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Cap Anson

Test your baseball knowledge of Cap Anson.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Adrian Constantine Anson was born on April 17, 1852in Marshalltown, Iowa.Cap Anson

  • True or False?

2) On May 6, 1871, he makes his debut with the Rockford Forest Citys of the National Association.  
What was his batting average for the season?

  1. .125
  2. .225
  3. .325
  4. .425

3) Anson was 6' 0" and weight: 227 lbs.

  • True or False?

4) From 1872 to 1875, he played for the Philadelphia Athletics.  
What is NOT a batting average with the Athletics.

  1. .415
  2. .398
  3. .325
  4. .285

5) In 1872 the 20 year old Anson met 13 year old Virginia Fiegal, the daughter of a Philadelphia bar and restaurant owner.  
When were they married?

  1. November 21, 1872
  2. November 21, 1874
  3. November 21, 1876
  4. November 21, 1878

6) Anson shares credit as an innovator of modern spring training along with then-Chicago President Albert Spalding, as they were among the first to send their clubs to warmer climates in the South to prepare for the season.

  • True or False?

7) Besides Cap, what was his nickname?

  1. Junior
  2. Pop
  3. Cream
  4. Homer

8) There has been some controversy as to whether Anson should be considered the first player ever to reach the 3,000 hit milestone.  For many years, official statistics credited him with achieving that goal.  
What does the Baseball Hall of Fame credit his hits?

  1. 3,000
  2. 3,012
  3. 3,081
  4. 3,418

9) Over 100 years after his retirement, he still holds several Cubs franchise records, including most career RBI, runs, hits, singles, and doubles.

  • True or False?

10) When was Anson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, one of the first 19th century players selected.

  1. 1936
  2. 1939
  3. 1941
  4. 1945

11) Following a glandular ailment, Anson died on at the age of 69 in Chicago, Illinois.
What is the date?

  1. April 4, 1922
  2. April 14, 1922
  3. April 24, 1922
  4. May 14, 1922

12) Where is Cap Anson buried?

  1. Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois
  2. Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Illinois
  3. Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Orland Park, Illinois
  4. Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

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Cap Anson [Answers]

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