Sporcle Saturday: Hall of Famers

Good morning!

Last week on Sporcle Saturday, I wanted to highlight the great career of Dick Allen, and acknowledge just what an offensive superpower he was for the White Sox. This week, I want to follow that up by celebrating the newest members inducted into the Hall of Fame with White Sox ties.

After a relatively fallow period in the early-aughts, since 2008 the White Sox have seen 10 players get into the Hall of Fame with some tie to the franchise. Heck, the team had a four-year streak from 2016 to 2019 where a player was inducted. At any rate, today’s Sporcle tasks you with naming every player in the Hall of Fame to have worn the White Sox uniform at some point in their career. That’s 34 names: how many can you get? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • This list only includes guys who played for the team, though there are a couple of guys on this list who went into the Hall of Fame as something other than a player.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the tenure of the player in question, and the year they were inducted.
  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.

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

  • Four guys not on this list but in the Hall of Fame: Tony LaRussa (manager, you may have heard of him), Al Lopez (manager), Bob Lemon (in as a player, never played for the Sox, managed them), and Hugh Duffy (in as a player, never played for the Sox, did manage them).
  • 16 of these players were inducted via the BBWAA while 14 were through the Veterans Committee. The other 4 were through the Old Timers Committee.

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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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Trooper Galactus

25/34 then I gave up. Probably should have gotten the 1972 inductee but all the rest I missed were old timey guys who I’m either barely familiar with or never even heard of.

Right Size Wrong Shape

I got 23, but there were definitely 4 more who played before I was born that I should have gotten. I probably shouldn’t do this as soon as I wake up on Saturday.

roke1960

29/34. Should have easily gotten the one from 56-59. The others I don’t remember playing for the Sox.

asinwreck

33/34, missing the guy who got in in 1962. Hardest ones I got were the guy who got in for working Bill Veeck’s least favorite job and the pitcher who made a brief cameo at the end of his career. I only got the second of those because of one of Ted’s earlier quizzes.

Joliet Orange Sox

28/34 which I consider a great score for me. I got the 1972 inductee you refer to because I read his “autobiography” (there was a second author who probably did most of the writing) for a book report for a high school class. It’s long enough ago I remember nothing other than he was from Chicago and played for the Sox and he didn’t make it to the majors till he was in his mid-30’s and then went on to his HOF work after a short career of playing poorly.

burning-phoneix

Only 12 correct for me. The most recent ones sans the 2017 inductee as well as the the famed infielders of the 50s and the catcher and pitcher who share a name. I should have remembered the two earliest inductees but I had a brain fart.