Twins expert extends offer to ‘Jeopardy!’ star James Holzhauer

Aaron Gleeman is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

Answer: The grand champion of trivia game show "Jeopardy!" who later wrote about professional baseball for Baseball Prospectus. 

*James Holzhauer buzzes in and responds: Who is me.*

We don't have Marty McFly's Sports Almanac to predict the future, but Holzhauer's national fame could lead to a guest writing opportunity for Baseball Prospectus, the popular MLB publication run by Minnesota native, Aaron Gleeman. 

Gleeman, who authored a book about the great players, coaches and moments in Twins history, used his power as Baseball Pro's editor-in-chief to extend an invitation for Holzenhauer to serve as a guest writer

The offer, at the very least, got Holzenhauer's attention. 

"You'll regret those words, Gleeman!" Holzenhauer responded in a tweet.  

Gleeman tells Bring Me The News that the offer is legit and "hopefully we can make it work." 

"We always have a series of guest authors in the BP Annual," Gleeman added. "This year one of them was Nick Offerman, for example. I have no doubt Holzhauer could come up with plenty of interesting essay ideas."

Holzhauer won his 21st straight “Jeopardy!” game Thursday, good for the second-longest streak in the quiz competition's history, trailing only Ken Jennings' streak of 74 straight in 2004. 

A Las Vegas gambler, Holzhauer has employed analytics and strategy with his encyclopedic knowledge to accumulate a massive $1.6 million in winnings in just 21 game.

In an interview with The Athletic, Holzhauer said he's a Chicago Cubs fan and has always dreamed of working in Major League Baseball. Writing about it for a respected publication might be the next best thing, and maybe, if he does take the offer, he'll have some interesting thoughts on the Twins.

Next Up

Related