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seventyseven
08-09-2010, 01:51 PM
good luck.

http://www.sporcle.com/games/stustustudio/whitesox19902009

VeeckAsInWreck
08-09-2010, 02:16 PM
I got 190/200 correct. Oddly enough most of the ones I missed were from the last couple of years.

EMachine10
08-09-2010, 02:49 PM
I did this the other day and got 160. I missed more from the past few years than I thought I would.

dwitt76
08-09-2010, 03:23 PM
got a 169:bandance:

KenBerryGrab
08-09-2010, 03:40 PM
182.

Royce Clayton, Darrin Erstad and Tony Phillips among those wiped from my memory.

Brian26
08-09-2010, 03:52 PM
193 out of 200.

I finally remembered Mike Caruso's name with a minute to spare.
I knew we had a Royals cast-off as RF in '96, but couldn't remember it was Tartabull.

Here's what I missed:
1992 Huff RF
1995 Devereaux RF
1996 Tartabull RF
1998 Charlie O'Brien C
1999 Abbott LF (I kept trying Brian Simmons, but it wouldn't work)
2002 Lofton CF (I was thinking Julio Ramirez)
2003 Jiminez 2B

BadBobbyJenks
08-09-2010, 04:03 PM
I am happy I successfully blocked Jaime Navarro out of my memory!

soxinem1
08-09-2010, 05:28 PM
I did not remember Lyle Mouton as DH in 1996, Mike Huff in RF in 1992, Charlie O'Brien at C in 1998, Craig Wilson at 3B in Y2K, and Jeff Abbott in LF for 1999.

Would you believe I got Crede at the last second?:scratch::angry: I was blank.

What the hell was the matter with me? I remembered Jimenez and Caruso but not Crede? UGH!!!

EMachine10
08-09-2010, 05:30 PM
I did not remember Lyle Mouton as DH in 1996, Mike Huff in RF in 1992, Charlie O'Brien at C in 1998, Craig Wilson at 3B in Y2K, and Jeff Abbott in LF for 1999.

Would you believe I got Crede at the last second?:scratch::angry: I was blank.

What the hell was the matter with me? I remembered Jimenez and Caruso but not Crede? UGH!!!
It took me a long time to get Crede, too.

soxinem1
08-09-2010, 05:35 PM
I am happy I successfully blocked Jaime Navarro out of my memory!

Unfortunately he was one of my first picks. I tried to get the multiple year players out of the way first.

I almost forgot Magglio until 7:00 were left.

BleacherBandit
08-09-2010, 06:25 PM
150

Can't believe I forgot Lance Johnson. Apparently Karkovice also started a few years. Who the hell was O'Brien?

I was in grade school when James Baldwin had significant promise, so I missed him too. I also missed David Wells, lol.

JB98
08-09-2010, 06:59 PM
188 out of 200

How could I forget Tony Phillips, the patron saint who had to be restrained from going after Jay Mariotti?

I forgot other notables such as Charlie O'Brien, Steve Sax, Lyle Mouton and Danny Tartabull as well.

A little surprised that I forget Mike Cameron. That was a brain fart. I should have gotten that one.

VeeckAsInWreck
08-09-2010, 07:04 PM
Is it safe to say we all missed Craig Wilson. I totally had forgotten about that guy. Somehow I got Mike Huff right. Don't ask me how I remembered that one.

JB98
08-09-2010, 07:05 PM
Is it safe to say we all missed Craig Wilson. I totally had forgotten about that guy. Somehow I got Mike Huff right. Don't ask me how I remembered that one.

I actually got both Wilson and Huff. Don't ask me how.

Like I said, I missed more obvious ones like Phillips and Cameron.

VeeckAsInWreck
08-09-2010, 07:08 PM
I actually got both Wilson and Huff. Don't ask me how.

Like I said, I missed more obvious ones like Phillips and Cameron.

I missed Orlando Cabrera but got some more obscure ones like Charlie O'Brien and Darren Lewis.

JB98
08-09-2010, 07:09 PM
I missed Orlando Cabrera but got some more obscure ones like Charlie O'Brien and Darren Lewis.

I missed both O'Brien and Lewis. For some reason, certain obscure players stick out in certain people's minds. Other obscure players just fade from memory.

PKalltheway
08-09-2010, 09:22 PM
I got 176 out of 200. I also missed a whopping four people from the '96 squad (Tony Phillips, Danny Tartabull, Lyle Mouton, and Darren Lewis). Plus, I never knew that Chris Sabo ever played with the Sox.

Also, I would have never guessed Craig Wilson's name for the 2000 Sox, even if you would have spotted me his first name.

UofCSoxFan
08-09-2010, 11:39 PM
Nailed 180 of 200...actually did really well in the 2000s....only missed D'Angelo Jimenez and Josh Fields from 2001 through 2009....yes I couldn't remember our starting 3B from LAST YEAR...other than "not Beckham."

Some of these ineups before KW got here were truly awful. Lyle Mouton as our opening day 5 hitter??? Jaimie Navarro the number 1 not 1 but TWO years!!!

I completely forgot hat Alexei was our opening day CF in 2008...it really is nice having Rios out there for the next few years.

michned
08-09-2010, 11:57 PM
I actually got Craig Wilson, but only because I typed in Wilson Alvarez. Apparently, if you just type in the last name, it's considered a correct answer and as soon as typed in 'wilson' it filled in that spot.

Jeez, I don't even remember Craig Wilson.

Rudy Law
08-12-2010, 01:10 AM
Got 150 right.. Could have had more but the stumbled over the spelling of some names

Jurr
08-12-2010, 12:24 PM
How could I forget Sandy Alomar, Jaime Navarro, and Tony Phillips?
Dammit.

theoakwoody
08-12-2010, 03:34 PM
Weak sauce only 135. Wow my college years in the late 90s were a blur! How the hell did you guys get Chris Snopek? You are lying to me.

PaleHoser
08-12-2010, 05:20 PM
I scored 166. Would have scored much higher had I remembers Maggs and El Caballo.

Left field was pretty weak for me, since I missed Jeff Abbott, Nick Swisher (selective memory), and Tony Phillips and Lee.

Huisj
08-12-2010, 05:30 PM
Weak sauce only 135. Wow my college years in the late 90s were a blur! How the hell did you guys get Chris Snopek? You are lying to me.

Not hard to remember Chris Snopek if you still cringe at the image from spring training of '97 with Ventura sitting by home plate with his foot turned 90 degrees sideways from where it's supposed to be.

sullythered
08-12-2010, 05:39 PM
181

I still don't remember Craig Wilson being our opening day 3B.

russ99
08-12-2010, 05:50 PM
152.

Couldn't remember Valentin's name. Remembered the funky 'stache, though.

Man, we had some bad catchers.

White City
08-12-2010, 06:23 PM
152.

Couldn't remember Valentin's name. Remembered the funky 'stache, though.

Man, we had some bad catchers.

The poll doesn't accept "Manos!" I guess.

A. Cavatica
08-12-2010, 06:59 PM
190 on the second try. This time around I forgot Belle! And I've missed Lofton twice now.

If you click on "see the most missed" it shows everyone's answers (cumulatively). Median score is only in the 70-79 range so I feel better now.

Only 51.6% got Ventura, 48.2% got Rios, 47.9% got Ordonez. 84.2% got Buehrle but that would probably be 99% if they counted misspellings.

Frater Perdurabo
08-12-2010, 08:14 PM
189

I kept misspelling Jimenez, but I clearly remember "Duh-Angelo."

I visualized Sirotka and Ozuna, but couldn't recall their names.

I missed Mouton, Huff, Martinez, Lewis, Abbott, Baldwin and Wilson on the quiz, but I do recall them playing for the Sox.

The only player of whom I have no memory whatsoever was Charlie O'Brien (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/o%27brich01.shtml).

konerko 14
08-12-2010, 10:34 PM
I actually got Craig Wilson, but only because I typed in Wilson Alvarez. Apparently, if you just type in the last name, it's considered a correct answer and as soon as typed in 'wilson' it filled in that spot.

Jeez, I don't even remember Craig Wilson.

haha, that's exactly what I did, I got 127, I just started following the Sox in '04 though.

Huisj
08-12-2010, 10:39 PM
The poll doesn't accept "Manos!" I guess.

I was getting stuck on Royce Clayton at first, and I jokingly typed "the Choice", but it didn't take it.

Lip Man 1
08-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Brian:

Considering Tartabull had 27 home runs and drove in 100 RBI's in his year (96) with the Sox. I wish some of the more recent "Royal castoff's" the Sox got were as productive.

He played very well with the club that year.

Lip

Brian26
08-13-2010, 11:07 PM
Brian:

Considering Tartabull had 27 home runs and drove in 100 RBI's in his year (96) with the Sox. I wish some of the more recent "Royal castoff's" the Sox got were as productive.

He played very well with the club that year.

Lip

Quite honestly, I forgot his numbers were that good. I assumed he fell into that Schueler category of picking a guy up on the super cheap coming off an injury and hoping he did well (ie Ellis Burks, Julio Franco, Darrin Jackson). Schueler seemed to have a magic touch with that, minus the Chris Sabo/John Kruk 1995 debacle.

mantis1212
08-14-2010, 10:26 AM
163 for me. I can't believe I forgot Tim Raines. I honestly don't remember anyone named Charlie O'Brien.

chisoxfan4life
08-14-2010, 11:02 AM
I got 91 out of 100 from 2001 on. Anything before that, I was in elementary school or lower and it would be quite hard to remember back that far.

Not surprisingly, I forgot most guys who sucked it up. Erstad, O-Cab, Swisher, etc.

Nice game, thanks for posting!

veeter
08-14-2010, 11:56 AM
Is it safe to say we all missed Craig Wilson. I totally had forgotten about that guy. Somehow I got Mike Huff right. Don't ask me how I remembered that one.My score was not good (151), but I actually remembered Craig Wilson.

fram40
08-14-2010, 12:24 PM
I got 162. I should have had 164 but unable to spell Novarro. That's a good thing, isn't it?

Blanked on the names Baldwin and Franco and Fields and totally forgot about DJ. Also missed Willie Harris. That's kind of embarrassing considering the WS.

But I did better than I thought I would

BigHurt3515
08-14-2010, 02:37 PM
Well since im only 17.
I missed 4 from 2002 on. I couldnt spell Contreras' name right so that didnt help. I cant believe i forgot about Royce Clayton

Ron Karkovice
08-14-2010, 02:54 PM
Quite honestly, I forgot his numbers were that good. I assumed he fell into that Schueler category of picking a guy up on the super cheap coming off an injury and hoping he did well (ie Ellis Burks, Julio Franco, Darrin Jackson). Schueler seemed to have a magic touch with that, minus the Chris Sabo/John Kruk 1995 debacle.

Can you tell this story?

Frater Perdurabo
08-14-2010, 03:03 PM
Can you tell this story?

Julio Franco was signed as a free-agent on a one-year deal for 1994 and hit fourth for most of the season. His protection allowed Frank Thomas to have the best offensive season of his career.

After the strike, the Sox didn't want to meet Franco's asking price for 1995, so they signed both John Kruk and Chris Sabo to fill the DH/1B role, hoping either one would pan out like Franco did in 94, and like Ellis Burks did in 93. However, both Kruk and Sabo were closer to the Cory Snyder pattern, as both completely sucked. In fact, IIRC, Kruk decided to retire in the middle of a game after collecting a hit, to ensure that he would retire with a .300 average.

The 1995 Sox got off to an 11-20 start, fired Gene Lamont, and hired Terry Bevington.

Johnny Mostil
08-14-2010, 05:31 PM
In fact, IIRC, Kruk decided to retire in the middle of a game after collecting a hit, to ensure that he would retire with a .300 average.



You recall correctly. See, for example, http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/John_Kruk and http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=John_Kruk_1961&page=chronology.

Ron Karkovice
08-14-2010, 06:05 PM
Julio Franco was signed as a free-agent on a one-year deal for 1994 and hit fourth for most of the season. His protection allowed Frank Thomas to have the best offensive season of his career.

After the strike, the Sox didn't want to meet Franco's asking price for 1995, so they signed both John Kruk and Chris Sabo to fill the DH/1B role, hoping either one would pan out like Franco did in 94, and like Ellis Burks did in 93. However, both Kruk and Sabo were closer to the Cory Snyder pattern, as both completely sucked. In fact, IIRC, Kruk decided to retire in the middle of a game after collecting a hit, to ensure that he would retire with a .300 average.

The 1995 Sox got off to an 11-20 start, fired Gene Lamont, and hired Terry Bevington.

I remember Sabo just looked like a bad ballplayer with those glasses.

A. Cavatica
08-14-2010, 06:53 PM
His protection allowed Frank Thomas to have the best offensive season of his career.

I'm interested why you think Franco was responsible for Thomas' best season, instead of Thomas being 26 that year. (You do know Bill James determined that 26 is the most common age for a player to peak, right?)

Certainly Franco had a good year in his own right.

Daver
08-14-2010, 07:02 PM
I'm interested why you think Franco was responsible for Thomas' best season, instead of Thomas being 26 that year. (You do know Bill James determined that 26 is the most common age for a player to peak, right?)

Certainly Franco had a good year in his own right.

Because if Sabo or Kruk was hitting 4th that year Frank would have led the universe in walks.

A. Cavatica
08-14-2010, 07:23 PM
Because if Sabo or Kruk was hitting 4th that year Frank would have led the universe in walks.

He led the universe in walks anyway.

And even though Franco '94 was better than Bell/Jackson '93 or Sabo/Kruk '95 (did they even hit cleanup?) Hurt was ripe for a career year at 26 anyway.

A. Cavatica
08-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Yes.

Dub25
08-23-2010, 11:21 PM
173. i thought i did good. Charlie O'Brien i would've never have guessed even if a perfect score was on the line.

Railsplitter
08-24-2010, 09:21 AM
I tried that once. I got hung up trying to tremember how to spell Beuhrle a Piersynski. :redface:

Lots of guys I'd forgotten about ever being on the Sox were on thats as well as a few I'd like to forget (Jaime Navarro)

Bucky F. Dent
08-24-2010, 12:42 PM
171 - I had apparently erased Sosa and Cabrera from my mind, and was happy to do so.

Ellis Burks, really, was I asleep that year?

PalehosePlanet
08-24-2010, 01:55 PM
Is it safe to say we all missed Craig Wilson. I totally had forgotten about that guy. Somehow I got Mike Huff right. Don't ask me how I remembered that one.

I got Wilson by accident, as I was typing in Wilson Alvarez's entire name, thinking he started the opener in '96 or '97. I remember him , but yeah, I would have never thought he was an openeing day starter.

I missed 17 including the oft mentioned Charlie O'Brien, Chris Sabo and Mike Deveroux. I totally spaced on Julio Franco and Sammy Sosa.