1931 In Major League Baseball
Test your baseball knowledge of
1931 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.
On February 5, Chicago Cubs outfielder Hack Wilson, who set
National League marks for home runs (56) and runs batted in (191)
the previous season, signs for $35,000. His RBI record is
still standing today.
2) Who was born on May 6, 1931?
- Mort Drucker
- Hank Greenberg
- Ron Howard
- Willie Mays
3) 1931 Most Valuable Player Award in the
American League went to Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia Athletics.
Who was the 1931 National League MVP?
- Frankie Frisch
- Charlie Neal
- Ed Sadowski
- Don Zimmer
4) On April 2, seventeen year old female
Chattanooga Lookouts pitcher Jackie Mitchell takes the mound
against the New York Yankees in a Spring training game.
She strikes out the first two batters she faces- Babe Ruth
and Lou Gehrig.
5) In 1931, Al Simmons led the American League
with a .390 batting average. Chick Hafey led the National League.
What was Hafey’s batting average?
6) In the National League the home run champ was
Chuck Klein with 31 home runs. In the American League, Babe Ruth
and Lou Gehrig tied for the home run leader. How
many home runs did each hit in 1931?
7) Pitcher, Lefty Grove led the American League with 31 wins, 2.06
ERA, and 175 strikeouts. The top wins for the National League was
19 wins. Who did NOT
get 19 wins in 1931 National League?
- Jumbo Elliott
- Bill Hallahan
- Heinie Meine
- Bill Walker
8) On December 11, the Chicago Cubs trade future
Hall of Fame player Hack Wilson and pitcher Bud Teachout to the
St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for a pitcher. Wilson slumped to
.261 with 13 home runs and 61 RBI, after hit .356 with 56 HR and
set a major league record with 191 RBI during the 1930 season.
Who was the Cardinals’ pitcher?
- Joe Cunningham
- Chuck Essegian
- Burleigh Grimes
- Gus Keriazakos
9) In 1931, who won the National League pennant?
- Brooklyn Robins
- Chicago Cubs
- New York Giants
- St. Louis Cardinals
10) In 1931, who won the American League pennant?
- Cleveland Indians
- New York Yankees
- Philadelphia Athletics
- Washington Senators