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In Thursday afternoon’s win over the Royals, Tim Anderson had himself a game, getting on base four times via two hits and two walks while also stealing two bases. As mentioned many a time, Anderson is the straw that stirs the drink and generally the Sox go as he goes.
Looking at his line in the box score, my hunch was that logging a line of two hits, two walks and two stolen bases was probably a relatively rare accomplishment in franchise history. And I was right! Just thirty (assuming I counted correctly) unique players have done this dating back to 1901, and so today’s Sporcle is all about this feat: in all, there are thirty-seven player seasons: how many can you name? Good luck!
- I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
- For hints, I’ve provided the date of the game, and the position the player occupied during that game.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- The White Sox are 28-8-1 when one of their players does this.
- Strangely, three of those losses have come against the Royals, so the Sox are just 3-3 against Kansas City when this has taken place.
- The longest gap between players doing this is 25 years, from 1930 to 1955.
All data from stathead.com