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The Brave Ones

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The Brave Ones game quiz
"A quiz about one of the oldest franchises in baseball history, focusing on the 1960s and 1970s. Enjoy."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. The franchise began in the National Association in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings. From there it was on to the new National League in 1876. Finally, the franchise moved to which city in 1953, and played there until the mid-1960s?
    St. Louis
    Ft Wayne

2. The franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966, making it the franchise's third city that they would root down in. Who was the only player of the franchise to play in all three cities with the team?
    Warren Spahn
    Harmon Killebrew
    Duke Snider
    Eddie Mathews

3. Pitcher Tony Cloninger proved that he had an arm in 1965 by going 24-11 in Milwaukee. The new air in 1966 must have done something for him. What did he do to make it into the record books in the season?
    Tony threw nine shutouts in the season
    He threw 55-1/3 consecutive scoreless innings
    Cloninger was ejected a record eight times in the season
    He hit two grand slams in one game

4. Although the 1969 season would belong to the New York Mets, the Braves won their NL Wester Division. They had only one 20-game winner in the season. Who was it?
    Lindy McDaniel
    Bob Friend
    Sal Maglie
    Phil Niekro

5. After over 100 into the 1972 season, manager Lum Harris was fired. Which former Braves players would take over the team, and manage them in three seasons?
    Eddie Mathews
    Warren Spahn
    Lew Burdette
    Johnny Logan

6. 1975 was a shock to Braves fans. This would be the first season without the great Hank Aaron, who was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. The team had no starter hit .300 in the season. The 1976 season wasn't too promising either, as the Braves finished last in the National League West. They had only one starter hit over .300. Who was it?
    Orlando Cepeda
    Clete Boyer
    Bob Aspromonte
    Willie Montanez

7. 1977 was the worst season that the franchise experienced in over 30 years, going 61-101. With no starter coming close to .300, the Braves had only one pitcher win in double-figures during the season. Who was it?
    Bob Walk
    Phil Niekro
    Pascual Perez
    Steve Bedrosian

8. Who would take over the helm of the Braves in 1978, in his first managerial job, and later change the history of the ballclub?
    Bobby Cox
    Ken Boyer
    Joe Torre
    Herman Franks

9. The Braves had a 20-year old rookie third baseman start the season for them in 1978. He would go on to win the NL Rookie of the Year award. Who was it?
    Darrel Chaney
    Jimmy Wynn
    Cito Gaston
    Bob Horner

10. The Braves had only two winning seasons in the 1970s, and 1979 would not be one of them. Although finishing last with a 66-94 record, they still had a 20-game winner, five players hit home runs in double-figures, and which outfielder who led the team with 192 hits?
    Davey Johnson
    Darrell Evans
    Gary Mathews
    Dusty Baker

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