As I write this on Friday, the White Sox are in somewhat of a drought. Now, “drought” can mean a variety of things when it comes to this franchise from, “The White Sox are currently in a drought of competent ownership and front office management” to “The White Sox’ World Series drought is now seventeen years and counting”.
But no, nothing so prolonged as the two examples above. What got me started was trying to remember if the Sox had hit a walk off home run yet this season. And the answer is no! The last time the team had one of those was on September 12, 2021. Now, of course, there is still time this season to get one in but if they don’t, this will mark the first walk off-less season since that fateful 2016 campaign.
So, that’s what today’s Sporcle is all about: the 152 instances where the White Sox walked off their opponent. How many can you get? Good luck!
- I’ve allotted the full 20 minutes for completion attempts.
- For hints, I’ve provided the date of the game, position of the player, and opponent.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- Walk offs are, indeed, somewhat random in nature. Including the White Sox, there are five teams who have yet to get on this season. The other four, in descending order of surprise: the Dodgers, Blue Jays, Cubs/Reds.
- In what is likely the least surprising stat: Aaron Judge currently leads MLB in walk off home runs with 3, and the Yankees lead all teams with 7.
- The franchise leader with the most walk off home runs has 8 such events.
- The White Sox have never walked off an opposing pitcher more than twice.