Thursday, January 23, 2014

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




Time once again for some Thursday trivia.
This week the questions are all based on home run champs of the 1970's.
See how many you can get. Answers posted tomorrow.

1. Of all the home run champs in the Majors during the '70's, who posted the lowest batting average the year he lead his league in blasts?

2. Which homer champ had the fewest runs batted in the year he hit the most homers?

3. Surprisingly, who stole the most bases during his home run championship season?

4. What slugger also slammed the most triples among home run champs in a home run winning year?

5. Which home run champ struck out the fewest times in a season where he lead his league in homers?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 

1. Gorman Thomas, Brewers. .244 in 1979.

2. Bill Melton, White Sox. He drove in 86 runs in 1971.
 
3. Mike Schmidt, Phillies. He stole 29 bases in 1975.
 
4. Jim Rice, Red Sox. He hit 15 triples in BOTH 1977 and 1978. Amazing.

5. Johnny Bench, Reds. He struck out "only" 84 times in 1972.

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