Happy puzzle day to all! Here's today's rompecabeza:
That's all I'm giving you for now, but check back here periodically, as I may post hints if needed. And remember, the correct solution and the correct methodology must be submitted to receive full credit. Solutions arrived at through luck or trial & error - even if correct - receive participation credit only (credit towards what, you ask? Credit towards this.)
Please comment freely, but if you think you have the solution, please don't give away the answer to everyone in the comments section. Instead, do the following:
- Email us your solution explanation (and please include your screen name somewhere in the email), and
- Post a comment simply saying you have emailed your solution attempt so I know to check our email.
Please be patient if I'm unable to respond right away. Solutions accepted until 6am PT tomorrow, July 25. Thanks, and good luck to all!
Update: Please note that due to my schedule, the submission deadline has moved from 10am PT tomorrow to 6am PT tomorrow. Thanks.
Hint #1 (1:59pm): Baseball-reference.com might be helpful, but not for stats.
Hint #2 (3:24pm): I could not include either Mike Scioscia nor Jackie Robinson, as neither worked within the puzzle's methodology.
Hint #3 (4:37pm): Hmmm, let's see. Think about the path of each of the players' careers. If this were a Laker blog, I wouldn't be able to include Kobe Bryant. But Shaq I could, a few different ways.
Hint #4 (5:17pm): ...Kareem I could include, Magic no...Wilt yes, West no...Byron Scott yes, Worthy no...
Final Hint (5:30pm): Fred, Dan, or Kevin should be able to solve this one immediately.
Solution: Click here.