Sporcle Saturday: Pitcher hits since 1997

Good morning!

I think it’s fair to say that Dylan Cease had himself quite the ballgame on Tuesday night, outhitting and outscoring the Reds all by himself. As you’ve likely heard, he’s the first White Sox pitcher to: record three hits in a game since Tom Bradley accomplished the feat way back in 1972; the first American League pitcher to do it since University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh alum Jarrod Washburn’s three-hit game in 2001, and; joins Catfish Hunter (1968) in select company, becoming just the second pitcher in history to register three hits while striking out 10 and allowing no more than one hit.

Today, we’ll celebrate the accomplishment with a pitcher-hitting Sporcle. Most of the players on today’s list had far less memorable games than Dylan Cease (though a few come to mind), but them’s the breaks. Dating back to 1997 with the introduction of interleague play, which White Sox pitchers have had at least one hit in a game? That’s 44 entries: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • For hints, I’ve provided the date of the game and the opponent.
  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.

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

  • Prior to Cease’s game, the White Sox were on an eight-game losing streak when one of their pitchers collected a hit in a game. (The last victory? A certain memorable game against the Mets in 2016)
  • Overall, the White Sox are 24-20 when one of their pitchers gets a hit.
  • The last time a White Sox pitcher had more than one hit in a game was 1999, in an 8-2 rout against the Cubs.

(Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire)

Direct link here

All data from stathead.com

Take a second to support Sox Machine on Patreon
Ted Mulvey
Ted Mulvey

White Sox fan, homebrewer, academic librarian. Not necessarily in that order, but quite possibly.

Articles: 325
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

40/44. Missed both 1997 guys, 6/16/2004, and 4/11/2013.

Only really remembered a handful of the events (such as

a great moment against the Cubs
the Ranaudo homer
the single best thing I ever saw at a Mets’ game
the blazing speed of Matt Albers as he was the offensive star of a weird day in Citi Field
), but
how I got most of these answers
guessing starters for each year is a good strategy as they are more likely than relievers to amass plate appearances


40/44. Missed the two from 1997 and one from 2001 and one from 2002. I never would have remembered any of the four. Fun Sporcle. Some memorable hits in there: 7/27/2016 and 6/14/2009 come to mind in addition to that other game against the Mets in 2016.


Only managed to get 24/44 but it should be 26 because I mispelled Jaiver Vazquez and Phillip Humbers names and assumed they didn’t get hits. (also spent like 30 seconds trying to spell beurhle’s name)

Josh Nelson

A UW-Oshkosh shout out!