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1880 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1880 In Major League Baseball Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) What is NOT a 1800 National League team?Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Bridgeport Eagles
  2. Buffalo Bisons
  3. Troy Trojans
  4. Worcester Ruby Legs

2) George Gore of the Chicago White Stockings led the National League in batting average.
What was his batting average?

  1. .340
  2. .350
  3. .360
  4. .370

3) On June 12, Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs pitches the first perfect game in professional history in a 1-0 victory. 
What team did he beat?

  1. Cleveland Blues
  2. Dodge City Marshalls
  3. Orlando Magic
  4. Philadelphia Warriors

4) On June 17, John Montgomery Ward of the Providence Grays pitches the 2nd perfect game in 6 days as the Grays defeat Pud Galvin and the Buffalo Bisons 5-0. The National League will now not see another perfect game until 1964.

  • True or False?

5) Jim O'Rourke and Harry Stovey tie for the National Leagues 1880 home runs. 
How many did each player hit?

  1.   6
  2. 16
  3. 26
  4. 36

6) Who was the Cleveland Blues pitcher to win 45 games in the 1880 NL season?

  1. Taylor Hicks
  2. Manny Marvin
  3. Jim McCormick
  4. Buck Owens

7) On August 6, Tim Keefe makes his major league debut with the Troy Trojans, pitching a 4-hitter in defeating the Cincinnati Reds.  Keefe will end up with 342 career wins and be elected to the Hall-of-Fame in 1964.  In 1880 he led the NL in ERA (Earned Run Average). 
What was the ERA that season?

  1. 0.86
  2. 1.86
  3. 2.86
  4. 3.86

8) On October 4, The National League prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages in member parks and also prohibits member parks from being rented out on Sundays. These rulings are directly aimed at the Cincinnati Reds club who routinely did both in order to raise additional money for their continual struggling finances.

  • True or False?

9) In 1880, who led the National League in strikeouts with 268?

  1. Danny Hoffman
  2. Judge Nagle
  3. Ernie Quigley
  4. Larry Corcoran

10) Who was the Baseball Hall of Fame player born on August 12, 1880?

  1. Irish McIlveen
  2. Chief Meyers
  3. Christy Mathewson
  4. Charlie Armbruster

11) The Chicago White Stockings won the 1880 NL pennant. 
What was their won/loss record?

  1. 77 - 27
  2. 67 - 17
  3. 52 - 32
  4. 47 - 37

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

 
 
 


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