Sporcle Saturday: Let’s play two

Good morning!

Major League Baseball sure packed a heck of a lot of activity into the past week, what with both the All-Star game taking place on Tuesday and the draft a couple of days before that. Because both took place since the last Saturday Sporcle, I thought it might be fun to pack in two related quizzes: past White Sox All-Star honorees and past first round draft picks.

So today’s Sporcle(s) will test you on: every White Sox All-Star dating back to 1970, and every first-round MLB draft selection (no secondary phase) the team has made (back to 1965, of course). For the All-Stars, that’s 102 entries, while the first-round draft is 76. How many can you get? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • You get 15 minutes for the draft, and 10 for the All-Stars.
  • Hints for the draft are the year and pick number, the All-Stars is the year and position of the player.

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

  • This year marks the first time the White Sox have had two or more of the same players appear in back-to-back ASGs since 2005-06.
  • The White Sox have had just two first-overall picks in team history: 1971 and 1977.
  • Pitcher has been the position most often represented by the White Sox over the years as it appears in 41 instances on this list.

Direct link for All-Stars here

Direct link for MLB draft here

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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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RWShow

I do these every week despite how bad I am at it. Since 1990, the era of Sox baseball to which I’ve paid any attention, I only missed Crain before running out of time. I’d have needed an hour to remember his all star bid.

And I’ll need an hour to shake the memories of some of those draft picks. That list is grizzly.

stevev

I feel same about how I keep at it despite all the misses. The drafts were … interesting. How’d they get 4 in 1999 with essentially 0 hits? Lot of late 1990’s prepping for 5th starter hell of 2003-ish.

roke1960

100/102 on the All-stars and 43/76 on the draft picks. My only misses on the All-stars were a pitcher in the 70s and one in the 80s. Definitely should have had them both. Got all of the draft picks that were good for the Sox, but missed several I should have had. Another great quiz!

a-t

i have to admit i could not for the life of me remember who on earth could have possibly been an All-Star on that 2017 team lol

asinwreck

Chiming in late this week due to jet lag:

All-Stars:102/102 with 2:48 left. The last name I got

was a player I had to remember qualified at the position while playing for the White Sox
doesn’t believe in dinosaurs
.

First-round picks: 62/76 before I ran out of time. Most of the misses were supplemental first rounders and/or guys who never sniffed the majors. I think I asked this last time, but is

a particularly famous 1970s player
Bucky Dent not an answer because he was a January pick?