Thursday, October 30, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #72




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…

  1. For qualifying pitchers (at least 162 innings), who posted the fewest wins in a season?
  2. Who posted the highest earned run average in a season among qualifying pitchers during the decade?
  3. 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?
  4. Who yielded the highest Batting Average Against during a season in the '70's among qualifiers?
  5. 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.      

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