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1881 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1881 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) On March 8, how many games does the National League agree on its schedule for the upcoming season.

  • 84 games
  • 96 games
  • 104 games
  • 112 games

2) Hall of Fame player, Jim O'Rourke signs a contract, on February 25, with the Buffalo Bisons after spending most of his career playing for the Boston Red Caps.

  • True or False?

3) On May 20, he scores the go-ahead run by cutting short the distance rounding the bases.  He doesn't come close to touching third while the umpire is looking a different direction.  He then pulls off the hidden ball trick in the 9th inning to preserve the win for the Chicago White Stockings.  Who is the player?

  • Mike "King" Kelly
  • Arch McCarthy
  • Orval Overall
  • Ira Thomas

4) Who of the Chicago White Stockings, on June 25, sets a major league record by stealing 7 bases in one game? (Billy Hamilton will tie this record in 1894.)

  • Neal Ball
  • Gavvy Cravath
  • George Gore
  • Harry Ostdiek

5) On September 25, the National League announces that all 8 teams will return for the 1882 season.  This is the first time that the major leagues have had the same teams in 2 consecutive seasons.

  • True or False?

6) Cap Anson leds the National League in batting average.  What was Anson‘s 1881 batting average?

  • .389
  • .399
  • .409
  • .419

7) Who leds the National League in home runs with 8?

  • Dan Brouthers
  • Howie Camnitz
  • Dode Paskert
  • Bob Unglaub

8) Pitchers Larry Corcoran and Jim Whitney led the National League in wins.  How many wins did they have?

  • 21
  • 23
  • 27
  • 31

9) Stump Wiedman led the National League with a 1.80 earned rum average (ERA).  What National League team did he pitch for in 1881?

  • Detroit Wolverines
  • Louisville Sluggers
  • Miami Marlins
  • Pittsburgh Pirates

10) Who led the 1881 National League in strikeouts with 212?

  • George Derby
  • Jack Hoey
  • Hans Lobert
  • Branch Rickey

Check Your Answers


1881 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. 84 games
  2. True
  3. Mike "King" Kelly
  4. George Gore
  5. True
  6. .399
  7. Dan Brouthers
  8. 31
  9. Detroit Wolverines
  10. George Derby

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