Sporcle Saturday: Lots of Ks

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With rotation stalwart Lucas Giolito off to pitch for The The Angels Angels of Anaheim and Lance Lynn off to the Dodgers, the White Sox are left with only Dylan Cease as the likeliest member of the starting rotation to record 200 strikeouts this season.

If Cease is, indeed, able to accomplish the feat, it will be the first time since 2014-2016 the franchise will have a starting pitcher record 200+ strikeouts in three or more consecutive seasons. So few pitchers have recorded 200 or more strikeouts for the White Sox, so for today’s Sporcle, I’m lowering the threshold to pitchers who have logged 170+ strikeouts in a season. In all, that’s 52 player-seasons: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the season and the number of strikeouts.

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

  • The longest gap of 170K seasons in franchise history? From 1916 through 1952, no White Sox pitcher accomplished the feat.
  • The longest streak of at least one White Sox pitcher recording such a season is 8, from 1905-1912.
  • The highest ERA of the pitchers on this list is 4.87 (1985), while the lowest is 1.27 (1910).

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52/52 with 8:09 left. That is a pretty short, sad list.


52/52 with 5:24 left, but I only got this because of a guess that showed up for 1905 and 1909.

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One of those guys just retired.