The Saturday Baseball Quiz

(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun, as well as a detailed answer, stats, charts and commentary on the previous week's question. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.)

 

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION

Who was the last player to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award in consecutive seasons?

 

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Who was the last switch-hitter to win the American League's Most Valuable Player Award?

 

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Oakland A's pitcher Vida Blue in 1971, when he hit .118 lefthanded and .118 righthanded. (Hard to do!)

His switch-hitting numbers for that season and his career.:

  1971 CAREER
       Right           Left          Right            Left 
 Batting Avg. .118  .118  .069  .117 
    H-AB 2-17  10-85  10-144  43-368 
 On-Base Pct. .167  .167  .146  .201 
    Walks 13  36 
    Strikeouts 11  52  81  190 
 Slugging Pct. .176  .118  .090  .166 
    Total Bases 10  13  61 
    Doubles
    Triples
    Home Runs
 Runs Batted In    12 

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