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Oakland Athletics: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the Oakland Athletics: The Early Years.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) The franchise that would become the modern Athletics originated in 1901 as a new franchise in the American League.  Who was the manager?

  • Pete Loos
  • John McPherson
  • Billy Milligan
  • Connie Mack

2) Where did the Athletics play?

  • Columbia Park
  • Connie Mack Stadium
  • Shibe Park
  • Willow Grove Park

3) July 20, 1901: Snake Wiltse was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.

  • True or False?

4) In 1901, Nap Lajoie jumped from the Phillies to the crosstown Philadelphia Athletics. Lajoie's batting average that year was .426, still a league record.

  • True or False?

5) Who was the pitcher with a won/loss record of 22-16?

  • Moran Manfred
  • Dummy Leitner
  • Dennis Bennett
  • Chick Fraser

6) On Friday, April 27 who did the Athletics play in their first league game?

  • New York Yankees
  • Baltimore Oriels
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Washington Senators

7) How many games was the Athletics longest winning streak?

  • 0
  • 3
  • 6
  • 9

8) Socks Seybold was an outfield for the 1901 Athletics.  What was his batting average?

  • .334
  • .344
  • .354
  • .364

9) Lave Cross played third base for the 1901 Athletics.  He hit .238.

  • True or False?

10) On Saturday, Sep 28, 1901, the Athletics played a doubleheader to end the 1901 season.  Who did they play?

  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Washington Senators
  • Cleveland Blues
  • Milwaukee Brewers

Check Your Answers


Oakland Athletics: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. Connie Mack
  2. Columbia Park
  3. True
  4. True
  5. Chick Fraser
  6. Washington Senators
  7. 9
  8. .334
  9. False. Lave Cross played third base for the 1901 Athletics.  He hit .328.
  10. Cleveland Blues

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