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1869 In Major League Baseball

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1) March 15, 1869, The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball club, is formed?
WHAT was the date?

  1. March 15, 1869

  2. March 25, 1869

  3. March 30, 1869

  4. April 1, 1869

2) The professional Cincinnati Red Stockings played their first game May 4, 1869, with a 45-9 win.
WHO did they defeat?

  1. Great Westerns

  2. Keystone

  3. Forest City

  4. Irvington

3) On June 8, 1869, an amateur club in Buffalo, New York called the defeated another club called the Columbias 209-10 in the highest-scoring baseball game ever.
WHAT was the name of the Buffalo team?

  1. Bills

  2. Niagaras

  3. Rangers

  4. Magic

4) On August 16, 1869, the Red Stockings win over the visiting Eckford club 45-18 at their own ballpark?
WHAT was the name of the ballpark?

  1. Grant Park

  2. Lincoln Field

  3. Union Grounds

  4. Ohio River Field

5) Late September/Early October, traveling west over the newly completed railroad, the Red Stockings play several games in San Francisco, winning all by lopsided scores.
WHAT was the name of the railroad?

  1. Durango and Silverton Railroad

  2. California and Pacific

  3. Grand American Railroad

  4. First Transcontinental Railroad

6) The Red Stockings complete an undefeated season with their 60th victory in as many contests, defeating the visiting Mutual Green Stockings of New York 17-8 before 7,000 spectators.
WHAT was the date?

  1. November 5, 1869

  2. November 15, 1869

  3. November 25, 1869

  4. November 31, 1869

7) On November 8, 1869 for the second time since they won the National Association of Base Ball Players flag, they are defeated by the Atlantic of Brooklyn club.  This gives the Atlantics the championship for the year by a 15-12 score.

WHAT was the team?

  1. Mutual, New York

  2. Eckford, Brooklyn

  3. Olympic, Washington

  4. Maryland, Baltimore

8) Shortstop George Wright, new to the Red Stockings in 1869, was its best player, maybe the best of his time.
What was his 1869 season BA (Batting Average)?

  1. .333

  2. .433

  3. .533

  4. .633

9) The amateur ranks during 1869 probably included some clubs who compensated their players by traditional methods such as division of the gate receipts.  Four of the amateurs would "go pro" in 1870, including some of the Forest City of Rockford, Illinois.
WHO would become a Hall of Fame player for the Forest City team?

  1. Albert Spalding

  2. Aaron Spelling

  3. Godfrey Baker

  4. Fred Savage

10) In 1869, WHO became a Hall of Fame player with the 1869 Stars of Brooklyn?

  1. Bill Ryczek

  2. Tommy Corcoran

  3. Bob Evans

  4. Candy Cummings


1869 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

1) A. 2) A. 3) B. 4) C. 5) D. 6) A. 7) B. 8) D. 9) A. 10) D

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