Sporcle Saturday: That’s a good OPS

Luis Robert Jr. of the Chicago White Sox
(Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY Sports)

Good morning!

Continuing my perusal of White Sox batters’ individual efforts on the season, Luis Robert, Jr. once again inspires a Sporcle: this time, about OPS. Robert’s OPS of .857 led the White Sox, and by a healthy margin: Jake Burger was runner up with an .806 OPS, and he was moved at the trade deadline. (For those wondering, Burger ended the season with an OPS of .828, so it wouldn’t have been quite the gap noted above.)

Today’s Sporcle will task you with naming other OPS stalwarts (and one-offs): in franchise history, 100 White Sox batters have logged an OPS of at least .850 while qualifying for the batting title. How many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • As noted above, to make the cut a player must have qualified for the batting title. That would be a big reason why no batter from 2021 or 2022 made the cut.
  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the season, OPS, and position of the player in question.

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

  • 7 player seasons on this list led the league in OPS.
  • Player seasons to log 200+ hits? Also 7.
  • 1 player season managed to make this list while hitting 0 home runs (1940, SS).

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All data from stathead.com

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99/100. Missed the 1941 OF. Really went thru a dry spell in the 60s. Good thing they had such a good pitching staff then.

As Cirensica

That’s truly impressive. Some obscure names in this list.


Thanks! Having done all of Ted’s quizzes, I have learned most of the big offensive players in Sox history. But I’ll bet asinwreck gets 100/100! He’s the best!


I almost forgot the most amazing hitting season in the bunch! But yes, my score would not be possible without Ted’s past quizzes alerting me to some of these gems from the pre-1950 era.

As Cirensica

I got only 56, but I got most of them from 1990 (I missed 2) until today. Sprinkle that with some big names from the old days, and that’s how I got into 56.

Right Size Wrong Shape

84/100. Left a few on the table, but I always struggle with the guys from a century ago, no matter how many times they appear in these quizzes.


I suck so this may sound like sour grapes, but I shouldn’t have to add the Jr. To Luis Robert.

Right Size Wrong Shape

You don’t.


89 – was at peace with ones I missed mostly (I tend to think my knowledge of ‘old’ sox teams ends at 1919 and I forget the good ones much earlier) but was embarrassed to miss ’87 OF and was surprised by ’94 DH (need to read up on his season I think)


1994 – what a waste…The ’94 DH had a lighter WAR than I’d expect for his stats – guessing the positional adjustment a bit. Also, that team as a whole was taking IBB up and down the lineup.


I got 82 while missing an obvious name from the 50s and some less obvious names from the 30s


91/100, mostly thanks to prior quizzes for the old guys. Was surprised to see one of the 2004 outfielders on this list and surprised not to see the SS from that same era on the list (but seems that this guy, whom my friends and I would call “porn star mustache,” just missed the cut).


100/100 with 4:01 left. I spend a couple minutes thinking I had completed the quiz before I realized I had not entered the name of the 1998 outfielder with the historically-great season. Whoops.

It’s been a long day. Thank you, Ted, for inspiring happy memories of accomplished hitting seasons.


I knew you could do it!! You’re the Sporcle Saturday king!!

Trooper Galactus

87/100, got everybody in my lifetime, missed the usual old timers.