Thursday, July 3, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #57- THE ORIOLES




Thursday trivia time again, and today I want to base the questions on the Baltimore Orioles and their legendary run of success in terms of pitching through the 1970's.
Thing is, the questions will not be what you are expecting.
Take a look and see what you can come up with…
Answers tomorrow, as usual.
1. Among all Orioles pitchers in the 1970's, no one posted 200 or more K's in a season. Who came closest?

2. Who suffered the most losses in a season for any Oriole pitcher in the decade?

3. Who posted the highest E.R.A. among Orioles qualifiers in the decade?

4. The Orioles had only one reliever finish a season with more than 20 saves in the entire decade. He did it twice. Who was it?

5. Besides their three 20+ game winners in 1970, a season which would see them win 108 games, only one other pitcher posted double-digit wins that season, and it wasn't as starter! Who was it?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 


1. 
Jim Palmer, 1970. He finished with 199 Strikeouts.

2. 
Pat Dobson, 1972. He had 18 losses along with 16 wins.

3.
Dennis Martinez, 1977. He finished with a 4.10 earned run average.

4.
Don Stanhouse, 1978 & 1979: his only two years with the O's.

5.
Dick Hall, who went 10-5 over 32 relief appearances.    

3 comments:

  1. 1)Jim Palmer 199 in 1970
    2)Dobson with18
    3) cuelllar
    4)stan house
    5) dick hall.

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    1. 4 out of 5 Mark! #3 was Dennis Martinez...

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  2. Don Stanhouse. I haven't heard that name in 30 years. The only one with 20 saves on the Os in the 70s?
    Amazin'

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