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On-base plus slugging: Quiz

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Question 1: Since 1925, the highest single-season OPS for a right-hander is 1.2224 by ________ in (1998).
Mark McGwireMcKechnie FieldTony La Russa1930 World Series

Question 2: An OPS of .900 or higher in ________ puts the player in the upper echelon of hitters.
American LeagueBaseball awardsNational LeagueMajor League Baseball

Question 3: The top ten ________ players in lifetime OPS, with at least 3,000 plate appearances through 2009
(active players in bold)
Baseball awardsNational LeagueMajor League BaseballAmerican League

Question 4: Run • ________ • Caught stealing
Home runBunt (baseball)StrikeoutStolen base

Question 5: ________ has the highest career OPS for a right-handed batter.
Joe TorreMark McGwireOzzie SmithAlbert Pujols

Question 6: This effectively transforms OPS into a 7 point ________.
Mann–Whitney ULikert scaleMeanStandard deviation

Question 7: Baseball journalist ________ used and evangelized the statistics, and other writers and broadcasters picked it up.
Chris BermanPeter GammonsJoe MorganJon Miller

Question 8: ________, in his essay titled "The 96 Families of Hitters" [3] uses seven different categories for classification by OPS:
SabermetricsBill JamesBoston Red SoxBaseball

Question 9: The popularity of OPS gradually spread, and by 2004 it began appearing on ________ baseball cards.
1950s Topps1970s Topps1960s ToppsTopps

Question 10: [4] The ________ then began carrying the leaders in this statistic in its weekly "By the Numbers" box, a feature that continued for four years.
The New York TimesInternational Herald TribuneThe New York Times CompanyThe Boston Globe







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