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1901 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1901 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 28, 1901, The American League formally organizes. The eight original clubs were the Chicago White Stockings, Milwaukee Brewers, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Blues, Cleveland Lake Shores, Buffalo Bisons, and Minneapolis Millers. The Hoosiers, Bisons, and Millers are contracted; the Boston Americans, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Athletics are admitted. Teams are limited to 14 players and will play 140 games per season.

  • True or False?

2) Who led the American League in batting with a .426 batting average, 14 home runs, and 125 RBIs?

  • Nap Lajoie
  • George McNamara
  • Fred Schulte
  • Luke Sewell

3) Who was the St. Louis Cardinals player that led the National League in hitting with a .376 batting average?

  • Les Bell
  • Jesse Burkett
  • Doc Farrell
  • Bennie Tate

4) Cy Young of the Boston Americans led the AL in ERA at 1.62 and wins 33 games with 158 strikeouts.

  • True or False?

5) On April 18, with a six-run first-inning, the Boston Beaneaters beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-7 to open the National League's 1901 season.

  • True or False?

6) Sam Crawford of the Cincinnati Reds led the National League in home runs.  How many home runs did he hit?

  • 6
  • 16
  • 26
  • 36

7) Pitcher Bill Donovan led the National League in wins.  How wins did he record for the 1901 season?

  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30

8) On May 27, the third baseman of the Milwaukee Brewers sets an American League record by committing four errors in an inning. This record will be tied in 1914 by the Cleveland Naps' Ray Chapman, and in 1942 by the Chicago Cubs' Len Merullo.  Who was the Brewers third baseman?

  • Jimmy Burke
  • Johnny Cooney
  • Taylor Douthit
  • Vic Sorrell 

9) On September 21, the Chicago White Stockings lose to the Philadelphia Athletics 10-4, they clinch the first pennant of the American League as the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Americans 3-1.

  • True or False?

10) On September 26, they beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-3, thus clinching the 1901 National League pennant.  Who beat the Dodgers 4-3?

  • Chicago Orphans
  • New York Giants
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Philadelphia Phillies

Check Your Answers

1901 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  • True
  • Nap Lajoie
  • Jesse Burkett
  • True
  • False. On April 18, with a six-run first-inning, the Brooklyn Superbas beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-7 to open the National League's 1901 season.
  • 25
  • Jimmy Burke
  • True
  • Pittsburgh Pirates

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