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.
1) 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.
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.
- Mike "King" Kelly
- Arch McCarthy
- 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.
6) Cap Anson leds the National League in batting
average. What was Anson‘s 1881 batting average?
7) Who leds the National League in home runs with
- Dan Brouthers
- Howie Camnitz
- Dode Paskert
8) Pitchers Larry Corcoran and Jim Whitney led the
National League in wins. How many wins did they have?
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
- Pittsburgh Pirates
10) Who led the 1881 National
League in strikeouts with 212?
- George Derby
- Jack Hoey
- Hans Lobert
- Branch Rickey