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1911 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1911 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) The Chambers Award was given to the National and American League’s Most Valuable Players. Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers was the American League MVP.  What was the National League‘s MVP?

  • Curtis Granderson
  • Willie Mays
  • Jimmy Rollins
  • Frank Schulte

2) Ty Cobb led the American League in hitting.  What was his batting average?

  • .360
  • .380
  • .400
  • .420

3) With a .334 batting average, who led the National League in hitting?

  • Lindsay Brown
    Hank Greenberg
    Izzy León
    Honus Wagner

4) On July 29, in the first game of a doubleheader, a Boston Red Sox pitcher pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in a 5-0 Boston victory.  Who pitches the no-hitter?

  • Bill Baker
  • Bill Marshall
  • Babe Ruth
  • Smoky Joe Wood

5) On September 12, in the nightcap of a game billed as a pitchers' duel, Boston Rustlers' Cy Young and the New York Giants' Christy Mathewson face each other before 10,000 fans, Boston's largest crowd of the year.  Young gives up three home runs and nine runs in less than three innings.  After the Giants build a 9 - 0 lead, Giants' manager John McGraw lifts Mathewson, who pitched just two innings, preferring to save his ace for the pennant race against the Cubs and Phillies.  This is the only time the two pitchers ever face each other.

  • True or False?

6) Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies led the National League pitchers with 28 wins.  Who was the Philadelphia Athletics pitcher that led the American League with 28 wins.

  • Jack Coombs
  • Jack Frost
  • Bob Marley
  • Tug McGraw

7) A Future Hall of Fame member was born in Venice, Ohio on December 1, 1911. Although he will come to bat only once during a brief major league career, he will have far greater longevity as the manager of the Dodgers from 1954 to 1976.  Who is the future Hall of Fame member?

  • Walter Alston
  • Bill Humphrey
  • Frank McCormick
  • Van Lingle Mungo

8) Born on January 1, 1911 Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," was a professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s.  When was he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1962
  • 1966

9) Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox led the American League in strikeouts with 255. The National League strikeout leader had 237.  Who led the NL in strikeouts?

  • Tom Arnold
  • Greg Johnson
  • Rube Marquard
  • Randy Wallace

10) The Philadelphia Athletics led the American League with 101 wins.  Who won the National League pennant race with 99 wins?

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

Check Your Answers


1911 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Frank Schulte
  2. .420
  3. Honus Wagner
  4. Smoky Joe Wood
  5. True
  6. Jack Coombs
  7. Walter Alston
  8. 1956
  9. Rube Marquard
  10. New York Giants

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