The W
Views: 145229155
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.8.12 0151
The 7 - Baseball - Craziest Sprocle Quiz Ever
This thread has 4 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(13 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (7 total)
Level: 135

Posts: 4788/5065
EXP: 28935091
For next: 399990

Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 1894 days
Last activity: 1861 days
#1 Posted on 17.5.12 2241.02
Reposted on: 17.5.19 2241.16

This is just mental.
Promote this thread!
Level: 113

Posts: 3109/3344
EXP: 15504418
For next: 314191

Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

Since last post: 160 days
Last activity: 2 days
#2 Posted on 17.5.12 2300.11
Reposted on: 17.5.19 2300.24
In no way will I actually try to do a quiz like that. The only thing I "know" is that ESPN invented the QBR.
Level: 24

Posts: 88/95
EXP: 74186
For next: 3940

Since: 26.1.02
From: Bradenton, Florida

Since last post: 2236 days
Last activity: 1968 days
#3 Posted on 18.5.12 0540.35
Reposted on: 18.5.19 0540.39
I got two right right off the bat just by typing in last names.
The King of Keith
Lap cheong
Level: 81

Posts: 1533/1573
EXP: 4887411
For next: 105459

Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

Since last post: 1717 days
Last activity: 1716 days
#4 Posted on 18.5.12 0746.56
Reposted on: 18.5.19 0746.59
I typed in Bill James and got five. That was as far as I got.
As young as
he feels
Level: 119

Posts: 3251/3763
EXP: 18560919
For next: 368427

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 2 days
#5 Posted on 19.5.12 1511.27
Reposted on: 19.5.19 1512.31
I got 21 and even afterwards I did know most of them but I couldn't think of them under pressure.
Packman V2
Level: 77

Posts: 1279/1443
EXP: 4116459
For next: 74689

Since: 16.3.04
From: Albuquerque, NM

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 1 day
#6 Posted on 19.5.12 1742.35
Reposted on: 19.5.19 1744.31
    Originally posted by The King of Keith
    I typed in Bill James and got five. That was as far as I got.


Thanks Moneyball.
Mr. Boffo
Level: 120

Posts: 3683/3844
EXP: 19009886
For next: 477341

Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

Since last post: 2218 days
Last activity: 2179 days
#7 Posted on 19.5.12 2332.50
Reposted on: 19.5.19 2334.44
I got 21/60 with the following names (I know my amazon links are visible in the spoiler text, but that doesn't really give anything away):

Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
Sean Smith, Bill James, Voros McCracken, Tom Tango, Pete Palmer, Nate Silver, Patriot, Mitchel Lichtman. And in retrospect I recognize the names of Dewan, Davenport, Cartwright, Sheehan, Bradbury, Woolner, and Studeman. Palmer was one of the authors of The Hidden Game of Baseball (The W at Amazon), one of the first sabermetric books. Though Bill James had already written about 8 baseball abstracts by that time. Tango and Lichtman wrote The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, which is a great modern day version that I can recommend. I knew Nate Silver, now of fame, previously worked for Baseball Prospectus. Voros McCracken famously was the first to figure out that pitchers had much less control of their BABIP than originally thought. Patriot made great strides changing the Pythagorean projection (to estimate how many wins a team should have, based on their runs scored and runs allowed) into the more accurate Pythagenpat projection. And since I'm very into preseason player projections, I know of Sean Smith and Brian Cartwright's systems.

Thread ahead: Six Mariners, One No-Hitter
Next thread: Johan Santana throws no-hitter
Previous thread: Rivera done for year?
(13 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: MLB makes expanded playoffs official - Game 162 - 2011 MLB Standings at the All-Star Break - More...
The 7 - Baseball - Craziest Sprocle Quiz EverRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

©2001-2019 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.106 seconds.