Humbugardy: Numb3r5 for 600
This is round 2 of Humbugardy. I’m your host, Alex Scorebard.
The two men who have held famous MLB career records (one of which since surpassed) represented by these digits:
Note: In this round, searching the web is allowed.
|Numb3r5||Sudoku||6th Degree Quotes||What and Where||Anagram Lines||Subjective|
|200||Bob Timmerman||Bob Timmerman||200||For The Turnstiles||deadteddy8|
|400||For The Turnstiles||For The Turnstiles||400||Joe||400|
|For The Turnstiles||Next…||600||600||For The Turnstiles||600|
|1000||1000||1000||Bob Timmerman||For The Turnstiles||1000|
1. Who are Rickey Henderson and Hank Aaron?
(it's a pure guess.)
2. Who are Tony Perez (most RBI, 1652, by a Latino player, since passed by Rafael Palmiero) and Harold Baines (most games played at DH, 1652)?
3. Nice guess, Shaun, but them ain't what I call famous records.
4. Who are Pete Rose, most runs scored, passed by Rickey Henderson, and Harold Baines, most games played at DH?
5. Nope, I mean famous, as in: stop-the-game-when-you-break-the-record famous, and held as in I-retired-with-this-number held.
6. Who are Joe Dimaggio and Home Run Baker? (56 for the hitting streak and Baker hit a record 12 home runs in 1912)
7. Who are Ryan and Brock?
8. For the Turnstiles is correct, once again. You may choose the next category.
9. I would think that fans (and players) of Latino descent think Perez's record was famous. And the media LOVES all things DH these days - haven't you heard that a DH should win the AL MVP?
(OK, so I'm not Latino, and I think A-Rod should be the AL MVP - sue me.)
And here I thought I might actually start getting a little closer to catching Bob T and For the Turnstiles . . . oh well.
10. Turnstiles, congrats again - I can't beat you even when I get to the question . . . err, answer, before you!
11. An explanation, please? I thought I figured out why it was Brock and Ryan, but now I'm not so sure.
1652 (base 8) = 938, Brock's stolen bases.
1652 (base 16) = 5714, Ryan's strikeouts.
Hooray for new math!
My mind seems to be deranged in just the right way to figure some of these problems out, but I'm still in awe of how the Bard (and his team of Humbugardy researchers) managed to come up with them in the first place.
Let's go back to Sudoku for 600.
14. I was trying the different base thing, but then I got hungry and food won out over this.
I stand by my decision.