Thursday, November 27, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #76




HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Hope you all have a great day, awesome holiday weekend and fantastic stretch run to the new year.
And I hope many of you didn't get slammed by this storm that barreled through parts of the country.
Today's trivia will deal with players who led the Major League in an offensive category by the widest margin. Remember now, this is the MAJOR League leader, not just their league-leader.
Answers will be posted tomorrow…

  1. What player led the Majors by the widest margin in batting average in a season during the decade?
  2. Who had the widest margin of a lead in home runs in a season during the '70's?
  3. Who led the Majors in Runs Batted In with the largest margin over the second place finisher?
  4. Who had the largest lead over second place in Runs in a season during the decade?
  5. Who posted the most hits in a season over the second-place finisher during the decade?
  6. Here's an easy one! Who had the widest lead in stolen bases during a season in the 1970's? 

1. Rod Carew, 1977 with a 50-point lead over Dave Parker.
2.
George Foster, with 11 more home runs than Jeff Burroughs, 52 to 41.
3.
Johnny Bench in 1970 and George Foster in 1977 with a 19-RBI-lead over second place finishers Tony Perez and Greg Luzinski.
4. Pete Rose, 1976, when he had 17 more runs (130) than second place finisher Joe Morgan.
5. Pete Rose, who had 230 hits in 1973, 27 more than Rod Carew.
6. Lou Brock, with a 59-stolen base lead over second place finisher Davey Lopes, 118 to 59.    

1 comment:

  1. You can really see why they were called the Big Red Machine, eh? 5 of the 7 leaders, and two of the runner-ups to boot!

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