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1961 Major League Baseball season: Quiz


Question 1: July 31 – At ________, the second All-Star Game of the year ends in a 1–1 tie as heavy rain halted play.
Fenway ParkJoe TorreBraves FieldMcKechnie Field

Question 2: Home runs, single-season: 61, Roger Maris, ________
Yogi BerraStaten Island YankeesNew York YankeesNew York Yankees all-time roster

Question 3:
  • The ________ clinch their first National League pennant since 1940.
    Cincinnati RedsPete RoseDavey JohnsonSparky Anderson

Question 4: Hardy also hit his first major league home run pinch-hitting for ________ when both were at Cleveland (May 18, 1958).
Elston HowardReggie JacksonRoger MarisMickey Mantle

Question 5: September 1 – The ________' Paul Richards resigned as manager to become the new General Manager of the new Houston National League club.
Baltimore Orioles all-time rosterBowie BaysoxDavey JohnsonBaltimore Orioles

Question 6: The club would be known as the ________.
Houston Astros all-time rosterNolan RyanHouston Astros2005 National League Division Series

Question 7: ________, in his last appearance at a ball park, throws out the first ball.
Ty CobbDetroit TigersMickey CochraneHarry Heilmann

Question 8: July 4 – ________ hits 300th career home run.
Hank AaronPete RoseFrank RobinsonWillie Mays

Question 9: Also, the American League placed a team in Los Angeles called the ________.
History of the Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimMike Scioscia2010 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim seasonLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Question 10: When asked about the ruling, ________ replies, "A season is a season." This is also the day that one of baseball's greatest hitters passes away, Ty Cobb, aged 74.
Elston HowardMickey MantleRoger MarisReggie Jackson


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