Thursday, December 18, 2014

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #72 (A REVISIT OF #2)




Continuing on what I started last week, I'm revisiting the second baseball quiz I posted on this blog a long-while back, June 13th, 2013 to be exact.
See if you remember any of the answers, I'll post them tomorrow.

Here's the second installment of 1970's baseball trivia to get some brains working. Answers tomorrow:

1. Reggie Jackson shared three home run titles in his career, funny enough with a different Milwaukee Brewers player each time. One of these shared titles occurred during the 1970's. Who was the Brewer that shared this homer title with "Mr. October" in the '70's?

2. Who was the only pitcher to hurl 10 or more shutouts in a season during the 1970's?

3. What Major League team was the very first to have three players swat 40 or more homers in the same season?

4. Who was the only player to lead his league in batting, on-base percentage and slugging in the same season in the 1970's?

5. What National League shortstop notoriously had 618 plate appearances/549 at-bats one season, yet still only managed to drive in 12 runs!?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS: 

1. George Scott: 1975
2. Jim Palmer: 1975
3. Atlanta Braves: 1973: Hank Aaron, Davey Johnson and Darrell Evans
4. Fred Lynn: 1979
5. Enzo Hernandez: Padres: 1971

7 comments:

  1. 1) George Scott
    3) '73 Braves
    4) Fred Lynn

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  2. Fred Lynn's accomplishment in 1979 is pretty amazing. Take a look at the 79 MVP voting. You could make a case for any of the top four or five. I always felt that Brett and Lynn had better years than Baylor but the Angels made the playoffs so I think that weighed into it.
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    1. Hey Tony, I have always been amazed at the seasons these American League players had in 1979! I thought Brett's season was THE MVP winner, with the other top-3 behind him. But then you look at Bobby Grich, Jim Rice and Darrel Porter. WOW!

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  3. Yeah I agree Gio. I am a Brett guy so I am a little biased but I was upset when Baylor won in 79. He had more homers, etc but to me George Brett was the man. His two seasons (79-80) were incredible. He got his due in 1980 which was great and finally got that WS ring in 1985.

    And you are right, the next group of guys on that list were equally impressive.

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  4. Nice! So what did I win Gio? How about a "Gimme A Do-Over" with Willie Davis as a Cardinal in the '76 format? ;P

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