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Test your baseball knowledge of 1921 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.

1) On April 13, George Toporcer debuts at second base for the St. Louis Cardinals. Nick-named "Specs," he is the first position player to wear eye glasses on the field.

  • True or False

2) In the season opener, a New York Yankees left fielder goes five-for-five with two doubles, two runs batted in and a run scored to lead the Yankees to an 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics at the Polo Grounds.  Who is the left fielder?

  • Red Durrett
  • Babe Ruth
  • Doris Tetzlaff
  • Johnny Tobin

3) Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis Cardinals, led the National League with a .397 batting average.  Who led the American League hitting .394?

  • George Crowe
  • Dick Fowler
  • Harry Heilmann
  • Bill Kennedy

4) Babe Ruth led the American League with 59 home runs. George Kelly led the National League in home runs.  How many home runs did Kelly hit during the 1921 season?

  • 23
  • 33
  • 43
  • 53

5) New York Yankee pitcher Carl Mays and Urban Shocker of the St. Louis Browns won 27 games. The led the American League.  Pirate’s Wilbur Cooper led the National League.  How many wins did he pitch?

  • 12
  • 18
  • 22
  • 24

6) Burleigh Grimes of the Brooklyn Dodgers had 136 strikeouts and led the National League? Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators led the American League in strikeouts.  How many did he have in the 1921 season?

  • 189
  • 213
  • 223
  • 283

7) Chuck Connors (Born: April 10, 1921 – Died: November 10, 1992 (71)) was an American actor and a professional basketball and baseball player, best known for his starring role in the 1950s ABC hit western series The Rifleman.  On May 1, 1949, Connors made his MLB debut.  Who was the MLB debut with?

  • Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Los Angeles Angels
  • New York Giants

8) He was an American baseball player, born on November 19, 1921 , primarily at the position of catcher, in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball.  He was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1969.  He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Who is the Hall of Fame baseball player?

  • Roy Campanella
  • John Fitzgerald
  • Hugh Nicol
  • Tom O'Brien

9) September 16, 1921, Hall of Fame player Goose Gossage makes his major league debut in the Washington Senators' 2-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

  • True or False?

10) The New York Yankees win the American pennant.  Who was the National League champion?

  • Boston Braves
  • New York Giants
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • St. Louis Cardinals

Check Your Answers


1921 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. True
  2. Babe Ruth
  3. Harry Heilmann
  4. 23
  5. 22
  6. 283
  7. Brooklyn Dodgers
  8. Roy Campanella
  9. False. September 16, 1921, Hall of Fame player Goose Goslin makes his major league debut in the Washington Senators' 2-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
  10. New York Giants

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