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Atlanta Braves: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the Atlanta Braves: 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) Led by the brothers Harry and George Wright , Ross Barnes, and Al Spalding, the Red Stockings dominated the National Association, winning four of that league's five championships. The team became one of the National League's charter franchises in 1876, sometimes called the "Red Caps" (as a new Cincinnati Red Stockings club was another charter member). While retaining red as the team color, what was the team name from 1883 to 1906?

  • Fenways
  • Whales
  • Beaneaters
  • Harbors

2) The Boston Red Stockings won 4 National Association Pennants in 1872, 1873, 1874, and 1875. When did they win their first National League pennant?

  • 1877
  • 1887
  • 1897
  • 1907

3) South End Grounds refers to any one of three baseball parks on one site in Boston, Massachusetts. They were home to the Boston club in the National Association and the National League from 1871 to 1914.

  • True or False?

4) The 1898 team finished the season with a club record for wins that would stand for almost a century. What was the record?

  • 100–49
  • 102–47
  • 112–37
  • 132–27

5) Who was NOT a star of those 1890s Boston teams?

  • Hugh Duffy
  • Tommy McCarthy
  • "Slidin'" Billy Hamilton
  • Aaron Morgan

6) When did the team became the Braves for the first time?

  • 1906
  • 1908
  • 1910
  • 1912

7) Their owner, James Gaffney, was a member of New York City's political machine, Tammany Hall, which used an Indian chief as their symbol.

  • True or False?

8) Between 1907-1910 what is Boston NL team name?

  • Doves
  • Hawks
  • Eagles
  • Humingbirds

9) What is the teams’ name in 1911?

  • Rustlers
  • Wranglers
  • Raiders
  • Cardinals

10) He was a starting pitcher and played for Boston from 1898 to 1905. He was nicknamed "The Delaware Peach”. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. Who is the player?

  • Will Barnes
  • Abe Donaldson
  • Sam Daniels
  • Vic Willis

Check Your Answers


Atlanta Braves: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. Beaneaters
  2. 1877
  3. True
  4. 102–47
  5. Aaron Morgan
  6. 1912
  7. True
  8. Doves
  9. Rustlers
  10. Vic Willis

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