. 
    What minor league team held "Noah Night"?
    • A. 

      Charleston Wheelers

    • B. 

      Hickory Crawdads

    • C. 

      Chattanooga Lookouts

    • D. 

      New Haven Ravens