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Minnesota Twins: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the Minnesota Twins: 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) Between 1894 to 1900, they were part of the Western League.  When the league became the major league American League, they moved a team to Washington, DC.  They became the Washington Senators.  What was the name of the Western League team?

  • Kansas City Blues
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • St. Louis Ravens
  • Detroit Peaks

2) Who was the 1901 Washington Senators’ manager?

  • Jim Manning
  • Cliff DeYoung
  • Randy Johnson
  • Marv Anderson

3) American League Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Washington, D.C., at the corner of Florida Avenue and Trinidad Avenue, NE.  It hosted the Washington Senators from April 29, 1901 to September 27, 1902, when the team moved to National Park.

  • True or False?

4) Who was the Senators top hitter with a .322 batting average during the 1901 season?

  • Ben Harrison
  • Charlie Luskey
  • Irv Waldron
  • Jack O'Brien

5) Who was the pitcher that won 18 games for the 1901 Senators?

  • Bill Carrick
  • Casey Patten
  • Watty Lee
  • Win Mercer

6) What was the nickname of the 1901 Senators catcher William Jones "Boileryard" Clarke?

  • "Boileryard"
  • "Sheriff"
  • "Gunslinger"
  • "Rocket Arm"

7) On Friday, April 26, 1901 the Senators played their first game.  It was an away game. Who was the team?

  • Boston Americans
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Philadelphia Athletics
  • Baltimore Orioles

8) The 1901 Senators seasons ends with a lose on Friday, September 27.  Who did they play?

  • Chicago White Stockings
  • Boston Americans
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Philadelphia Athletics

9) Longest winning streak was 6 games between Saturday, May 11 to Friday, May 17.

  • True or False?

10) The 1901 Washington Senators won 72 games, lost 61, and finished in sixth place in the American League.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

Minnesota Twins: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. Kansas City Blues
  2. Jim Manning
  3. True
  4. Irv Waldron
  5. Casey Patten
  6. "Boileryard"
  7. Philadelphia Athletics
  8. Chicago White Stockings
  9. True
  10. False. The 1901 Washington Senators won 61 games, lost 72, and finished in sixth place in the American League.

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