Thursdays are all about trivia.
Today I ask a few questions regarding pitchers who threw 300 or more innings in a season during the 1970's.
See what answers you can get.
I'll post them up tomorrow as usual…
- Among all 300-inning pitchers, who are the only two to sport a losing record in the '70's?
- Who appeared in the fewest games in a season they threw 300+ innings?
- Who had the fewest strikeouts of any pitcher throwing 300+ innings in the '70's?
- Who posted the highest E.R.A. in a 300+ inning season?
- Who posted the fewest complete games in a 300+ inning season during the decade?
***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW:
1. Mickey Lolich in 1974 (16-21), and Phil Niekro in 1977 (16-20).
2. Gaylord Perry, Indians, who did it twice: 37 games in both 1974 & 1975.
3. Randy Jones, Padres. He K'd only 93 batters in 1976.
4. Mickey Lolich, Tigers. He had a 4.15 earned run average in 1974 to go along with his losing record.
5. Jim Kaat, White Sox. He had only 12 complete games that year!.