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1951 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1951 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 baseball writers vote Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx into the Hall Of Fame on January 26.

  • True or False?

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.

  • True or False?

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 home runs?

  • 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 play for?

  • 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?

  • 154
  • 164
  • 174
  • 184

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

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1951 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. True
  2. Eddie Collins
  3. Roy Campanella
  4. Willie Mays
  5. True
  6. Ferris Fain
  7. Gus Zernial
  8. New York Giants
  9. 164
  10. Russ Hodges

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