After the Go-Go Sox and before The Kids Can Play, there were the ugly 1983 Chicago White Sox.
The team is the stuff of lore, winning the AL West by a comfortable margin and filled with crazy characters: Greg “Bull” Luzinski, Carlton “Pudge” Fisk, Tom “Wimpy” Paciorek, Julio “Juice” Cruz. A former steelworker turned slugger named Kitty shook up the American League. And there was even a relatively young broadcaster — he went by Hawk, or Eagle or something — covering the champagne spray in the locker room.
And, of course, the super-poly, too-late-for-the-seventies pullovers have proven so popular with the walking goldmine that is Generation X, the White Sox wear 1983 throwbacks at every Sunday home game.
With Sporcle departed, here’s a take on a slightly different sort of quiz. It’s timed, 20 questions, different formats. It’s not easy. Pre-research, I probably would have scored 65%. But you know, we’re not soft here at South Side Sox: Man (or woman) up and take the plunge.
Feedback, scores, general garrulousness all welcome in the comments. As with all here in spring training, we’re working out the kinks.