Cool quiz idea. Are they the players voted as starters or the players who actually started the game?
They're the players who actually started.
Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.
An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.
Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.
I love Sporcle, but I'm not a very good quiz maker. I often make mistakes that make me look like an idiot or they just don't come out as well as I planned them. But I always fix them! Here are some of my better ones (which originally had no/few mistakes):
19th Century Hofers
All-time HR leaders in 1960
COnsecutive 200 strikeout seasons
HoF war veterans
HoFers never in a World Series
Active Players with most all-star elections
"This Year in Baseball"
Yearly HR leaders
"Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article
So you're Georgia Peach, huh? You make some good quizzes, Ty.
I just created a new quiz. Players who hit 40+ HR exactly one time
My top 10 players:
1. Babe Ruth
2. Barry Bonds
3. Ty Cobb
4. Ted Williams
5. Willie Mays
6. Alex Rodriguez
7. Hank Aaron
8. Honus Wagner
9. Lou Gehrig
10. Mickey Mantle