Little League Baseball Quiz

December 16, 2010

by John Hallal

1. Who founded Little League Baseball?
a. Babe Ruth, who spoke on baseball’s valuable influence in his youth
b. Lumberyard clerk and enthusiastic uncle Carl Stotz
c. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who saw the game as a way to promote community despite bleak economics
d. Big Brothers founder Ernest Coulter

2. Where was the first Little League game played?
a. Williamsport, Pennsylvania
b. Shreveport, Louisiana
c. Albuquerque, New Mexico
d. Fayetteville, Arkansas

3. In which year did Little League Baseball grow to include female players?
a. 1953
b. 1944
c. 1974
d. None of the above. Little League Baseball only offers membership to males.

4. Which of the following was NOT a name of one of the first Little League teams?
a. Lycoming Dairy
b. Jumbo Pretzel
c. Funham Flapjacks
d. Lundy Lumber

5. True or False:
Baseball player Jackie Robinson acted as a community advocate for Little League Baseball and organized a number of fundraisers between 1940 and 1945.

6. True or False:
Joey Jay, who played Little League Baseball as a child, was the first participant to make it to the major leagues when he joined the Milwaukee Braves.

7. True or False:
The length between the Little League home plate and the pitcher’s mound is nearly 15 feet shorter than in the major leagues.

8. True or False:
In 1955, Little League fought against racial prejudice by barring more than 60 South Carolina teams from play because they would not share the field with African Americans.

Answers: 1.b 2.a 3.c 4.c 5.F 6.T 7.T 8.T

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