Philadelphia Phillies: Early 20th Century
your baseball knowledge of the Philadelphia Phillies: Early 20th
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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.
was the former Phillies minority owner?
2) Who was a former Phillies
player that lead the American League with the Triple Crown
(Average, Home Runs, and RBIs)?
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.
4) When did Grover Cleveland Alexander make his
debut with the Phillies?
April 15, 1909
April 15, 1910
April 15, 1911
April 15, 1912
5) Who set major league record
with four doubles on August 8, 1915?
6) Who was the future Hall of
Fame player to make their MLB debut April 14, 1915 for the
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
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?
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?
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.
was the Hall of Fame player?