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1950 In Major League Baseball

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1) On January 24, 1950, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers signs a contract for $35‚000‚ reportedly making him the highest paid Brooklyn player in the team history.Trivia powered by ABE

  • True or False?

2) Who becomes the highest paid player in major league history‚ by signing a contract for $125‚000 on February 7

  1. Herb Albert
  2. Willie Mays
  3. Stan Musial
  4. Ted Williams

3) The first night Opening Day game in major league history is played in St. Louis with the Cardinals defeating the Pirates 4–2‚ behind the six-hit pitching of Gerry Staley.

  • True or False?

4) Cleveland Indians great wins his 200th major league game, 5 - 3, on July 2, over the Detroit Tigers in the second game of a doubleheader split.  
Who is the Cleveland great?

  1. Bob Feller
  2. Ross Grimsley
  3. Bart Johnson
  4. Randy Jones

5) On November 26, General Mills (Wheaties) signs a six-year deal, worth an estimated $6 million, with Major League Baseball for the television and radio rights for the World Series.

  • True or False?

6) MLB Most Valuable Player Award for the American League was Phil Rizzuto, New York Yankees, Shortstop. 
Who was the National League MVP?

  1. Dick Allen
  2. Richie Ashburn
  3. Paul Gross
  4. Jim Konstanty

7) MLB Rookie of the Year Award went to rookies in both Boston teams. The American League’s Rookie was Walt Dropo. 
Who was the National League’s Rookie of the Year?

  1. Hank Aaron
  2. Sam Jethroe
  3. Eddie Mathews
  4. George Wright

8) Who won the 1950 The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award?

  1. Red Rolfe, Detroit Tigers
  2. Eddie Sawyer, Philadelphia Phillies
  3. Casey Stengel, NY Yankees
  4. Burt Shotton, Brooklyn Dodgers

9) Billy Goodman led the American League in hitting with a .354 batting average. Stan Musial led the National League. 
What was Musial’s batting average?

  1. .326
  2. .336
  3. .346
  4. .356

10) Pitcher Warren Spahn led the National League with 21 wins. 
How many wins did the American League pitcher have?

  1. 15
  2. 19
  3. 23
  4. 27

1950 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

1) True 2) D. 3) True 4) A. 5) False. On November 26, The Gillette Safety Razor Co. signs a six-year deal, worth an estimated $6 million, with Major League Baseball for the television and radio rights for the World Series. 6) D. 7) B. 8) A. 9) C. 10) C.

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