Sporcle Saturday: Rookie home run leaders

Entering Friday night’s game against the Angels, Eloy Jimenez has knocked out 24 home runs on the season, which is good for sixth-best all time in franchise history. Just four more will give him third place, and at 22, he’s the youngest to hit that many for the Sox in quite some time (you have to go back to the ’60s to find comparable ages).

Today’s Sporcle will celebrate this accomplishment: in franchise history, 35 players have hit 10 or more home runs in a single season for the White Sox. How many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the season, position, and number of home runs hit.

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

  • The average triple-slash of the players on this list: .271/.329/.457.
  • Three players on this list finished first in Rookie of the Year balloting.
  • While Aaron Judge holds the rookie home run record with 52, Pete Alonso has an outside chance of catching him: he has 45 entering Friday.

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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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32/35. Missed one from the 2000s. Shameful. 


Boomer tied me. I missed 

sheely, Radcliff and Nix… he missed the first two and Downing


31/35. Also missed one from the 2000s but also a late 90s OF. 

Right Size Wrong Shape

Only 23. I’m pretty disappointed in myself. Misspelled

, forgot some easy ones, and I have this weird mental block where I think
Brian Downing
Dick Schofield
are the same person even though the only thing that they have in common is that they played for the Angels.


Slightly different body types on those two guys!

Right Size Wrong Shape

Yeah, no kidding. Their names don’t even sound the same.


I don’t know why but somehow I always remember how to spell that name. I can’t explain why.

17/35 for me, I just can’t remember those pre-2000s guys.



Jayson Nix.
Who knew?


31/35. Missed one from the 1990s and one from the 2000. Doubly shameful.