Thursday, July 10, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #58- THE PIRATES




Trivia trivia, Thursday is all about trivia…
So, following the topic of the past few weeks, we'll look at the "other" team to win multiple titles in the 70's, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Easy to forget that besides the Reds, A's and Yankees, there was indeed another multiple title team in the 1970's, even IF they didn't win their championships in consecutive seasons.
Take a look at the questions below, all dealing with Pirate pitching, and see how many you can get.
As usual, answers will be posted here tomorrow…
1. Who was the only Pirate pitcher in the decade to win 20 or more games?

2. Not one Pirate pitcher posted 200 or more strikeouts in the decade. Who came the closest?

3. Besides Kent Tekulve, who saved 30 or more games twice in the decade (1978 & 1979), who was the only other reliever to save 30 or more games in a season for the Pirates in the 1970's?

4. During their championship year in 1979, the Pirates didn't have any of their starters win 15 or more games. Who led the team in wins that season?

5. Incredibly, the Pirates had the top three pitchers in the National League in 1979 as far as appearances went. We all know Kent Tekulve led the N.L. in appearances with 94 games. But who were the other two pitchers who finished second and third that year in games pitched?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 


1. 
John Candelaria, 1977. 20 wins on the nose.

2. 
Bert Blyleven, with 182 K's in 1978.

3.
Dave Giusti, 1971. He saved 31.

4.
John Candelaria, with 14 wins.

5.
Enrique Romo (84 games), and Grant Jackson (72 games).     

4 comments:

  1. 1) Candelaria. ''77
    2)Blylevin '78
    3) Guisti '71
    4) Candelaria 14 wins
    5) Romo.and G. Jackson

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  2. Is that the 75 starters pictured

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    1. I believe so. But Dock Ellis and Candelaria also had significant starting time that year as well.

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