Today's trivia deals with some rough "low-water" pitching marks for the decade of the 1970's.
Take a stab and see what you can get.
Answers posted tomorrow…
- For qualifying pitchers (at least 162 innings), who posted the fewest wins in a season?
- Who posted the highest earned run average in a season among qualifying pitchers during the decade?
- Four pitchers tied for suffering the most losses in a season (22) during the 1970's. However only one of them posted less than 10 wins in their tough year. Who was it?
- Who yielded the highest Batting Average Against during a season in the '70's among qualifiers?
- This pitcher managed to win only three games in a season where he pitched over 200 innings. Adding to this, he would go on to win 20 games the very next year! Who was he?
***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW:
1. Matt Keough, A's. He had only 2 wins against 17 losses in 1979.
2. Phil Huffman, Blue Jays. He finished with a 5.77 E.R.A. in 1979.
3. Randy Jones, Padres. He went 8-22 in 1974.
4. Matt Keough, A's, who had a .315 B.A.A. in 1979.
5. Jerry Koosman, who went 3-15 for the Mets in 1978, then 20-13 for the Twins in 1979.