Folks, you’ve nearly made it: we’ve reached the penultimate Sporcle in this little Opening Day sojourn. Yes, this week is the final postion not yet covered: designated hitter. As you well know, DH only goes back to 1973, so there won’t be as many entries this week.
Next week will be the big one(s): every Opening Day starter dating back to 1960. It’s going to be lengthy: three separate Sporcles covering nearly 600 entries. This week, though, you’re only tasked with 48. How many can you name? Good luck!
- I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- No player has made more than four consecutive starts at Designated Hitter in franchise history.
- Four players, though, have made four consecutive starts at the position.
- 2021 Opening Day will mark the eighth consecutive different DH to begin the season.
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All data from baseballreference.com
46/48, missing 1973 and 1976. The 1973 DH is not a guy I would ever expect in the role.
For the 1973 DH, Baseball Reference similarity scores lists Gordon Beckham as one of the 10 most similar batters to him.
48/48 with 10:20 remaining. When I got to the end, I just started guessing position players.
I missed a lot more than the other commenters. I guessed a lot of position players. This is the first of these sporcles where I remember every player who ended up an answer.
38/44. I am very thankful to have forgotten 2019’s DH already.
I am incapable of remembering 2010’s names