Thursday, September 11, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #65: CATCHERS




Hey everyone,
Trivia time.
This week we'll look at catchers and their offensive output during the decade.
See what you can come up with. Answers will be posted tomorrow…

  1. What catcher posted the highest batting average in a season during the decade?
  2. What catcher stole the most bases in a season during the 1970's?
  3. What catcher posted the highest On-Base-Percentage in any one season during the decade?
  4. Who was the only catcher to hit 40 or more doubles in a season during the '70's?
  5. Who was the only catcher to hit 10 or more triples in a season during the decade?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 

1.
Ted Simmons, Cardinals. .332 in 1975!

2.
John Stearns, Mets. He stole 25 bases in 1978!

3.
Dick Dietz, Giants. He had an OBP of .426 in 1970.

4.
Ted Simmons, who hit 40 in 1978.
5. Darrell Porter, Royals. He hit 10 in 1979.

9 comments:

  1. I'm gonna guess JB for no. 4. He had a monster season in 1970 and 1972. There were a bunch of great catchers during that time period. Ted Simmons, Manny Sanguillen, Steve Yeager, Gene Tenace, Bob Boone, C. Fisk and Thurman Munson to name a few,

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. OK so Mark got #4 & #5...Hey Tony: Bench just missed with 39 in 1975!

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. How about Sanguillen for #1 and Simmons again for #3

      Delete
    2. #1 and #3 are still open. NOT Sanguillen on #1 or Simmons on #3...

      Delete
  4. Let's try Simmons for # 1. And Tenace for # 3

    ReplyDelete

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER...

@wthballs
Everything baseball: cards, events, history and more.