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Philadelphia Phillies: Early 20th Century

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1) In 1901, the birth of the more lucrative American League, saw many of the better Phillies players defect to the upstart, including a number of players who ended up playing for their cross-town rivals. The Philadelphia Athletics was owned by the former Phillies minority owner.
Who was the former Phillies minority owner?

  1. Benjamin Shibe

  2. Al Reach

  3. John Rogers

  4. Robert Baker

2) Who was a former Phillies player that lead the American League with the Triple Crown (Average, Home Runs, and RBIs)?

  1. Luke Sewell

  2. Nap Lajoie

  3. Joe Benes

  4. George McNamara

3) On August 8, 1903, a balcony collapsed at Baker Bowl during a game against Boston.  The New York Times reported the following day that four were killed and 125 injured.  The Phillies temporarily called Columbia Park home while Baker Bowl was repaired.

  • True or False?

4) When did Grover Cleveland Alexander make his debut with the Phillies?

  1. April 15, 1909

  2. April 15, 1910

  3. April 15, 1911

  4. April 15, 1912

5) Who set major league record with four doubles on August 8, 1915?

  1. Dode Paskert

  2. Bud Weiser

  3. Possum Whitted

  4. Gavvy Cravath

6) Who was the future Hall of Fame player to make their MLB debut April 14, 1915 for the Philadelphia Phillies?

  1. Dave Bancroft

  2. Fred Luderus

  3. Erskine Mayer

  4. Stan Baumgartner

7) By 1917 Alexander had been traded away when owner William Baker refused to increase his salary. Baker was known for running the Phillies very cheaply; for instance, during much of his tenure there was only one scout in the entire organization.

  • True or False?

8) He was a consistent power hitting center fielder, leading the National League in home runs four times during his career. He played for the Phillies from 1918 - 1930.
Who is the center fielder?

  1. Doc Wallace

  2. Cy Williams

  3. Joe Ward

  4. Doc White

9) In 1929, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies and had one of the best offensive years in baseball history, leading the League in batting at .398 with 254 hits, 32 home runs, 122 runs batted in, and 152 runs scored. The record was tied by Bill Terry in 1930, but has yet to be broken.
Who was the Left Fielder?

  1. Tedd Maddox

  2. Red Baker

  3. Lefty O'Doul

  4. Manny Williams

10) In 1933, he won the Triple Crown (.368, 28, 120). On July 6, 1933 of that year, he also became the first Phillies player ever to bat in an All-Star Game.
Who was the Hall of Fame player?

  1. Andy Karl

  2. Ed Keegan

  3. Alan Knicely

  4. Chuck Klein

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Philadelphia Phillies: Early 20th Century

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