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The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

Who are the four pitchers with 300 or more career victories who are not yet in the Hall of Fame? (John Bazemore/AP file photo)
Who are the four pitchers with 300 or more career victories who are not yet in the Hall of Fame? (John Bazemore/AP file photo)

(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 are the four pitchers with 300 or more career victories who are not yet in the Hall of Fame?


LAST WEEK'S QUESTION
(Submitted by Jack Grubman) 

Five pitchers faced both Roger Maris and Mark McGwire in their careers. Name them.

 

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Tommy John, Joe Niekro, Phil Niekro, Nolan Ryan, Don Sutton.

   MARIS  McGWIRE
   vs.  H-AB 
 HR 
 H-AB 
 HR 
 Tommy John   
 0-  6  0  6-20  2
 Joe Niekro
 4-14  2  0-  5  0
 Phil Niekro
 4-10  1  1-  1
 0*
 Nolan Ryan
 1-  5
 0  0-  9
 0
 Don Sutton
 1-16  0  3-  5
 2

*McGwire's only hit against Phil Niekro was a triple, one of only six he had in his career.

Bob Vetrone Jr.
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