1953 In Major League Baseball
Test your baseball knowledge of 1953 In
Major League Baseball.
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1) On January 21, The Baseball Hall of Fame
inducted former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean and former
Philadelphia Athletics slugger Al Simmons.
Who was NOT
inducted in 1953 by the Veteran Committee?
- Bobby Wallace
- Chief Bender
- Harry Wright
- Johnny Calison
2) On April 17, New York Yankees Mickey Mantle
hit the longest home run in Griffith Stadium history, a shot off
Washington Senators Chuck Stobbs. The Yankees win, 7-3.
What was the distance of
Mantle’ home run?
3) Congress cites the research of New York
City librarian Robert Henderson in proving that Alexander
Cartwright "founded" baseball and not Abner Doubleday on June 3.
His 1947 book Bat, Ball and Bishop documents Cartwright's
contributions to the origins of the game of the baseball.
4) All-Star Game, July 14 the National League
Where was the game played?
- Connie Mack Stadium
- Forbes Field
- Crosley Field
- Fenway Parrk
5) On October 5, the New York Yankees defeat
the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3, in Game 6 of the World Series, to win
their record-setting fifth consecutive World Championship and
sixteenth overall, four games to two.
Who was the star of the Series with a
record-setting 12 hits, including the game-winning single in the
bottom of the 9th of Game 6 to clinch the title?
- Mickey Mantle
- Billy Martin
- Yogi Berra
- Del Webb
6) MLB Most Valuable Player Award in the
National League went to Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers, C.
Who was the unanimous
Cleveland Indians, 3B choice?
- Jim Rice
- Don Werner
- Bo Diaz
- Al Rosen
7) The National League MLB Rookie of the Year
Award went to Jim Gilliam, Brooklyn Dodgers, 2B.
Who got the American League MLB
Rookie of the Year Award?
- Harvey Kuenn, Detroit Tigers, SS
- Lynn Jones, Cleveland Indians, 3B
- Jim Gantner, Philadelphia Phillies, 2B
- Bruce Sutter, Brooklyn Dodgers, CF
8) Mickey Vernon, Washington Senators lead the
American League in hitting with a (.337) average and a (.921) OPS.
Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodgers lead the National League in hitting
.with a (.344) average and a (.973) OPS.
9) The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award
went to Bob Porterfield, Washington Senators and Warren Spahn,
wins did Spahn have?
gets The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award?
- Red Rolfe Detroit Tigers
- Casey Stengel, New York Yankees
- Leo Durocher New York Giants
- Eddie Stanky St. Louis Cardinals