1960 In Major League Baseball
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1960 In Major League Baseball. Get up to bat in this
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1) On January 5, the Continental League, a proposed
third major league, gets an assurance of Congressional support
from New York Senator Kenneth Keating.
February 4, the BBWAA voters elect Edd Roush, Sam Ricea, and Eppa
Rixey as new member to the Baseball Hall of Fame member.
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
- President Dwight D.
- Senator John F. Kennedy
- Vice President Richard Nixon
- Former President
4) Who is the future Hall of Fame player born on
- Dave Anderson
- Sid Bream
- Tony Gwynn
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
won the 1960 Cy Young Award? (At the time, it was not a league
- Lou Boudreau
- Bing Crosby
- Harvey Haddox
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?
- Don Mincher
- Chavez Ravine
- Pete Runnels
Mickey Mantle led the American League in home runs with 40. The
National League leder was Ernie Banks with 41.
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.
10) Who was the
future Hall of Fame ballplayer born on August 24, 1960?
- Mark Davis
- Billy Hatcher
- Cal Ripken, Jr.
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