Remember the proposition bets made back in April before the season started? I finally got around to tabulating the winner. Drum roll please....
It's bpagano, who correctly answered 16 of the 20 questions. He recently received a copy of Yankees by the Numbers, which he will hopefully enjoy during the coming season.
The average contestant answered 12.3 questions correctly.
The easiest questions were numbers 7 and 9, of which 40 of the 43 contestants chose wisely.
7. Home runs for Brett Gardner or stolen bases for Mark Teixeira? - GGBG hit five long-balls on the year while Tex was utterly silent on the base-paths.
9. Complete games for CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett vs. every other starter? - The duo only combined for three, but that was three more than any other Yankee pitcher.
The toughest question was no. 14:
Triples for Nick Swisher or passed balls for Francisco Cervelli? - Only seven contestants picked the correct answer, speedy , who totaled three triples. Cervelli, despite allowing 35 wild pitches, conceded just two passed balls.
Look for another book contest this spring.