Sporcle Saturday: White Sox with 25+ SBs in a season since 1959

Scrolling through the White Sox team page on Baseball Reference, I noticed that Tim Anderson logged 25 stolen bases this season (as of this writing, he’s actually at 26), the first time a White Sox player has done that since 2013. In fact, Anderson is just the seventh shortstop in White Sox history to accomplish the feat, and he’s just the fourth to also log at least 20 home runs. Hike that OBP up to .320 or so and we’ll be cooking with gas!

Anyway, today’s Sporcle will celebrate Anderson’s 25 stolen bases. Also, I chose 1959 as the cutoff because 1) next year will be the 60th anniversary of the Go-Go White Sox and 2) there are 117 instances on the list otherwise, had I included every time a player has done this for the Sox. That still leaves with 51 instances to fill out. How many can you get? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted ten minutes for completion attempts.
  • For hints, I’ve provided the season, number of bags swiped, and the position of the player in question.

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

  • The average triple-slash of the players on this list: .269/.327/.375
  • The positions –unsurprisingly– who have not accomplished this feat: 1B, C, DH (I’m not including pitchers, though they haven’t either). The earlier years (prior to 1959) did see some first baseman and (1) catcher do this, though.
  • Here is some truly useless information: two pitchers (playing the position at least 50% of the time) have stolen 25 bases in a season. Both occurred in 1886: Bob Caruthers and Guy Hecker.

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Ted Mulvey

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51/51. Dominated.


Boomer with a rather disappointing 46. Bury your head and stay buried.




50/51. I missed

. Names I guessed that were wrong include
Daryl Boston, Chris Singleton, and Tony Phillips

Right Size Wrong Shape

45. The only one I feel bad about missing is