As Jim noted the other day, Daniel Palka joined the MLB Central show on MLB Network to talk about his power this season. Puttering around on Baseball Reference, I noticed that Palka has a decent number of extra base hits this season — 32, prior to Friday’s game — and is 7th among all rookies in 2018. This got me wondering: where does that place Palka among White Sox rookies all-time? Turns out he’s 37th all-time, with six weeks yet remaining in the season (and currently tied for 10th place on the White Sox rookie home run list). Your task for today: name the White Sox rookies who hit at least 30 extra base hits in a season. That’s 49 names in all; good luck!
- I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
- For hints, I’ve provided the season, number of XBHs, and the position of the player in question.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, or confound your friends
- The average triple-slash of the players on this list: .278/.336/.432
- Four players on this list won Rookie of the Year while another five placed in the top three of voting.
- The rookie with the most extra base hits ever was Cleveland first baseman Hal Trosky, who hit 89 in 1934.
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25/49. Tough one this week as it’s been a long time since you’ve asked us to recall old friends from the pre-World War II era.
34. Pretty tough. Got lucky on one of the names by making a bad guess on someone and the name popped up! Boomer got 32
32/49, with all of the misses coming before 1960. Very difficult to remember which pre-war players were reasonably effective in their first year, so hats off for difficulty, Ted.
I’m starting to suspect recent Sporcles are excuses to mention
Total disaster. 17/49.
I couldn’t remember the name of
WOW! I didn’t think KW had 31 XBH his whole career.