Logic Problem Solution:
"You'll Bat Better with Clavicle's Chiropractic"
By clue 4, either Glover or the first baseman is the spokesman for
Alvin's Autos. If Glover endorsed Alvin's Autos, the first baseman
would be the second Smasher with a TV ad and Ball would be the third
(6). By clue 5, then, Walker pitches Piper's Plumbing and would
either be the first baseman or the fourth to endorse a local company
on television. If Walker were the first baseman, by clue 2, Ball
would endorse Moo's Milk; and Striker would be in Clavicle's
Chiropractic ads, which he isn't (7). If Walker were the fourth
Smasher on TV, again by clue 2, Ball would endorse Moo's Milk and
Striker Clavicle's Chiropractic, contradicting clue 7 as well. So, in
clue 4, the first baseman is spokesman for Alvin's Autos, and Glover
has another sponsor. By clue 5, the third Smasher with an ad is
Walker, for Piper's Plumbing. Since Ball isn't the first baseman (6),
Striker is; and Ball is the fourth Smasher pitchman. Ball does ads
for Moo's Milk (2), and Glover for Clavicle's Chiropractic. B. J.
isn't Ball, Glover (2), or Walker (5) and is Striker. Mickey isn't
Ball (1) or Glover (8); he is Walker. Mickey Walker isn't the catcher
(1) or shortstop (9) and is thus a pitcher. Moo's Milk man Ball
doesn't catch (1); Ball is the shortstop, and Glover plays catcher.
By clue 3, Ken is Glover and Calvin Ball. The four Summerset Smashers
appear in local TV ads as follows:
- Calvin Ball, SS, Moo's Milk
- Ken Glover, C, Clavicle's Chiropractic
- B. J. Striker, 1B, Alvin's Autos
- Mickey Walker, P, Piper's Plumbing
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