1955 In Major League Baseball
Test your baseball knowledge of 1955 In
Major League Baseball.
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1) Before the Athletics arrive in town, the
Kansas City Monarchs move their base of operations to Grand
Rapids, Michigan. They retain the name "Kansas City Monarchs" and
continue in the Negro American League as a barnstorming team.
2) On April 23, the Chicago White Sox tallied
a franchise record 29 runs/29 hits against the host Kansas City
Athletics, including seven home runs, in a 29–6 ripping.
WHO was the losing pitcher.
- Bobby Shantz
- LaMarr Hoyt
- Bob Owchinko
- Dave Smith
3) On May 12, Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs
no-hits the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4–0, becoming the first African
American to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues. Jones
does it in the hardest way, when In the ninth inning he walks the
bases full and then strikes out Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente and
Frank Thomas in a row to preserve his victory.
4) On July 12, in the All-Star Game in
Milwaukee's County Stadium, the American League takes a 5-run lead
on a 3-run home run by Mickey Mantle off Robin Roberts, only to
see the National League tie it. Milwaukee Braves' pitcher Gene
Conley strikes out the side in the 12th inning.
homers off Frank Sullivan of the Red Sox to win it.
- Rich Ashburn
- Stan Musial
- Joe Reynolds
- Max McGee
5) On September 8 they clinch the National
League pennant by beating the Milwaukee Braves, 10–2, for their
8th straight NL title. They also break their own Major League
Baseball record for the earliest clinching.
clinched the NL title?
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- Chicago Cubs
- Brooklyn Dodgers
- Cincinnati Reds
6) On October 3, no more "wait till' next
year" as the Brooklyn Dodgers, brings its first, and only, World
Championship to Brooklyn after seven previous frustrated World
Series appearances in a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees. The
Dodgers win the Series 4 games to 3.
WHO is named Most
Valuable Player, the first time the award is given in the World
- Harvey Haddox
- Don Drysdale
- Sandy Koufax
- Johnny Podres
7) The American League batting champ was
Detroit Tiger Al Kaline hitting .340 (.967 OPS)
was the batting champ for the National League hitting .338 (.897
- Richie Ashburn
- Willie Mays
- Ray Boone
- Duke Snider
8) Pitcher Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia
Phillies had 23 wins and lead the National League.
did NOT lead the American League with
- Whitey Ford
- Bob Lemon
- Frank Sullivan
- Morgan Eastwood
9) Cy Young, age 88, Hall of Fame pitcher who
won a record 511 games over a 22-year career and pitched three
no-hitters, including a perfect game. He died November 4.
WHERE was Cy Young buried?
- Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California,
- Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesville, North Carolina
- Peoli Cemetery, Peoli, Ohio
- Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
10) The legendary, 81 year old Hall of Fame
shortstop who won eight National League batting crowns and led the
league in RBI, stolen bases, doubles and slugging percentage at
least five times each died on December 6.
WHO was the
81 year old Hall of Fame shortstop?
- Mike Kelley
- Honus Wagner
- Hank Thormahlen
- Ty Cobb