Happy Independence Day! This week’s Sporcle theme comes to you courtesy of a misremembered Fourth of July. When I began thinking back on games I remembered from the 4th, one that came to mind was a high-scoring barn burner against the Rays. For whatever reason, I had placed that in my mind as occurring in 2003 or 2004, but the affair was (of course) from 2005. I remember listening to the game before fireworks –a player in this quiz hit a grand slam in the first to stake the Sox to a 5-0 lead– and the game was 10-7 when I came back, though the Rays would ultimately add just one additional run, losing 10-8.
At any rate, the grand slam is what today’s Sporcle is all about. Specifically: which players since 2000 have hit a grand slam for the White Sox? There are 84 entries, how many can you name? Good luck!
- Players who hit multiple grand slams in a season are represented just once for that season.
- For hints, I’ve given you the year and the grand slam(s) that player hit that year, as well as their position.
- I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- Last year’s team is actually third-best on this list with 9 grand slams on the season. (2006 is 2nd, 2008 is 1st)
- While 84 is the official entry list for this Sporcle, the combined grand slams equals 101.
- I was somewhat surprised that the ’05 team hit just two grand slams: this one and Pierzynski hitting one against Texas on May 16th, 2005.
All data from stathead.com
Fun one, Ted, and even though it was a 20th-century slam, the image I associate with this feat is Frank Thomas lifting up slam champ Robin Ventura.
83/84. Could not remember any offensive accomplishments by
Whether you’re smoking a cigarette alone or shooting off fireworks below, have a safe and happy Fourth, everyone.
78/84 missed [spoiler title=” “]Eaton, Phegley, Hudson, Nix, Olivo and Liefer [/spoiler
Boomer got 73. Chalk another one up for the bad guy!
Also got 83/84. Missed the same guy as asinwreck.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July, Sox fans.
69 (nice) which is outstanding for me. Missed a ton from ‘11-‘14. I have no idea why Alex Rios is a black hole in my memory, but he is.
Side question: why are spoiler tags used in these replies? Like, wouldn’t participants have already played the quiz before reading comments? i’ve never understood this.
On the chance someone reads the comments before finishing the quiz, I don’t want to ruin it for them. Plus, it adds just the smallest bit of suspense to memories of