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Detroit Tigers: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the Detroit Tigers: The Early Years.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) Detroit is also the only member of the Western League, the American League's minor league predecessor, that remains in its original city under its original name.  It was established as a charter member in 1894.

  • True or False?

2) They originally played at a park, sometimes called League Park, at the corner of East Lafayette and Helen near Belle Isle.  What was the name of the ballpark?

  • Wolverine Park
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Flatt Tucker Field
  • Boulevard Park

3) The Tigers played their first game as a major league team at home park on April 25, 1901.  Who did they play?

  • Cleveland Indians
  • Chicago White Stocks
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Milwaukee Brewers

4) Who was an American businessman, sheriff, delegate, and owner of the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball?

  • Bill Pullen
  • Max Arnold
  • Clarence Burton
  • James D. Burns

5) Who managed the 1901 Detroit Tigers?

  • Clint Moyer
  • George Stallings
  • Sam Bodie
  • John F. Paladin

6) Who lead the team with a .308 batting average?

  • Kid Elberfeld
  • Ducky Holmes
  • Davey Crockett
  • Ed High

7) Who was the pitcher with 23 wins?

  • Frank Owen
  • Emil Frisk
  • Joe Yeager
  • Roscoe Miller

8) Who was a American League top five finishers in runs scored (110), in bases on balls, in times on base (240) and in AL in plate appearances (630)?

  • Wes Cowen
  • Jimmy Barrett
  • Bitie Baker
  • Morgan Reynolds

9) Their last game was on September 28, 1901.  Who did they beat?

  • Baltimore Orioles
  • New York Yankees
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Philadelphia Eagles

10) How many games did the win in the 1901 season?

  • 53
  • 61
  • 74
  • 79

Check Your Answers


Detroit Tigers: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. True
  2. Boulevard Park
  3. Milwaukee Brewers
  4. James D. Burns
  5. George Stallings
  6. Kid Elberfeld
  7. Roscoe Miller
  8. Jimmy Barrett
  9. Baltimore Orioles
  10. 74

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