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1882 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1882 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 January 20, a state of modifies a poorly written law that had banned baseball from being played in the state.  What state had to modify their law?

  • Arizona
  • Kentucky
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia

2) In an effort to increase attendance, the Providence Grays will require their players and the opposition team to parade through the streets of Providence in full uniform on game days, accompanied by a brass band.

  • True or False?

3) The man most responsible for the founding of the National League and its sitting president, dies in Chicago on April 10.  Who founded the National League?

  • William Hulbert
  • William Pullen
  • Arthur Soden
  • Robert Zimmerman

4) On May 25, a player with the Buffalo Bisons becomes the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle.  Who is the player?

  • Frank Arellanes
  • Charles Foley
  • Joe Harris
  • Rip Williams

5) The Worcester Ruby Legs (National League) lose at home 13-3 on June 1.  What is the attendance?

  • 50 people
  • 500 people
  • 5,000 people
  • 50,000 people

6) Dan Brouthers of the National League led the league in hitting with a .368 batting average.  Who led the American Association in batting average?

  • Red Ames
  • Pete Browning
  • Bobby Keefe
  • George Suggs

7) George Wood of the National League and Oscar Walker of the American Association led their league in home runs.  How many home runs did each player hit during the 1882 season?

  • 7
  • 17
  • 27
  • 37

8) The American Association’s leading pitcher is Will White with 40 wins. The National League’s leading pitcher is Jim McCormick.  How many wins did McCormick have during the 1882 season?

  • 16
  • 26
  • 36
  • 46

9) Charles Radbourn led the National League with 201 strikeouts.  Who was the American Association pitcher with 170 strikeouts?

  • Babe Adams
  • Tony Mullane
  • Buck O'Brien
  • Cy Rigler

10) In the first post-season meeting of league champions, the Cincinnati Red Stockings of the American Association defeat the Chicago White Stockings 4-0 on October 6, 1882.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers


1882 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Kentucky
  2. True
  3. William Hulbert
  4. Charles Foley
  5. 50 people
  6. Pete Browning
  7. 7
  8. 36
  9. Tony Mullane
  10. True

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