Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
April 2024

Bat Bets

There are two rookie baseball players for the Sarasota White Sox, Rodger and Michael, who started the season on opening day and made a wager as to which one would have the best batting average at the end of the season. Well, the last day of the season arrives, and not much is going to change–especially considering that neither one of them is in the starting lineup.

Rodger says, “Hey, Michael, what did you bat for the first half of the year?”

Michael answers, “I batted .250.”

And Rodger responds, “Well, I got you there. I batted .300. How about after the All-Star break?”

Proudly, Michael pipes up, “I batted .375.”

Rodger says, “Pretty good, but I batted .400. Fork over the 20 bucks that we bet.”

The bat boy, Josh, saunters over and says, “Don’t pay the 20 bucks, Michael. I think you won.”

How did Michael win?

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5 guesses to Bat Bets

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  • Ryver

    If the end of the season doesnt include the first half, then Michael would have 0.125 whole Rodger would have 0.100

  • Luca

    Michael had more abbats/rodger had more at bats

  • Dude

    Correct Luca.

    Assuming they both batted 600 times, Rodger batted 500 times in the first half of the season, getting 150 hits, so his average for the first half was .300.
    Michael only batted 100 times in the first half, and got 25 hits, so he batted .250 in the first half. Since Michael batted .375 in the second half, and must have batted 500 times, he therefore got 187.5 hits (one was so wimpy, they only gave him a half a hit). Rodger batted 400 in the second half, but only batted 100 times, getting 40 hits.
    So out out of 600 total at bats, Rodger got 175 hits and Michael got 212.5 hits and won the bet.

    You are today’s winner.

  • Luca Rubin

    thanks man bless the lord

  • David Magana

    Michael added both his batting averges