Sporcle Saturday: The Billy Hamilton game

Good morning!

On Wednesday evening, Billy Hamilton had himself a game. The speedy outfielder logged just the second 4-hit night of his career, striking with two singles, a double, triple, and a stolen base. It was a perfect night at the plate, to boot. When you factor in that last tidbit –a perfect night– Hamilton is just the fifth player in White Sox history to have such a performance and the first since 1978.

Now, just five guys doesn’t make much of a Sporcle, so I’ve lowered the qualifications somewhat in order to be able to note the accomplishment. Today’s quiz asks you this: which players in franchise history have had a perfect night at the plate, logged at least 4 hits, and at least 1 stolen base? There are 80 entries on this list: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the date of the game, and the position(s) the player was playing during that game.

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

  • The White Sox are 63-17 in such games.
  • The most hits of the players on this list? 6, and coming fairly recently: 7/9/2013.
  • Somewhat surprisingly, every position is represented on this list (other than pitcher). As you might expect, DH is the least represented with just two such examples, followed by catcher (3), then first base (4).

(Photo credit: Flickr/David)

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Ted Mulvey
Ted Mulvey

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

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47/80, missing a bunch of guys from the start of the franchise to 1992. Several of my misses were not obscure names, including a Hall of Famer.

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I did poorly but I’m proud I remembered the 1923 CF from the sporcle of a few weeks back.


53/80. Missed 4 post-1960.