Originally Posted by 757690
Actually, it was written in training room, lol. Bench played hurt most of the season and dropped over 200 OPS points. It affect the whole lineup as pretty much everyone's numbers fell drastically. Carbo's off the field issues started, and Tolen was gone. Those were the biggest reasons for the steep decline that season.
I thought Bench got hurt from doing all those winter caravan shows and Bob Hope Specials and Johnny Carson.