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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.

Trivia powered by ABE1) 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.

  • True or False?

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.

  • True or False?

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?

  • .329
  • .339
  • .349
  • .359

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?

  • 34
  • 36
  • 42
  • 46

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

Check Your Answers


1931 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. True
  2. Willie Mays
  3. Frankie Frisch
  4. True
  5. .349
  6. 46
  7. Bill Walker
  8. Burleigh Grimes
  9. St. Louis Cardinals
  10. Philadelphia Athletics

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