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Your Saturday Sporcle: Diamondbacks all-time games played

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Well, no-one here should be THAT obscure...

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Last week’s results

91 people took the challenge, to try and name the 45 pitchers who had saved more than one game for the Diamondbacks. This wasn’t easy, with an average score of only 32%. That said, however, there were still a trio of names who were correctly remembered by over 90% of participants. Leading them was Byung-Hyun Kim, who was listed by all but one person: maybe having the shortest name worked in his favor? J.J. Putz and Brad Ziegler rounded out the top three - perhaps surprisingly, ahead of Jose Valverde and Archie Bradley, though both were in the 85-90% range. At the other end... Three people remembered Elmer Dessens’s time as “closer”. Though that was two more than got Sam Demel!

The full results, along with their number of saves are below:

  • 70 - Byung-Hyun Kim - 98.9%
  • 83 - J.J. Putz - 92.3%
  • 62 - Brad Ziegler - 92.3%
  • 98 - Jose Valverde - 87.9%
  • 28 - Archie Bradley - 86.8%
  • 74 - Matt Mantei - 76.9%
  • 45 - Chad Qualls - 75.8%
  • 39 - Fernando Rodney - 65.9%
  • 32 - Brad Boxberger - 51.6%
  • 2 - Javier Lopez - 45.1%
  • 18 - David Hernandez - 44%
  • 44 - Gregg Olson - 42.9%
  • 42 - Brandon Lyon - 39.6%
  • 9 - Daniel Hudson - 37.4%
  • 17 - Greg Holland - 36.3%
  • 15 - Heath Bell - 36.3%
  • 2 - Andrew Chafin - 36.3%
  • 5 - Stefan Crichton - 33%
  • 5 - Felix Rodriguez - 29.7%
  • 4 - Yoshihisa Hirano - 27.5%
  • 2 - Zack Godley - 25.3%
  • 3 - Kevin Ginkel - 24.2%
  • 35 - Addison Reed - 20.9%
  • 2 - Josh Collmenter - 20.9%
  • 7 - Tony Pena - 19.8%
  • 4 - Greg Swindell - 19.8%
  • 4 - Mike Myers - 19.8%
  • 2 - Mike Koplove - 18.7%
  • 2 - Randall Delgado - 18.7%
  • 12 - Brian Bruney - 17.6%
  • 24 - J.C. Gutierrez - 15.4%
  • 5 - Mike Morgan - 14.3%
  • 2 - Patrick Corbin - 14.3%
  • 17 - Greg Aquino - 12.1%
  • 9 - Bret Prinz - 12.1%
  • 6 - Aaron Heilman - 12.1%
  • 2 - Bryan Shaw - 11%
  • 2 - Matt Reynolds - 11%
  • 2 - James Sherfy - 9.9%
  • 15 - Jorge Julio - 8.8%
  • 3 - Jon Rauch - 7.7%
  • 3 - Enrique Burgos - 5.5%
  • 4 - Jake Barrett - 4.4%
  • 2 - Elmer Dessens - 3.3%
  • 2 - Sam Demel - 1.1%

This week’s quiz

Going to make things a bit easier for you, since I’m asking for the forty Diamondbacks to have appeared most often for the team. Piece of cake, since there are no real obscurities here, with the cutoff being over 300 games for Arizona - close to two full seasons of everyday play. I think most people should be able to get at least half of them in ten minutes; I’ll challenge you to reach thirty if possible... Here’s the link, or it’s embedded below.