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San Francisco Giants: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the San Francisco Giants: 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 Giants began in 1883.  What was the original name?

  • New York Metropolitans
  • New York Giants
  • New York Dodgers
  • New York Gothams

2) Who owned the team?

  • John B. Day
  • John Ireland
  • Ben Franks
  • Ryan White

3) Who does the team replace in the National League?

  • Troy Trojans
  • Albany Victors
  • Erie Sharks
  • Portland Tigers

4) Who is the teams manager?

  • Jimmie Johnson
  • Mel Torme
  • Jim Sutton
  • John Clapp

5) The team’s home field was Forbes Field.

  • True or False?

6) Who was the first baseman and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976?

  • Roger Connor
  • Mark Snyder
  • Whitey Jones
  • Roger Clemens

7) He was widely regarded as the best catcher of his era and is often argued to be the best player of the 19th century. He was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
Who was the player?

  • Buck Ewing
  • Buck Showalter
  • Buck Storm
  • Buck Jones

8) Mickey Welch pitched in 52 games with a win/loss record of 25-23. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.

  • True or False?

9) Who was NOT a National League team in 1883?

  • Boston Beaneaters
  • Chicago White Stockings
  • Providence Grays
  • Willow Grove Golden Bears

10) What did the finish finished in National League in 1883?

  • 2nd
  • 4th
  • 6th
  • 8th

Check Your Answers


San Francisco Giants: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. New York Gothams
  2. John B. Day
  3. Troy Trojans
  4. John Clapp
  5. False. The team’s home field was The Polo Grounds.
  6. Roger Connor
  7. Buck Ewing
  8. True
  9. Willow Grove Golden Bears
  10. 6th

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