Eight SABR members will be among the 32 contestants on MLB Network’s new “Baseball IQ” game show, which premieres Tuesday, January 24. The contestants will be representing their baseball organizations with a chance to win up to $45,000 for a charity of their choice.
They are (with their charity in parentheses):
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Craig Muder (Hall of Fame)
- Cardinals: Brian Finch (Cardinals Care)
- Mariners: Tony Blengino (Mariners Care)
- Mets: Ben Baumer (Welcome Back Veterans)
- MLB.com: Cory Schwartz (Stand Up to Cancer)
- Nationals: Samuel Mondry-Cohen (Washington Nationals Dream Foundation)
- Pirates: Steve Morse (Pirates Charities)
- Yankees: Brian Richards (New York Yankees Foundation)
The full list of contestants, along with rules and details, is available here.
From MLB.com’s press release on January 11, 2012:
Baseball IQ, MLB Network’s first-ever game show, premieres Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian, Baseball IQ is a recall-based trivia show featuring two participants, 30 minutes and a chance to win up to $45,000 for charity. Questions will cover all things baseball, from current players and managers to World Series champions, MVPs, Cy Young Award winners, Hall of Famers, milestones and more. …
MLB Network surveyed all 30 Clubs, MLB.com and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum for the best and brightest trivia minds in their organizations to represent them in Baseball IQ, and thirty-two participants will be matched up in a bracket-style tournament across 31 episodes. Two new episodes will air every Tuesday through Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET from January 24 through February 23, leading up to the start of Spring Training. …
Baseball IQ features participants from front office personnel, equipment managers, scoreboard operators and museum curators. When possible, Baseball IQ participants will be matched up in a bracket opposite their clubs’ rivals, pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim against the Texas Rangers. The winning player of each episode will win $5,000 for the organization’s charity they represent. The championship episode will award $25,000 for the winner’s charity and $15,000 to the runner-up’s charity.
To learn more about “Baseball IQ”, visit MLB.com.
Originally published: January 11, 2012. Last Updated: January 11, 2012.