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1970 In Major League Baseball

Test your baseball knowledge of 1970 In Major League Baseball Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1Trivia powered by ABE) On January 16, a Gold Glove outfielder of the St. Louis Cardinals, files a civil lawsuit challenging Major League Baseball's reserve clause, a suit that will have historic implications. He refused to report to the Philadelphia Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals three months ago, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws.  Who was the Gold Glove outfielder?

  • Curt Flood
  • Jason Lake
  • Johnny Rivers
  • Mike Waters

2) On January 20, who is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 232 of 300 ballots.

  • Lou Boudreau
  • Ray Collins
  • Jumbo Elliott
  • Johnny Murphy

3) Major league baseball returns to Wisconsin, on April 7, after a 4-year absence as the Brewers play their first game in Milwaukee, losing to the California Angels 12 - 0 before a crowd of 37,237.

  • True or False?

4) Who makes his 1,000th pitching appearance; the first pitcher in history to do so on May 10?

  • Steve Carlton
  • Alan Embree
  • Kurt Gibson
  • Hoyt Wilhelm

5) Johnny Bench was the National League’s Most Valuable Player.  Who was the American League’s MVP?

  • Paul Blair
  • Don Buford
  • Dave McNally
  • Boog Powell

6) Jim Perry won the 1970 American League Cy Young Award.  Who won the 1970 National League Cy Young Award?

  • Dock Elliss
  • Bob Gibson
  • Gaylord Perry
  • Peter Tyson

7) The American League Rookie of the Year was Thurman Munson and the National League Rookie of the Year was Carl Morton.

  • True or False?

8) The American League batting champ with a .329 batting average was Alex Johnson.  The National League batting champ was Rico Carty of the Atlanta Braves.  What was his 1970 season batting average?

  • .346
  • .356
  • .366
  • .376

9) On August 11, Philadelphia's Chris Short beats the Houston Astros 6-5 to become the first pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues since Cy Young.

  • True or False?

10) The Boston Red Sox, on December 1 trade second baseman Mike Andrews and shortstop Luis Alvarado to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for future Hall of Fame shortstop.  Who was the future Hall of Fame shortstop?

  • Luis Aparicio
  • Royce Clayton
  • Nellie Fox
  • Lee Handley

Check Your Answers

1970 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

  1. Curt Flood
  2. Lou Boudreau
  3. True
  4. Hoyt Wilhelm
  5. Boog Powell
  6. Bob Gibson
  7. True
  8. .366
  9. False. On August 11, Philadelphia's Jim Bunning beats the Houston Astros 6-5 to become the first pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues since Cy Young.
  10. Lee Handley

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