Baseball Hall of Fame quiz, worthy of any candidate

Test your knowledge of the National Baseball Hall of Fame with a short quiz.

3. Why is the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.?

The Hall of Fame was founded in Cooperstown, N.Y., after a commission assigned to research baseball’s origins concluded that a Union Civil War general, Abner Doubleday, invented baseball in Cooperstown. This is now viewed as a myth, with New York bookseller Alexander Cartwright generally credited with setting down the rules for the first organized game played in Hoboken, N.J., in 1845.

The Hall of Fame was founded in Cooperstown, N.Y., after a commission assigned to research baseball’s origins concluded that a Union Civil War general, Abner Doubleday, invented baseball in Cooperstown. This is now viewed as a myth, with New York bookseller Alexander Cartwright generally credited with setting down the rules for the first organized game played in Hoboken, N.J., in 1845.

The Hall of Fame was founded in Cooperstown, N.Y., after a commission assigned to research baseball’s origins concluded that a Union Civil War general, Abner Doubleday, invented baseball in Cooperstown. This is now viewed as a myth, with New York bookseller Alexander Cartwright generally credited with setting down the rules for the first organized game played in Hoboken, N.J., in 1845.

The Hall of Fame was founded in Cooperstown, N.Y., after a commission assigned to research baseball’s origins concluded that a Union Civil War general, Abner Doubleday, invented baseball in Cooperstown. This is now viewed as a myth, with New York bookseller Alexander Cartwright generally credited with setting down the rules for the first organized game played in Hoboken, N.J., in 1845.

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The town claimed to be the birthplace of baseball.

 

Babe Ruth was born there.

 

Major-league baseball signed its charter there.

 

A local tycoon agreed to build a complex to house the hall and museum.

 
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