It is called time BAT, the Baseball Aptitude Test, but the quiz that follows might also be called Baseball Anti-Trivia. It is about the facts, names and figures that are essential to the game's history, the things that any good baseball fan—or baseball player—should know. Thus the BAT will not provide a satisfying exercise for graduates of the School of Sabermetrics, for whom "baseball trivia" is an oxymoron, but it should offer a suitable challenge for the rest of you. And don't worry. Like Yankee broadcaster Phil Rizzuto, whose scorecards are replete with notations of WW (for wasn't watching), we aren't keeping score. Answers appear on page 49.
1. Left or Right?
With which hand did the following pitchers pitch and the following hitters hit?
2. Identify "Campy"
3. Jeopardy (Please phrase your answers in the form of questions.)
a. He played in more games (3,562) than any other major leaguer.
b. He pitched in more games (1,070) than any other major league pitcher.
c. He played in more World Series games (75) than any other player.