Shaikin: Many try, but few finish, the world’s toughest baseball quiz at annual SABR convention

From Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times on September 17, 2019:

Even by the standards of baseball’s most arduous trivia competition, and even to the competitors whose brains overflowed with arguably useless knowledge, this question was ridiculous.

Other questions had made you think. Some had made you laugh. This one might have driven you to curse.

Who better to solve trivia riddles than the fans dedicated to the study of the sport? The Society for American Baseball Research, or SABR, gathered in San Diego for its annual summer convention, four days of seminars, speakers and studies, with the final night reserved for the annual trivia test.

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Originally published: September 17, 2019. Last Updated: September 17, 2019.