Thursday, February 27, 2014

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




Trivia time again…

This week deals with all pitchers in the 1970's who threw 250+ innings in a season.
So get your minds racing and see how many you can get.
I threw in a couple extra "bonus" questions since I had the answers handy, so have fun.
Answers tomorrow…
1. Of all 250+ inning seasons hurled in the decade, what pitcher posted the highest E.R.A.?

2. Among all 250+ inning seasons in the '70's, who posted the fewest wins? There's a tie between two pitchers.

3. Who struck out the fewest batters in a 250+ inning season during the decade?

4. Who attained 250+ innings pitched in a season with the fewest games?

5. Who allowed the fewest hits in a season they pitched 250+ innings in the '70's?
6. Who pitched the fewest complete games during a 250+ inning season in the 1970's?
7. What pitcher walked the fewest batters among all 250+ inning pitchers in the decade?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 

1.  Jim Bibby, Rangers. 4.74 in 1974.

2. Steve Carlton, Cardinals. 1970 & Steve Arlin, Padres. 1972. 10 wins apiece.
 
3. Clyde Wright, Angels. 65 K's in 257 innings in 1973.
 
4. Mark Fidrych, Tigers. 31 games in 1976.

5. Nolan Ryan, Angels. 166 hits in 284 innings. 1972.

6. Gary Nolan, Reds. 4 CG's in 1970.

7. Fergie Jenkins, Cubs. Only 37 free passes in 325 innings in 1971 

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