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Tuesday Trivia: Triple Double

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Basketball has the triple double, which is a game in which a player posts double digit stats in three of the four main counting stats (points, rebounds, assists, or steals). That got me wondering about the baseball equivalent. The first one that came to mind was a season that had double digits in doubles, triples and home runs in a season. You’d think it would have happened more often than it has, which leads us to our trivia question.

Since 1961, five Cubs hitters have posted a season in which they had at least 10 home runs, 10 triples, and 10 doubles. Can you name them?

ANSWER

To view the answers, click each player link to be taken to their baseball card. In addition, here is the link to view the individual seasons.

Please do not post the answers in the comment section. Please post how many of the five you were able to guess on your first try.

 

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Tuesday Logic Puzzle

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

I am pretty sure I posted a puzzle like this in the past. In fact, it may have been this one. That said, here is something to work on today in the wake of a slow news day.
Mike, Ed, Harry, Paul, Allen, Bill, Jerry, Sam, and Andy play on the same National League team. Using the clues below, help them identify which position they need to run out to when the season begins.

  • Andy Dislikes the Catcher
  • Ed’s sister is engaged to the second baseman
  • The center fielder is taller than the right fielder
  • Harry and the third baseman live in the same building
  • Paul and Allen each won 20 dollars from the pitcher at pinochle
  • Ed and the outfielders play poker during their free time
  • The pitcher’s wife is the third baseman’s sister
  • The catcher, pitcher, and infield except for Allen, Harry and Andy are shorter than Sam
  • Paul,  Andy and the shortstop lost 150 dollars each at the racetrack
  • Paul, Harry, Bill and the catcher lost to the second baseman at pool
  • Sam is undergoing a divorce suit
  • The catcher and the third base each have two children
  • Ed, Paul, Jerry, the right fielder and the center fielder are bachelors, the others are married
  • The shortstop, third baseman and Bill each won betting on a fight
  • One of the outfielders is either Mike or Andy
  • Jerry is taller than Bill and Mike is shorter than Bill and each of them is heavier than the third baseman
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Trivia Time: Dominant Pitching Seasons

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

It’s trivia time and today’s question highlights some pretty impressive seasons by three Cubs pitchers. I figured since we tortured you with a look at the rotation for the remainder of the year, it would be nice to look back on some positives.

Q: In Cubs history, only three pitchers have ever started at least 30 games, striking out at least 175 and walking 50 or less. Name them.

Highlight below for the answer:

1. Mark PriorLink to Season

2. Jon LieberLink to Season

3. Fergie JenkinsLink to Season

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Useless Trivia: Cubs Hitting Streaks

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Today’s useless trivia revolves around hitting streaks. Since 1989, the first year I really followed the Cubs as an 11 year old, there have been 10 Cubs to amass a hitting streak of more than 15 games. Can you name them?

HIGHLIGHT BELOW FOR THE ANSWER:

Jerome Walton

Derrek Lee

Alfonso Soriano

Mark Grace

Aramis Ramirez

Sammy Sosa

Rondell White

Ryne Sandberg

Marlon Byrd

Jose Vizcaino

View the streaks

No need to post your guesses in the comments since the answer is in the post, but I would like to know how many you guessed before looking at the answer.

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Tuesday Puzzle

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Today I present something a little different than normal. A logic puzzle for you to work on as you seek refuge from your job during the day. If anyone asks, it’s not my fault you got fired for working on a silly puzzle on company time. Here are the clues. Use them to name each player that fields each of the nine positions on the diamond.

Clue # 1 – Andy dislikes the Catcher

Clue # 2 – Ed’s sister is engaged to the second baseman

Clue # 3 –  The center fielder is taller than the right fielder

Clue #  4 – Harry and the third baseman live in the same building

Clue # 5 – Paul and Allen each won 20 dollars from the pitcher at pinochle

Clue # 6 – Ed and the outfielders play poker during their free time

Clue # 7 – The pitcher’s wife is the third baseman’s sister

Clue # 8 – The catcher, pitcher, and infield except for Allen, Harry and Andy are shorter than Sam

Clue # 9 – Paul, Andy and the shortstop lost 150 dollars each at the racetrack

Clue # 10 – Paul, Harry, Bill and the catcher lost to the second baseman at pool

Clue # 11 – Sam is undergoing a divorce suit

Clue # 12 – The catcher and the third base each have two children

Clue # 13 – Ed, Paul, Jerry the right fielder and the center fielder are bachelors, the others are married

Clue # 14 – The shortstop, third baseman and Bill each won betting on a fight

Clue # 15 – One of the outfielders is either Mike or Andy

Clue # 16 – Jerry is taller than Bill. Mike is shorter than bill. Each of them is heavier than the third baseman

Who plays each position?

Answer

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Catcher = Allen
Pitcher = Harry
Short Stop = Ed
1st = Paul
2nd = Jerry
3rd = Andy
Left = Sam
Center = Bill
Right = Mike

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