Sporcle Saturday: That other blowout loss

As Jim noted in Wednesday’s game recap (h/t Chris Kamka), the shutout by the Indians was the worst this century, the last coming on May 18, 1999. In a mash-up of Random Box Score and Sporcle Saturday, here’s the number one song on the radio and the number one movie at the box office:

  • Song: Livin’ la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin (I’m going to have that song stuck in my head all day, now)
  • Movie: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Ugh)

Anywho, you’ve probably guessed by now that today’s Sporcle revolves around this game. Here’s your challenge: can you name the players in both starting lineups for this game, and each team’s manager? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints I’ve provided the team and the position of the player.

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

  • Kenny always gets his man? The first five players in Cleveland’s lineup would play, at some point later in their career, for the White Sox.
  • Cleveland swept the Sox in this series as well, scoring 13 runs in each game of the series. (Sox were outscored, 39-16)
  • The Sox would get their revenge against Gooden less than a week later, knocking him out after 4 2/3, 6 H, 6 R (4 earned) in a 10-3 rout.

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Ted Mulvey

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20/22. Missed the tribe battery. Should’ve got the hurler I suppose. 


17/22.  I don’t have great recall on Cleveland’s roster history, other than Ted’s gracious hint about Kenny recycling Tribe alumni.  


For hints I’ve provided the team and the position of the player.

Ted twists the knife. Quality zing. 

edit: Realizing now (hadn’t/haven’t completed the quiz) that quiz answers are listed by batting order+ so the hint you’ve provided actually useful. Still lol’d.

Brett R. Bobysud

19/22, all from the Indians.

3B took the longest for the Sox. Finally remembered him from an old commercial and Hawk-ism.

Right Size Wrong Shape

18/22. Can’t believe I missed the Sox SP!


17/22. Forgot the Sox CF. Missed the non-Sox Indians. Thanks for that clue and the CLE SP.