You may be familiar with the board game Schmovie, hashtag games on Twitter, or @midnight’s Hashtag Wars segment on Comedy Central.
For years now, we’ve been collaborating on puzzle-themed hashtag games with our pals at Penny Dell Puzzles, and this month’s hook was #PennyDellBaseballPuzzles, mashing up Penny Dell puzzles with players, teams, terminology, and all things regarding America’s pastime!
Examples include: Right of Wade Boggs, Mookie AlphaBetts Soup, and, of course, Triple Play.
So, without further ado, check out what the puzzlers at PuzzleNation and Penny Dell Puzzles came up with!
Railroad Ty Cobb
Satchel Solution Paige
Dwight Gooden Deal
Jeff Mixed Bagwell
Earl Weaver Words
Pine David Cone
Bo “knows the odds” Jackson
KenKen Griffey, Jr.
Rollie Fingers of the Dice
IchiRoll of the Dice
Roll of the Dice-K
Go Catfish Hunter
Willie Word Maze / Word Mays / Willie Maze
The Say That Again Hey Kid
Ron Cey That Again
Let’s close out this category with some player facts!
- Hall of Famers: Al Draw the Ka-line, Bill Maze-roski, and Ozzie Smith aka “The Wizard Words of Oz”
- Anagram Lloyd was an important reliever in the Yankees 1996 World Series run.
- The Yankees and Mets in the 1970’s had Bill Sudoku who played catcher and first base.
Mudville 9 of Diamonds
Arizona Nine of Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamond Rings
Tampa Bay Sunrays
Puzzly Baseball Lingo!
Seventh Inning Stretch Letters
All-Starspell game / All-Star Codebreaker / All-Star Categories
Picker-Upper Decker Home Runs
Puzzle Home Run Derby
Three Strikes of a Kind
Dugout of Place / Pitchout of Place
Bullpen Spiral / Bullpen’s-Eye Spiral
Bull Pencil Pusher
Who’s Calling The Bullpen?
What’s Left? Field
Slide-Into-Home-O-Gram / Slider-O-Gram
Window Box score / Shadowbox score
Bad Hop, Skip, and Jump
In and Around the Horn
A Few Fielder’s Choice Words
In and Aroundfielder
Give and Take a Pitch
Small Change-up / Changeupaword
All Mixed Up and Away
Down the Middle of the Road
At the Block Letters
High and Insiders
Grand Slam Tour
Ball Fore ’n’ Aft / Ball Four Corners
Letter Perfect Game / Perfect Game Fit
Hits & Pieces
Word Player to be named later
Letter Power hitter
Line Drive ‘Em Up
Draw the Line Drive
Crack of the Battleships
Bat Around the Bend
Base to Base
Grounds-Roulette Double / Grounds-Rule Double Trouble / Ground Rule Double Occupancy
Right of FenWay / Which FenWay Words
Heads & Tailgates
In the Middle Innings
World Series Ringers
Four Hot Corners / Can of Four Corners
The Nine of Baseball Diamonds
Old Timer’s Bowl Game
Take Me Out to the Ballgame From There
Take(me)outs to the Ballgame
Dash-It and Run
“Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjacks…”
If a pitcher has men on base, he may opt to pitch from the Stretch Letters.
Baseball: A Film by Kenken Burns
And, as always, there are those participants who go above and beyond in their masterful punnery!
A few offered up some puzzly calls:
- And there goes Hank Aarrrooound the Block to Add One to his Homeruuuns!
- Alfred got 3 books and he’s out….he should of ordered more puzzles…back to the bullpen
Naturally, we couldn’t have some fun with baseball without a certain Abbott and Costello routine getting referenced…
“GUESS WHO’s on first, WHAT’S MY NAME is on second, YOU KNOW THE ODDS is on third…”
[Note: someone else also offered “What’s Left on Second?”]
One intrepid puzzler offered this advertisement for players with, shall we say, chemistry:
Were you Suspended and Sentenced for Steroids? Did you hit too many Home Runs? Well just Dial-A-Gram 1-800 ALL-FRAMED because those are some Barry Common Bonds you have there!
We even got some pun-filled trivia!
In the old time parks like Wrigley Field and Fenway, you can see the SCOREBOARD in which they use PLACE CARDS to create a DIGITAL DISPLAY.
I’ll never forget my favorite Yogi Berra quote: When you’re coming and going to a fork in the middle of the road, take a letter.
Alas, there is simply no topping this all-time puzzly classic…
Take me out to the ALL FRAME,
Take me out with the CROSS PAIRS
Buy me some PATCHWORDS and CRACKERJACKS
I don’t care if I never get THROWBACKS
Let me root, root, root for the HOME RUNS,
If they don’t win it’s a FRAMEwork,
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re ROUNDABOUT
At the old BOWL GAME
Have you come up with any Penny Dell Baseball Puzzles entries of your own? Let us know! We’d love to see them!
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