As I spent some time perusing the fresh horrors device, I ran across an interesting tweet from Kim McCauley of All for XI.
I did not know what the Carragher Challenge was but some simple sleuthing led me to an explanation:
I immediately wondered whether this could be adapted to baseball and it consumed the rest of my afternoon. Well, not only mine, I wasted plenty of Collin Whitchurch and Ginny Searle’s time, too. We managed three complete lineups (one starter, one reliever). The results are below.
- You must have seen the player while you were alive (not in person)
- You cannot duplicate countries/territories
- You cannot duplicate teams (every team a player has played for counts)
|CF||B. Williams||Puerto Rico||Yankees|
|3B||A. Ramirez||Dominican Republic||Pirates/Cubs/Brewers|
|SP||J. Berrios||Puerto Rico||Twins|
Team 1 defeats team Team 2 pretty easily if you use WARP or WARP per season. Collin calculated it as 4.1 WARP/season for Team 1 and 2.9 WARP/season for Team 2.
|C||Y. Molina||Puerto Rico||Cardinals|
|3B||J. Ramirez||Dominican Republic||Cleveland|
|LF||Marvin Benard“}”>Marvin Benard||Nicaragua||Giants|
Can you beat our team(s)?
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