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1968 Detroit Tigers
"After coming heart-breakingly close to winning the AL pennant in 1967, Detroit enjoyed a magical year in 1968. They won the pennant, and the World Series. Denny McLain won 31 games. But that's the stuff everyone knows. How much more do you know?"
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Denny McLain won 31 games. How many losses did he have?
Which team came in 2nd for the AL pennant in 1968?
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Who was Detroit's catcher in 1968?
Which veteran player refused to accept tickets to see the World Series until he had played in one?
In one of the most daring coaching moves ever, Mayo Smith moved an outfielder to play shortstop for the last 9 regular season games, and all 7 games of the World Series. Which outfielder was it?
After 4 games in the World Series, what were the standings?
Detroit 2, St. Louis 2
Detroit 1, St. Louis 3
Detroit 3, St. Louis 1
Detroit 4, St. Louis 0
Which pitcher was the hero of the World Series?
What activity was Denny McLain reported to have engaged in on the night before he started game 1?
Playing piano in a bar
Meeting with gamblers
Doing 100 pushups on a bet
1968 marked the end of an era in baseball. What fundamental change occurred at the beginning of the 1969 season?
Two Canadian teams were formed in Toronto and Montreal
Designited hitters were introduced
Each league split into 2 divisions
Substitution rules were changed for pitchers
Detroit winning the 1968 World Series was redemption for a city that had seen bad times in 1967. What had happened in Detroit in the summer of 1967?
Martin Luther King was assasinated there
A tornado killed 248 people on June 15th
A plane crash killed 143 people including 25 people on the ground
A race riot resulted in 43 deaths
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