Sporcle Saturday: All twos

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Good morning!

In Thursday afternoon’s win over the Royals, Tim Anderson had himself a game, getting on base four times via two hits and two walks while also stealing two bases. As mentioned many a time, Anderson is the straw that stirs the drink and generally the Sox go as he goes.

Looking at his line in the box score, my hunch was that logging a line of two hits, two walks and two stolen bases was probably a relatively rare accomplishment in franchise history. And I was right! Just thirty (assuming I counted correctly) unique players have done this dating back to 1901, and so today’s Sporcle is all about this feat: in all, there are thirty-seven player seasons: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the date of the game, and the position the player occupied during that game.

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

  • The White Sox are 28-8-1 when one of their players does this.
  • Strangely, three of those losses have come against the Royals, so the Sox are just 3-3 against Kansas City when this has taken place.
  • The longest gap between players doing this is 25 years, from 1930 to 1955.

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All data from stathead.com

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Yikes, Ted. this is a tough one. 23/37 before I ran out of time, and one of my correct guesses was a common name that I associated with another player.

Surprises to me that involved the timing of this feat included the 1996 DH and the 1986 2B. New to me were a few names from 1930 and before, so it’s off to SABR and Baseball Reference to learn more this weekend.


20/37. Wow that was tough!! I even missed 4 from my lifetime, though the one guy I missed was an easy one, and he was in their twice. Great quiz!!


18/37. And I was only embarrassed at missing one of them. Have zero memory of the 2017 CF. Better off forgetting a lot about that year I think.