Comments on: 20 Questions: Which player and year am I? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96764 Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:13:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96764 My first visit here since the game was started. I followed it all of the way through, but it had already been guessed.

Thanks for trying this again.

Regarding the types of questions - Bringing up pitching statistics before it was even determined whether or not the player was primarily a pitcher that year was somewhat premature.

The phrase, "a lot of shutout innings" or "a lot of consecutive shutout innings", is open to interpretation. What constitutes "a lot"? A Drysdale or Hershiser record-setting streak? Or something less? So is "unusual home run". Is this a home run hit by someone who doesn't usually homer (such as Ozzie Smith)? Or is it a grand slam inside the park walk-off home run?

I think we have gotten better in our question selection, and I hope we'll have the chance to participate in more of these, at least until the games that count start up again. Thanks again, Andy, for trying this again, with a twist this time.

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By: dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96726 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 20:42:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96726 Larry Bowa has the fewest HRs for a player with 2000 hits

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By: bells http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96716 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 20:09:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96716 I like this idea for the blog! Both times (that I've seen it, I assumed it had only happened twice so far) it has been a bit of a nightmare, but I'm confident it can get worked out. Maybe next time you can make a rule that each question has to be from a different person? Or at least consecutive questions can't be from the same person, or the same person can't ask more than 3 of the 20 questions....

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By: Michael E Sullivan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96704 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 19:29:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96704 You live in Seattle? Do you know Joe?

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By: Michael E Sullivan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96703 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 19:28:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96703 Yeah, no kidding Fordham, and that's even after Andy had filtered the worst of it by the time I got here.

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By: fordham'13 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96675 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:11:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96675 man, that was excruciating to read through because of all the dumb comments.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96670 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:36:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96670 Answer #18: Yes, I am Larry Bowa in 1977!

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96667 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:24:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96667 Larry Bowa 1977?

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By: deal http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96666 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:24:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96666 has to be Bowa 77

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10103/comment-page-1#comment-96665 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:19:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10103#comment-96665 #73

Answer #17 No, not Larry Bowa in 1976. (Although in a quick check by me, it could have been that year just the same...I think the answers to what's been guessed are all the same)

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