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World Series: The Rebellious 1970s
"All multiple choice about the World Series in the 1970s. I hope that you have fun with this one! :-)"
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The 1970 World Series began with two big guns. Both the Orioles of the American League and the Reds of the National League, each won over 100 games in the season. It was the pre-emergence of the "Big Red Machine", but the Orioles would put them down four games to one. Which third baseman was the MVP of this World Series?
The 1971 World Series pitted the Baltimore Orioles against a team that had not been to a World Series in 11 seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was a major upset as the Pirates won the series four games to three. Why were the Orioles heavily favored to win the series?
The Orioles hit 283 home runs in the season
The Orioles had four 20-game winners
Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell were both injured and did not play
The Pirates had no pitcher win even 13 games in the season
The Oakland Athletics began a dominance in the American League in 1972 by appearing in their first of three consecutive World Series. They went up against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds. The Athletics had a 20-game winner in Catfish Hunter. The Reds had the season MVP in Johnny Bench, and which 20-game winner?
No Reds pitcher won more than 15 games in the season
1973 saw a repeat World Series champion with the Oakland Athletics, even though the Athletics struck out 62 times in the series. Which team was this that had the strikeouts specialists in Tom Seaver, Jon Matlack, and Tug McGraw?
Chicago White Sox
New York Mets
The 1974 World Series saw the Oakland Athletics for the third consecutive time, and the outcome would be the same in another victory. However, their two previous championships were under the helm of manager Dick Williams, and Williams was not there to three-peat. Who helmed the Athletics in 1974?
After winning three consecutive World Series, the Oakland Athletics were finally stopped by the Boston Red Sox in the 1975 ALCS, earning the Red Sox a ticket to the promised land. They went up against the "Big Red Machine" of the Cincinnati Reds. While the Red Sox had the AL Rookie of the Year and MVP in Fred Lynn, the Reds had their own season MVP in the name of who?
The Cincinnati Reds made their second consecutive appearance in the 1976 World Series. This World Series would end up with the Reds skunking four games to none. It would be the last sweep of a World Series for 13 years. Which team was on the tail end of the Reds' 1976 sweep?
Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees put down the Los Angeles Dodgers four games to two in the 1977 World Series. This was overshadowed by Reggie Jackson, who hit five home runs in the series. How many did he hit in one game?
1978 was a repeat of the 1977 World Series, pitting the Yankees against the Dodgers, and with the same result, the Yankees put the Dodgers down four games to two. Which Dodger pitcher lost two games in the series?
The Pittsburgh Pirates found the promised land for the second time during the decade in 1979. They went up against the American League representative who was in their third appearance in the decade. After starting the series off three games to one, the AL team then lost three straight and lost to the Pirates. Which team was this that threw only 35 strikeouts in the series?
Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Yankees
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