Thursday, May 22, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #51




Trivia time again, and today we will look at the 1977 season with it's power explosion among sluggers in the Major Leagues.
No less than 19 batters hit 30 or more homers that year, up from only four the previous year!
So let's jump right in and see how many you can get.
As usual answer posted tomorrow…
1. We all know the Dodgers set a record with four batters hitting 30 or more homers in 1977. But the Red Sox almost duplicated the feat the very same year. Three batter topped 30 homers: Jim Rice, George Scott and Butch Hobson. Who was the Red Sox batter who hit 28 homers in 1977, denying the BoSox equal history with the Dodgers?

2. Who were the only two catchers in the Majors to top 30 homers in 1977?

3. Who was the only 30 home run hitter that season to bat under .250?

4. Who was the only 30 home run hitter in 1977 who had an OBP above .400?

5. Besides George Foster, who blasted a Major League leading 52 homers, who was the only other Major Leaguer to hit 40 or more that year?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 


1. 
Carl Yastrzemski with 28.

2. 
Johnny Bench, Reds & Gary Carter, Expos. Both hit 31 taters that year.

3.
Ron Cey, Dodgers. He hit .241 in 1977.

4.
Reggie Smith, Dodgers. His OBP was .427.

5.
Jeff Burroughs, Braves. He hit 41 homers in 1977.

2 comments:

  1. 1) Yaz
    2) bench and Carter
    3)Cey
    4)R. Smith
    5) Burroughs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You nailed them all!
      Go for yours Mark!
      Cheers to you!

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