1883 In Major League Baseball
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1) On May 1, 1883, in the
inaugural National League game for both teams, the New York
Gothams defeat the Philadelphia Quakers 7-5 in front of 15,000
WHO was in the game's crowd?
Ulysses S. Grant
Marshall Matt Dillon
2) Who becomes the first
pitcher to hit 2 home runs a game as his New York Gothams defeat
the Boston Beaneaters 10-9 on May 3, 1883?
John Montgomery Ward
Fort Wayne and Indianapolis play the first of 2 games under
May 24, 1883
May 26, 1883
May 28, 1883
May 30, 1883
4) On June 9, 1883, the Philadelphia Quakers
receive special permission from the National League to lower their
ticket prices to 25¢ per game in order to compete with the
Philadelphia team of the American Association. The Quakers average game
attendance quadruples for the remainder of the season.
WHO was the American Association Philadelphia team?
5) WHAT team introduced ladies
day, where all females are admitted free without restriction on
June 16, 1883. The idea remained a staple of major league baseball
for nearly 100 years.
New York Gothams
Chicago White Stockings
Providence Grays player Joe Mulvey is shot in the shoulder while
leaving the playing field at Messer Street Grounds in Providence.
The shooter, James Murphy, was actually aiming for Mulvey's
teammate, Cliff Carroll after Carroll had drenched Murphy with a
hose. Within a month, Mulvey would be sold to the Philadelphia
WHEN did the shooting happen?
7) The Chicago
White Stockings set a major league record with 14 doubles,
including 4 each by Cap Anson and Abner Dalrymple, in a 31-7
pasting over their rivals.
WHO did the Chicago White Stockings
8) WHAT team turned a triple play when catcher
Mike Hines catches a muffed pop-up and catches the base-runners
off guard on August 11, 1883?
Boston Red Sox
9) WHO hits
for the cycle (single, double, triple, and home run) on September
12 against the Cincinnati Red Stockings and on September 17
against the Philadelphia Athletics?
Long John Reilly
10) The Boston Red
Stockings clinch the National League pennant with a 4-1 win over
the Cleveland Blues.
WHO clinched the American Association
flag with a 7-6 victory over the Louisville Eclipse.
11) Dan Brouthers lead the National League in
hitting with a .367 average.
WHO of the American Association
has the highest batting average of .357?
12) Buck Ewing lead the National
League in home runs with 10.
HOW many home runs did the
American Association leader hit in 1883?
13) Pitcher Charles Radbourn was the National League leader in
wins. Will White lead the American Association in wins with 43.
HOW many wins did Radbourn have?
Pitcher Jim Whitney lead the National League in strikeouts.
Pitcher Tim Keefe lead the American Association with 361
HOW many strikeouts did Whitney have?