1877 In Major League Baseball
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led the National League in hitting with a .387
batting average and 49 runs batted in (RBIs) with 49?
- Norwood Gibson
- Tom Jones
- Germany Schaefer
- Deacon White
2) Lip Pike of the Cincinnati Red leds the National
League in home runs. How many home runs did Pike hit?
3) On May 5, baseball's first "minor league" of sorts is formed
as the National League recruits 12 teams to play in the "League
Alliance." The League Alliance Eastern Division enlists the:
Brooklyn Chelseas, Philadelphia Athletics and Syracuse Stars while
the League Alliance Western Division enlists the: Chicago
Fairbanks, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Janesville Mutuals, Memphis
Reds, Milwaukee Cream Citys, Minneapolis Browns, St. Paul Red Caps
and Winona Clippers.
4) The Lowell Ladies' Men, members of the New England
Association, on May 10, affiliate themselves with the National
League by joining the NL's "farm system," i.e. the League Alliance
East Division. Lowell competes in both circuits and wins the
pennant in each.
5) On June 18, a National League club disbands
after running out of money. However, on June 21, stockholders
re-structure the club in order to keep it running and maintain its
place in the National League. Who is the team?
- Cincinnati Reds
- Fall River Cascades
- Lynn Live Oaks
- Providence Rhode Islands
6) Who is the Chicago White Stockings
player that ends his streak of pitching 88 consecutive games, on
July 13, for Chicago after playing third base in the White
- George Bradley
- Wid Conroy
- Ed Siever
- Art Williams
7) On July 20, Will White makes his major league debut. White
is the first professional player to wear glasses. No other
big-leaguer will wear glasses until Lee Meadows in 1915.
8) Who was the pitcher that was the
National League leder in wins, 40; 2.11 ERA; and 170 strikeouts?
- Tommy Bond
- Jim Devlin
- Terry Larkin
- Tricky Nicols
9) Who was the top team in the
National League for the 1877 season?
- Boston Red Caps
- Hartford Dark Blues
- Louisville Grays
- St. Louis Brown Stockings
10) The New York Mercury prints, on November
24, 1877, an amazingly accurate prediction about the future of
baseball. " The baseball mania is getting so bad that every city
will soon have a mammoth structure like the Roman Coliseum to play
in. This will be illuminated by electric lights so that games can
be played nights‚ thus overcoming a serious objection at present