Statistics for MLB Baseball by Year, 1960-1989

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Answer Stats

Year Clue Answer % Correct
1974This slugger hits his 715th home run, eclipsing Babe Ruth.Hank Aaron
93%
1984This Cincinnati Red records his 4000th hit.Pete Rose
92%
1982This speedster steals 130 bases - a major league record.Rickey Henderson
91%
1983This shortstop plays the first game of a 2,632 consecutive game streak.Cal Ripken
90%
1973This position, hated by baseball purists, is used for the first time.Designated Hitter
87%
1976The World Series champion Reds are widely known by this nickname.The Big Red {Machine}
86%
1966This Dodger wins his third Cy Young in four years, then retires due to arthritis.Sandy Koufax
86%
1988This injured player hits a walk-off homer in Game 1 of the World Series,
then limps around the bases.
Kirk Gibson
85%
1972This player dies in a tragic plane crash, months after recording his 3,000th hit.Roberto Clemente
84%
1977This slugger hits three home runs in Game 6 of the World Series.Reggie Jackson
82%
1961This slugger beats Babe Ruth by hitting 61 home runs in a single season *.Roger Maris
81%
1986This first baseman makes a costly error in Game 6 of the World Series.Bill Buckner
81%
1987This slugger hits 49 home runs - a rookie record.Mark McGwire
79%
1965This becomes the first indoor stadium in the Major Leagues.The {Astro}dome
79%
1967This Red Sox left fielder wins the Triple Crown.Carl Yastrzemski
79%
1969The Mets earn this nickname by winning the World Series.The {Miracle} Mets
78%
1964This recently-retired catcher is hired to manage the Yankees but is fired following
an incident with a harmonica on a team bus.
Yogi Berra
78%
1989This rookie is featured on the first Upper Deck baseball card.Ken Griffey, Jr.
75%
1963Brothers Felipe, Jesus, and Matty ____ play for the Giants at the same time.Alou
74%
1971This Negro League player is the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.Satchel Paige
72%
1970This Seattle team moves to Milwaukee and becomes the Brewers.Seattle Pilots
72%
1975This player "waves it fair" to win Game 6 of the World Series.Carlton Fisk
71%
1962This expansion team loses a record 120 games.New York Mets
70%
1979Fans riot during _____ Demolition Night at Comiskey Field.Disco
63%
1985This 20 year old pitcher dominates the National League with
24 wins and a 1.53 ERA.
Dwight Gooden
63%
1981This Dodger becomes the first rookie to win a Cy Young award.Fernando Valenzuela
62%
1980This player hits .390 in an injury-shortened season.George Brett
61%
1978In a one-game playoff, this Yankees shortstop hits a rare home run
to help defeat the hated Red Sox.
Bucky Dent
57%
1960This Pirates second baseman hits the only game 7 walk-off homer in MLB historyBill Mazeroski
54%
1968This pitcher wins 31 games.Denny McLain
50%

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