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1883 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1883 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.

Trivia powered by ABE1) On May 1, 1883, in the inaugural National League game for both teams, the New York Gothams defeat the Philadelphia Quakers 7-5 in front of 15,000 fans.
WHO was in the game's crowd?

  1. Ulysses S. Grant

  2. Wyatt Earp

  3. Marshall Matt Dillon

  4. Theodore Roosevelt

2) Who becomes the first pitcher to hit 2 home runs a game as his New York Gothams defeat the Boston Beaneaters 10-9 on May 3, 1883?

  1. James Davidson

  2. John Montgomery Ward

  3. David White

  4. Bruce Baker

3) When did Fort Wayne and Indianapolis play the first of 2 games under electric lights.

  1. May 24, 1883

  2. May 26, 1883

  3. May 28, 1883

  4. May 30, 1883

4) On June 9, 1883, the Philadelphia Quakers receive special permission from the National League to lower their ticket prices to 25 per game in order to compete with the Philadelphia team of the American Association. The Quakers average game attendance quadruples for the remainder of the season.
WHO was the American Association Philadelphia team? 

  1. Angles

  2. Mainers

  3. Raiders

  4. Athletics

5) WHAT team introduced ladies day, where all females are admitted free without restriction on June 16, 1883. The idea remained a staple of major league baseball for nearly 100 years.

  1. New York Gothams

  2. Philadelphia Quakers

  3. Providence Grays

  4. Chicago White Stockings

6) Providence Grays player Joe Mulvey is shot in the shoulder while leaving the playing field at Messer Street Grounds in Providence. The shooter, James Murphy, was actually aiming for Mulvey's teammate, Cliff Carroll after Carroll had drenched Murphy with a hose. Within a month, Mulvey would be sold to the Philadelphia Quakers.
WHEN did the shooting happen?

  1. June 18,1883

  2. June 28,1883

  3. July 8,1883

  4. July 8,1883

7) The Chicago White Stockings set a major league record with 14 doubles, including 4 each by Cap Anson and Abner Dalrymple, in a 31-7 pasting over their rivals.
WHO did the Chicago White Stockings beat?

  1. Buffalo Bills

  2. Buffalo Falls

  3. Buffalo Bisons

  4. Buffalo Cody

8) WHAT team turned a triple play when catcher Mike Hines catches a muffed pop-up and catches the base-runners off guard on August 11, 1883?

  1. Boston Bakebeans

  2. Boston Braves

  3. Boston Red Sox

  4. Boston Beaneaters

9) WHO hits for the cycle (single, double, triple, and home run) on September 12 against the Cincinnati Red Stockings and on September 17 against the Philadelphia Athletics?

  1. Long John Reilly

  2. Hugh Daily

  3. Hick Carpenter

  4. Tom Burns

10) The Boston Red Stockings clinch the National League pennant with a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Blues.
WHO clinched the American Association flag with a 7-6 victory over the Louisville Eclipse.

  1. Columbus Buckeyes

  2. Philadelphia Athletics

  3. Pittsburgh Alleghenys

  4. Baltimore Orioles

11) Dan Brouthers lead the National League in hitting with a .367 average.
WHO of the American Association has the highest batting average of .357?

  1. Bobby Wine

  2. Dick Allen

  3. Ed Swartwood

  4. Moses Anderson

12) Buck Ewing lead the National League in home runs with 10.
HOW many home runs did the American Association leader hit in 1883?

  1. 8

  2. 10

  3. 12

  4. 14

13) Pitcher Charles Radbourn was the National League leader in wins. Will White lead the American Association in wins with 43.
HOW many wins did Radbourn have?

  1. 48

  2. 50

  3. 52

  4. 55

14) Pitcher Jim Whitney lead the National League in strikeouts. Pitcher Tim Keefe lead the American Association with 361 strikeouts.
HOW many strikeouts did Whitney have?

  1. 335

  2. 345

  3. 355

  4. 365


1883 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

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