Thursday, November 21, 2013

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART XXV




Here are this week's trivia questions. Have fun! Answers will be posted tomorrow down below:


1. Who posted the most plate appearances during a season in the 1970's with a whopping 770 in 1974?

2. Dick Allen's M.V.P. season in 1972 saw him fall just short of winning the Triple Crown, leading the American League in homers and runs batted in, but coming in third in the batting race. How many points separated him from triple crown history?

3. Which season in the 1970's saw an astounding 44 starting pitchers post an E.R.A. of under 3.00 for the year?!

4. Conversely, what season saw only six Major League starters post a sub-3.00 earned run average over a full season?

5. Among all 30+ home run seasons by players during the decade, who had the lowest amount of total hits during his 30+ homer year with only 111? And what year was it?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 

1. Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds.

2. Ten. Rod Carew won the title with a .318 average while Allen hit .308. This translates to about five more hits over the course of the season.
 
3. 1972.
 
4. 1970.

5. Gorman Thomas, Milwaukee Brewers. 1978.

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