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1956 In Major League Baseball

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1) On May 2, at Wrigley Field, the New York Giants defeat the Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in a 17-inning game in which 48 players see action, 25 Giants and 23 Cubs. Chicago's Don Hoak sets a National League record by striking out six times in the game, which also features a record 11 intentional walks, including two each to the Giants' Willie Mays and Wes Westrum and the Cubs' Ernie Banks.Trivia powered by ABE

  • True or False?

2) Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees narrowly misses hitting the first home run ever hit completely out of Yankee Stadium. With Hank Bauer and Gil McDougald on base in the fifth inning of Game One of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators, Mantle, batting left-handed against Pedro Ramos, hits a towering drive above the level of the stadium roof. However, a stiff wind cuts down the ball, which strikes the right-field facade, 18 inches above the level of the roof. The home run gives the Yankees a 3-1 lead; they go on to win 4-3.
WHAT day did he hit the home run?

  1. May 1
  2. May 15
  3. May 30
  4. June 15

3) At Griffith Stadium, home of the Washington Senators, the National League topped the American League, 7-3, in the All-Star Game on July 10. Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, and Mickey Mantle all hit home runs.

  • True or False?

4) WHO was the Pittsburgh Pirates player that on July 25 hits the first, and so far only, walk-off inside-the park grand slam in major league history in a 9-8 win over the Chicago Cubs?

  1. Johnny Powers
  2. Bob Skinner
  3. Roberto Clemente
  4. Bill Virdon

5) On October 8, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen pitches a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, in a 2-0 victory. It is only the fourth perfect game since 1900 and sixth in the history of Major League Baseball. To date it remains the only perfect game in baseball post-season history, and also the only no-hitter in the World Series.
WHO was the losing pitcher?

  1. Bob Turley
  2. Don Newcombe
  3. Carl Erskine
  4. Sal Maglie

6) Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodger was the National League Most Valuable Player.
WHO was the American League Most Valuable Player?

  1. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox
  2. Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees
  3. Yogi Berra, New York Yankees
  4. Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles

7) Don Newcombe, who posted a 27-7 record with 139 strikeouts and a 3.06 ERA for the National League pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers, becomes the first MLB Cy Young Award winner.
WHAT was his WHIP ((BB+H)/IP)?

  1. .989
  2. 1.113
  3. 1.168
  4. 1.777

8) Frank Lary, Detroit Tiger pitcher won the American League leader with 21 wins.
WHAT was his WHIP ((BB+H)/IP)?

  1. 1.267
  2. 1.366
  3. 1.378
  4. 1.889

9) WHO was the 93 year old, Hall of Fame manager of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950, retiring with a record 3,731 victories that died on February 8?

  1. Al Simmons
  2. John Shea
  3. Connie Mack
  4. Charlie Peete

10) Birdie Tebbetts is named National League Manager of the Year.
WHAT team did he manage?

  1. Cincinnati Reds
  2. New York Giants
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates
  4. Chicago Cubs

1956 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

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

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