The Saturday Baseball Quiz

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This is a 1968 photo of Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro. The knuckleballer was voted into the Hall of Fame, Monday, Jan. 6, 1997. (AP Photo)

(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

The last time no players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the BBWAA was 1996.The top eight vote-getters were Phil Niekro, Tony Perez, Don Sutton, Steve Garvey, Ron Santo, Tony Oliva, Jim Rice and Bruce Sutter. Six of them would eventually earn HoF status. Which two have not?


LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

When former Phillies reliever Brad Lidge retired this winter, he was second on the all-time list for strikeouts per nine innings among those with at least 500 innings pitched. Who is first?

Hint: He is also a former Phillie.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Billy Wagner

 

 Pitcher  IP  SO  SO/9IP
 Billy Wagner 
 903.0 
 1196 
 11.9203 
 Brad Lidge
 603.1    799
 11.9188

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