1920 In Major League Baseball
Test your baseball knowledge of
1920 In Major League Baseball. Get up to bat in this
Alan's FUN Baseball
Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
January 3 - The New York Yankees, on January 3, purchase
outfielder Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox. How
much do they pay for him?
2) April 25 - High Pockets Kelly drives in
three as the New York Giants defeat the Brooklyn Robins 5-2 in the
first meeting of the National League's two New York teams.
3) Who of the Washington Senators records his 300th win
on May 14.
- Red Faber
- Walter Johnson
- Robin Pembroke
- Alexander Peterson
4) George Sisler hits for .407 leding the
American League and Major League Baseball in batting average.
Who leds the National League in batting average?
- Rogers Hornsby
- Dave Koslo
- Babe Martin
- Mickey Rutner
5) Pitcher Jim Bagby leds the American League in wins with 31.
Who leds the National League in wins?
- Pete Alexander
- Vic Johnson
- Bob Keegan
- Bob Kennedy
6) On June 24, following a 5-3 loss to the
Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies fall into last place in
the National League. With the Philadelphia A's having been
in last place since the 13th, both Philadelphia teams spend the
rest of the season in last.
7) Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is
struck in the head by a pitch from the New York Yankees' Carl Mays
in a game at the Polo Grounds on August 16, 1920. He dies twelve
hours later from a fractured skull, making it the only fatal field
accident in Major League Baseball history. His death
leds to the banning of what pitch?
- Fork ball
8) The Detroit Tigers' Bobby Veach and New
York Giants' George Burns hit for the cycle, the first time it
happened twice on the same day, according to the Elias Sports
Bureau. Veach finished 6-for-6, adding two singles, as Burns added
a second double to his cycle in New York's 4 - 3 win over the
Pittsburgh Pirates in ten innings. Two separate players would not
hit for the cycle on the same day until 2008, when the feat was
duplicated by Stephen Drew and Adrian Beltre for the Arizona
Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners, respectively.
9) After having spent most of the season in
the minors, and having logged only ten innings pitched all season,
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jimmy Zinn pitches all twelve innings
in the Pirates' 2-1 extra innings victory over the St. Louis
Cardinals. How many hits did Zinn give up in his
twelve innings of work?
- 2 hits
- 6 hits
- 8 hits
- 12 hits
10) Who was the Hall of Fame baseball
player born on November 21, 1920?
- Chuck Connors
- Roger Craig
- Stan Musial
- Rowdy Yates