Good morning, all, and welcome to the last pitching category and final Sporcle of 2020 (but not the final Sporcle Saturday; we press onward in 2021!). I hope this finds everyone having a restful final week of what’s been a difficult year, to say the very least. A brief thank you to all who played Sporcle Saturday this year, and I hope you found some diversion and enjoyment here. I look forward to entertaining you in 2021.
So, the final pitching category: strikeouts. If you’ve been following along in this series, you’ll likely be well-versed to knock out quite a few names on this list. However, there are some new names to add a bit of a challenge. To qualify, a pitcher must have struck out 100 or more batters in a season, which leaves 99 entries: how many can you name? Good luck!
- I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
- For hints, I’ve provided just the year and the number of strikeouts.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- Just one pure reliever made this list (1999, 123 Ks).
- That same pitcher logged the highest ERA+ from the pitchers on this list, 222.
- The average triple-slash against of the pitchers on this list: .255/.318/.407
All data from stathead.com
99/99 with 0:54 left, and much of the time eaten was because I kept spelling one pitcher’s name wrong. You know the guy. Yes, of course, I forgot how to spell
Beyond that, finally my hate-guessing of
95/99. No bad misses this time.
86/99 a couple of bad misses including the reliever.
Thanks for running these ted, I play every week and it’s always a highlight. Not doing it over kiddo naptime anymore but it’s still part of the Saturday ritual.
You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoy them.
96/99. Boomer got 93/99 I redeemed myself.
92/99. I don’t feel too bad about any of my misses.
Speaking of Sox pitching accomplishments, MLB Network is showing Tom Seaver’s 300th win right now.
90/99. Probably could have had one or two more had I really thought about it, but no way I was gonna get the rest.