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1971 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1971 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) Who was the 94 year old Hall of Fame right fielder and lifetime .313 hitter who led AL in triples three times, steals twice, and batting and runs once each that died on January 9, 1971?

  • Elmer Flick
  • Esteban Loaiza
  • Brian Moehler
  • Melvin Nieves

2) On January 31, the new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, and Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss.

  • True or False?

3) Former Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige is nominated for the Hall of Fame on February 9.  When did the Hall's new Veterans Committee formally select Paige for induction?

  • April 10
  • May 10
  • June 10
  • July 10

4) The 1971 Most Valuable Player in the American League was Vida Blue.  Who was the 1971 Most Valuable Player in the National League?

  • Ken Holtzman
  • Rick Monday
  • Gaylord Perry
  • Joe Torre

5) Vida Blue won the 1971 Cy Young Award for the American League.  Who was the 1971 Cy Young Award winner in the National League?

  • Brian Giles
  • Charlie Greene
  • Ken Huckaby
  • Ferguson Jenkins

6) The 1971 Rookie of the Year in the National League was Earl Williams.  Who was the 1971 Rookie of the Year in the American League?

  • Chris Chambliss
  • Lou Merloni
  • Carlos Perez
  • Quilvio Veras

7) Joe Torre of the St. Louis Cardinals led the National League in batting average (.363) and runs batted in (137).  Who led the American League in batting average (.337)?

  • Chris Gomez
  • Ryan Klesko
  • Tony Oliva
  • Roberto Petagine

8) Bill Melton led the American with 33 home runs and Willie Stargell led the National League with 48 home runs.

  • True or False?

9) In the American League, Mickey Lolich led with 25 wins. Fergie Jenkins led the National League in wins.  How many wins did Jenkins have?

  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25

10) On December 1, the Chicago Cubs release longtime star and future Hall of Famer, ending his 19-year major league career.  The Cubs also announce that he will serve as a coach on manager Leo Durocher's staff in the 1972 season.  Mr. Cub finishes his illustrious playing career with 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI.  Who is Mr. Cub?

  • Ernie Banks
  • Nellie Fox
  • Mark Grace
  • Ron Santo

Check Your Answers


1971 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Elmer Flick
  2. True
  3. June 10
  4. Joe Torre
  5. Ferguson Jenkins
  6. Chris Chambliss
  7. Tony Oliva
  8. True
  9. 24
  10. Ernie Banks

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