1876 In Major League Baseball
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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?
2) On April 22, the Boston Red Caps defeat the
Philadelphia Athletics by the score of 6–5, 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
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.
was the player?
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?
5) What team signed Cap Anson as a free agent?
Chicago White Stockings
Hartford Dark Blues
St. Louis Brown Stockings
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.
7) Who is the Baseball Hall of Fame player born on
January 11, 1876?
Ike Van Zant
8) Ross Barnes of the Chicago White Stockings
led the National League with the highest batting average.
was his batting average?
9) George Hall led the National League in
home runs with 5.
10) Albert Spalding, a Chicago White Stockings
pitcher, led the league in wins.
How many wins did
he have that season?
11) Who was the Baseball Hall of Fame player
born on this day in September 9, 1876?
12) Chicago White Stockings were the National
League champs with a record of 52 wins and 14 losses.
finished last in 8th place?
New York Mutuals