Sporcle Saturday: Opening Day starters, part III

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and welcome once again to the Opening Day starters series. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the players who roamed the outfield for the White Sox going back to 1990. The star pupils scoring 100% from last week included: asinwreck, pnoles (who took down KenWo!), Brett R. Bobysud, and ecivokrak. Good job, all! Obviously, there are three positions instead of two for each year, so we’ve got a lengthier quiz: 84 names. Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • As always, first and last names accepted, in addition to just the last names.
  • I’ve given you fifteen minutes to attempt completion.
  • As hints I’ve provided the date and the position of the player, and names are grouped by year.

Useless information to amaze, annoy, confound, and/or confuse your friends:

  • The highest WPA of the players on this list: .273 out of right field in 1991. Their line? 3-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI and 3 runs scored in a 9-1 thrashing of the Orioles.
  • The lowest WPA of the players on this list: -.255 from left field in 2009. That was good for 0-4 and 1 K in a 4-2 victory over the Royals.
  • All of the players on this list have combined for 14 home runs on Opening Day.

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All data from baseballreference.com

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Ted Mulvey
Ted Mulvey

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75/84. Pretty happy with that. Did not remember that

ever played in the OF.

Trooper Galactus

That one surprised me as well. And in center field no less!


Well I got 79! I would have had 80 but I misspelled the 1999 LF. I would have never guessed the 2001 CF.


84/84 bitches. 3:21 left. If it wasn’t for

Dwayne wise
I would’ve gotten it w 10 min left!


Boomer went 83/84 and missed The 2001 CF

Patrick Nolan

Got them all with 10:20 to spare. DOWN. GOES. KENWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Patrick Nolan

I did it while eating pasta between typing names. Ain’t no thing. Don’t worry I’m sure Ted will bust out a quiz soon about 1970s second baseman and you can be king again.


Jorge Orta. Stud

Patrick Nolan



24/84 I only know the new guys.


78/84 Only one I’m a little embarrassed about forgetting. A couple I forgot had played in the OF.


84/84, in a little over 8 minutes. This quiz is easier if you remember Ozzie Guillen had a penchant of playing people in the outfield that we associate with middle infield defense.

Was a little surprised that 

Joe Borchard
never made the list.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Only 69. Hard time concentrating this week. Left some obvious ones on the board.


76/84. Forgot about the 2001 CF, and the 1995-1998 era is pretty much a trivia black hole for me–for baseball and all else.


56/84. Woof. I’m pretty disappointed with the number of post-’08 guys I couldn’t come up with, but that ’96 outfield was completely memory holed.


96 was one of my favorite years. Filled the team with Ken Guys after that disturbing 1995 with Chris Sabo and John Kruk

Trooper Galactus

66/84. Should have had 74, but gave up before thinking of

Lance Johnson
Always forget
for some reason, which is weird because I really liked him as a player.


I have the same issue with the last guy you mention. I, too, really liked him and consider him woefully underrated. And yet forget him on these things all the time.