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Chicago Cubs: 1871 Season (White Stockings)

Test your baseball knowledge of the Chicago Cubs: 1871 Season (White Stockings).  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) With the debut of the first professional baseball league, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, the Chicago franchise joined up as the "White Stockings."

  • True or False?

2) Who was the team owner?

  • Bill Doolins
  • George Gage
  • Abe Grant
  • Martin Reynolds

3) Who was the manager?

  • Jack Albertson
  • Ira Hayes
  • Marlin James
  • Jimmy Wood

4) George Zettlein was the starting pitcher with a 18 wins - 9 losses season.

  • True or False?

5) Fred Treacey lead the team in home runs. How many did he hit in the 1871 season?

  • 4
  • 14
  • 24
  • 34

6) Where did the Chicago team play their home games?

  • Chicago Field
  • Dexter Park
  • Forbes Field
  • Union Base-Ball Grounds

7) Chicago opens the 1871 season on Monday, May 8. Who did they play?

  • Cleveland Forest Citys
  • Fort Wayne Kekiongas
  • Rockford Forest Citys
  • Troy Haymakers

8) What was the longest winning streak?

  • 7 games
  • 9 games
  • 11 games
  • 13 games

9) What was the 1871’s season record?

  • 4-21
  • 9-19
  • 19-9
  • 21-7

10) Who did NOT in the infield for the 1871 Chicago team?

  • Ed Duffy
  • Bub McAtee
  • Ed Pinkham
  • Red Collins

11) The Great Chicago Fire of October 8 destroyed Union Base-Ball Grounds and all the club's possessions. After fulfilling its 1871 obligations by playing on the road, the club did not field a team for the next two seasons, and the ballpark was not rebuilt.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers


Chicago Cubs: 1871 Season (White Stockings) [Answers]

  1. True
  2. George Gage
  3. Jimmy Wood
  4. True
  5. 4
  6. Union Base-Ball Grounds
  7. Cleveland Forest Citys
  8. 7
  9. 19-9
  10. Red Collins
  11. True

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