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Candy Cummings

Test your baseball knowledge of Candy Cummings.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) William Arthur "Candy" Cummings was born: October 18, 1848 in Ware, Massachusetts. Candy Cummings

  • True or False?

2) At 17, Cummings began playing baseball with baseball club of the NABBP (National Association of Base Ball Players).
What was the team?

  1. Brooklyn Excelsior
  2. Newark Atlantics
  3. Bronx Union
  4. New York Knickerbockers

3) His first game with the team was on August 24, 1866 against the Newark Eurekas, where he led his team to a 24-12 win.

  • True or False?

4) Cummings is often credited with being the first pitcher to throw a curveball, which he reportedly threw in a game in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1867 while playing for the Brooklyn Excelsiors, with other sources saying the Brooklyn Stars.

  • True or False?

5) On April 22, 1872 who did he begin his major league career with?

  1. Boston Red Stockings
  2. Baltimore Canaries
  3. New York Mutuals
  4. Troy Haymakers

6) During the 1873, he pitched for what baseball team?

  1. Brooklyn Eckfords
  2. Washington Olympics
  3. Cleveland Forest Citys
  4. Baltimore Canaries

7) During the 1874 season with the Philadelphia White Stocking, how many games did Cummings win?

  1. 8
  2. 18
  3. 28
  4. 38

8) During the 1875 and 1876 seasons, who did Cummings pitch for?

  1. Philadelphia Centennials
  2. Brooklyn Atlantics
  3. Keokuk Westerns
  4. Hartford Dark Blues

9) In 1877, he played for the Cincinnati Reds.
What was his win-loss record?

  1. 5-14
  2. 14-5
  3. 3-12
  4. 6-5

10) What year was he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. 1936
  2. 1937
  3. 1938
  4. 1939

11) He died on May 16, 1924 (aged 75), in Toledo, Ohio.

  • True or False?

12) Where is Candy Cummings buried?

  1. Aspen Grove Cemetery, Ware, Massachusetts
  2. Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
  3. Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York
  4. Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Candy Cummings [Answers]

1) True . 2) A. 3) True  4) True 5) C. 6) D. 7) D. 8) D. 9) A. 10) D. 11) True 12) A. Plot: Section GAngels on your pillow

 
 


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