It's time for another round of 1970's baseball trivia. Boy the weeks are flying by this Summer! See if you can get them all...I'll post the answers tomorrow.
1. During the decade of the '70's, two teams had the top two vote-getters for M.V.P. in a season. One in the A.L. and one in the N.L. What teams and players were they, and in which seasons?
2. Believe it or not, the first World Series night game ever played was during the 1970's. Which World Series introduced night ball to the Fall Classic?
3. Only one STARTING pitcher won the Cy Young Award for either league during the decade without winning 20 or more games. Who was he and in what season did he accomplish this?
4. Oddly enough, there were only TWO pitchers who won their league Cy Young Awards with an E.R.A. above 3.00, and they both happened during the same season. Which season was this and who were the pitchers?
5. Who was the only American league player to fashion a hitting streak of 30 or more games during the decade?
***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW:
1. 1971 A's (Vida Blue; Sal Bando) and 1976 Reds (Joe Morgan; George Foster).
2. 1971 Pirates and Orioles, Game Four.
3. Tom Seaver, 1973. He sported a 19-10 record with a 2.08 E.R.A. and 251 strike outs.
4. 1970: Bob Gibson (3.12) in the N.L. and Jim Perry ( 3.04) in the A.L.
5. Ron Leflore, 1975-1976. He had a 31-game streak spanning the two seasons.