Sporcle Saturday: Andrew Vaughn gets himself some bases

(Photo by Jessica Rapfogel/USA TODAY Sports)

Good morning!

Last Sunday’s delightful rout of the Cincinnati Reds saw Andrew Vaughn accomplish something that was only done by one Sox player all of last season: hit a double and a triple in the same game.

While this likely says more about the recent organizational conditioning of the players/#SoxMorgue, I was curious to see just how often batters for the Sox have done this in previous seasons. As you might expect, it really does seem to vary: the average age of the players on the roster plays a role as do their physical attributes, but I’d imagine luck plays a factor, too. The success of the team that season certainly doesn’t matter as the 2005 squad had just one guy do it, while the 2018 iteration had four players.

At any rate, today’s Sporcle is asking you to identify those players who have accomplished this feat, dating back to 1980. In all, there are 169 entries: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the date of the game and the position of the player during that game.

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

  • The White Sox are 143-26 in such games.
  • The most RBI in a game from a player on this list is 6, a 14-3 rout of Cleveland on 5/27/2000.
  • The most total bases in one of these games? 12, an 8-3 victory over Seattle on 9/24/1977.

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All data from stathead.com

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asinwreck

157/169 before I ran out of time. The absolutely most ridiculous example of what sticks in my brain cells is the second baseman from 9/25/1982. There is no point to anyone knowing that answer except maybe members of that player’s immediate family.

A name I missed is currently Pito’s hitting coach. Fun quiz.

But, Ted, surely there is some mistake in putting together this list. I didn’t see Romy Gonzalez’s name anywhere. I was told the coaching staff was very high on him.

ForsterFTOG

Surly old cantankerous catcher 5
Five tool CF 0

This was a fun one. I ran out of time with 153. I may have gotten a few more (missed two from 2021), but I’m pretty happy with my score.

roke1960

156/169 before I ran out of time. Missed our one-month wonder DH in ’21. Should have had at least 160.

Mark

I guess I didn’t appreciate the Alejandro De Ana era while it was happening.

Mark

De Aza of course