Sporcle Saturday: All-Stars back to 1970

As we approach the midway point of the month, we also approach what would have been the 2020 All-Star game, originally scheduled for this coming Tuesday in Los Angeles. Because nobody can prove me wrong on this, I can say with 100% certainty that the White Sox would have contributed a franchise-record 10(!) players to the All-Star game this season, breaking their 1954 total of 9.

Alas, this year’s All-Star game has been cancelled, so we won’t get to see –to name just a few of the many White Sox-centric accomplishments which were to no doubt take place at the 2020 ASG– Luis Robert’s 2 grand slams in the first inning (one off starter Walker Buehler, the other off Jacob deGrom), Lucas Giolito’s perfect 3 IP, 9 Ks to start things off, or Eloy Jimenez’s home run that flew so far they temporarily halted the game to dedicate a plaque to its landing spot.

No, my friends, we must wait another year to instead view these events at the 2021 All-Star game. For today, all you have as your task is to recite the litany of past White Sox All-Stars, going back to 1970. There’s a total of 96 entries in there: how many can you get? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the primary position of the player in question, and all players are grouped by year.

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

  • The All-Star game has fallen on July 11 on twelve occasions, the last of which was in Miami in 2017. (And once at Comiskey in 1950)
  • Coincidentally, the Dodgers are the team with the longest time between hosting events: the last year they hosted an All-Star game was 1980.
  • Tampa Bay is the only team to have never hosted the All-Star game.

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All data from stathead.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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Boomer with 95/96

missed pat Kelly


Chalk up another one for the bad guy


96/96 Getting

Crain and Bere
in the last minute


96/96 with 2:20 left. The guy who took me the longest to identify was the guy who casts doubt on the existence of dinosaurs.


Yep. I just remember the whole 2005 WS team getting to the all start game so I usually just name as many of them as I can


Also got 96. It looks like we’re all rounding into midseason form.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Hate you guys. I was feeling pretty good about my 92 until I read the comments. Should have had 2 of them, the other 2 I never would have got.