Sporcle Saturday: Happy birthday, Paulie

Good morning!

Today marks the birthday of one of the more celebrated Chicago White Sox in franchise history, Paul Konerko, who turns 46 years young today. Happy birthday, Paulie!

While the six-time All-Star garnered just 2.5% of the Hall of Fame vote in his only year on the ballot in 2020, he does share a statistical distinction with a host of players who are (or will be/could be) enshrined: namely, that he managed to hit both at least 400 home runs over the course of his career as well as 2,000 hits. That accomplishment puts him among just 47 other players to also achieve that feat.

And so, today, Saturday Sporcle tasks you with naming the 48 players throughout MLB history who have logged 400 or more home runs and 2,000 or more hits. How many can you get? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 15 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I provided the number of home runs, hits, and years a player was active. The list is sorted by most home runs to fewest.

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

  • Six players on this list have suited up for the White Sox at some point over the course of their career.
  • Konerko –and I don’t know whether this is strange or not, but it is useless– was intentionally walked the second-fewest amount of times from the members on this list.
  • He’s also tied for last on the list with just 8 triples in the course of his career, but he’ll always have that inside the park home run.

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All data from stathead.com

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Ted Mulvey

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43/48, and all of my misses were from guys who played at least a few games in the 21st century. I lose track of the number of players who’ve hit 400 homers in recent years as the club has expanded so much.


48/48 with 12:24 left. Those are two lists I am very familiar with.