1870 In Major League Baseball
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Major League Baseball.
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1) On June 14, 1870 after 84
consecutive wins since assembling the first professional team in
winter 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings lose 8-7 to the Brooklyn
Atlantics before a crowd of 20,000 at the Capitoline Grounds.
WHO scores the winning run in the 11th inning on a hit by pitcher
2) For the second time in three weeks the
Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Brooklyn Atlantics by a 19-3
score, giving the victors possession of the championship flag.
WHAT was the date?
June 14, 1870
June 16, 1870
June 20, 1870
3) On July 23, 1870 the visiting Mutuals of
New York defeat the Chicago White Stockings 9-0 before 5,000
spectators. The shutout pitched by Rynie Wolters is the first
against any NABBP championship contender, inspiring Chicago (verb)
and Chicago game as lingo for shutout through the 1890s.
was the park?
4) July 27, 1870, the Red Stockings lose at home for
the first time in their professional era, dropping a 11-7
WHO beat the Red Stockings?
5) In front of a crowd of 4,000 that paid 50¢ at
the Union Grounds in Brooklyn, the New York Mutuals beat the
Athletics for the second time in four weeks by a 12-11 score on
September 15. This gives the Mutuals the temporary possession of
WHAT the crowd pay for seat?
6) In the most controversial game since the 1860 season,
the Chicago White Stockings end up on top of a 7-5 score. Leading
by one run in the ninth inning, the New Yorkers walk off the field
and the score reverted to the last inning completed. This is the
second victory by the Chicago club over the Mutuals in five weeks
and gives the Chicagoans the (disputed) championship for the year.
WHAT was the date?
October 13, 1870
October 23, 1870
October 30, 1870
November 1, 1870
7) He recommends that the
Cincinnati Base Ball Club not employ a professional nine for 1871,
for that will be too expensive on November 21, 1870. The club
officially dissolves that winter.
WHO decided to dissolve the
A.P.C. Bonte, team president
Alfred T. Goshorn, team
George B. Ellard, founding member
8) Three amateur clubs of 1870
would later enter the all-professional National Association for
one season each.
WHAT is NOT
an amateur clubs
Kekionga of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Mansfield of Middletown, Connecticut
Resolute of Elizabeth, New Jersey
Stonewall of Clarksburg, West Virginia
9) WHAT college fielded its strongest
team, which toured nationally in the summer and won 6 of 16
against professional teams all season.
10) WHAT Baseball Hall of Fame player
was born on August 23, 1870 in Cohoes, New York?
Mike "Doc" Powers