Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

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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Tuesday Trivia: Name That Pitcher

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Leave all your guesses in the comment section. I’ll try to update periodically throughout the day. Good luck. Here are your clues:

  1. I was not born in the continental United States
  2. I pitched in three different decades, but only appeared for four different teams
  3. I was an All Star one time during my career and gave up all my team’s runs in my appearance.
  4. I never received a Cy Young vote, despite winning more than 150 games in my career.
  5. I led the league in batters faced twice and innings pitched once.
  6. My career winning percentage was .500 with an ERA of 3.75

Help me remember my name.

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Morning Cup O’ Joe: Tuesday Trivia

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Let’s get right down to business today with the trivia question. As always, put your guesses in the comment section and I’ll respond throughout the day.

Q: Four active players have 2000+ hits, but less than 100 HR. Name them.

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Tuesday Trivia: Hardluck SP?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

It’s a lazy Tuesday today so let’s throw out a little trivia. As always, post your guesses in the comment section.

Q. Since 1960, there have been five players who have thrown at least 200 innings, struck out at least 200 batters and have failed to win more than 10 games. Name them.

Hint # 1 – One player is on the list for list year unless he can grab another win.

Hint # 2 – One player did it three separate times.

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Tuesday Trivia – Old Man Shutouts

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

It’s been a long time since we busted out the trivia, so we’re a little overdue. For those unfamiliar with how this works, all guesses should be put in the comment section. Please refrain from using google searches. I’ll update correct answers as I get a chance throughout the day.

Q: Since 1960, five players age 35 or older have pitched a shutout for the Cubs. Please name all five. (Note: One player did it three times, two players did it twice, and two did it just once.)

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Who Am I?

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I once had a season in the 90’s that saw me get 500+ plate appearances and strike out more than twice the amount of times that I had a hit. I am the only player do ever do that.

Feel free to ask YES / NO questions

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Trivia Time: See Ball…Hit HR

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Q: Since 1900, seven players have had a season in which at least 35% of their hits have resulted in home runs. Can you name them?

Note: One player did it four times.

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Friday Fun: Wicked Stuff and Great Control

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Here’s a little trivia question for you on this fun Friday as we wait for the Lizzie awards to come out. Here’s hoping you won an award this week.

Q: Since 1990, five pitchers have amassed a season that included at least 250 K’s and no more than 50 BB’s. It’s the combination of great stuff and pinpoint control. Can you name them?

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Who Am I? – Vol. 2

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

We played this the other day and it worked great. Just in case you missed it, here was the last game in which the answer was Adam Greenberg.

Here are the rules:

  1. Only yes / no questions are allowed.
  2. You are allowed as many questions as you would like, but only one guess per reader unless we open it up for a second
  3. Leave your question (one question per comment) in the comments section and it will be answered as soon as I see it.
  4. If I answer your question, you can’t ask another until someone else has asked one.
  5. All players may or may not have Cub ties.
  6. When making you official guess, please use the following phrase “Are You _______?”

No prize today, just bragging rights. Game on!!!

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