Thursday, June 19, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #55- THE OAKLAND A'S




Today's trivia will deal with those wild Oakland A's teams of the decade.
The only three-time World Champs of the 1970's, they were surprisingly light in the hitting department.
Check out the questions below and see which ones you can answer.
Answers posted tomorrow…
1. Through the entire decade of the 1970's, the A's didn't have a single player score 100 or more runs in a season. Who scored the most runs in a season during the decade for the A's?

2. Who hit for the highest average in a season during the decade for the A's?

3. Who posted the most hits in a single season during the 1970's for Oakland?

4. Though they only hit .246 as a team with only 113 homers in 1976, the A's stole an incredible 341 bases, with six players topping 30 or more each! Who were the six players to steal 30 or more bases that season?

5. Besides Reggie Jackson, only one other A's player drove in 100 or more runs in a season during the 1970's. As a matter of fact, there were only three 100+ R.B.I. seasons for the A's during the decade, with Reggie knocking in 100 or more in 1973 & 1975, and this player driving in over 100 in 1974. Who was it?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 


1. 
Reggie Jackson, 1973. He scored 99 runs.

2. 
Claudell Washington, 1975. He hit .308.

3.
Again, Claudell Washington, who tallied 182 hits in 1975.

4.
Bill North, Claudell Washington, Phil Garner, Bert Campaneris, Don Baylor and Larry Lintz.

5.
Sal Bando, with 103.  

4 comments:

  1. 1. Reggie Jackson
    2. Mitchell Page as shown in your picture above?
    3. Claudell Washington
    4. Not sure which year, but I know some of their speedsters...Bert Campaneris, Bill North, Claudell Washington
    5. Sal Bando

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    1. You got #1,3 & 5 correct! You got three of the six stolen base guys for #4, and #2 is NOT Mitchell page. Deliberate fake-out using the Page photo for the quiz! ;)

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  2. #2 C. Washington. 1975. .208
    #4. The others wer. Don Baylor, Phil. Garner, Larry Linz

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