Sporcle Saturday: Lots o’ dingers

Good morning!

I was thinking about the possibility of José Abreu not returning to the White Sox, and realized something while looking at his page on Baseball Reference: a potential exit will leave the White Sox with no player on the roster with more than 177 home runs (Yasmani Grandal). Abreu’s 243 career dingers leaves him with a realistic shot at 300 before all is said and done, but it’s kinda sad that it may not come with Chicago.

Throughout the years, there have been players on the White Sox roster who have hit 300 or more home runs in their career, though not usually all during their tenure with Chicago. In fact, there have been 26 such players to hit 300 or more home runs in their career while also hitting one or more with the Sox. And that’s what today’s Sporcle is all about: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided their White Sox tenure and career home run totals.

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

  • In baseball history, 153 players have hit 300 or more home runs.
  • With Albert Pujols’ retirement, Miguel Cabrera will be the active home run leader with 507.
  • Nolan Arenado (299) and Freddie Freeman (292) are likely the next 300 home run members.

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All data from stathead.com

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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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asinwreck

25/26. I forgot about the guy with 306 HR who showed up in 1998. (He was once traded for the guy with 462 HR. The Sox weren’t involved in that deal, but Tony La Russa sure was.)

Are there White Sox baseball cards for all of the aging sluggers on this list who spent a few weeks in Bridgeport? An impressive list of thoroughly washed up luminaries, even without the Alomar brothers.

roke1960

Yes, there are so many great players who washed up by the time they got to the Sox. Steve Carlton immediately comes to mind.

RWShow

Surprised not to see Morneau’s sorry ass on this list. Only hit 247 homers.

I’m also amazed at how quickly Encarnacion completely escaped my memory.

roke1960

25/26. I also missed the 1998 guy. I forgot he was even on the Sox

Right Size Wrong Shape

21/26. The only one in my lifetime I missed was 1998. Guesses who didn’t make the cut include

Spoiler
Danny Tartabull
(262) and
Spoiler
George Bell
(265).

KenWo4LiFe

26/26. couldn’t think of the 58/59 guy until i changed my thinking from veteran to young player.