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The 1971 Baltimore Orioles had a tremendous four-pitcher rotation. With three pitchers in the names of Pat Dobson, Jim Palmer, and Mike Cuellar all winning 20 games, who led the team by winning 21?
The Oakland Athletics won three consecutive World Series from 1972-1974. With the arms of Vida Blue, Ken Holtzman, and Blue Moon Odom, the team was tough to hit against. Who was the Athletics' starter who won more than 20 games in each of those three glorious seasons?
The 1968 Detroit Tigers had four arms win in double-figures, which helped the team win the World Series. Led by an amazing season of Denny McLain who went 31-6, he overshadowed a pitcher who went 17-9. Who was that pitcher who took a backseat to Denny, but won the World Series MVP to make up for it?
The 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series. With a five-pitcher rotation, they only had two pitchers who won over 20 games in the season. Randy Johnson won the Cy Young award for winning 21 games. Which Diamondback pitcher won more games than Randy in the season?
In the year of the first World Series, 1903, the Boston Pilgrims earned their spot with four pitchers winning in double-figures along with three 20-game winners. Bill Dineen also won three games in the that World Series. Who led the Pilgrims with a 28-9 record?
The 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers arguably had one of the most balanced rotations in history. With Don Drysdale winning 19 games, Johnny Podres taking in 14 wins, and their fourth starter Bob Miller picking up 10, who was the teams ace pitcher who won 25 games, picked up the MVP, Cy Young, and the Triple Crown awards?
The 1959 Pittsburgh Pirates pitching rotation wasn't the most famous in baseball history, but there were a couple of outstanding accomplishments within. First, there was Harvey Haddix who threw a perfect game for 12 innings, then lost it in the 13th. More amazingly, their closer went 18-1, and at one point in the season was 17-0. Who was this right hander?
The 1927 Yankees were possibly the greatest all-around power in baseball history, and had an amazing six pitchers win in double-figures. With the all-star cast in the bats of Ruth, Gehrig, Meusel and company, it didn't take much to get a win as the team won 110 games in the season, the first time they topped the century mark. Which pitcher led the team by being their only 20-game winner?
In 1998 and 1999, all the New York Yankees' starting five pitchers won in double-figures both seasons. They had only one 20-game in the name of who?
The 1954 Cleveland Indians won an amazing 111 games. They had five pitchers win in double-figures, including two 20-game winners. One pitcher was Early Wynn who went 23-11. Who led the team with his own 23-7 record?
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