Thursday, August 20, 2015

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT- 1970'S BASEBALL TRIVIA PART #110 (A REVISIT OF #28)





Let's revisit my trivia set from December 2013, at the time the 28th set of this long thread.
I'll post the answers tomorrow as usual.

Today's trivia will deal with 200+ strikeout seasons by pitchers during the decade of the 1970's.
See how many you can get. As usual the answers will be posted tomorrow.


1. Who was the only pitcher to fan 200+ batters in a season with UNDER 200-innings pitched?

2. Who walked the fewest batters in a season in which they also struck out 200+?

3. Who lead his lead in strikeouts with the fewest amount in a season for the decade?

4. Who faced the lowest amount of batters during a season which saw him strikeout 200 or more batters?

5. Who sported the lowest strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio among 200 strikeout pitchers during the '70's?

***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW: 

1. Dennis Eckersley, Indians. 1976. 199.1 innings.

2. Fergie Jenkins, Cubs. 1971. 37 walks with an amazing 263 K's.
 
3. Nolan Ryan, Angels. 1979. 223 strikeouts.
 
4. Dennis Eckersley, Indians. 1976. 821 batters faced.

5. Wilbur Wood. White Sox. 1972. 4.61 K's per nine innings. He pitched an incredible 376.2 innings that year!

4 comments:

  1. I found this same image of the 1972 Alaska Gold Panners on their website, along with this key:
    Top row, from left: Mickey Robinson, Clif Holland, Bruce Robinson, Walt Kaczmarek, Dave Winfield, Jim Umbarger, Dan Grimm, Mark Lucich, Greg Kessler, Steve Swisher, Jackson Todd. Bottom row, from left: Jim Dietz, Jim Selisker, Jay McDowell, Gene Delyon, Kurt Wittmayer, Manny Estrada, Jay Smith, Mark Merdes, Kerry Dineen, Bill Arce.

    I knew it was Winfield when I saw him, but I didn't recognize other MLers like Swisher, Umbarger, Todd and Dineen.

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    1. AWESOME!!! Thanks! And is that the same Bruce Robinson who played briefly with the Yanks and A's?

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    2. I recognized Winfield, too. Well done.

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  2. I think so - there is a resemblance, and he would have been the right age at the time....

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