Sporcle Saturday: Bunches of (extra) bases

(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire)

Good morning!

It’s another week of Sporcle Saturday, and another week of celebrating something in Luis Robert, Jr.’s offensive profile. Entering play on Friday evening, Robert was tied for third-most extra base hits in MLB with 52, alongside Matt Olson. The only others ahead of him are Freddie Freeman (53) and some guy named Shohei Ohtani with 58. 

I’d wager that’s pretty good, and worthy of recognition. Fingers crossed regarding health and all, but if he can maintain this pace he has a pretty good shot at recording the most extra bases by a White Sox in a season since 2017 (82 that year). And that’s what today’s Sporcle is all about: of the White Sox batters to record 60 or more XBHs in a season, how many can you name? In all there are 77 entries: good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints I’ve provided the season, number of XBHs, and position of the player in question.

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

  • The single-season record holder in XBHs in MLB is Babe Ruth, with 119 recorded in 1921.
  • Among those players with 40 or more XBHs thus far this season, only Corbin Carrol (22 years old), Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis, Jr. are younger (both 24 years old).
  • The oldest player to record 70 or more XBHs in a season was 40-year-old David Ortiz, when he had 87(!) in 2016.
  • Bumping the floor down to 60 XBHs, Dave Winfield knocked 62 in 1992, also in his age-40 season.

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76/77. Forgot the 1926 CF. Another great Robert-themed quiz!


77/77 with 4:21 left. Took me a minute to remember the 1940 first baseman, who hasn’t shown up on one of these in a while.

Grateful to Luis Robert Jr. for adding to this list, and to Ted for reminding us of these feats of offensive excellence.

Joliet Orange Sox

The 1940 first baseman and both guys from 1930 are players I wouldn’t have known without these quizzes.

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Ted keeps them alive in Sox history (along with Bibb Falk, Willie Kamm, Earl Sheely, …).

I expect younger readers don’t remember some of the players from the 70’s and 80’s such as the late 80’s Puerto Rican outfielder who Hawk acquired as a PTBNL and the Sox later traded to get Tim Raines. That player later was murdered execution style in his early 40’s.

80’s outfielder bio


missed 2…..just couldn’t remmber the 1930 or the 1974 guy who I should have remembered since it was in my lifetime. Oh well they say with age comes wisdom…..but they also forgot to mention loss of memory.