As Josh pointed out Thursday night on SSS Live, it’d be nice for the Sox to get better production in the home run department. In recent years, 20+ home run seasons by White Sox players have been relatively scarce, with 2012 being the last season in which more than three Sox players have hit 20+ home runs.
Today’s challenge, then, asks you to name every player who has mashed their way to a 20+ home run season for the White Sox since 2000. While there are 66 instances of this, don’t be turned away by the seemingly-large total: many of the names are repeats, and I suspect that the list will fill itself in rather quickly.
You’ll have 7 minutes to complete the list, and as usual the quiz will accept full names (first and last) or just last names only. You do not need to go in chronological order. As hints I’ve provided the season and the home run total for each player. Good luck!
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confound, and/or sadden your friends:
- The first player to ever accomplish this feat for the White Sox was Carl Reynolds, all the way back in 1930, with 22.
- In total, there have been 143 20+ home run seasons for the White Sox.
- The oldest player for the Pale Hose to accomplish the feat was Carlton Fisk in 1987, who banged out 23 at the ripe old age of 39. He would go on to hit 72 more home runs in his career before retiring in 1993.
All data taken from baseballreference.com