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1878 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1878 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 6, what team was accepted into the National League?

  • Chicago White Stockings
  • Indianapolis Blues
  • Milwaukee Grays
  • Providence Grays

2) Will White and Deacon White become the first brother pitcher-catcher battery in the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Grays on May 1.

  • True or False?

3) Who is the future Hall of Fame player that makes his major league debut in the home opener at Cincinnati.

  • Mike “King” Kelly
  • Frank Hemphill
  • Jack Pfiester
  • J.L. Wilkinson

4) Who led the National League in hitting with a .358 batting average, 4 home runs, and 50 RBIs?

  • Manny Boggs
  • Paul Hines
  • Bobby Rahal
  • Peter Zimmerman

5) Who was the pitcher that led the National League with 40 wins and 182 strikeouts?

  • Tommy Bond
  • Max Brand
  • Bobby Richardson
  • Billy Ryan

6) Pitcher, John Montgomery Ward led the National League in ERAs. What was his ERA?

  • 1.51
  • 1.75
  • 1.95
  • 2.05

7) On August 31, Albert Spalding plays in the final game of his career, going 2-4 at the plate while committing 4 errors in the field.

  • True or False?

8) James Leslie Wilkinson (May 14, 1878 - August 21, 1964) was a sports executive who founded the barnstorming All Nations baseball club in 1912, and the Negro league baseball team Kansas City Monarchs in 1920.  When was he elected to Baseball Hall of Fame?

  • 1976
  • 1986
  • 1996
  • 2006

9) The National League votes, on December 4, to accept teams for the 1879 season. Who is NOT a team accepted by the National League?

  • Buffalo Bisons
  • Cleveland Blues
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Syracuse Stars

10) Who wins the 1878 National League pennant?

  • Boston Red Caps
  • Chicago White Stockings
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Providence Grays

Check Your Answers


1878 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Providence Grays
  2. True
  3. Mike “King” Kelly
  4. Paul Hines
  5. Tommy Bond
  6. 1.51
  7. True
  8. 2006
  9. Indianapolis Colts
  10. Boston Red Caps

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