1951 In Major League Baseball
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1951 In Major League Baseball. Get up to bat in this
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1) The baseball writers vote Mel
Ott and Jimmie Foxx into the Hall Of Fame on January 26.
2) A Hall of Fame second baseman and career .333
hitter for the Athletics and White Sox, the 1914 AL MVP, the sixth
player to make 3000 hits, and second to Ty Cobb in career steals
died, at age 63, on March 25, 1951. Who was the Hall
of Fame second baseman?
- Eddie Collins
- Guy Cooper
- Bobby Lowe
- Marty Shay
3) Yogi Berra won the 1951 American League MLB
Most Valuable Player Award. Who won the 1951
National League MLB Most Valuable Player Award?
- Roy Campanella
- Jim Essian
- Don Gullett
- Bill Madlock
4) Gil McDougald won the 1951 American League MLB
Rookie of the Year Award. Who won the 1951 American
League MLB Rookie of the Year Award?
- Joe Lovitto
- Willie Mays
- Balor Moore
- Leon Roberts
5) On August 19, Bill Veeck, the showman and
maverick owner of the St. Louis Browns, pulls of one of the
greatest stunts in baseball history. In the second game of a
doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, Veeck send Eddie Gaedel
to the plate as a pinch-hitter for leadoff batter Frank Saucier.
At 3 feet 7 inches tall, Gaedel became the shortest player in
baseball history. Due to his extremely small strike zone, Gaedel
walked on four consecutive pitches and was immediately pulled for
a pinch-runner. American League president Will Harridge, saying
Veeck was making a mockery of the game, voided Gaedel's contract
the next day. Detroit went on the win the game, 6-2.
6) Stan Musial led the National League in hitting
with a .355 batting average. Who hit .344 in the
American League with the top batting average?
- Benny Ayala
- Steve Dillard
- Ferris Fain
- Don Stanhouse
7) Ralph Kiner led the National League in home
runs with 42. Who led the American League with 33
- Guido Rugo
- Clyde Vollmer
- Blaine Wilson
- Gus Zernial
8) Cleveland Indians Pitcher Bob Feller led the
American League with 22 wins. Both Larry Jansen and Sal Maglie top
the National League with 23 wins each. Who did Jansen and Maglie
- Boston Braves
- Brooklyn Dodgers
- New York Giants
- Philadelphia Phillies
9) New York Yankees pitcher Vic Raschi led the
American League in strikeouts.
Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don
Newcombe and Boston Braves pitcher Warren Spahn led the National
League in strikeouts. Each pitcher, this year, had
the same number of strikeouts, what was the number for each?
10) On October 3, the New York Giants had been
thirteen and one-half games behind the National League leading
Brooklyn Dodgers in August, but under Leo Durocher's guidance and
with the aid of a sixteen-game winning streak, caught the Dodgers
to tie for the lead with two days left in the season. As
both teams won their last two games, they ended up tied. The two
teams play a best-of three playoff. In Game 3 with one out in the
ninth inning and runners on second and third, the Giants were down
4-2 to the Dodgers when Bobby Thomson hit a home run to win the
game 5-4. The "Shot heard 'round the world" clinched the
National League pennant for the Giants. The Giants
sportscaster and WMCA-AM radio announcer made the frantic call,
"The Giants won the pennant!" repeated four times, is one of the
most famous home run calls in baseball history. Who said,
“"The Giants won the pennant!"?
- Mel Allen
- Russ Hodges
- By Saam
- Ron Santo