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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 league games.

  1. March 3, 1873

  2. March 6, 1873

  3. March 13, 1873

  4. March 16, 1873

2) On May 14, 1873, fans watch the upstart Philadelphia White Stockings defeat the established Philadelphia Athletics 54 in 13 innings. Only once before, in 1865, had that many innings been played in one game.
HOW many fans attended the game?

  1. nearly 2,500 fans

  2. nearly 5,000 fans

  3. nearly 7,500 fans

  4. 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 1210.
HOW many errors did the Mutuals make?

  1. 20

  2. 22

  3. 26

  4. 28

4) Leading 113 over the Elizabeth Resolutes, the Boston Red Stockings score 21 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning for a 323 victory. The home-ahead rule would not be instituted for 6 more years.
WHEN was the game?

  1. July 1, 1873

  2. July 2, 1873

  3. July 3, 1873

  4. 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?

  1. Ben Kinchloe

  2. Bobby Reynolds

  3. Mark Jeffrey

  4. Tom Barlow

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 1110 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 the game?

  1. July 4, 1873

  2. July 14, 1873

  3. July 24, 1873

  4. July 30, 1873

7) The Baltimore Canaries turn a triple play in a losing cause against the Philadelphia White Stockings.
WHEN was the game?

  1. October 6, 1873

  2. October 16, 1873

  3. October 26, 1873

  4. 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.
WHAT was their Winning Percent?

  1. .729

  2. .679

  3. .600

  4. .549

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.
WHEN was the game played?   

  1. November 6, 1873

  2. November 16, 1873

  3. November 26, 1873

  4. December 6, 1873

10) WHO lead the National Association in hitting with a .425 average?

  1. Bobby McIntire

  2. Ross Barnes

  3. Andy Griffin

  4. Ross Marks

11) Again, Lip Pike leads the league in home runs.
How many did he hit?

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 4

  4. 6

12) WHO was the pitcher that lead the National Association in strikeouts with 75?

  1. Albert Spalding

  2. Cherokee Fisher

  3. Wade Phillips

  4. Bobby Mathews


1873 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) D. 5) D. 6) C. 7) B. 8) A. 9) A. 10) B. 11) C. 12) D.

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