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1. Baseball lost an icon in this decade with the death of Satchel Paige. The "Earthquake Series" would also be played in this decade. It would also be the first time that a rookie pitcher would win the Cy Young award. Which decade was this?
2. Slugger Mike Schmidt took his Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series crown in this decade. Baseball also had its share of sad moments, one being the death of long-time Dodger manager Walter Alston. Which decade did all this happen?
3. Which year saw the birth of future Hall of Famer Stan Musial, and the Cleveland Indians that went to their first World Series?
4. Baseball saw a pitching record set in this year, and one that will never be duplicated. Charley Radbourn won 59 games in the season. Which year was this?
5. The Cubs went to three consecutive Worlds Series in this decade. With their third, baseball also saw future Hall of Famers Lefty Grove and Ernie Lombardi born in that year. Which decade was this?
6. This year saw the first Montreal Expo win a Rookie of the Year award. The year also had Babe Ruth's alleged "shot" silenced forever, when pitcher Charley Root died. Which year was this?
7. This decade saw Sandy Koufax win his third Cy Young award. Willie Mays won his second MVP award, and Pete Rose won the Rookie of the Year award. Which decade was this?
8. This year saw some greats inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. Some were Luke Appling, Miller Huggins, Burleigh Grimes, and 1880s star Tim Keefe. Which year was this induction?
9. This decade saw the Dodgers go to five World Series. The fans read the deaths of Mel Ott, Jack Coombs, Dummy Taylor, and the great Cy Young. Which decade was it?
10. In this year, Joe Torre won the MVP award as a St. Louis Cardinal third baseman. The Pirates went up against Orioles in the World Series. The Orioles had four 20-game winners in the season also. Which year was this?
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