Sporcle Saturday: 100+ RBI seasons

Entering Friday night’s game against the Tigers, Jose Abreu is tied for the MLB lead in RBI at 119. A hot week could give him an outside shot at the franchise’s first 130 RBI season since 2002. 119 is also the most a Sox player has knocked in since that same 2002 season.

Today, we’re celebrating Abreu’s achievement by examining the other 100+ RBI seasons in franchise history. In all, there have been 64 player seasons: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the number of RBI and the year.

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

  • The average triple-slash of the players on this list: .306/.385/.526
  • The youngest player on this list was 23 (3 players), while the oldest was 37 (1 player).
  • Just 5 players on this list also recorded 200+ hits.

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All data from baseballreference.com

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52/64. Gave up when I was left with only old guys. I probably could have guessed a few more if I stuck with it.


58/64. Very sorry to have missed 1956. 

Jim Margalus

That was the one I missed, too.

A couple of them I got because of I’d thought of guys with the same last name. I knew 1962 because it came up in a Twitter conversation about great low-homer/high-RBI seasons, and that unlocked a couple more.


That’s the trickiest one, just for remembering what he did in a Sox uniform.

64/64, with an accidental hit on

Gee Walker when thinking of Greg Walker (who never did this).

Trooper Galactus

53/64, and I did the same thing with that name. I also have zero recollection of the guy with 101 RBIs in 1996 ever playing for the White Sox since the post-strike years I stopped watching baseball for a while, though I do remember him being a stalwart for the Royals.


I got 60/64. Missed the usual suspects 

sheeley and Reynolds. Also missed Doby who I shoulda got

Boomer got 59. Chalk another one up for the bad guy.


63/64. Missed the leader from 1930.


I’m ashamed that I could not recall the great summer of 2008’s leader.