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1930 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1930 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) Who is the Hall of Fame pitcher that pitches four innings and takes the loss in his major league debut on April 29?

  • Pete Daley
  • Lefty Gomez
  • Joe Margoneri
  • Don McMahon

2) On May 11, the Cleveland Indians defeat the Philadelphia Athletics.  What was the score?

  • 11 - 4
  • 17 - 5
  • 20 - 6
  • 25 - 7

3) On September 10, Hall of Fame shortstop Luke Appling goes one-for-four in his major league debut as his Chicago White Sox fall 6-2 to the Boston Red Sox.

  • True or False?

4) Who gives up just three hits and one earned run in his major league debut to led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 28?

  • Dizzy Dean
  • Bob Grim
  • Larry Raines
  • Bobby Winkles

5) On November 23, at the Polo Grounds, St. Louis Browns outfielder Red Badgro, playing for the NFL New York Giants, catches a touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers. It is the third TD catch of the season for Badgro, all from quarterback Benny Friedman. In 1981, Badgro will be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • True or False?

6) On November 25, The New York Times, acting to fill the Most Valuable Player void, announces its selection of Washington Senators shortstop Joe Cronin in the American League and New York Giants first baseman Bill Terry in the National League.

  • True or False?

7) Al Simmons leds the American League in hitting with a .381 batting average. Bill Terry leds the National League in hitting.  What is Terry’s batting average?

  • .381
  • .391
  • .401
  • .411

8) Babe Ruth leds the American League in home runs with 49. Hack Wilson is the National League leder.  How many home runs did Wilson hit?

  • 49
  • 51
  • 56
  • 59

9) Who is a businessman and owner and former principal executive of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees born on July 4, 1930?

  • Glen Gorbous
  • Angelo Lipetri
  • Karl Olson
  • George Steinbrenner

10) He was a former Major League Baseball manager. He spent his entire managerial career with the Baltimore Orioles, managing the club from 1968 - 1982 and 1985 - 1986. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.  Who is the Hall of Fame manager born on August 14, 1930?

  • Dale Coogan
  • Bob Martyn
  • Buck Varner
  • Earl Weaver

Check Your Answers


1930 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Lefty Gomez
  2. 25 - 7
  3. True
  4. Dizzy Dean
  5. True
  6. False. On November 25, The Sporting News, acting to fill the Most Valuable Player void, announces its selection of Washington Senators shortstop Joe Cronin in the American League and New York Giants first baseman Bill Terry in the National League.
  7. .401
  8. 56
  9. George Steinbrenner
  10. Earl Weaver

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