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Grover Cleveland Alexander

Test your baseball knowledge of Grover Cleveland Alexander.
Get up to bat in this FANatical About Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Alexander was born in Elba, Nebraska.  Alexander was one of thirteen children and played semi-pro ball in his youth, signing his first professional contract at age 20 in 1907 for $50 per month. Trivia powered by ABE 
What
is his date of birth?

  1. January 26, 1887

  2. February 6, 1887

  3. February 16, 1887

  4. February 26, 1887

2) He would make his official Major League debut on April 15, 1911. 
What
was the team he made his debut with?

  1. Philadelphia Phillies

  2. Boston Red Sox

  3. New York Giants

  4. Brooklyn Dodgers

3) "Old Pete" is his nickname.

  • True or False?

4) Alexander won NL Pitcher's Triple Crown in 4 seasons. 
What
is NOT one of the years?

  1. 1915

  2. 1916

  3. 1917

  4. 1927

5) In 1915, he was instrumental in leading the Phillies to their first pennant, and he also pitched a record four one-hitters.

  • True or False?

6) After the 1917 season, the Phillies sold Alexander, ostensibly fearful that he would be lost to the army in World War I, but as Phillies owner William Baker admitted later, "I needed the money".
What
team was he sold too?

  1. Browns

  2. Pirates

  3. Senators

  4. Cubs

7) Alexander was drafted. and spent most of the 1918 season in France as an artillery seargeant, where he suffered from shell shock, partial hearing loss, and increasingly worse seizures.

  • True or False?

8) Who did he play for during 1926 to 1929?

  1. St. Louis Cardinals

  2. Philadelphia Athletics

  3. New York Kings

  4. Boston Braves

9) When did he pitch his last major league for the Philadelphia Phillies?

  1. May 28, 1930

  2. May 28, 1932

  3. May 28, 1934

  4. May 28, 1936

10) When was he inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1938

  2. 1942

  3. 1947

  4. 1952

11) Who played Grover Cleveland Alexander in the 1952 movie The Winning Team?

  1. Frank Lovejoy

  2. Ronald Reagan

  3. Peanuts Lowery

  4. James Millican

12) When he died he was at his typewriter writing a letter to his divorced wife.

  • True or False?

13) Cause of death: Heart Failure, what date did he die?

  1. August 4, 1950

  2. September 4, 1950

  3. October 4, 1950

  4. November 4, 1950

14) Where is Grover Cleveland Alexander buried?

  1. Cotesfield Cemetery, Cotesfield, Nebraska

  2. Danish Lutheran Cemetery - Farwell, Farwell, Nebraska

  3. Elmwood Cemetery, Saint Paul, Nebraska

  4. Logan Cemetery, Saint Paul, Nebraska

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Grover Cleveland Alexander  [Answers]

1) D. 2) A. 3) True 4) D. 5) True 6) D. 7) True 8) A. 9) A. 10) A. 11) B. 12) True 13) D. 14) C.Angels on your pillow

 
 


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