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Your Saturday Sporcle: Taking the L’s

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Arizona Diamondbacks Brandon Webb, unable to get his 20th win, sits in the dugout after being taken Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Last week’s results

We asked you to name the 40 players with the most stolen-bases in franchise history. 79 of you took up the challenge, and generally did pretty well, notching an average score of 64%. The most remembered player, got by everyone who made an attempt was Chris Young, with Tony Womack and Chris Owings being correctly named on all but two attempts. At the other end, it was indeed mostly the one-season wonders who gave people most problems. It was a relatively recent name, from 2016, who was most forgotten: Michael Bourn was only named correctly on 11% of efforts, with a 2017 player, Gregor Blanco, not much better recalled, at 15.2%. Andy Fox was third - at least he was a while ago!

Here’s the full list of results, along with their number of stolen bases.

  • 112 - Chris Young - 100%
  • 182 - Tony Womack - 97.5%
  • 70 - Chris Owings - 97.5%
  • 103 - AJ Pollock - 96.2%
  • 124 - Paul Goldschmidt - 94.9%
  • 80 - Justin Upton - 92.4%
  • 33 - Stephen Drew - 86.1%
  • 70 - Steve Finley - 84.8%
  • 51 - Gerardo Parra - 84.8%
  • 32 - Luis Gonzalez - 84.8%
  • 30 - David Peralta - 82.3%
  • 26 - Kelly Johnson - 82.3%
  • 29 - Nick Ahmed - 81%
  • 88 - Eric Byrnes - 79.7%
  • 68 - Craig Counsell - 78.5%
  • 20 - Ketel Marte - 77.2%
  • 23 - Orlando Hudson - 75.9%
  • 42 - Mark Reynolds - 72.2%
  • 31 - Ryan Roberts - 72.2%
  • 17 - Jay Bell - 70.9%
  • 16 - Quinton McCracken - 67.1%
  • 31 - Aaron Hill - 64.6%
  • 40 - Ender Inciarte - 60.8%
  • 21 - Danny Bautista - 60.8%
  • 22 - Conor Jackson - 58.2%
  • 21 - Tim Locastro - 58.2%
  • 18 - David Dellucci - 57%
  • 18 - Junior Spivey - 53.2%
  • 27 - Willie Bloomquist - 48.1%
  • 22 - Devon White - 48.1%
  • 18 - Jake Lamb - 46.8%
  • 14 - Reggie Sanders - 45.6%
  • 30 - Travis Lee - 41.8%
  • 46 - Jarrod Dyson - 40.5%
  • 33 - Jean Segura - 29.1%
  • 13 - Royce Clayton - 26.6%
  • 13 - Luis Terrero - 21.5%
  • 20 - Andy Fox - 20.3%
  • 15 - Gregor Blanco - 15.2%
  • 13 - Michael Bourn - 11.4%

This week’s quiz

You’re asked to name the forty pitchers in team history who have lost 15 or more games. It’s an interesting mix of names, including some crappy ones - but also some very good ones, simply because they were here for long enough to accumulate the inevitable L’s. Let’s face it, if you’re a starting pitcher who played two seasons in Arizona, and didn’t get at least fifteen losses, you’re doing very well! So that might be a good way to approach this - simply think of starters who were here for multiple years.

It’s embedded below or linked here, and as usual, last names only are fine. I’ll set the target you should aim for on this one at 25 names.