Five different Tigers have hit forty or more homeruns nine different times. The first Tiger to do it was Hank Greenberg back in 1937.
In 1957, Duke Snider belted 40 homeruns and drove in 92 RBIs to become the first player to hit at least 40 homeruns and drive in less then 100. Two players did it last year (Alfonso Soriano and Adam Dunn) and Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron had two different seasons each where they had at least 40 homeruns and drove in less then 100 runs.
Here’s the Questions – Who is the only Tiger to hit at least 40 homeruns and drive in less then 100 runs in the same season?
It’s now 9 pm so you have until
10 pm (Extended to 10:30 pm – see below) on May 22, 2007 to send your answer, as well the name of your favorite Tiger site, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the rules and the trivia contest, please click here.
Alright, I’m still having problems with my host and the site went down for a while at a bad time. So I’m going to extend today’s question deadline to 10:30 to make up for the site outage.
In 1985, Darrell Evans hit 40 homeruns and he drove in just 94 RBIs to become the only Tiger with at least 40 homeruns and less then 100 RBIs in the same season. If you take out Ken Griffey, Jr.’s strike shortened 1994 season in which he hit 40 homeruns and drove in 90, Darrell Evans was the last American League player to do it.
It was another good showing but with a different cast. I’m not sure if it was because of the big change in time, but at this point, only two people have answered both questions right and there’s a huge log jam for second place with one question right. So if you’re getting into the game late, there’s still some hope.