Sporcle Saturday: 300 home runs

Today marks the 10th anniversary of a fun moment in White Sox history: Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko going back-to-back, each for their 300th career home run. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane:


Good times…kinda-sorta makes one pine for a 79-83 team! I was hoping for a blast-from-the-past Sox Machine article to link to, but alas, no luck.

Anyway, that got me thinking: how many players have donned a White Sox uniform and hit 300 home runs in their career (not necessarily all with Chicago)? Turns out, there are 25, spanning as far back as the 1930s, and as recently as this decade. How many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • As a reminder, the players in question need not have hit at least 300 home runs as a member of the Sox, just played for the team at some point in their career. Each player did hit at least one home run for the Sox, though.
  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the length of tenure with the White Sox, and the career number of home runs for each player.

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

  • In baseball history, 147 players have hit at least 300 home runs over the course of their career.
  • There are 8 active players on the 300-HR list: Albert Pujols (634), Miguel Cabrera (465), Edwin Encarnacion (384), Nelson Cruz (361), Curtis Granderson (334), Ryan Braun (325), Robinson Cano (313), and Giancarlo Stanton (305).
  • Mark Reynolds (295) and Jay Bruce (293), are likely the next players to cross the 300-HR threshold.

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All data from baseballreference.com


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Ted Mulvey
Ted Mulvey

White Sox fan, homebrewer, academic librarian. Not necessarily in that order, but quite possibly.

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KenWo4LiFe

25/25 no problems! I know my dingerers.

roke1960

25/25. Almost didn’t get the last guy.

Brett R. Bobysud

23/25

I had no idea the guy from 1967 ever played for the Sox.

asinwreck

25/25 in the Kenny Always Gets His Man quiz that mostly predates Kenny Williams being GM. The Sox have always loved getting legends past their sell-by date.

Lurker Laura

So true! Most of the names that popped up caused me to think, “I completely forgot that guy played for the Sox at the end of his career.”

asinwreck

I know! I was surprised that he did not show up and

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Lee, who I always considered a lesser player, did
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Patrick Nolan

Only got 17. Kicking myself over the last guy on the list.

TCBullfrog

I completely forgot the 2010 guy played for us