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Many years ago, I had a clock-radio that woke me every weekday at 6am.

It was tuned to a station that had an hour-long news summary every morning.

At exactly fifteen minutes past the hour, there would be a "daily puzzle".

The answer would not be given until the following day, giving the listener plenty of time to think it over.

I was usually able to solve the puzzle, but this one was really tough, and here it is, with the quoted matter my approximation of the puzzle as presented:

"We've all heard of game-ending bases-loaded home runs, where the home team is trailing by three runs and then ends the game with a grand-slam four-run homer.

"That doesn't happen very often, but even more rare is the FIVE-run homer. How is this possible?"

I wracked my brain but could not think of any situation that would allow a five-run homer. I waited patiently for the answer on the next morning's broadcast.

But I forgot to set my alarm and woke up too late to hear the answer. DANG!!

I thought about it for weeks...months...YEARS, but could not come up with a solution.

Then, just a few years ago, my son and I were discussing the matter, and we THINK that we have the solution.

Would anyone else like to try? I'll reveal our answer in a week!
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Mark Aspam;1494578 wrote: I'll reveal our answer in a week!


You better set your alarm right now then.
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Mark,

I don't believe it is possible for the 5 run homer.

you'd have to add another base???:wah:

I'll wait for your answer.

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Patsy Warnick;1494583 wrote: Mark,

I don't believe it is possible for the 5 run homer.

you'd have to add another base???:wah:

I'll wait for your answer.

PatsyPatsy, you are kinda sorta on the right track.
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Mark Aspam;1494578 wrote: Many years ago, I had a clock-radio that woke me every weekday at 6am.

It was tuned to a station that had an hour-long news summary every morning.

At exactly fifteen minutes past the hour, there would be a "daily puzzle".

The answer would not be given until the following day, giving the listener plenty of time to think it over.

I was usually able to solve the puzzle, but this one was really tough, and here it is, with the quoted matter my approximation of the puzzle as presented:

"We've all heard of game-ending bases-loaded home runs, where the home team is trailing by three runs and then ends the game with a grand-slam four-run homer.

"That doesn't happen very often, but even more rare is the FIVE-run homer. How is this possible?"

I wracked my brain but could not think of any situation that would allow a five-run homer. I waited patiently for the answer on the next morning's broadcast.

But I forgot to set my alarm and woke up too late to hear the answer. DANG!!

I thought about it for weeks...months...YEARS, but could not come up with a solution.

Then, just a few years ago, my son and I were discussing the matter, and we THINK that we have the solution.

Would anyone else like to try? I'll reveal our answer in a week!


OK, I bite and PM'd you an answer.

Here's one for ya.

Q: "Who hit the only Game Seven World Series walk-off home run?"

A: Bill Mazeroski

What I want to know is what is a walk-off home run?
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tude dog;1494590 wrote: OK, I bite and PM'd you an answer.

Here's one for ya.

Q: "Who hit the only Game Seven World Series walk-off home run?"

A: Bill Mazeroski

What I want to know is what is a walk-off home run?


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Tude

Walk Off Home run is

Hit the home run the bottom of the 9th or extra innings

The home run ends the game.

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LarsMac;1494591 wrote: Home team game ender.


It is obvious. Just thought to throw that in. Did check it out.
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I am off to start a religious thread for the English.................only joking...........carry on.
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Bruv;1494594 wrote: I am off to start a religious thread for the English.................only joking...........carry on.


Perhaps you know how I felt when I went to the pub with some Brit co-workers, and they all started in on the Cricket tournament.

I did figure out what the Batsman is supposed to be doing, almost.
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LarsMac;1494595 wrote: Perhaps you know how I felt when I went to the pub with some Brit co-workers, and they all started in on the Cricket tournament.

I did figure out what the Batsman is supposed to be doing, almost.


Some years ago I learned of a park where Cricket was played every week. I went down to watch and could not make heads or tails of it. After I got home, looked it up. Studied the rules and went back to watch.

The failure to understand was mine. They all seemed to have fun, go for it.
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LarsMac;1494595 wrote: Perhaps you know how I felt when I went to the pub with some Brit co-workers, and they all started in on the Cricket tournament.

I did figure out what the Batsman is supposed to be doing, almost.


I would have shared your feelings.

I shall have to say this quietly...........never really got into the boring game, two teams play for a week, it rains and they call it a draw.
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LarsMac;1494595 wrote: Perhaps you know how I felt when I went to the pub with some Brit co-workers, and they all started in on the Cricket tournament.

I did figure out what the Batsman is supposed to be doing, almost.


Cricket's easy to understand :-

Definition of cricket

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

Sometimes you get men still in and not out. When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!
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tude: Did not get the PM.

Just got the PM - cute!
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Bryn Mawr;1494600 wrote: Cricket's easy to understand :-

Definition of cricket

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

Sometimes you get men still in and not out. When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!


Thanks for that. I think I've got it, now. Er, I think.
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Mark Aspam;1494578 wrote: Many years ago, I had a clock-radio that woke me every weekday at 6am.

It was tuned to a station that had an hour-long news summary every morning.

At exactly fifteen minutes past the hour, there would be a "daily puzzle".

The answer would not be given until the following day, giving the listener plenty of time to think it over.

I was usually able to solve the puzzle, but this one was really tough, and here it is, with the quoted matter my approximation of the puzzle as presented:

"We've all heard of game-ending bases-loaded home runs, where the home team is trailing by three runs and then ends the game with a grand-slam four-run homer.

"That doesn't happen very often, but even more rare is the FIVE-run homer. How is this possible?"

I wracked my brain but could not think of any situation that would allow a five-run homer. I waited patiently for the answer on the next morning's broadcast.

But I forgot to set my alarm and woke up too late to hear the answer. DANG!!

I thought about it for weeks...months...YEARS, but could not come up with a solution.

Then, just a few years ago, my son and I were discussing the matter, and we THINK that we have the solution.

Would anyone else like to try? I'll reveal our answer in a week!


Here is our answer, which we're pretty sure is correct: It just so happened that the game-ending batter lived right down the street from the ballpark! He was so elated at having won the game that after crossing the plate (as the fourth run) he kept right on running and RAN HOME!
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Mark Aspam;1494695 wrote: Here is our answer, which we're pretty sure is correct: It just so happened that the game-ending batter lived right down the street from the ballpark! He was so elated at having won the game that after crossing the plate (as the fourth run) he kept right on running and RAN HOME!


Groan . . . . . . . what a way to start my Sunday morning. :wah:



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ZAP;1494696 wrote: Groan . . . . . . . what a way to start my Sunday morning. :wah:



for the groan, and thanks for the link to a great do-wop song of the 50's. I have the 45 here somewhere.
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Mark Aspam;1494698 wrote: Thanks for the groan, and thanks for the link to a great do-wop song of the 50's. I have the 45 here somewhere.


Me too.
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Mark Aspam;1494695 wrote: Here is our answer, which we're pretty sure is correct: It just so happened that the game-ending batter lived right down the street from the ballpark! He was so elated at having won the game that after crossing the plate (as the fourth run) he kept right on running and RAN HOME!


That is just so B O G U S.
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tude dog;1494706 wrote: That is just so B O G U S.Just to backtrack, the question/puzzle was posed on a radio program. The answer was given the next day, but I missed it.

So after several years of puzzling, my son and I came up with the solution given. We assumed that we had guessed the answer, but we're still not completely sure.

Can you give a better one?
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Post by Patsy Warnick »

I see a winner here !!:wah:

Adding a base or home plate same / same...:guitarist

Now if you want to make this thread a sports brain buster - I'm in.

Throw a tough question out there.

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Patsy Warnick;1494713 wrote: I see a winner here !!:wah:

Adding a base or home plate same / same...:guitarist

Now if you want to make this thread a sports brain buster - I'm in.

Throw a tough question out there.

PatsyOK, how about this one- it's not so difficult: How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit in his entire career in the National League?
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Mark Aspam;1494729 wrote: OK, how about this one- it's not so difficult: How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit in his entire career in the National League?


Well I looked up the answer but I must say, I didn't understand most of the stats they were presenting - it's a different world :-?
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While we're waiting for answers/guesses about the Bambino, here's another one:

In Abbot and Costello's famous baseball routine, who played right field?
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Mark Aspam;1494729 wrote: OK, how about this one- it's not so difficult: How many home runs did Babe Ruth hit in his entire career in the National League?


I answered none, that he played in the American League.
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ZAP;1494740 wrote: 1. I answered none... 2. ...that he played in the American League.1. You are wrong.

2. You are right.
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Mark Aspam;1494710 wrote: Just to backtrack, the question/puzzle was posed on a radio program. The answer was given the next day, but I missed it.

So after several years of puzzling, my son and I came up with the solution given. We assumed that we had guessed the answer, but we're still not completely sure.

Can you give a better one?


So not to queer the suspence I Pm,d you and answer.

5-run home run.

I found it suspect but it was on the web.

Ater hearing your answer I racked my brain because I believe I heard that before, like on an old movie.

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So not to queer the suspence I Pm,d you and answer.

5-run home run.

I found it suspect but it was on the web.

Ater hearing your answer I racked my brain because I believe I heard that before, like on an old movie.



WOW! Thank you so much for that! I doubt that I would ever have found it, and I will inform my son!
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Good Morning..



714 is my answer. Oh - that's American

it's early.. Babe didn't play National - maybe Boston ?

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Patsy Warnick;1494765 wrote: Good Morning..714 is my answer. Oh - that's American -

it's early.. Babe didn't play National - maybe Boston ?

PatsyHi Patsy, I think your 714 figure is about right for the American League. He played his last season, WAY past his prime, for the National League Boston Braves and hit just 6 homers.

P.S. One more thing about the Bambino that should be noted: Yes, he was a great home run hitter, but he also struck out A LOT!
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It was the belly.:yh_rotfl :yh_rotfl

I see a lot of belly issues on the Golf course.:yh_rotfl

well, it's the excuse I give them..:yh_rotfl

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Patsy Warnick;1494770 wrote: It was the belly.:yh_rotfl :yh_rotfl

I see a lot of belly issues on the Golf course.:yh_rotfl

well, it's the excuse I give them..:yh_rotfl

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