Sporcle Saturday: 10+ wins in the first half

While Lucas Giolito’s last two starts haven’t gone exactly as planned, the right-handed starter with Frost as his middle name (why isn’t his nickname Frosty?) still enters the weekend series against the Twins vying for a league-leading 11th win.

Pitching wins, of course, aren’t everything, but it’s still notable as Giolito is just the 11th Sox pitcher to record 10 wins in the first half of a season since 2000. Today’s Sporcle celebrates that accomplishment: in franchise history, there have been 72 instances of at least 10 pitching wins before the All-Star game: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints I’ve provided the year and the number of wins.

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

  • The highest ERA of pitchers on this list came in 2006, at 4.91.
  • The lowest ERA, amazingly, is 0.00, which was accomplished three times: twice in 1908 and once in 1909. Different era and all, sure, but still.
  • The average triple-slash against: .238/.294/.337. That’s the equivalent of Steve Sax’s 1992 season.

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All data from baseballreference.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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55/72 and gave up with 7:00 minutes left. I knew none of the names that I didn’t get. Got the first column and the famous ones in the second. Good sporcle. Thanks, Ted.


58/72. Pissed I didn’t get three more. Still think my score is good though. 


Boomer also with 58. But he missed one in our lifetime so I award myself the tiebreaking victory. Chalk another one up for the bad guy.


I’m in the lead, I got 67*!




58/72. The dead-ball era is a real guessing game after the more famous guys.

Jim Margalus

I think “Frosty” is more associated with Matt Davidson.


I vaguely remember the novelty of the 1990 pitcher. He somehow amassed 10 wins the first half of the season without starting a game.