clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saturday Sporcle: Who’s on First?

New, comments

Yeah, let’s pick at that scab, shall we?

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Last week’s results

We asked you to name all the starting catchers for the Diamondbacks. This was a rough one, even with the benefit of initials to help you. The average score was a mere 38% across the 112 attempts. No prizes for guessing that Miggy was was the most remembered of the men in the mask, listed on all but two of the attempts. Behind him, Carson Kelly was second, with a pair of veterans, Chris “Ow My Balls” Snyder and Damian Miller tied for third, all guessed correctly by over three-quarters of players. At the other end, I was quite surprised as many as 14% of people remembered both Bobby Wilson and Gerard Laird, who each only had one start. Instead, Bobby Estalella and Luke Carlin were most forgotten.

  • Here’s the whole list:
  • Miguel Montero - 98.2%
  • Carson Kelly - 85.7%
  • Chris Snyder - 77.7%
  • Damian Miller - 77.7%
  • John Ryan Murphy - 70.5%
  • Alex Avila - 69.6%
  • Welington Castillo - 67.9%
  • Chris Iannetta - 60.7%
  • Kelly Stinnett - 58.9%
  • Robby Hammock - 57.1%
  • Rod Barajas - 53.6%
  • Jeff Mathis - 51.8%
  • Stephen Vogt - 50%
  • Daulton Varsho - 42.9%
  • Chris Herrmann - 42%
  • Tuffy Gosewisch - 38.4%
  • Oscar Hernandez - 34.8%
  • Henry Blanco - 33%
  • Chad Moeller - 31.3%
  • Johnny Estrada - 28.6%
  • Jorge Fabregas - 23.2%
  • Koyie Hill - 22.3%
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia - 20.5%
  • Wil Nieves - 17.9%
  • Bobby Wilson - 14.3%
  • Gerald Laird - 14.3%
  • Brent Mayne - 12.5%
  • Konrad Schmidt - 12.5%
  • John Hester - 11.6%
  • Caleb Joseph - 11.6%
  • Juan Brito - 9.8%
  • Jordan Pacheco - 9.8%
  • Mike Difelice - 9.8%
  • Luke Carlin - 5.4%
  • Bobby Estalella - 4.5%

This week’s Sporcle

We move 90 feet up the line to first-base, and this one might be even tougher. Oh, not at the top of the list. But the dominance of a certain ex-Diamondback there perhaps makes it harder to remember the people who stood in for him, on the rare occasions when he could be prised out of the line-up. When I was looking at the list, there were a number of names where I thought, “Nah, surely they never started at first for Arizona, did they?”, and I would not be surprised if you do the same thing. But it appears all 51 names on the list are legit. That won’t be easy, and if you can get even half of them, I’ll be quite impressed. You may simply want to list random D-backs towards the end. It might do as well as any method!

It’s embedded below, or here’s the link.