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Willie Keeler

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

Trivia powered by ABE1) William Henry Keeler was born on March 3, 1872 in Brooklyn, New York.

  • True or False?

2) He was one of the smaller players to play the game, standing approximately 5'7" (some sources say he was 5'4") and weighing 140 pounds, resulting in his nickname.  What was his nickname?

  • Big Willie
  • Can’t Hit Willie
  • Shorty
  • Wee Willie

3) Who did Keeler make his Major League debut with?

  • Boston Braves
  • Brooklyn Grooms/Superbas
  • New York Giants
  • New York Highlanders

4) In one of the most one-sided trades in baseball history, Hanlon obtained Dan Brouthers and Keeler. Keeler and six of his teammates from the Baltimore Orioles eventually were inducted into the baseball hall of fame.

  • True or False?

5) Counting an overlap in season 1896 and 1897, had a 44 game hitting streak on season and a hit in the first game of season 1897 for a consecutive record of 45 straight games with a hit.  Who broke his consecutive game streak?

  • Pete Rose
  • Ted Williams
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Chase Utley

6) Another one of Keeler's records was his eight consecutive seasons with 200 hits or more, which was broken by Alex Rodriguez on September 13, 2009, when he recorded his 200th hit for the 9th consecutive season.

  • True or False?

7) Keeler made his last MLB appearance on September 5, 1910.  Who did he end his career with?

  • Boston Braves
  • Brooklyn Grooms/Superbas
  • New York Giants
  • New York Highlanders

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

  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939

9) What was his career batting average?

  • .321
  • .331
  • .341
  • .351

10) Where is Willie Keeler buried?

  • Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York
  • Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California
  • Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomson, Georgia
  • Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Chicago, Illinois

Willie Keeler
[
Answers]

  1. True
  2. Wee Willie
  3. New York Giants
  4. True
  5. Joe DiMaggio
  6. False. Another one of Keeler's records was his eight consecutive seasons with 200 hits or more, which was broken by Ichiro Suzuki on September 13, 2009, when he recorded his 200th hit for the 9th consecutive season.
  7. New York Giants
  8. 1939
  9. .341
  10. Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York
    Plot: Section 1W, Range 15, Plot B, Grave 5

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