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1953 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1953 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.

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1) On January 21, The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean and former Philadelphia Athletics slugger Al Simmons.
Who was NOT inducted in 1953 by the Veteran Committee?Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Bobby Wallace
  2. Chief Bender
  3. Harry Wright
  4. Johnny Calison

2) On April 17, New York Yankees Mickey Mantle hit the longest home run in Griffith Stadium history, a shot off Washington Senators Chuck Stobbs. The Yankees win, 7-3.
What was the distance of Mantle’ home run?

  1. 565-feet
  2. 555-feet
  3. 545-feet
  4. 535-feet

3) Congress cites the research of New York City librarian Robert Henderson in proving that Alexander Cartwright "founded" baseball and not Abner Doubleday on June 3. His 1947 book Bat, Ball and Bishop documents Cartwright's contributions to the origins of the game of the baseball.

  • True or False?

4) All-Star Game, July 14 the National League wins, 5-1.
Where was the game played?

  1. Connie Mack Stadium
  2. Forbes Field
  3. Crosley Field
  4. Fenway Parrk

5) On October 5, the New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3, in Game 6 of the World Series, to win their record-setting fifth consecutive World Championship and sixteenth overall, four games to two.
Who was the star of the Series with a record-setting 12 hits, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 9th of Game 6 to clinch the title?

  1. Mickey Mantle
  2. Billy Martin
  3. Yogi Berra
  4. Del Webb

6) MLB Most Valuable Player Award in the National League went to Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers, C.
Who was the unanimous Cleveland Indians, 3B choice?

  1. Jim Rice
  2. Don Werner
  3. Bo Diaz
  4. Al Rosen

7) The National League MLB Rookie of the Year Award went to Jim Gilliam, Brooklyn Dodgers, 2B.
Who got the American League MLB Rookie of the Year Award?

  1. Harvey Kuenn, Detroit Tigers, SS
  2. Lynn Jones, Cleveland Indians, 3B
  3. Jim Gantner, Philadelphia Phillies, 2B
  4. Bruce Sutter, Brooklyn Dodgers, CF

8) Mickey Vernon, Washington Senators lead the American League in hitting with a (.337) average and a (.921) OPS. Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodgers lead the National League in hitting .with a (.344) average and a (.973) OPS.

  • True or False.

9) The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award went to Bob Porterfield, Washington Senators and Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves.
How many wins did Spahn have?

  1. 21
  2. 22
  3. 23
  4. 24

10) Who gets The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award?

  1. Red Rolfe Detroit Tigers
  2. Casey Stengel, New York Yankees
  3. Leo Durocher New York Giants
  4. Eddie Stanky St. Louis Cardinals

1953 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

1) D. 2) A. 3) True 4) C. 5) B. 6) D. 7) A. 8) True 9) C. 10) B

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