Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Answer for This Week's Trivia Question, February 16, 2009.

Thanks to all who participated in this week's trivia question. Before I give out the answer, let me show you the actual set:

Here is the 1998 Topps Clout Nine Set...can you tell who the "seat filler" is?

It's Vinny Castilla!!! If you notice on all of the other cards his picture moves from one spot to another, filling the space of the person who is in the middle of the card.

The winner of the trivia question turned out to be the first person to respond. To friend of the blog the drizz, I won't ding you for mis-spelling the guy's name. But you win the prize. I will e-mail you with a list of cards so you can pick one (either a relic card or an autograph card).

The backs of each card show leaders, by position, in "clout quotient" which Topps describes as "the sum of on-base plus slugging percentages, a statistically meaningful measure of comprehensive batting performance." Rotisserie players know this statistic as OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage). And six years later, Topps added this stat to the backs of every batters cards (WHIP or walks + hits / innings pitched was added to all pitcher's cards).

So congrats to the drizz, and to all who commented, thanks for playing.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

The Drizz said...

yay! thanks jaybee!