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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 02:47pm
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Talking off season brain teaser

Ok, in the off season here, i have a lil' brain teaser for you all. I know the answer to this, do you?

Pitcher of team A pitches a perfect game, no body gets on base from Team B(no walks, hit batsman, etc. 27 staight outs anotherwords) But the batting averages of Team B does not change. How could this have happened?
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 02:59pm
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gees

Bob Feller threw a no-hitter on opening day.

At the start of the day all the players on the visiting team batting averages of .000 and after the game their averages were the same .000.

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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 06:52pm
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Good one.

How about this one. How can you have 3 outs recorded on a play with a batted ball without the defense touching it? I think I saw this one here so there will be some folks who know it, but it's a good brain teaser.
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 07:12pm
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Bob Feller threw a no-hitter on opening day.

At the start of the day all the players on the visiting team batting averages of .000 and after the game their averages were the same .000.

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It was against the Chicago White Sox in 1940.

Bob
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 07:19pm
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My favorites are:

How many outs are there in an inning? (More of a trick question)

and

In one inning, what are most hits a team can have without scoring a run?
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 07:56pm
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My favorites are:

How many outs are there in an inning? (More of a trick question)

and

In one inning, what are most hits a team can have without scoring a run?
6 for both.
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 08:54pm
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1. Batter hits home run with at least two runners on and they all are out on an appeal of a missed base. Appeal must be done in proper order so as not to remove forces.

2. Runners at first and second. Ground ball to F6 and runner at second interferes with F6. You can judge that defense would have completed double play if not for the interference.

3. At least two runners on and batter hits pop up down first base line. Runners are off on the pitch and batter interferes with the fielder. You adjudge that if fielder had caught ball, defense could have retired both runners before they were able to return safely.
1. The defense has to touch the ball to execute the appeals.
2. That's only two outs.
3. See # 2. You can't get a triple play on this.
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 09:50pm
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6 for both.
How do you figure six for whats the most hits a team can get without scoring a run?

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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 09:56pm
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1. The defense has to touch the ball to execute the appeals.
2. That's only two outs.
3. See # 2. You can't get a triple play on this.
If im not mistaken only BR would be out and runners return.
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 10:01pm
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1. The defense has to touch the ball to execute the appeals.
No.

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How can you have 3 outs recorded on a play with a batted ball without the defense touching it?
The defense doesn't touch the batted ball. It is over the fence.
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 10:56pm
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How do you figure six for whats the most hits a team can get without scoring a run?
Three singles (3 hits). Then, a batted ball hits a runner. Runner who got hit is out, runners return to their base or move up if forced and the batter gets credited with a hit. Thus, this can happen 3 times for 3 outs. Therefore, 6 hits.
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Old Sun Dec 17, 2006, 11:29pm
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Pretty Freakin' EASY!

Fakeumpire"lilleaguedan" posted:

"How do you figure six for whats the most hits a team can get without scoring a run? "

OK:

Hitter #1 hits a "tweener" and attempts to make an "inside the park home run" . . . he is thrown out at the plate . . . Hit "#1" . . .

Hitter #2 hits a "tweener" and attempts to make an "inside the park home run" . . . he is thrown out at the plate . . . Hit "#2" . . . TWO OUTS!

Hitter #3 hits an infield hit . . . Hit #3 . . .

Hitter #4 hits an infield hit . . . Hit #4 . . . runners now on first and second . . .

Hitter #5 hits an infield hit . . . Hit #5 . . . runners now at first, second, and third.

Hitter #6 hits a ball that strikes R2 betwix second and third base . . . and this, by rule, is called a "hit" . . . Hit #6.

Seems pretty easy too me.

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Old Mon Dec 18, 2006, 12:11am
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Good one.

How about this one. How can you have 3 outs recorded on a play with a batted ball without the defense touching it? I think I saw this one here so there will be some folks who know it, but it's a good brain teaser.
I'll take a stab at it just for fun.

R1 and R2. R1 takes off on first move. Towering pop up near second base. R2 begins his retreat to second upon hearing the call of IFF. R1 fails to hear the call and rounds second passing R2. R2 is now hit by the ball before he gets back to second base.

BR out on IFF
R1 out for passing
R2 out for being hit with a batted ball

It's third world as all get out, but it would get the three outs without the defense touching the ball.


Tim.
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Old Mon Dec 18, 2006, 01:06am
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I'll take a stab at it just for fun.

R1 and R2. R1 takes off on first move. Towering pop up near second base. R2 begins his retreat to second upon hearing the call of IFF. R1 fails to hear the call and rounds second passing R2. R2 is now hit by the ball before he gets back to second base.

BR out on IFF
R1 out for passing
R2 out for being hit with a batted ball

It's third world as all get out, but it would get the three outs without the defense touching the ball.


Tim.
This was the answer as I heard it, although a HR with 3 missed bases should do it too.

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Old Mon Dec 18, 2006, 01:16am
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Fakeumpire"lilleaguedan" posted:

"How do you figure six for whats the most hits a team can get without scoring a run? "

OK:

Hitter #1 hits a "tweener" and attempts to make an "inside the park home run" . . . he is thrown out at the plate . . . Hit "#1" . . .

Hitter #2 hits a "tweener" and attempts to make an "inside the park home run" . . . he is thrown out at the plate . . . Hit "#2" . . . TWO OUTS!

Hitter #3 hits an infield hit . . . Hit #3 . . .

Hitter #4 hits an infield hit . . . Hit #4 . . . runners now on first and second . . .

Hitter #5 hits an infield hit . . . Hit #5 . . . runners now at first, second, and third.

Hitter #6 hits a ball that strikes R2 betwix second and third base . . . and this, by rule, is called a "hit" . . . Hit #6.

Seems pretty easy too me.

Regards,
Why not make it easier? Three infield singles followed by three ground balls betwix second and third base that strike R2. You obviously know section 10 exists.

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