Marlins-Braves matched in Baseball IQ show
MIAMI — On-field performance will determine how the Marlins stack up with the Braves in the competitive National League East.
At 9 p.m. ET Thursday, the two division rivals will be going at it in a matchup of baseball smarts.
The Marlins and Braves are set to face off on the MLB Network’s trivia show, “Baseball IQ,” a bracket-style tournament hosted by Matt Vasgersian.
Representing the Marlins is Dan Noffsinger, the team’s assistant director of pro scouting. A Harvard graduate, Noffsinger is a rising talent in the player development department.
The Braves will be represented by Mark Lehman, the organizations corporate partnerships manager.
Baseball IQ premiered on the MLB Network on Tuesday with the Mets and Phillies matching up. Two 30-minute episodes will air each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Baseball IQ is a bracket-style tournament which includes partipants from all 30 MLB clubs, MLB.com and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.
It’s a recall-based trivia show featuring two participants, who are competing to win up to $45,000 for charity. The winning player of each episode earns $5,000 for the organization’s charity.
Noffsinger is playing for the Miami Marlins Community Foundation.
Among those competing are front office personnel, equipment managers, scoreboard operators and museum curators.
– Joe Frisaro