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1876 In Major League Baseball

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1) William Hulbert organized the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, replacing the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, which had folded at the conclusion of the 1875 season.  Morgan Bulkeley, the owner of the Hartford Dark Blues, is selected as the league's first President. 
What was the date?

  1. February 2

  2. February 6

  3. March 2

  4. March 6

2) On April 22, the Boston Red Caps defeat the Philadelphia Athletics by the score of 65, in the first NL game. Joe Borden, pitching under the pseudonym Joe Josephs, is the winning pitcher, and Jim O'Rourke collected the league's first base hit.

  • True or False?

3) On May 2, a Chicago White Stockings player hit the first NL home run, an inside-the-park home run off pitcher Cherokee Fisher of the Cincinnati Red Stockings. 
Who was the player?

  1. Galen Hall

  2. George Bahler

  3. Doug Cooper

  4. Ross Barnes

4) In a 23-15 victory over the Cincinnati Red Stockings, George Hall of the Philadelphia Athletics becomes the first major league player to hit two home runs in a single game.
What is the day?

  1. June 7

  2. June 17

  3. June 27

  4. July 17

5) What team signed Cap Anson as a free agent?

  1. Chicago White Stockings

  2. Hartford Dark Blues

  3. St. Louis Brown Stockings

  4. Boston Red Caps

6) On August 10, 1876, The New York Mutuals loaned Nealy Phelps to the Philadelphia Athletics. Phelps returned to the Mutuals on the same day.

  • True or False?

7) Who is the Baseball Hall of Fame player born on January 11, 1876?

  1. Joe Martin

  2. Lou Castro

  3. Ike Van Zant

  4. Elmer Flick

8) Ross Barnes of the Chicago White Stockings led the National League with the highest batting average.  
What was his batting average?

  1. .326

  2. .356

  3. .372

  4. .426

9) George Hall led the National League in home runs with 5.

  • True or False?

10) Albert Spalding, a Chicago White Stockings pitcher, led the league in wins. 
How many wins did he have that season?

  1. 17

  2. 27

  3. 37

  4. 47

11) Who was the Baseball Hall of Fame player born on this day in September 9, 1876?

  1. Jimmy Williams

  2. Rube Crolius

  3. Fred Kisinger

  4. Frank Chance

12) Chicago White Stockings were the National League champs with a record of 52 wins and 14 losses.
What team finished last in 8th place?

  1. Louisville Grays

  2. New York Mutuals

  3. Philadelphia Athletics

  4. Cincinnati Reds

1876 In Major League Baseball

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

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