Handout 2 - Activity Sheet
The Cleveland Spiders
Use the Fact Sheet on the Cleveland Spiders to answer the questions
- What was "rounders?"
- Who was Abner Doubleday?
Why was Doubleday important to the development of baseball in
- Who was the owner of the Cleveland Spiders in 1896?
- What was the Cleveland baseball club called at first?
- Why did the name of the Cleveland baseball club change?
- Who was "Pat" Tebeau?
- What was League Park?
- When did the Spiders win the Temple Cup?
- Why was winning the Temple Cup important to the Spiders?
- Why did Robison move most of his better players to his St.
- How did this affect the Spiders?
- What was the Spiders' final season in the National League?
- Who was Denton "Cy" Young? Why is he remembered
as a great Cleveland player?
- How was "Cy" Young honored by professional baseball?
- Who was Jesse Burkett?
- Would Burkett's style of play be permitted today? Why or Why
- Who was Louis Soxalexis ?
- What is Soxalexis's link to Cleveland's modern baseball club