Thursday, October 9, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #69

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…

  1. Among all 300-inning pitchers, who are the only two to sport a losing record in the '70's?
  2. Who appeared in the fewest games in a season they threw 300+ innings?
  3. Who had the fewest strikeouts of any pitcher throwing 300+ innings in the '70's?
  4. Who posted the highest E.R.A. in a 300+ inning season?
  5. 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!.   

2 comments:

  1. 1) Lolich and niekro
    3) randy Jones
    4) Lolich

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  2. Kitty Kaat with "only" 12 complete games. Wow. Looking at that list really makes me appreciate how much those guys were workhorses. It's a shame that baseball has degraded into over-specialization and we have to talk about quality starts, eighth inning set-up guys or left handed specialists. I think this has contributed to the lengthening of ball games compared to the 70's or even the 80's.

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