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Philadelphia Phillies: Origins

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Phillies Hat - Trivia powered by ABE1) In 1883, sporting goods manufacturer Al Reach (a pioneering professional baseball player) and attorney John Rogers won an expansion National League franchise for Philadelphia.

  • True or False?

2) The new spot was taken by the Philadelphia Quakers, who later became the Philadelphia Phillies.
Who did the Quakers replace?

  1. Buffalo Bisons

  2. Cleveland Blues

  3. Troy Trojans

  4. Worcester Brown Stockings

3) What was the Quakers winning percentage that first year?

  1. .643

  2. .408

  3. .173

  4. .123

4) From 1883 to 1886, what ball park did the Quakers play in?

  1. Township Park

  2. Recreation Park

  3. Willow Mill Park

  4. Morgan Park

5) Who opened the 1883yseason as managed; however, he was fired as manager after a disappointing 4–13 start and replaced by Blondie Purcell?

  1. Bob Ferguson
    Ted Knight
    Von Morgan
    Buck Showalter

6) In 1884, the team changed its name to the "Philadelphias", as it was common for baseball teams in that era to be named after their cities (for instance, the "Bostons" and "New Yorks"). However, as "Philadelphias" was somewhat hard to fit in newspaper headlines, some writers still continued to call them the "Quakers" while others began shortening the name to "Phillies."

  • True or False?

7) In 1884, the former manager of baseball's first openly professional team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, was recruited as manager in hopes of reversing the team's fortunes.
Who was the manager?

  1. Mark Reynolds

  2. Mike Madden

  3. Homer Locke

  4. Harry Wright

8) Who holds the Phillies single season records for On-base percentage (.523 in 1894), Runs (196 in 1894), Stolen Bases (111 in 1891) and Times on Base (355 in 1894)?

  1. Jesse Hunter

  2. Dave Collins

  3. Billy Hamilton

  4. Doug Waggoner

9) Sam Thompson was the only 19th-century player to drive in 150 or more runs and he did it twice. His .923 RBIs/Game is still a major league record, and he has the still-standing record of 61 RBIs in 1 month, which he accomplished for the Philadelphia Phillies in August 1895.
When was he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1984

  2. 1974

  3. 1954

  4. 1924

10) In 1896, who set the major-league record (since tied by several others) with 4 home runs in a single game.

  1. Ed Delahanty

  2. Mike Mockenhaupt

  3. Manny Sampson

  4. Cap Anson

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Philadelphia Phillies: Origins

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