Baseball in the 1970s

Supply the team, player, etc. referenced by the clue.
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Year
Clue
Answer
1970
This team uses gold colored bases in a game. They are banned from future use after the game.
Oakland Athletics
1970
This player wins the world series MVP (the prize for which was a car) for his uncanny defense. Opposing manager Sparky Anderson quipped that he hoped the car had an extra large glove compartment.
Brooks Robinson
1971
Batter hit by pitch 50 times, the most since Hughie Jennings was hit 51 times in 1896.
Ron Hunt
1972
Famous for revolutionizing catching technique, wins his second MVP Award.
Johnny Bench
1972
Pitcher goes 27-10 for the last-place Phillies, who won only 59 games all season.
Steve Carlton
1972
Dies in a plane crash en route to Nicaragua for a humanitarian mission.
Roberto Clemente
1973
The first game is played with this. Ron Blomberg is the first.
Designated hitter
1974
Breaks Babe Ruth's career home run record.
Hank Aaron
1974
Win their third consecutive world series championship.
Oakland Athletics
1975
Two pitchers successfully challenge the reserve clause. (Name either pitcher.)
Dave McNally or Andy Messersmith
Year
Clue
Answer
1975
Wins the third of his three Cy Young Awards. He is the only player depicted wearing a Mets cap on his Hall of Fame plaque.
Tom Seaver
1975
Player collides with the catcher on a bunt play in the world series, but is controversially not ruled out for interference.
Ed Armbrister
1975
Hits a home run off the foul pole to end 6th game of the world series.
Carlton Fisk
1976
Famous for his flapping elbow when at bat, wins his second consecutive MVP.
Joe Morgan
1976
"Machine" wins their second consecutive world series.
Cincinnati Reds
1977
Breaks Ty Cobbs record of 892 career stolen bases.
Lou Brock
1977
Hits 5 home runs in the world series, proves he really does stir the drink.
Reggie Jackson
1977
Born on a train in Panama and named after the doctor who delivered him, wins MVP Award.
Rod Carew
1979
Brothers tie for the league lead in wins. Between them they had more wins than any other brother combination. (Name either brother.)
Joe and Phil Niekro
1979
Team captain selects the song "We Are Family" as the anthem for the Pirates, who go on to win the world series.
Willie Stargell
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Ed Armbrister. Still a bad word in my house.