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The 2020 Basel Beasts' national and international seasons are now over. Thank you everyone for playing during this most interesting year! 

 

To ramp up for next season... winter practice has started!

 

Winter Practice, Indoors:

From October through March the Beasts practice in a gym near St. Jakob (Emanuel Büchel-Strasse 45, 4052 Basel). Practice begins at 8pm.

Trivia

New Question: (Come back next season for new trivia to be posted)

 

Previous Questions: (Answers revealed on prior practice dates)

5. The Beasts green jersey is a feared uniform across Europe. But the white version even more so! What year did the Beasts introduce their white jersey, and why is it feared the most?!

The Beasts' white jersey was issued for the 2018 season, partly because the green jersey's were quite hot during sunny days. As a result, and the reason why they are now the most feared Beasts jersey is because the team went 18-2 in 2018 and won the Swiss Championship!

 

 4. Who set the record for the Beasts highest single season batting average by a female?

Top 5 All-Time Single Season Highest Batting Average - Female

#     YEAR    NAME                   AVG

1 2018    Grace Duffey         .444

2 2018    Rachel Hevey       .420

3 2016    Selene Hänggi     .341

4 2017    Selene Hänggi     .313

5 2019    Rachel Hevey       .296

 

3. What is the Basel Beasts team winning percentage against the rival Zurich Orcas (Division I, II, and International tournaments combined) since statistics were kept back in 2016?

YEAR   W   L  T  Pct.

2020    2   0   0  1.000

2019    2   1   1    .500

2018    6   1   0    .857

2017    2   5   0    .286

2016    0   3   0    .000

Total  12 10  1   .522

 

2. Should the umpire call an "infield fly" (in which the batter is automatically out) on a fair fly ball that, in the judgment of the umpire, can be caught by an infielder, pitcher, or catcher with ordinary effort when there is only a runner on first with one out in the inning?

No, the umpire should not call "infield fly" with only one runner on base. There needs to be runners on 1st and 2nd base, or 1st, 2nd, and 3rd base for the umpire to call "infield fly" on a fair fly ball with less than 2 outs.

 

1. Can you name the player(s) who got the first hit of the season for the Basel Beasts in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons? 

2020 - Jason - Single (1st inning)

2019 - Francesco - Double (1st inning)

2018 - Lucas C. - Double (1st inning)

2017 - Dani - Single (1st inning)

2016 - Alex - Double (1st inning)


2018 Swiss Champions
Top left: Jan, Preedee, Steve, Daniel, Juan, Mark, John, Alex, Mike Z, Chris, Mike M., Gabor, Ivan

Middle right: Ben, Lucas, Don

Bottom left: Othilia, Angie, Selene, Grace, Rachel, Noémie, Francesco

Ground: (Cooper), Jason