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1874 In Major League Baseball

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1) Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner was born in Chartiers, Pennsylvania (now part of Carnegie, Pennsylvania).
WHAT was Honus Wagner’s date of birth?

  1. February 4, 1874

  2. February 6, 1874

  3. February 14, 1874

  4. February 24, 1874

2) On May 5, 1874, Tommy Bond makes his professional debut, throwing a 4-hitter and defeating the Baltimore Canaries.
WHO does he play for?

  1. Hartford Dark Blues

  2. Boston Red Caps

  3. Brooklyn Atlantics

  4. Worcester Ruby Legs

3) May 6, 1874, Dick McBride of the Philadelphia Athletics throws a 1-hitter in a win against the Philadelphia White Stockings.
WHERE was McBride born?

  1. Washington

  2. Philadelphia

  3. Harrisburg, PA

  4. Boston

4) On May 13, 1874, the Chicago White Stockings play the first professional game in Chicago by a Chicago team since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The White Stockings win 4-0 before 4,000 fans.
Who did the Chicago team play?

  1. Philadelphia Athletics

  2. Brooklyn Atlantics

  3. Hartford Dark Blues

  4. Baltimore Lord Baltimores

5) June 18, 1874, playing without suspended pitcher George Zettlein, The Chicago White Stockings are humiliated by the New York Mutuals 38-1. The Mutuals collect 33 hits, but are outdone by the White Stockings defensive miscues as they commit 36 errors in the game.
HOW many errors did the White Stockings commit?

  1. 26

  2. 30

  3. 34

  4. 36

6) Jimmy Wood, player-manager for several teams in the National Association, has his right leg amputated above the knee due to infection. Wood would be re-hired by the Chicago White Stockings to replace Fergy Malone and be on the bench managing 5 weeks after the amputation.
When did he lose his leg?

  1. July 1, 1874

  2. July 10, 1874

  3. July 15, 1874

  4. July 25, 1874

7) On July 16, 1874, the Boston Red Stockings and Philadelphia Athletics depart from Philadelphia for England for their baseball exhibition tour.
WHEN do they return to American from England?

  1. September 3, 1874

  2. September 9, 1874

  3. September 19, 1874

  4. September 29, 1874

8) On September 5, 1874, Nap Lajoie was born.
WHEN was he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1937

  2. 1938

  3. 1939

  4. 1940

9) On September 9, 1874, John Radcliff is dismissed from the Philadelphia White Stockings after umpire William McLean testified that Radcliff had offered him money to fix a game.
HOW much was the fix?

  1. $175

  2. $1,175

  3. $10,175

  4. $100,175

10) The Boston Red Stockings win their 3rd consecutive pennant with a 14-7 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.
WHAT was the game’s attendance?

  1. 1500

  2. 500

  3. 2500

  4. 5000

11) Levi Meyerle lead the National Association in hitting.
WHAT was his batting average for the1874 season?

  1. .194

  2. .294

  3. .394

  4. .494

12) HOW many home runs did Jim O'Rourke hit to lead the National Association.

  1. 25

  2. 20

  3. 15

  4. 5

13) Albert Spalding lead the National Association in wins.
HOW many wins did he have for the 1874 season?

  1. 22

  2. 32

  3. 42

  4. 52

14) HOW many strikeouts did Dan Collins have to lead the National Association?

  1. 118

  2. 108

  3. 18

  4. 38


1874 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

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