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Quiz about The Years of Baseball
Quiz about The Years of Baseball

The Years of Baseball Trivia Quiz


Try to identify the year of baseball to the clues in the statement. Have fun.

A multiple-choice quiz by dg_dave. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
dg_dave
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
384,370
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
268
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which baseball season provided the "Earthquake Series" that halted a World Series? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which season was the first to have a World Series game declared a tie? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Chuck Tanner managed for 19 seasons in Major League Baseball and could only find one World Series Championship with the Pirates. In which season did this happen? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which year watched some Hall of Fame greats pass away in the names of Mordecai Brown, Herb Pennock, Babe Ruth, Joe Tinker, and Hack Wilson? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which year saw the Dodgers' Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese inducted into the Hall of Fame? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In which year did American League fans see an umpire wear glasses during a game for the first time? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The American League combined with the National League in 1901 to create Major League Baseball and the first World Series was held in 1903. Which was the first season in history that did not have a World Series? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which season in all of baseball saw six players steal 100+ bases in the same year? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In which year did Major League Baseball add four teams in an attempt to expand the leagues? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which season treated fans to witness the first American League team to score 30 runs in a nine inning game? Hint



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1. Which baseball season provided the "Earthquake Series" that halted a World Series?

Answer: 1989

The Earthquake Series was the 1989 World Series that was interrupted by 10 days after a quake struck the Bay Area of San Francisco. Oakland went on to blank the Giants four games to none.
2. Which season was the first to have a World Series game declared a tie?

Answer: 1907

The first recorded in a World Series was in the 1907 series which had the Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers. It was the first of three consecutive seasons that the Tigers represented the American League in the World Series but lost every one of them.

It was game one and the Cubs had tied it with two runs in the bottom of the ninth, and the game officially ended at the end of the 12th inning due to darkness at 3-3. The Cubs then won games 2, 3, 4, and 5 to end the series at 4-0. Game 2 of the 1912 Word Series, NY Giants v Boston Red Sox, ended in a 6-6 tie.

The Red Sox went on to win the series 4-3 after 8 games.
3. Chuck Tanner managed for 19 seasons in Major League Baseball and could only find one World Series Championship with the Pirates. In which season did this happen?

Answer: 1979

Tanner began his managerial career with the White Sox for six seasons in 1970. After a one year stint with the Athletics in 1975 he took control over the Pirates from 1977-1985. He ended his career after three seasons with the Braves. It was 1979 when he took his Pirates to the promised land against the Baltimore Orioles four games to three.

The 1979 roster was full of big players with names such as Willie Stargell who co-shared the NL MVP, Bill Madlock, and Dave Parker.
4. Which year watched some Hall of Fame greats pass away in the names of Mordecai Brown, Herb Pennock, Babe Ruth, Joe Tinker, and Hack Wilson?

Answer: 1948

Three Fingers Brown played for 14 seasons and mostly with the Cubs. Pennock was a pitcher for 22 seasons and was with the Yankees during their huge decades of the 1920s and 1930s. The Babe is the Babe from the Red Sox to the Boston Braves in 1935, and the interim in the pinstripes. Tinker was part of the famous Cub double-play combination of Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance. Hack Wilson was a home run threat who spent most of his years with the Giants, Cubs, and Brooklyn.
5. Which year saw the Dodgers' Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Answer: 1984

The 1980s were good to the Dodger greats. Duke Snider was the first Dodger inductee in 1980 followed by skipper Walter Alston in 1983. Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese were inducted in 1984. Drysdale was a career Dodger pitcher from 1956-1969. Reese was a career Dodger shortstop from 1940-1958.
6. In which year did American League fans see an umpire wear glasses during a game for the first time?

Answer: 1956

The umpire was Ed Rommel who was the second person that was a player in two World Series and later appeared in two World Series as an umpire. Ed pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics in his entire playing career from 1920-1932. He became an American League umpire through the ranks in 1938 and was a crew chief in the 1943 and 1947 season.

He retired from umpiring in 1959, but not before being found wearing glasses during a game on April 18, 1956, in a game that the Washington Senators hosted the New York Yankees.
7. The American League combined with the National League in 1901 to create Major League Baseball and the first World Series was held in 1903. Which was the first season in history that did not have a World Series?

Answer: 1904

With the Boston Americans winning the first World Series in 1903, National League and New York Giant manager John McGraw proclaimed adamantly that his team would not play in the 1904 World Series for any reason because he felt that any American League who beat the NL team would make the National League look inferior. Major League Baseball therefore canceled the 1904 World Series.

The Giants won the NL pennant while the Americans won the AL pennant with no World Series to prove the best. It was apparent that McGraw was afraid of Boston.

The 1905 season saw the Philadelphia Athletics win the AL with the Giants winning the NL. There was no talk of a boycott and the Giants defeated the Athletics four games to one in the World Series.
8. Which season in all of baseball saw six players steal 100+ bases in the same year?

Answer: 1887

The 1887 season had quite a few rule changes in both the National League and American Association. In 1887, six players stole an amazing 100 bases in the season including Hugh Nicol of the Cincinnati Red Stockings who stole 138, Arlie Latham of the St. Louis Browns that stole 129, and Charlie Comiskey also of the Browns who stole 117. Pete Browning of the Louisville Colonels stole 103. All four were in the American Association. John Ward was with the the Giants in the National League who stole 111.

There was also Jim Fogarty of the Philadelphia Quakers of the National League who stole 102 in the season.
9. In which year did Major League Baseball add four teams in an attempt to expand the leagues?

Answer: 1969

There were two expansion franchises in each league in 1969. The Seattle Pilots and Kansas City Royals came into the American League while the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres were seen for the first time in the National League. The Pilots moved to Milwaukee to become the Brewers after their first season.
10. Which season treated fans to witness the first American League team to score 30 runs in a nine inning game?

Answer: 2007

On August 22, 2007, the Baltimore Orioles were hosting the Texas Rangers in a doubleheader. In game one, the Rangers set a record for winning a game by the largest margin of victory for a nine-inning game, 30-3. The Rangers totally embarrassed the Orioles.

The Orioles had a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, then the Rangers took over to score 30 runs to finish out the game. They scored 30 runs on 29 hits in the game giving pitcher Kason Gabbard the win. The game took 3 hours and 21 minutes. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Rangers won it 9-7.
Source: Author dg_dave

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