Sporcle Saturday: Hit categories I

Happy Halloween, everybody. 2020 has been a year filled with mostly tricks, so I’m going to start this holiday off with a treat. Well, depending upon where you stand with getting quizzed on players of past and present perhaps you’ll find it less a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and more a pile of stale candy corn. I digress.

Beginning today and running through some as-yet established Saturday, you’ll be quizzed on the leaders in various hitting and pitching categories for the White Sox going back to 1990. Everybody likes a good dinger, so we’ll start things off by taking a look at the team leaders in home runs. To qualify, a player must have hit 20 or more home runs in a year. That makes 97 entries: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

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

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

  • The high-water mark for number of unique players in a single season to hit 20 or more home runs is 6, in 2008 and 2004.
  • 1990 saw no Sox player achieve 20 that season. (Carlton Fisk came closest, with 18)
  • 2015 is the only season in which just one player hit 20 or more home runs.

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All data from baseballreference.com

(Photo: flickr/benandclare)

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VAChisox

97/97. Not too hard with 6:31 remaining. I always am slow on that 1996 guy. Happy Halloween everyone, and stay safe and socially distanced in Oshkosh, Ted. My mother-in-law (age 91) lives there and we won’t be traveling that way for Thanksgiving this year.

carbiner

FNS

Viciedo’s 2018 in Japan: 346/418/553 with 26/99

KenWo4LiFe

97/97 3:49 remaining. Boomer 97/97 2:15 remaining. For me the toughest gets are the guy I always forget about

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Matt Davidson [/spoiler and [spoiler title=” “]josh fields

KenWo4LiFe

Shawn the Bomb 87/97

asinwreck

97/97 with 2:31 remaining. Got 70 within the first 90 seconds. Fittingly for this week, the very last name I entered was

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Harold Baines
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VAChisox

Rumor has it that he’ll be our right fielder next year

asinwreck

Not if the organization thinks Chet Lemon can’t handle center anymore and needs to shift to a corner.

Trooper Galactus

Ed Cicotte would look pretty good in the rotation right about now.

Trooper Galactus

97/97 with 2:22 remaining. Had to answer a phone call and a couple texts, then got stuck for about a minute on one of the 1996 ones, but happy to have been able to finish!

roke1960

97/97 with 5:48 remaining. No surprises in that group.

Trooper Galactus

Oh, I think there’s a couple one-off guys who people may have already forgotten.

Michael Kenny

92/97. Missed a few guys in the 90s and, somehow, the 17-18 DH. I don’t know if it says more about me or the team that I remember 2006 better than I do 2018 (and I’m only 29).