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1940 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1940 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) On April 16, a Cleveland Indians' player pitches a 1-0 opening day no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox.  Who is the Indians’ pitcher?

  • Ron Brand
  • Bob Feller
  • Hank Fischer
  • Jim Hannan

2) Who is the future Hall of Fame player that makes his major league debut at shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 23?

  • Danny Cater
  • Len Gabrielson
  • Bill Kelso
  • Pee Wee Reese

3) The 1940 American League Most Valuable Player was Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers. The 1940 National League Most Valuable Player was Frank McCormick.  Who did McCormick play for?

  • Boston Bees
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Phillies

4) Joe DiMaggio led the American League with a .352 batting average.  Who led the National League with a .355 batting average?

  • Debs Garms
  • Elrod Hendricks
  • Ray Sadecki
  • Don Thompson

5) Hank Greenberg led the American League with 41 home runs and 159 RBIs. Johnny Mize led the National League with 43 home runs and 137 RBIs.

  • True or False?

6) Bob Feller led the American Leagues with 27 wins, ERA 2.61 and 261 strikeouts. Bucky Walters led the National League with 22 wins and ERA of 2.48.  Who led the National League in strikeouts with 137?

  • Jack Aker
  • Gene Alley
  • Bucky Brandon
  • Kirby Higbe

7) On August 21, Ernest Thayer, 77, newspaper editor whose 1888 poem "Centerfield" became a staple of baseball culture.

  • True or False?

8) Who hit his career 500th home run on September 24?

  • Joe Dobson
  • Jimmie Foxx
  • Odell Hale
  • Frankie Pytlak

9) Who won the 1940 American League pennant?

  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Detroit Tigers
  • New York Yankees

10) Who won the 1940 National League pennant?

  • Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • St. Louis Cardinals

Check Your Answers


 

1940 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Bob Feller
  2. Pee Wee Reese
  3. Cincinnati Reds
  4. Debs Garms
  5. True
  6. Kirby Higbe
  7. False. On August 21, Ernest Thayer, 77, newspaper editor whose 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat" became a staple of baseball culture.
  8. Jimmie Foxx
  9. Detroit Tigers
  10. Cincinnati Reds

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