Thursday, September 25, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #67




Trivia time yet again, and I'll follow last week's thread with "low" performers of the decade.
This week we'll look at On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage.
Take a look and see what you can come up with!
Answers posted tomorrow…

  1. Among all qualifiers, what player posted the lowest OBP for a season during the decade?
  2. Among all qualifying players, who posted the lowest slugging percentage over a full season?
  3. This player managed to lead the Majors with the lowest batting average, on base percentage AND slugging percentage in the same season in 1977. Who was it?
  4. As if one player posting the lowest numbers in all three categories wasn't enough, the Padres had another player post the "low trifecta" just two years later! Who was this "low" man in all three stats for 1979?
  5. This player saw his OBP drop 100 points a year after hitting .318 with 29 homers and a .364 OBP. His BA also took a major hit, dropping 90 points the following year. Who was it?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 

1.
Aurelio Rodriguez, Tigers. He had a very low .255 OBP in 1974!
2.
Tim Johnson, Brewers, who posted a meek .243 slugging percentage in 1973.
3.
Mike Champion, Padres, who pulled off the "hat trick" in 1977.
4. Ozzie Smith, who posted a .211/.260/.262 slash line.
5. Cito Gaston, Padres. His reversal of fortune happened from 1970 to 1971. 

2 comments:

  1. Who's in the picture? Is it Darryl Chaney? Former Reds SS who was supplanted by Davey Concepcion around the '73 or '74 season. Never known for his bat, I believe he was traded to the Braves for Mike Lum. Great fielder though.

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  2. Yep, that is indeed Darrel Chaney. I used his image because of an old article I remember in Baseball Digest in the late-70's about light-hitting players, and it always stuck with me. Chaney was one of the guys profiled.

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