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Los Angeles Dodgers: 1958 Season

Test your baseball knowledge of Los Angeles Dodgers: 1957 Season.  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) Roy Campanella lived in Glen Cove, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island, while owning a liquor store in Harlem which he also operated during the baseball off-season and between games.  On January 28, 1958, after closing the store for the night, he began his drive to his home in Glen Cove.  En route, traveling at about 30 mph, his car (a rented 1957 Chevrolet sedan) hit a patch of ice at a S-curve on Dosoris Lane near Apple Tree Lane, skidded into a telephone pole and overturned, breaking Campanella's neck.  He fractured the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae and compressed the spinal cord.  Who becomes the catcher replacing Campanella?

  • Joe Pignatano
  • John Roseboro
  • Valmy Thomas
  • Rube Walker

2) The Dodgers open the season on Tuesday, April 15, 1958 at Seals Stadium against the San Francisco Giants.  The Dodgers lost the game 8 - 0.  What Dodger pitcher got credit for the loss?

  • Don Bessent
  • Don Drysdale
  • Randy Johnson
  • Billy Morgan

3) On Friday, April 18, 1958 1:45PM, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum the Los Angeles Dodgers play their first regular season home game in a 6 - 5 victory over the Giants.  Who gets the first hit at a LA Dodger home game?

  • Roy Autry
  • Gil Hodges
  • Charlie Neal
  • Duke Snider

4) On April 23, 1958, Gil Hodges hit his 300th home run, and Pee Wee Reese played his 2,000th game, on the same day that Duke Snider injured his arm before the game trying to throw a ball out of the Los Angeles Coliseum.

  • True or False?

5) Duke Snider led the 1958 Dodgers in hitting. What was his batting average?

  • .262
  • .271
  • .290
  • .312

6) Gil Hodges and Charlie Neal tie with home runs hit during the 1958 season. What was the total?

  • 22
  • 25
  • 30
  • 32

7) Who was purchased from the Dodgers by the Cleveland Indians on August 4, 1958?

  • Steve Bilko
  • Jim Gentile
  • Dick Gray
  • Randy Jackson

8) What was the 1958 Dodgers longest winning streak?

  • 4 games
  • 5 games
  • 6 games
  • 7 games

9) On Thursday, May 15, 1958, at Wrigley Field, the 1958 Dodgers end their longest losing streak at 6 games. Clem Labine pitches 10 innings to get the win.

  • True or False?

10) On Saturday, September 27, 1958, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the 1958 Dodgers end the season with a loss to the Chicago Cubs.  What Dodger did NOT have 2 hits in the game?

  • Ron Fairly CF
  • Carl Furillo RF
  • Jim Gilliam
  • Charlie Neal 2B

Check Your Answers

Los Angeles Dodgers: 1958 Season [Answers]

  • John Roseboro
  • Don Drysdale
  • Duke Snider
  • True
  • .312
  • 22
  • Randy Jackson
  • 4 games
  • True
  • Jim Gilliam

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