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Baseball Commissioners

written by: jp4
 
This quiz will test your knowledge about various commissioners throughout baseball history.

Question 1:


Who was the first Commissioner of Major League Baseball?
Bowie Kent Kuhn
A.B. "Happy" Chandler
Lt. Gen. William D. Eckert
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Question 2:


Both commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti died while in office
False
True

Question 3:


This commissioner barred both Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle from baseball due to the their involvement in a casino promotion.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Fay Vincent
Bowie K. Kuhn
Ford C. Frick

Question 4:


Which Academy Award-nominated actor who starred in “Sideways” and “American Splendor”, is the son of a former baseball commissioner?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


Baseball commissioners have been lawyers, governors, lieutenants and successful businessmen. Which one of these received a doctorate?
Peter V. Ueberroth
Bud Selig
A.B. "Happy" Chandler
A. Bartlett Giamatti

Question 6:


In 1992, Bud Selig became the 10th baseball commissioner in Major League Baseball.
Yes
No

Question 7:


Which baseball commissioner was widely criticized for refusing to cancel games following the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy?
Lt. Gen. William D. Eckert
Ford C. Frick
Bowie K. Kuhn
A.B. "Happy" Chandler

Question 8:


The Baseball Hall of Fame honored this commissioner with an annual award bearing his name presented to a baseball broadcaster for major contributions to the game.
A.B. "Happy" Chandler
Ford C. Frick
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
A. Bartlett Giamatti

Question 9:


This baseball commissioner played a vital role in convincing the Chicago Cubs to install lights at the Wrigley Field stadium instead of reimbursing the league for lost night games.
Peter V. Ueberroth
Bud Selig
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Fay T. Vincent

Question 10:


In 1990, this commissioner banned New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner from baseball for life.
Bowie Kuhn
Fay T. Vincent
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Bud Selig

 


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