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National League Batting Champs: 1876-1889

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1) In 1876, Chicago White Stockings player Ross Barnes hit .429, becoming the first NL Batting Champ. The second-highest batting average was .366 hit by George Hall.
What team did George Hall play for?

  1. Athletic of Philadelphia

  2. Baltimore Canaries

  3. Boston Red Stockings

  4. Louisville Grays

2) In 1877, Deacon White was the NL Batting Champ for the Boston Red Caps.
What was White's batting average?

  1. .406

  2. .387

  3. .378

  4. .368

3) In 1878, Paul Hines, NL Batting Champ, hit .358 for the Providence Grays. Abner Dalrymple came in second by hitting .354.
Who did Dalrymple play for?

  1. Chicago White Stockings

  2. Milwaukee Grays

  3. Pittsburgh Alleghenys

  4. Milwaukee Brewers

4) In 1879, Paul Hines, NL Batting Champ, hit .357 for the Providence Grays.
Who was the future Hall of Fame player that came in second?

  1. Harry Wright

  2. William Edward White

  3. Lip Pike

  4. Jim O'Rourke

5) Who was the Chicago White Stockings player that was the NL Batting Champ in 1880?

  1. George Gore

  2. Jim McCormick

  3. Tim Keefe

  4. Larry Corcoran

6) In 1881, Cap Anson of the Chicago White Stockings earns his first NL Batting crown.
What was his batting average?

  1. .409

  2. .399

  3. .389

  4. .379

7) Dan Brouthers hits .368 for the Buffalo Bisons and leads the NL in batting in 1882.
When was he inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1925

  2. 1935

  3. 1945

  4. 1955

8) In 1883, Dan Brouthers, repeats as NL Batting Champ bay hitting .374 for the Buffalo Bisons. Roger Connor came in second by hitting .357.
What team did Roger Connor play for?

  1. Cleveland Blues

  2. Buffalo Bisons

  3. Detroit Wolverines

  4. New York Gothams

9) In 1884, King Kelly hit .354 for the Chicago White Stockings to become the 1884 NL Batting Champ. His career batting average was .308.
What was his career OBP (On-Base Percentage)?

  1. .368

  2. .378

  3. .388

  4. .398

10) Roger Connor was the 1885 NL Batting Champ with a .371 batting average?
What position did he play for the New York Giants?

  1. Right Field

  2. First Base

  3. Third Base

  4. Catcher

11) King Kelly of the Chicago White Stockings won the 1886 NL Batting Championship.
What was Kelly's 1886 batting average?

  1. .368

  2. .378

  3. .388

  4. .398

12) In 1887, Sam Thompson was the NL Batting Champion hitting .372 for the Detroit Wolverines.
What year was Thompson inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1944

  2. 1954

  3. 1964

  4. 1974

13) In 1888, Cap Anson hit .344 to win the NL Batting Championship.
Who hit .332 and came in second?

  1. Jimmy Ryan

  2. Matt Morgan

  3. Ernie White

  4. John Baker

14) In 1889, Dan Brouthers hit .373 to win the NL Batting Championship.
Who hit .352 and came in second?

  1. Henry Morgan

  2. Jack Glasscock

  3. Rip Tide

  4. Smith Reynolds

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