Baseball Variations by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

Bix32
Hoops, Hosses, and Trivia


Runner(s)-Up:

PipkeR
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he will never be disappointed.


Quiz Description

Happy Opening Day! To celebrate, here's a quiz about several variants (some fictional) of that wonderful game called baseball. (On a personal note, go Pirates!)

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Questions:

Two answers required. One is a baserunning challenge also known as rundown; the other is a fast-paced batting-and-fielding exercise often used as a warmup. What are the names of these two classic "backyard" ball games, which happen to appear in a well-known horticultural tongue twister?

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PICKLE and PEPPER

The family of games with bases is often identified by what blanket term, also used for a type of law in some jurisdictions that decriminalizes the intentional abandonment of a child if they are left with a designated ward of the state?

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SAFE HAVEN

Baseball is fused with another sport (in a somewhat Calvinballesque manner) to create the titular game of what 1998 film starring the creators of South Park? (Spelling will have to count here.)

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BASEKETBALL

Pes├Ąpallo, sometimes called "Finnish baseball," is similar to its American counterpart in many respects. One key difference is that the ball is pitched to the batter in what distinctive fashion?

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VERTICALLY

The characters of what critically acclaimed Amazon series participate (somewhat unadvisedly) in a Central Park recreational softball league under the punny team name "Wolf Gang"?

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MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

The popular game of kickball is essentially baseball for your feet. What indoor twist on kickball, which allows multiple runners to occupy the same base, takes its name from the equipment used to accommodate this rule?

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MATBALL (also BIG BASE)

The Mills Commission, which (probably falsely) named Abner Doubleday the inventor of baseball, was formed to disprove the (probably true) claim that baseball evolved from what British game, named for the manner of scoring points by completing a circuit of the bases?

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ROUNDERS

Who was (er, will be) the first woman to play professional blernsball (a "jazzed up" version of baseball popular in the next millennium), debuting with the New New York Mets and infamously replacing Hank Aaron XXIV as the worst blernsball player of all time?

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(TURANGA) LEELA

One-eyed ___, one old ___, and one-o'-___ were all names for a nineteenth-century batter-versus-all game with a single base. What everyday word fills in all three blanks?

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CAT

Tee ball games were played on the White House grounds as part of a youth sporting initiative under what U.S. President?

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GEORGE W. BUSH (yes, you had to specify)

What onomatopoeic name is shared by a low-impact, small-quarters variant of baseball and the trademarked equipment used to play it?

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WIFFLE BALL

What is the name of this "Secret Weapon," an outstanding young Latino athlete who you'd have been wise to pick first when playing Humongous Entertainment's Backyard Baseball titles? (Click for the pic!)

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PABLO SANCHEZ