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April 13, 2007
BASEBALL: Today's Trivia Quizzes

1. Who holds the record for most strikeouts (as a batter) while winning the MVP award?

2. Even more endangered these days than the 300-game winner is the 200-game loser. Tom Glavine needs 8 more losses to reach 200; name the only other four pitchers to enter the league since 1970 to lose 200 or more games.

UPDATE: By the way, last night's victory raises Glavine to precisely 100 games over .500 for his career (292-192), and 1 game over for his Mets career (50-49).

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1. Ryan Howard, 181 in 2006. The previous record was held by Sammy Sosa.

2. Bert Blyleven, 250 losses; Frank Tanana, 236 losses; Charlie Hough, 216 losses; Greg Maddux, 204 losses. And note that Blyleven and Hough started in 1970 and Tanana in 1973.

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Comments

1) Ryan Howard ?
2) Out of my first four guesses, the only one I was right about was Frank Tanana.

Posted by: Jerry at April 13, 2007 10:06 AM

I guessed Sosa. ALmost right.

On the 200 losses: the best answer to that is Red Smith, on his obit of Cy Young. Trying to remember the exact quote, "...he lost over 300 games, and they don't keep you in the majors because you're good at losing..."

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at April 13, 2007 11:12 AM

1. I would say Mo Vaughn. Maybe Ryan Howard.

2. Mike Moore, Frank Tanana, Chuck Finley, Jamie Moyer.

Now, to the answers!

Posted by: Mike at April 13, 2007 11:37 AM

And an abysmal performance, as usual.

Posted by: Mike at April 13, 2007 11:38 AM

On the strike out question, how about Dale Murphy? He KO'd 134 times in 1982.

Posted by: NRA Life Member at April 13, 2007 4:49 PM

Huh. I'd have never guessed Maddux.

Posted by: Dwilkers at April 14, 2007 10:31 AM
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