Sporcle Saturday: 12+ Ks

Last Sunday saw Reynaldo Lopez overpower Detroit pitching, giving the Sox their first 10+K pitching performance since last September. And it’s the first time since 2016 that the Sox have had a pitcher strike out 12 or more, which brings us to the crux of today’s Sporcle: in franchise history, which pitchers have struck out at least 12 batters in a single game? How many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the number of strikeouts, and the date of the game.

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

  • The franchise record for strikeouts in a game by one pitcher is 16, set in 1954.
  • The White Sox are 55-21-2 in these games. (Both ties called on account of darkness)
  • The highest game score of this bunch comes from one of those tie games: a 116(!) from a 15-inning shutout effort against the St. Louis Browns way back in 1912.

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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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64/79. Got them all back to 1954 but blanked on the 1989 guy. I should have remembered

as well. The others, not so much. Some surprising names not on the list. Thanks for putting this one together, Ted. I enjoyed it.


68. Most of my misses were 1954 and earlier. Also missed 1977


I felt really good about my score but Boomer somehow beat me with 70. He got all the ones i got plus the 1954s. Impressive. I’ll do the job for that performance.


71/79, and the only one I missed that I should have remembered is

Red Faber


69/79. all my misses were 1954 and earlier.

Trooper Galactus

53/79, got all the post-1990 guys.