SABR DETROIT TRIVIA QUIZ

This quiz ranged in topics to 19th century, the winter meetings held throughout the 20th century, all the way to the present day.

Good luck, no one said it would be easy!

Answers at bottom.

MIGUEL CABRERA (Dan DAddona)

1. What three positions has Cabrera been elected to an All-Star game at?

2. What country does Cabrera hail from, leading a group of several Tigers in the past decade?

3. Cabrera has four batting titles. Which three former Tigers also have at least 4?

4. Cabrera won three of his batting titles in a row? What three other right-handed hitters have won three in a row?

5. Cabrera won the triple crown in 2012 (.330, 44 HR, 139 RBI). Who is the only other Tiger to win the Triple Crown and how many HRs did they hit?

 

DETROIT WOLVERINES (Chip Martin)

1. What city did Detroit replace in the National League for 1881?

2. Who did Detroit defeat to win the 1887 worlds series championship?

3. What city purchased the Detroit National League franchise after its 1888 season?

4. Which Detroit player was presented with a wheelbarrow full of silver dollars by directors and fans during a game in 1888?

5. The Big Four hitters were purchased from Buffalo late in the 1885 season by Detroit. Can you name them?

PAGE FENCE GIANTS (Mitch Lutzke)

1. When the Page Fence Giants were formed in Adrian, there were two black ball players from the Findlay (Ohio) Sluggers who helped to organize the Adrian club. Who were they?

2. In an early 1895 season series, this former major league star hurler was such a dishonest umpire in games between the Giants and the Grand Rapids Gold Bugs, he was shortly thereafter released from the minor league team. He led the majors in 1885 and 1889 with 40 wins.

3. How many total games were played in 1896 Colored championship series won by the Page Fence Giants over the Cuban X Giants?

4. What future Hall of Fame baseball player bumped Bud Fowler from his second base position to right field on the 1895 Page Fence Giants team?

5. Who was the star left handed pitcher for the Giants, who also played for the minor league Adrian Demons team and was said Charles Comiskey would have paid $50,000 to secure his services.

WINTER MEETINGS (Steve Weingarden)

1. From 1901 ? 1919, name the city where the National League held its winter meetings, and name the city where the American league typically held its winter meetings. For extra credit, name the closest city to Detroit where the National Association held its meetings during that time.

2. How many times have any (i.e., National League, American League, National Association) of the baseball winter meetings been held in Michigan?

3. What 1940s Detroit Tigers executive became the first National Association (Minor Leagues) president to have previous experience at the Major League level?

4. During the 1950 Winter Meetings, Detroit was awarded the 1951 All-Star game, partly because of what upcoming historical milestone?

5. What Detroit Tigers player was the headliner in relation to the February 3, 1986 grievance filed by the MLBPA, charging that the owners had colluded in not signing free agents during the offseason, including during the 1985 Winter Meetings? If you want an extra point, name the other two prominent Tigers who suffered, as part of the collusion that transpired the following off-season.


 

SABR DETROIT TRIVIA QUIZ- with ANSWERS

November 11, 2017 MIGUEL CABRERA (Dan DAddona)

1. What three positions has Cabrera been elected to an All-Star game at? (1B, 3B, LF)

2. What country does Cabrera hail from, leading a group of several Tigers in the past decade? (Venezuela)

3. Cabrera has four batting titles. Which three former Tigers also have at least 4? (Cobb 13, Heilmann 4, Madlock 4)

4. Cabrera won three of his batting titles in a row? What three other right-handed hitters have won three in a row? (Wagner, Hornsby, Lajoie)

5. Cabrera won the triple crown in 2012 (.330, 44 HR, 139 RBI). Who is the only other Tiger to win the Triple Crown and how many HRs did they hit? (Ty Cobb 1909 … 9 HR)

 

DETROIT WOLVERINES (Chip Martin)

1. What city did Detroit replace in the National League for 1881? (Cincinnati)

2. Who did Detroit defeat to win the 1887 worlds series championship? (St. Louis Brown Stockings)

3. What city purchased the Detroit National League franchise after its 1888 season? (Cleveland)

4. Which Detroit player was presented with a wheelbarrow full of silver dollars by directors and fans during a game in 1888? (Charlie Bennett)

5. The Big Four hitters were purchased from Buffalo late in the 1885 season by Detroit. Can you name them? (Dan Brouthers, Hardy Richardson, Jack Rowe, and James Deacon White)

 

PAGE FENCE GIANTS (Mitch Lutzke)

1. When the Page Fence Giants were formed in Adrian, there were two black ball players from the Findlay (Ohio) Sluggers who helped to organize the Adrian club. Who were they? (Bud Fowler and Grant Johnson)

2. In an early 1895 season series, this former major league star hurler was such a dishonest umpire in games between the Giants and the Grand Rapids Gold Bugs, he was shortly thereafter released from the minor league team. He led the majors in 1885 and 1889 with 40 wins) (Bob Caruthers, a/k/a Parisian Bob)

3. How many total games were played in 1896 Colored championship series won by the Page Fence Giants over the Cuban X Giants? (15 games, but the X Giants later tried to claim there were 19 games in the championship series)

4. What future Hall of Fame baseball player bumped Bud Fowler from his second base position to right field on the 1895 Page Fence Giants team? (King Solomon Sol White)

5. Who was the star left handed pitcher for the Giants, who also played for the minor league Adrian Demons team and was said Charles Comiskey would have paid $50,000 to secure his services. (George Wilson)

WINTER MEETINGS (Steve Weingarden)

1. From 1901 ? 1919, name the city where the National League held its winter meetings, and name the city where the American league typically held its winter meetings. For extra credit, name the closest city to Detroit where the National Association held its meetings during that time. (New York, National League; Chicago, American League; Columbus, Ohio, National Association)

2. How many times have any (i.e., National League, American League, National Association) of the baseball winter meetings been held in Michigan? (Zero)

3. What 1940s Detroit Tigers executive became the first National Association (Minor Leagues) president to have previous experience at the Major League level? (George Trautman)

4. During the 1950 Winter Meetings, Detroit was awarded the 1951 All-Star game, partly because of what upcoming historical milestone? (250th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Detroit)

5. What Detroit Tigers player was the headliner in relation to the February 3, 1986 grievance filed by the MLBPA, charging that the owners had colluded in not signing free agents during the offseason, including during the 1985 Winter Meetings? ?Lance Parrish

If you want an extra point, name the other two prominent Tigers who suffered, as part of the collusion that transpired the following off-season. (Kirk Gibson; Jack Morris, Lance Parrish)