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11-26-2008, 12:58 PM
I saw this posted on another board and thought it was pretty good. I'll post answers later, although I have no doubt someone here will get this without a problem....

SSQQ Logic Problem: The Baseball Lineup

Baseball Manager Hank smiled as he watched his talented lineup belt the ball around the diamond. The Louisville Sluggers were leading the Scranton Mudhens 10-0. The game was so far out of reach that the various players were taking it pretty easy out there.

Hank laughed at the antics of the three players known as the Stooges - Blow, Roe, and Schmoe - as they clowned around out in the field. They were definitely entertaining to watch.

Then when his team came to bat, he gasped in awe as the Polish Rifle, Paul Kowalski, hit a towering homer. 11-0. He rolled his eyes as Pete Schmidt argued with the ump about a called strike 3. Heck, his team was winning by ten runs. It was a long season. Why antagonize the umpire?

Kitt and Simmons hit back to back singles, then Ed "Half" Whitt knocked in two runs with a triple. 13-0. Kent bunted him home with a squeeze play. 14-0.

What a team!!

From the clues listed below, can you figure out which player wore what number (1 through 9) and which position he played?

1. The outfielders' last names rhymed.

2. The outfielders' numbers, from left field around to right, increased and were consecutive.

3. The names of the catcher, the third baseman, and the left fielder all began with the same letter.

4. The numbers of the catcher, the first baseman, and the right fielder had no "curves" in them.

5. The man with the longest name had the highest number.

6. The sum of the outfielders' numbers equaled the sum of the infielders' numbers (Note: the pitcher and the catcher are not considered infielders).

7. The number of letters in the pitcher's and the catcher's names when added together was equal to the sum of their uniform numbers.

8. The four infielders, reading from first base around to third, were positioned alphabetically.

9. The second baseman's number was half the number of letters in the center fielder's name.

11-26-2008, 01:23 PM
P - Roe # 8
C - Schmoe #1
1b - Blow #4
2b - Kent #2
3b - Simmons #3
SS - Kowalski #9
LF - Schmidt #5
CF - Kitt #6
RF - Whitt #7

I think I got it right... I've put my answer in White as to not spoil it for anyone else if I am right!

11-26-2008, 02:08 PM
I think I got it right... I've put my answer in White as to not spoil it for anyone else if I am right!

I think you do too. I was close but I had the infielders mixed up. I had the right numbers for the right positions though.

11-26-2008, 02:31 PM
I think I've got it as well. Answers in white.

P Roe #8, C Schmoe #1, 1st Blow #4, 2nd Kent #2, SS Kowalski #9, 3rd Simmons #3, LF Schmidt #5, CF Kitt #6, RF Whitt #7

11-26-2008, 02:49 PM
I got it- same as John Tucker above- nice way to kill some time before clocking out on Wed before Thanksgiving!

A. Cavatica
11-26-2008, 10:36 PM
And my solution, also in white:

1 Schmoe, C
2 Kent, 2B
3 Simmons, 3B
4 Blow, 1B
5 Schmidt, LF
6 Kitt, CF
7 Whitt, RF
8 Roe, P
9 Kowalski, SS

11-26-2008, 10:40 PM
Whitt RF #7
Kitt CF #6
Schmidt LF #5
Simmons 3b #3
Kowalski SS #9
Kent 2b #2
Blow 1b # 4
Roe P #8
Schmoe C #1