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1845-1868 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1845-1868 In Major League Baseball
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) On September 10 1845, a baseball game is played that is described the following day in the newspaper.
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  1. Boston Herald
  2. New York Morning News
  3. Native New Yorker
  4. New York Times

2) On September 23, 1845, The New York Knickerbockers (one of the first organized baseball teams) draw up the Knickerbocker Rules.
Who wrote down the rules?

  1. Abner Doubleday
  2. Alexander Cartwright
  3. Shay Townsend
  4. George Paladin

3) When was the first known box score appears in the New York Morning News?

  1. September 24, 1845
  2. October 2, 1845
  3. October 12, 1845
  4. October 22, 1845

4) On June 19, 1846, The New York Knickerbockers play the "New York Nine" at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New Jersey. The Knickerbockers lose to the New York Nine by a score of 23 to 1 in four innings of play.

  • True or False?

5) The National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) is formed in meetings of sixteen New York area baseball clubs. The New York Mutuals and Newark Adriatics teams are formed.
What was the year?

  1. 1850
  2. 1853
  3. 1857
  4. 1860

6) On July 1, 1859, Amherst College defeats Williams College 73-32.
Where was the game played?

  1. Concord, Massachusetts
  2. Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  3. Amherst, Massachusetts
  4. Williamstown, Massachusetts

7) February 22, 1860, the first recorded baseball game played in San Francisco, California between the San Francisco Eagles and the San Francisco Red Rovers.

  • True or False?

8) The first baseball game reported between two named black teams. At Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Weeksville of New York beat the Colored Union Club 110.
What was the date?

  1. September 28, 1860
  2. September 28, 1862
  3. September 28, 1864
  4. September 28, 1866

9) He was born on April 15, 1841 in Manhattan, New York City, New York and was an American baseball player during the game's amateur era, and is considered by historians to be the its first superstar. On October 14, 1862, in a match against the Union of Morrisania, he had hit four doubles in four at bats during the first five innings while Brainard pitched. In the sixth he took over pitching duties. In his next at bat, while hitting a home run, he suffered an injury during the swinging of the bat. He commented to a teammate when he crossed home plate that he heard something snap, thinking that it might have been his belt. After the game he began to experience severe pain in his abdmomen, hemorrhaging from what was reported at the time a ruptured bladder. He died in his home on October 18, 1862 at the age of 21 years.
Who was this early baseball superstar?

  1. George Flanley,
  2. James Creighton, Jr.
  3. Bill Everitt
  4. George Hemming

10) On June 23 1866, The Atlanta Base Ball Club is formed and plays four outside matches.

  • True or False?

1845-1868 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

1) B. 2) B. 3) D. 4) True 5) C. 6) B. 7) True 8) A. 9) B. 10) False. On June 23 1866, The Cincinnati Base Ball Club is formed and plays four outside matches.

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