I've been reading more pro baseball stories lately. Even though I nearly gave up on the sport three or four years ago, I find myself intrigued by some of the goings-on. It's just more like watching pro wrestling now instead of the game I grew up with. Anyway, I do enjoy sports-related puzzles, so here's something I created. I hope it doesn't seem too much likeÂ a high schoolÂ testÂ question:
In the top of the first inning,Â star pitcher Jake
recorded three strikeouts.Â Unfortunately, he also yielded
two extra-base hits (a double and a triple),
along with one walk and one single.
Runners advanced normally, and
there were no other plays (steals,Â errors, etc).
What are the most runsÂ Jake's opponent could have scored?
What about the fewest?
Click here forÂ the answer.
Answer: At most, the opponents could have scored three runs, if the tripleÂ was theÂ final hit.
At fewest, they couldÂ have scored onlyÂ a singleÂ run, if the triple was first, followed by the double.