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1960 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1960 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 January 5, the Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of Congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating.

  • True or False?

2) On February 4, the BBWAA voters elect Edd Roush, Sam Ricea, and Eppa Rixey as new member to the Baseball Hall of Fame member.

  • True or False?

3) In the American League opener April 18: at Washington, D.C., a week later than the National League start, they watch the Senators' Camilo Pascual strike out 15 Boston Red Sox batters to tie Walter Johnson's team record. Boston's only run in a 10–1 loss is a Ted Williams home run.  Who throws out the first ball?

  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Senator John F. Kennedy
  • Vice President Richard Nixon
  • Former President Harry Truman

4) Who is the future Hall of Fame player born on May 9?

  • Dave Anderson
  • Sid Bream
  • Tony Gwynn
  • Al Pedrique

5) The American League’s Most Valuable Player was Roger Maris.  Who was the National League’s Most Valuable Player?

  • Ty Allison
  • Dick Groat
  • Randy Minard
  • Dick Stuart

6) Who won the 1960 Cy Young Award? (At the time, it was not a league winner.)

  • Lou Boudreau
  • Bing Crosby
  • Harvey Haddox
  • Vern Law

7) Dick Groat of the Pirates led the National League in 1960 with a .325 batting average. Who was the American League player to led the league with a .320 batting average?

  • Earl Battey
  • Don Mincher
  • Chavez Ravine
  • Pete Runnels

8) Mickey Mantle led the American League in home runs with 40. The National League leder was Ernie Banks with 41.

  • True or False?

9) Pitchers Chuck Estrada and Jim Perry led the American League in wins with 18 each. The leders in the National League were Ernie Broglio and Warren Spahn.  How many wins did Broglio and Spahn pitch each.

  • 18
  • 20
  • 21
  • 23

10) Who was the future Hall of Fame ballplayer born on August 24, 1960?

  • Joe Boever
  • Mark Davis
  • Billy Hatcher
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.

11) On November 23, a Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is selected National League Rookie of the Year with 12 of 24 votes.  The six-foot, nine-inch outfielder belted 23 home runs during the regular season.  Who is the Dodgers outfielder?

  • Paul Gibson
  • Frank Howard
  • Tim Hulett
  • Mike Marshall

12) On November 3, Hall of Fame shortstop for the St. Louis Browns who set several fielding records, later a scout for the Cincinnati Reds for 33 years died at the age of 86. Who was the Hall of Fame shortstop?

  • Art Nehf
  • Jack Onslow
  • Ernie Quigley
  • Bobby Wallace

Check Your Answers


1960 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. True
  2. False. On February 4, for the second straight election, the BBWAA voters fail to elect a new member to the Baseball Hall of Fame member. Edd Roush gets 146 votes, but 202 are necessary for election. Sam Rice (143) and Eppa Rixey (142) are next in line.
  3. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. Tony Gwynn
  5. Dick Groat
  6. Vern Law
  7. Pete Runnels
  8. True
  9. 21
  10. Cal Ripken, Jr.
  11. Frank Howard
  12. Bobby Wallace

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