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1920 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1920 In Major League Baseball Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) January 3 - The New York Yankees, on January 3, purchase outfielder Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox.  How much do they pay for him?

  • $25,000
  • $50,000
  • $100,000
  • $200,000

2) April 25 - High Pockets Kelly drives in three as the New York Giants defeat the Brooklyn Robins 5-2 in the first meeting of the National League's two New York teams.

  • True or False?

3) Who of the Washington Senators records his 300th win on May 14.

  • Red Faber
  • Walter Johnson
  • Robin Pembroke
  • Alexander Peterson

4) George Sisler hits for .407 leding the American League and Major League Baseball in batting average.  Who leds the National League in batting average?

  • Rogers Hornsby
  • Dave Koslo
  • Babe Martin
  • Mickey Rutner

5) Pitcher Jim Bagby leds the American League in wins with 31.  Who leds the National League in wins?

  • Pete Alexander
  • Vic Johnson
  • Bob Keegan
  • Bob Kennedy

6) On June 24, following a 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies fall into last place in the National League.  With the Philadelphia A's having been in last place since the 13th, both Philadelphia teams spend the rest of the season in last.

  • True or False?

7) Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is struck in the head by a pitch from the New York Yankees' Carl Mays in a game at the Polo Grounds on August 16, 1920. He dies twelve hours later from a fractured skull, making it the only fatal field accident in Major League Baseball history.  His death leds to the banning of what pitch?

  • Fork ball
  • Knuckleball
  • Sandball
  • Spitball

8) The Detroit Tigers' Bobby Veach and New York Giants' George Burns hit for the cycle, the first time it happened twice on the same day, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Veach finished 6-for-6, adding two singles, as Burns added a second double to his cycle in New York's 4 - 3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in ten innings. Two separate players would not hit for the cycle on the same day until 2008, when the feat was duplicated by Stephen Drew and Adrian Beltre for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners, respectively.

  • True or False?

9) After having spent most of the season in the minors, and having logged only ten innings pitched all season, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jimmy Zinn pitches all twelve innings in the Pirates' 2-1 extra innings victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.   How many hits did Zinn give up in his twelve innings of work?

  • 2 hits
  • 6 hits
  • 8 hits
  • 12 hits

10) Who was the Hall of Fame baseball player born on November 21, 1920?

  • Chuck Connors
  • Roger Craig
  • Stan Musial
  • Rowdy Yates

Check Your Answers

1920 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. $100,000
  2. True
  3. Walter Johnson
  4. Rogers Hornsby
  5. Pete Alexander
  6. True
  7. Spitball
  8. True
  9. 6 hits
  10. Stan Musial

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