1873 In Major League Baseball
Test your baseball knowledge of 1873 In
Major League Baseball.
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1) For the first time, WHEN did the
National Association adopt a standardized ball to be used in all
March 3, 1873
March 6, 1873
March 13, 1873
March 16, 1873
2) On May 14, 1873, fans watch
the upstart Philadelphia White Stockings defeat the established
Philadelphia Athletics 5–4 in 13 innings. Only once before, in
1865, had that many innings been played in one game.
HOW many fans attended the game?
nearly 2,500 fans
nearly 5,000 fans
nearly 7,500 fans
nearly 10,000 fans
3) The New York Mutuals and
Philadelphia White Stockings combine for 40 errors in a game won
by the White Stockings on June 7, 1873. The White Stockings, aided
by the Mutuals miscues, win 12–10.
HOW many errors did
the Mutuals make?
4) Leading 11–3 over the
Elizabeth Resolutes, the Boston Red Stockings score 21 runs in the
bottom of the 9th inning for a 32–3 victory. The home-ahead rule
would not be instituted for 6 more years.
WHEN was the
July 1, 1873
July 2, 1873
July 3, 1873
July 4, 1873
5) On July 22, 1873, a
Brooklyn Atlantics player lays down 6 bunts, all for hits, in a
game against the Baltimore Canaries.
WHO was the
Brooklyn Atlantics player?
6) Bob Ferguson of the
Brooklyn Atlantics is the umpire in a game between the New York
Mutuals and the Baltimore Canaries which ends with the Mutuals
scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th for an 11–10 victory.
Ferguson and the Mutuals' Nat Hicks get into an altercation with
Ferguson breaking Hicks' arm by hitting him with a bat. Ferguson
requires a police escort to leave the field and Hicks will be out
for 2 months due to the incident.
WHAT was the date of
July 4, 1873
July 14, 1873
July 24, 1873
July 30, 1873
7) The Baltimore Canaries turn
a triple play in a losing cause against the Philadelphia White
WHEN was the game?
October 6, 1873
October 16, 1873
October 26, 1873
October 31, 1873
8) October 22 1873, the Boston
Red Stockings win the pennant for the 2nd year in a row. They
clinch on the same date as they had in 1872.
their Winning Percent?
9) A benefit game is played
between the Philadelphia White Stockings and Philadelphia
Athletics under a proposed rule of 10 men on the field and 10
innings for a game. The extra player is placed on the infield as a
right shortstop and with most observers feeling the extra player
unnecessary, the rule is never implemented.
the game played?
November 6, 1873
November 16, 1873
November 26, 1873
December 6, 1873
10) WHO lead the National Association
in hitting with a .425 average?
11) Again, Lip Pike leads the
league in home runs.
many did he hit?
12) WHO was the pitcher that lead the
National Association in strikeouts with 75?