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1877 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1877 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 led the National League in hitting with a .387 batting average and 49 runs batted in (RBIs) with 49?

  • Norwood Gibson
  • Tom Jones
  • Germany Schaefer
  • Deacon White

2) Lip Pike of the Cincinnati Red leds the National League in home runs. How many home runs did Pike hit?

  •  2
  •  4
  •  8
  • 16

3) On May 5, baseball's first "minor league" of sorts is formed as the National League recruits 12 teams to play in the "League Alliance." The League Alliance Eastern Division enlists the: Brooklyn Chelseas, Philadelphia Athletics and Syracuse Stars while the League Alliance Western Division enlists the: Chicago Fairbanks, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Janesville Mutuals, Memphis Reds, Milwaukee Cream Citys, Minneapolis Browns, St. Paul Red Caps and Winona Clippers.

  • True or False?

4) The Lowell Ladies' Men, members of the New England Association, on May 10, affiliate themselves with the National League by joining the NL's "farm system," i.e. the League Alliance East Division. Lowell competes in both circuits and wins the pennant in each.

  • True or False?

5) On June 18, a National League club disbands after running out of money. However, on June 21, stockholders re-structure the club in order to keep it running and maintain its place in the National League. Who is the team?

  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Fall River Cascades
  • Lynn Live Oaks
  • Providence Rhode Islands

6) Who is the Chicago White Stockings player that ends his streak of pitching 88 consecutive games, on July 13, for Chicago after playing third base in the White Stockings victory.

  • George Bradley
  • Wid Conroy
  • Ed Siever
  • Art Williams

7) On July 20, Will White makes his major league debut. White is the first professional player to wear glasses. No other big-leaguer will wear glasses until Lee Meadows in 1915.

  • True or False?

8) Who was the pitcher that was the National League leder in wins, 40; 2.11 ERA; and 170 strikeouts?

  • Tommy Bond
  • Jim Devlin
  • Terry Larkin
  • Tricky Nicols

9) Who was the top team in the National League for the 1877 season?

  • Boston Red Caps
  • Hartford Dark Blues
  • Louisville Grays
  • St. Louis Brown Stockings

10) The New York Mercury prints, on November 24, 1877, an amazingly accurate prediction about the future of baseball. " The baseball mania is getting so bad that every city will soon have a mammoth structure like the Roman Coliseum to play in. This will be illuminated by electric lights so that games can be played nights‚ thus overcoming a serious objection at present existing."

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers


1930 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Deacon White
  2. 4
  3. True
  4. True
  5. Cincinnati Reds
  6. George Bradley
  7. True
  8. Tommy Bond
  9. Boston Red Caps
  10. True

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