Happy New Year everybody…Hope your 2014 exceeds all your expectations.
It's time for the first trivia set of the new year.
This week's questions deal with wins-leaders of the 1970's. Take a shot and see how many you get.
As usual answers will appear tomorrow…
1. Among all wins leaders of the '70's, what pitcher suffered the most losses during his "winning" campaign?
2. Of all the wins leaders during the 1970's, who recorded the most strikeouts during their winning season?
3. On the flip side, what wins leader was the only one to strikeout less than 100 batters during his winning season?
4. What wins leader had the highest batting-average-against during his league leading wins season?
5. Who pitched the least amount of innings during his wins-leading season during the 1970's?
***SPOILER ALERT! ANSWERS BELOW:
1. It's a tie: Wilbur Wood, White Sox, 1973 and Phil Niekro, Braves, 1979. Both had 20 losses.
2. Steve Carlton, Phillies. 310 K's in 1972.
3. Randy Jones, Padres. He whiffed only 93 batters in 1976.
4. Wilbur Wood, White Sox. Batters hit .270 against him in 1973.
5. Gaylord Perry, Padres. He pitched in "only" 260.2 innings in 1978.