SABR 44: Follow along with SABR Trivia Contest on Friday night

We steadfastly maintain that there is nothing trivial about baseball trivia. The world-famous SABR Trivia Contest finals will be taking place tonight at SABR 44 in Houston, and it’s always an entertaining and competitive battle to crown the individual and team champions.

We invite you to follow along with us live on Twitter beginning at 7:30 p.m. CDT/8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 1 by visiting and searching for the hashtag #SABR44. We’ll be live-tweeting questions (and answers if everyone gets stumped!), and you’ll have your chance to test your knowledge online with other SABR members and friends.

The SABR Trivia Contest is moderated by D. Bruce Brown, co-chair of Horsehide Trivia with T. Scott Brandon and president of the Bob Davids Chapter in Washington/Baltimore. The questions are written and edited by Brown and Brandon, who also assembles the game boards, illustration and animation of the semifinal and final rounds.

The questions are presented in ascending difficulty. The early-round questions will be at a relatively easy starting point, while the late-round questions, though more difficult, will still interest casual fans.

The individual semifinalists are three-time individual champion David Fleitz (2006-08) of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan; Dan Massey of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; two-time team champion Rob Rafal (2005, ’09) of Douglaston, New York; and Steve Schaeffer.

You can view all past Trivia Contest winners by clicking here.

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Originally published: August 1, 2014. Last Updated: August 1, 2014.