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10 In my first nine seasons as a regular, I hit only 124 home runs. One year my total dropped to five, but it jumped to 43 the next, when I became only the second National Leaguer to have as many as 43 homers and fewer than 100 RBIs. Who am I?
11 I was the National League leader in '74 with a 2.28 ERA, but you've probably forgotten me, because my 16 victories that season are about half my major league total. Who am I?
12 Though I was never a league leader in any offensive category, my name's on the 2,000-hit list. Only once, in 1970, did I bat .300 as a regular, and only in 1963 with Philadelphia did I have as many as 180 hits. Steady was my name and second base was my game. I was pretty good as a pinch hitter, too. Who am I?
14 We're two former American League outfielders" who carried sub-.245 career averages into the National League in the early '70s. One of us, a lefty, suddenly popped a .295 average in the NL after finishing in the AL with .107 and .188 seasons. The other of us, a righty, hit .288 for the same National League club in 1973, after falling as low as .171 for the '69 Yanks. We've both been busting the ball ever since. One of us got his first shot in the majors as a result of a trade that sent Clete Boyer from the Yankees. The other started out with the Angels. Who are we?
15 I'm the only man to have more than 2,800 hits on a life-P time average of less than .270. Who am I?
16 I'm the only pitcher with a Cy Young Award and a career winning percentage of less than .500. Who am I?
17 At Palm Beach High, where I was the manager of the football team on which Burt Reynolds starred, I was so small as a senior that my friends called me Peanut. I grew to big league stature by 1961, hitting .280 as the A's shortstop and stealing 37 sacks. Injuries slowed me thereafter, though I did give the Indians a few seasons of good work. Who am I?