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Mel Ott

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

1) Where was Melvin Thomas Ott born on March 2, 1909?Trivia powered by ABE

  1. Detroit, Michigan

  2. Bridgeport, West Virginia

  3. Gretna, Louisiana.

  4. Kinsella, Iowa

2) Ott made his Major League debut for the New York Giants on April 27, 1926.
Who did the Giants play?

  1. New York Yankees

  2. Boston Braves

  3. Chicago Cubs

  4. Philadelphia Phillies

3) Ott was the National League home run leader 6-times.
What year did he win his first home run crown?

  1. 1928

  2. 1930

  3. 1932

  4. 1934

4) Ott is still the youngest major leaguer to ever hit for the cycle, which he accomplished on May 16, 1929.

  • True or False?

5) His 1937 salary was $17,500.
What is that in 2011 dollars?

  1. $275,164

  2. $995,164

  3. $1,275,164

  4. $5,275,164

6) Ott was the first National League player to post eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons, and only Willie Mays, Sammy Sosa, Chipper Jones, and Albert Pujols have since joined him.

  • True or False?

7) When did he make his last Major League appearance?

  1. June 11, 1947

  2. July 11, 1947

  3. August 11, 1947

  4. September 11, 1947

8) He was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951 with 87% of the vote.
What number did the Giants retire?

  1. 2

  2. 4

  3. 6

  4. 8

9) When did Ott die in an auto accident in New Orleans?

  1. November 21, 1955

  2. November 21, 1956

  3. November 21, 1957

  4. November 21, 1958

10) Where was Mel Ott buried?

  1. Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida

  2. Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood California

  3. Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana

  4. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California

Mel Ott
Answers

1) C. 2) D. 3) C. 4) True 5) A. 6) True 7) B. 8) B 9) D. 10) C. Plot: Section 146

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