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Pittsburgh Pirates: 1970 Season

Test your baseball knowledge of the Pittsburgh Pirates: 1970 Season.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) The Pirates open the 1970 season on Tuesday, April 7, 1970 at Forbes Field. The game goes 11 innings.  Steve Blass starts the game and pitches 10 innings.  Who is the Pirates pitcher credited with the loss?

  • Augie Donatelli
  • Joe Gibbon
  • Chuck Hartenstein
  • Chris Pelekoudas

2) The last game at Forbes Field for thee Pirates was on June 28, 1970.  Leading 4 - 1, Bill Mazeroski hit a double to leftfield off of relief pitcher Larry Gura.  It was the last Pirate hit at Forbes Field.  Who was the last Pirate at bat at Forbes Field?

  • Dave Giusti
  • Richie Hebner
  • Al Oliver
  • Willie Stargell

3) Three Rivers Stadium opened on July 16, 1970.  How had the first Pirate hit at their new stadium?

  • Matty Alou
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Richie Hebner
  • Al Oliver

4) Willie Stargell hit the first home run at the new stadium at their first game in the sixth inning?

  • True or False?

5) Roberto Clemente lead the 1970 Pirates in hitting.  What was his batting average?

  • .332
  • .342
  • .352
  • .362

6) How many home runs did Willie Stargell hit during the 1970 season?

  • 21
  • 31
  • 41
  • 51

7) Who lead the 1970 Pirates with a 15 - 6 record?

  • Steve Blass
  • Dock Ellis
  • Bob Moose
  • Luke Walker

8) On June 4, 1970: Aaron Oliver was drafted by the Pirates in the 14th round of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft.

  • True or False?

9) What was the 1970 Pirates longest winning streak?

  • 5 games
  • 7 games
  • 9 games
  • 12 games

10) On Thursday, Oct 1, the Pirates end the season with a 9 - 5 win.  Who did they play?

  • Chicago Cubs
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • St. Louis Cardinals

Check Your Answers


Pittsburgh Pirates: 1970 Season [Answers]

  1. Chuck Hartenstein
  2. Willie Stargell
  3. Richie Hebner
  4. True
  5. .352
  6. 31
  7. Luke Walker
  8. False.  On June 4, 1970: Dave Parker was drafted by the Pirates in the 14th round of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft.
  9. 7 games
  10. St. Louis Cardinals

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