Sporcle Saturday: .300 hitters

Entering Friday night’s game against the Mariners, Tim Anderson led all American league hitters in batting average at .333. With DJ LeMahieu sitting at .325, Tim stands a good chance of leading the league in batting average should he qualify in plate appearances, as Jim outlined on Tuesday. Heck, Anthony Rendon sits at .335, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he could lead the majors by season’s end.

Today, we’ll be examining other White Sox hitters who have hit at least .300 in a full season. As one might expect, there are a lot of oldy-timey guys on the list, but there are plenty of newer guys, too. In total, there have been 165 player seasons: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • A player must qualify for the batting title to make the list.
  • This is a big list, so I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the year and the batting average.

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

  • If Tim Anderson finishes the season at .330 or above, he’d be just the 15th unique player in franchise history to do that.
  • Continuing the .330 theme, the Sox had a 54-year gap between .330 hitters (1940 and 1994).
  • The average triple-slash of the players on this list: .317/.388/.462.

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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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113/165. Missed four from my lifetime. One from 2014, 1998, 1981, and 1969


127/165 before I ran out of time. This is way trickier than the HR list because of quite a few empty averages. I feel proud to have gotten brothers-in-mediocrity

Bill Almon and Mike Caruso


121/165. Should’ve gotten others from the 30s. Got all in my life and all but one in my dads life 

so I’m fairly happy. 


Boomer w 111. Chalk another one up for the bad guy in dominating fashion. 


127/165. Got everyone after 1950. I’m getting better at the guys in the 30s thanks to these quizzes, but missed a few I should have gotten.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Johnny Dickshot

Josh Nelson

Love the name.

Trooper Galactus

77/165, and two of those I got while thinking of an entirely different player. Only missed two from the 90s and got everything from 99-present, but the old-timers continue to kill me in these.