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1879 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1879 In Major League Baseball
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) WHAT team learned that they were accepted into the National League on January 26, 1879.Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Troy Trojans

  2. Milwaukee Grays

  3. Bridgeport Indians

  4. Toronto Blue Jays

2) On March 25, 1879, WHAT does the National League vote to keep admission at?

  1. 25

  2. 50

  3. $1.25

  4. $2.00

3) WHEN did the Providence Grays announce the creation of a "bull pen", to be located in center field, where fans may purchase tickets for 15 beginning in the 5th inning?

  1. April 1, 1879

  2. April 2, 1879

  3. April 4, 1879

  4. April 14, 1879

4) On May 2, 1879, rookie Mike Mansell of the newly formed Troy Trojans, in attempting to break up a double play, sprained the neck of star player of the Cincinnati Reds.  As this was not yet an accepted style of play, Mansell was censured for his actions.
WHO was the star player?

  1. Fred Burchell

  2. Earl Moore

  3. Lee Fyfe

  4. Ross Barnes

5) On May 20, after the catcher cuts his hand in the 8th inning, Boston Red Caps pitcher Tommy Bond is forced to ease up on his pitching. The Chicago White Stockings take advantage of the slower speed and score 4 in the 9th to beat the Red Caps 9-5.
WHO is the Boston Red Caps catcher?

  1. Pop Snyder

  2. Dad Evans

  3. Bert Moon

  4. Ernie Shore

6) On June 20, 1879, WHO was the Buffalo Bisons player that becomes the first major league player to strike out 5 times in a 9-inning game?

  1. Billy Jones

  2. Oscar Walker

  3. Willard Cummings

  4. Norton Evans

7) On June 21, William Edward White plays first base for the Providence Grays in their 5-3 win.  White is believed by some to have been the first black player to play in the major leagues.
WHO did the Grays defeat?

  1. Cincinnati Reds

  2. Syracuse Stars

  3. Cleveland Blues

  4. Troy Trojans

8) The first all-lefty pitching match up takes place in Cleveland as Bobby Mathews of the Cleveland Bl ues beats Curry Foley of the Boston Red Caps 8-2.
WHAT was the date?

  1. June 19, 1879

  2. June 29, 1879

  3. July 9, 1879

  4. July 19, 1879

9) WHAT team wins the 1879 National League pennant?

  1. Providence Grays

  2. Boston Red Caps

  3. Buffalo Bisons

  4. Chicago White Stockings

10) On September 30, WHO pitches his 75th complete game of the season for the Cincinnati Reds, and finishes the year having thrown 680 innings (Both statistics are records that will probably never be broken.)?

  1. Dan Brouthers

  2. Will White

  3. Jim Tyng

  4. Harry Wright

11) Paul Hines lead the National League in hitting.
WHAT was his batting average?

  1. .337

  2. .347

  3. .357

  4. .367

12) WHO leads the 1879 National League in home runs with 9?

  1. Jim O'Rourke

  2. Bobby Bonds

  3. Matt Monroe

  4. Charley Jones

13) WHO was the 1879 National League pitcher that leads in wins with 47?

  1. John Montgomery Ward

  2. Marvin Washington

  3. Tex Avery

  4. Ed Grant

14) Tommy Bond was the 1879 National League pitcher that leads the league in ERA?
WHAT was his 1879 ERA?

  1. 1.86

  2. 1.96

  3. 2.96

  4. 3.96


1879 In Major League Baseball
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1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) D. 5) A. 6) B. 7) C. 8) D. 9) A. 10) B. 11) C. 12) D. 13) A. 14) B.

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