Sporcle Saturday: Right field highs, right field woes

Good morning!

As the White Sox did during the regular season, and as the Offseason Plan Project has shown us in, well, the offseason, who patrols right field continues to be an issue that stymies the front office. You need only look at the 2021 roster and note that eleven different players appeared in right field over the course of the season. Even for a team that currently prides itself in developing positional flexibility in its players, that seems a bit stretched.

Eleven. That almost is enough names for its own Sporcle. Could you name all eleven guys? Prior to looking at the appearances, I came up with nine so I wouldn’t have aced my own quiz. Doh! However, today’s Sporcle will not be stopping at those eleven guys: no, you are tasked with naming every player to appear in at least one game in right field dating back to 1990. That’s 177 names: how many can you get? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted the full 20 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the year, and the number of games each player appeared in right field.

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

  • The White Sox were truly blessed with stability in right field from 1997-2009: two players (I bet you can name them!) accounted for 79% of all RF appearances in that span.
  • Those same two players accounted for 54.8% of all home runs from Sox right fielders (417/760).
  • The average triple-slash of the players on this list: .255/.310/.412

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All data from stathead.com

(Photo credit: Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)

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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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125/177. What a great quiz!! I only missed one regular over this time period. And there were a handful of names I don’t remember at all.


143/177 before I ran out of time. My lord, Ted! The quiz may be sublime, but some of these answers are ridiculous!

My strategy was to name every single outfielder I could remember, followed by every infielder, followed by a few backup catchers. That worked pretty well, showing the spirit of last season’s experiments has been in full flower for a long time.

Favorite entry? The one game in 1997. 1997! I need to see film of it!

Least favorite entry? The six games in 1993. I just mentioned that guy in a comment yesterday and it’s still ruining my mood.


Eaton with the most games in 2021 at 50. Absolutely pitiful.

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This was a ton of fun. I got 118 before I ran out of time. My most obvious misses were

. I did get a few gems in
Abner and Karkovice
, though. Also would have had
, but I couldn’t get the spelling right.


I got CQ wrong because I didn’t put “The CQ.”

Getting the 1992 one-game guy (as you did) is impressive. Like most of us, I remember him extremely well which is why the idea he played right field even for one minute seemed out of the question to me.


Anyone who gets 100% on this is way too into the White Sox lol.