Thursday, July 31, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #61

Here's a fun little quiz I put together for this week.
Take a stab and see how many you can get.
Answers posted tomorrow.
1. What pitcher posted 27 saves and a 2.04 E.R.A. in 1970, yet had a record of 2-14 and blew 11 saves?

2. Three pitchers in the decade tied for most appearances in a season without posting a single save. Who are they?

3. Who posted the highest number of losses in a season during the decade without starting a single game?

4. These two pitchers posted the highest total of wins in a season during the '70's in which they never started a game. Who are they?

5. Who posted the lowest E.R.A. in any season during the decade in which they pitched 100+ innings?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 


1. 
Darold Knowles, Senators.

2. 
Jim Panther, Rangers (1972), Gary Ross, Padres (1973) and Warren Brusstar, Phillies (1978). They all appeared in 58 games without a save.

3.
Gene Garber, Braves. He lost 16 games without a start in 1979.

4.
John Hiller, Tigers (1974) & Bill Campbell, Twins (1976); they each won 17 games, all in relief!
5.
Bruce Sutter, Cubs. He posted a 1.34 E.R.A. in 1977. 
 

7 comments:

  1. 1 knowles
    2
    3 garner
    4 hiller. Campbell
    5 hiller

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    1. 3 was supposed to be Garber. That's spell check for ya. I'll have to brainstorm on the other two

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  2. 2) bird,twitchell,Bernard 1979

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  3. Tough trivia.. I was racking my brain on this one

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    1. Yeah this one was fun to research. Some nice surprise answers.

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