Welcome to another round of Opening Day Saturday Sporcles! This week, we move beyond the infield and into the outfield, looking at who has manned the 7-8-9 positions on Opening Day over the decades. It’s an interesting list: as the “Useless Information” section notes below there’s been quite a bit of variability over the years, particularly of late. Then you have the 1960s, where guys routinely swapped positions from season to season.
As this Sporcle covers three positions, it’s going to be a big one: there are 183 entries in all. How many can you get? Good luck!
- I’ve allotted the full 20 minutes for completion attempts.
- As usual, you get the date of the game and the position, grouped by year.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- No player has started more than 8 times in an outfield position on Opening Day.
- That same player, does, however, hold the record for most consecutive Opening Day starts. (Right field, 1980-1987)
- This year will see the 8th consecutive different Opening Day outfield.
(Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire)
All data from baseballreference.com
181/183. My favorite of the positional quizzes, because of guys playing off of their more famous positions. The two slots I missed were because of that, in 1966 and 1968.
178/183. Very disappointed in my misses. 4 from the 60s.