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The Year of the Pitcher - 1968

goblinhairedguGoblinhairedgu on 06/19/2009

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TheYearofthePitcher1968 Photo The 1968 baseball season will always be remembered as the “Year of the Pitcher.” Not since the dead-ball era, before Babe Ruth began swinging for the fences, had hitters been so dominated by their pitching foes.

The way was led by Denny McLain with his 31 victories (the first 30-game winner since Dizzy Dean 34 years earlier), and Bob Gibson with his amazing earned-run average and shutout total. Not coincidentally, their two teams, the Tigers and Cardinals, faced off in a memorable World Series. The Tigers, whose season featured one great comeback after another, fought back from a 3-1 deficit in wins to eventually claim the title.

Soon, rule changes, expansion, new ballparks and revised strategies would bring offense (and fans) back to the game. Here are a few questions for baseball buffs about that unique season. Sources include “The Baseball Encyclopedia”, Bill James’s “Historical Baseball Abstract” and Wikipedia.
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Comments (7)
Edgycater  (Level: 194.1)
Sat, 24th Apr '10 11:57 AM

Great quiz!

Nando53  (Level: 213.8)
Sat, 20th Jun '09 1:21 AM

Great quiz.

Redsox9  (Level: 160.7)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 8:16 PM

good one

Ne1410s  (Level: 250.1)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 6:19 PM

I spent '68 in Vietnam--that's my story and I'm stickin' to it...

Westcoasttony  (Level: 260.1)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 12:43 PM

Good and interesting quiz. I got it down to two choices on a lot, then proceeded t make the wrong choice. (sigh) And I remember the 1968 season, or so I thought...

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