Sporcle Saturday: Hit categories II

Continuing the theme from last week, we move on to a new hitting category. Last week was home runs, so this week let’s move back a base and focus on triples. As you might recall, it was Yoan Moncada –of all players– who led the 2020 White Sox in triples, with 3. That’s nearly good enough to qualify for this Sporcle, where the cutoff to make the list is 5. (Jose Abreu nearly made last week’s cutoff, he had 19 home runs, finishing one shy)

As a reminder, this list only goes back to 1990, but there are still 54 entries for you to fill out. How many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the year, number of triples, and position of the player.

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

  • The average triple-slash of the players on this list: .275/.333/.414
  • From this list, 5 players led the league in triples.
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson has the most in a single season in franchise history, with 21. (Though his personal best was 26 with Cleveland in 1912)
  • Speaking of 1912, that was the season in which the MLB record for triples was set: Chief Wilson had an insane 36 for Pittsburgh. That’s 6 more than the number of doubles and home runs he had combined (19 and 11, respectively)

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All data from stathead.com

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Ted Mulvey

White Sox fan, homebrewer, academic librarian. Not necessarily in that order, but quite possibly.

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KenWo4LiFe

54/54. Hardest get was

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Uribe

VAChisox

49/54 Should have done much better but drew a few blanks from the early 90s and early 00’s.

roke1960

54/54. Last two I got were

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Pasqua and Delmonico

As Cirensica

I got 38… and that’s more than I thought I was gonna get.

carbiner

The elusive Tadahito quiz

Right Size Wrong Shape

54 out of 54! I haven’t had a perfecto in a long time. The last one I got was the 2018 outfielder.

Right Size Wrong Shape

One of the first names I tried was

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Ivan Calderon,
who didn’t make the list. He hit 9 in 1989, but only had two in 1990, which was his last year with the Sox.

asinwreck

Yeah, I guessed him as well, in part because he had good speed.

The first name I tried was

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Lance Johnson,
and I think
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Tim Raines
came after, then
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Guillen
… I also tried
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Fred Manrique
for some weird reason.

asinwreck

54/54, roughly going backwards in time so my last two correct guesses were

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Sosa and Pasqua.
Incorrect guesses were Good Hitters Who Were Even Slower Than
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Pasqua
, such as
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Thomas, Ventura, and Belle.

RWShow

Ted – it occurred to me when they hired La Russa that I don’t recall having seen a sporcle on Sox players who left and returned. There have been a trillion of them in the Kennyhahna era alone. If I missed that quiz already, my apologies. If not, seems like an interesting one.

Trooper Galactus

46/54. Whiffed on two recent ones:

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Avi and Delmonico