Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Saturday Baseball Quiz Answer

The Saturday Baseball Quiz Answer

The Saturday Baseball Quiz Answer

(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun. On Sunday, we publish the answer with charts and commentary. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION

Who was the last pitcher to throw 300 or more innings in a season?

THIS WEEK'S ANSWER

Steve Carlton, Phillies, 1980 (304.0)

Here are the innings pitched leaders by decade since then:

 

 Decade  Pitcher  Team  Year    IP
 1981-89  
 Steve Carlton
 Phillies  1982  
 295.2  
 1990-99  Randy Johnson
 Diamondbacks  
 1999  271.2
 2000-09  Roy Halladay
 Blue Jays
 2003  266.0
 2010-12  Justin Verlander  
 Tigers  2011  251.0
About this blog

Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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