Baseball Quiz

Baseball Quiz Baseball Quiz Choose the best possible answer from the choices given and have fun! Photo available from Photos.com   1. How many stitches are in a baseball? 9910850     2. Who invented baseball? Alexander Cartwright Jr.Alex P. HartfordA bunch of New York City kids     3. What year was the first World Series between the National and American Leagues played? 191019031879     4. How many games are played in the World Series? 975     5. What year did Jackie Robinson move to the majors? 195019471939     6. Both the NL and the AL have three divisions. The western, the eastern, and the what? Northern divisionSouthern divisionCentral division     7. Who wrote the lyrics to ‘Take me out to the ball game?’ Francis S. KeyJack NorworthHappy Chandler     8. Who won the first World Series ever? Boston PilgrimsPittsburg PiratesNew York Giants     9. Who said, “I don’t want them to forget Ruth, I just want them to remember me!” Hank AaronWillie MaysErnie Banks   10. Rollie Fingers is the first pitcher to record how many career saves? 90300150   Click finished when you’re done to see how well you did!<br Created with The Big Bus’s Test Maker – www.thebigbus.com Cite this… (new...

The World Series Anniversary

The World Series Lyrics by Jack Norworth Take me out to the ball game Take me out with the crowd Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack I don’t care if I ever get back Let me root, root, root, for the home team If they don’t win it’s a shame For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out At the old ball game! The history of baseball isn’t complete without a look at the exciting World Series. This seven game series is played between the winner of the American League Pennant and the winner of the National League Pennant. It has been played every year since 1905 and has seen 105 shutouts, 57 wins for the American League, and 40 wins for the National League. The first World Series, also called the Championship of the United States, was on October 1, 1903. It was a best of nine game series between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburg Pirates, with the Pilgrims winning it five games to three. It was played at Boston’s Huntington Street Park with 16,242 people in attendance. On October 9, 1905, the National Commission returned the championship to a best of seven game series. It wasn’t until 1919 that the series returned to a nine game affair in order to try and capitalize on the rising popularity of baseball after World War I. It was seen as a greedy move and three years later the idea was abandoned, with the seven game series in place ever since. On February 10, 1925, a decision was made to alternate the...

October – Baseball Links

Baseball Cards, 1887-1914 Search Descriptive Information (Bibliographic Records): [Search Tips] Match any of these words Match all of these words Match this exact phrase Include word variants (e.g., plurals) Match words exactly Return a maximum of bibliographic records. For more ideas, Browse Player | Team | League | City | Card Set Additional Learning Links for Baseball Did you know there are 108 stitches in a baseball? Major League Baseball – League Standings At the official site of Major League Baseball there are facts, standings, stats, schedules, player bios, team bios, news, and more. You can even listen to games live!Source: MLB Advanced Media, L.P.Reading Level: Advanced Cite this… (new...

A Tale of Two Leagues

2leagues A Tale of Two Leagues “A hot dog at the ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz.” – Humphrey Bogart Photo available from Photos.com It was all about the National and the American Associations when baseball first began making waves with the American public. The National League (NL) as the former was soon called, was founded by William Hulbert. It was the first professional baseball league. There were four western teams; Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis. There were four eastern teams as well; Hartford, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. A specific number of franchises were allowed in a city with at least 75,000 people. Seventy regular season games were scheduled in advance with 10 to be played against each team. Hulbert remained president of the NL until his death in 1882. An economic boom helped propel professional baseball as a profitable and popular American sport. The annual schedule of games increased and by 1883 there came the addition of a second major baseball league, the American Association (AA). As the two league format rose in popularity, a tentative post season series between the two league winners was arranged. This was the precursor to the World Series. Note: The Union Association (UA) was formed in 1883 to try and pick up players who disputed the ‘reserve rule’ of the other two leagues. The reserve rule limited a player’s pay by binding him to his club. Players adhered to this rule, however, and by January of 1885, the UA was no more. In 1890, there was a players’ league revolt. NL and...

Baseball- Pitcher’s Quiz

Baseball Pitcher’s Quiz Baseball Pitcher’s Quiz Choose the best possible answer from the choices given and have fun! Photo available from Photos.com   1. Major league saves were not officially recognized statistically until when? 196919761980     2. Who pitched 64 shutouts (fifth all time) during his 17-season career? Mickey LolichEddie PlankScott McGregor     3. During what 5 year span did Sandy Koufax have the best ERA in the National League? 1962-661959-631968-72     4. The first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame were Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and who? Willie MaysHank AaronChristy Mathewson     5. Who was the last American League pitcher to win three games in one World Series? Mike MarshallMickey LolichMark Eichhorn     6. In what year did Scott McGregor help the Baltimore Orioles win the World Series by pitching a five-hit shutout? 198319841985     7. Who was pitching in 1908 when the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series? Bobby ThigpenLee SmithOrval Overall     8. George Earnshaw ranks where in World Series strikeouts? 2nd7th5th     9. In 2002, Curt Shilling reached 20 wins faster than any pitcher since who? John Smoltz (1996)Orel Hershiser (1988)Don Drysdale (1968)   10. Who has appeared in the World Series more times than any other reliever? Ron Reed Earl Johnson Mike Stanton   Click finished when you are done to see how well you did!<br Created with The Big Bus’s Test Maker – www.thebigbus.com Cite this… (new...