Here's today's puzzle, direct from Puzzlemaster UBragg:
Greetings SoSG Puzzlers!
Yesterday, SoSG arranged a 6-inning exhibition game between some of your favorite Dodgers from seasons past.
Here were the starting lineups for yesterday's game:
Team 1 Team 2 LaRoche, 3B Meusel, CF Lopes, 2B Garciaparra, SS Snider, RF Murray, 1B Baker, LF Cora, 2B DeJesus, SS Chen, RF Brock, 1B Bocachica, LF Boone, CF Dempsey, C Hundley, C Robles, 3B Koufax, P Alvarez, P
Unfortunately, the official scorekeeper wasn't around, but we did manage to take notes of the events as they happened.
Top of 1st
LaRoche popped to first.
Snider grounded into fielder's choice, pitcher to second, Lopes out at second.
Baker lined to shortstop.
Bottom of 1st
Murray was hit by pitch, Meusel to third, Garciaparra to second.
Cora struck out.
Chen popped to catcher.
Bocachica flied to center.
Top of 2nd
DeJesus popped to catcher.
Brock lined to pitcher.
Boone lined to first.
Bottom of 2nd
Robles popped to first.
Alvarez popped to shortstop.
Meusel walked, Dempsey to second.
Garciaparra grounded out, second to first.
Top of 3rd
Hundley popped to second.
LaRoche popped to catcher.
Lopes singled, Koufax to third.
Snider grounded out, third to first.
Bottom of 3rd
Cora lined to first.
Chen walked, Murray to second.
Bocachica singled, Murray to third, Chen to second.
Dempsey popped to right.
Robles lined to second.
Top of 4th
DeJesus singled, Baker to second.
Brock singled, Baker to third, DeJesus to second.
Boone grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop to catcher, Baker out at home, DeJesus to third, Brock to second.
Hundley grounded into fielder's choice, pitcher to second, Boone out at second, DeJesus scored, Brock to third.
Koufax singled, Brock scored, Hundley to third.
Koufax picked off, pitcher to first.
Bottom of 4th
Meusel walked, Alvarez to second.
Garciaparra walked, Alvarez to third, Meusel to second.
Murray walked, Alvarez scored, Meusel to third, Garciaparra to second.
Cora grounded into fielder's choice, third to catcher, Meusel out at home, Garciaparra to third, Murray to second.
Chen grounded into fielder's choice, third to catcher, Garciaparra out at home, Murray to third, Cora to second.
Bocachica struck out.
Top of 5th
Lopes singled, LaRoche to second.
Snider singled, LaRoche scored, Lopes to third.
Baker grounded into fielder's choice, pitcher to second, Snider out at second, Lopes scored.
DeJesus singled, Baker to second.
Brock struck out.
Boone singled, Baker to third, DeJesus to second.
Hundley struck out.
Bottom of 5th
Robles struck out.
Alvarez walked, Dempsey to second.
Meusel grounded out, third to first, Dempsey to third, Alvarez to second.
Murray singled, Dempsey and Alvarez scored, Garciaparra to third.
Murray stole second, Garciaparra stole home.
Murray stole third.
Murray scored on wild pitch.
Cora lined to shortstop.
Top of 6th
LaRoche grounded to first, unassisted.
Snider walked, Lopes to second.
Baker was hit by pitch, Lopes to third, Snider to second.
DeJesus grounded into fielder's choice, pitcher to catcher, Lopes out at home, Snider to third, Baker to second.
Brock struck out.
Bottom of 6th
Bocachica was hit by pitch, Chen to second.
Dempsey flied to center.
Robles lined to short.
Alvarez grounded out, second to first.
At this point, Bud Selig, who was in attendance, declared the game a tie, promising that it would never happen again and somehow that the game would be made more meaningful next year. After getting some help from the starting lineups, you must then keep official score of the game to determine which Dodger was being honored at the event.(Note: There are many possible ways to keep score. For best results, use exactly the notation shown on only this page: http://www.baseballscorecard.com/examples.htm. Do not include any scoring notation methods that do not appear on that page, and be sure to include the notation methods that do appear on that page. The only exception is that the strikeout examples on that page do not show the associated out number for some reason -- for the purposes of this puzzle, they should.)
Puzzle Rules: The answer to the puzzle is the name of a current Dodger. Comment freely in the thread, but if you have the solution, please don't give it away to everyone in the comments section. Instead, do the following:
- Email us with the first and last name of the answer, as well as your reasoning. And please include your screen name somewhere in the email; and
- Post a comment simply saying you have emailed your solution attempt. I may not be able to reply to your original email promptly, so please be patient and check back on the comment thread for the latest news; I may confirm correct answers there.
- Keep your eye on both the comments section for possible hints from UBragg as well as the post for possible hints from me.
You have until midnight PT tonight to submit your answer. Good luck!
Hint #1 (8:54am): There are four distinct steps to solving it. The first step involves the players' names. And if you get the first step correctly, you will know you did.
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