Today's trivia will deal with 200+ strikeout seasons by pitchers during the decade of the 1970's.
See how many you can get. As usual the answers will be posted tomorrow.
1. Who was the only pitcher to fan 200+ batters in a season with UNDER 200-innings pitched?
2. Who walked the fewest batters in a season in which they also struck out 200+?
3. Who lead his lead in strikeouts with the fewest amount in a season for the decade?
4. Who faced the lowest amount of batters during a season which saw him strikeout 200 or more batters?
5. Who sported the lowest strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio among 200 strikeout pitchers during the '70's?
***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW:
1. Dennis Eckersley, Indians. 1976. 199.1 innings.
2. Fergie Jenkins, Cubs. 1971. 37 walks with an amazing 263 K's.
3. Nolan Ryan, Angels. 1979. 223 strikeouts.
4. Dennis Eckersley, Indians. 1976. 821 batters faced.
5. Wilbur Wood. White Sox. 1972. 4.61 K's per nine innings. He pitched an incredible 376.2 innings that year!