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The Thursday Thinker: More than a strikeout an inning

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It’s always good to strike out more than one batter an inning.

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Having pitchers who can strikeout multiple batters an inning is advantageous to a team. It’s few balls that get put into play, meaning fewer opportunities for a team to score. Of course, maintaining a strikeout rate that high is hard to do, so not many players can do it. Since 2000, the Brewers have had 20 pitchers who have managed a strikeout rate of 10+ K/9. How many of them can you name in 4 minutes?

(If you’re having trouble viewing the above quiz, you can view the quiz directly on Sporcle here.)

Once you’re done, be sure to post your score in the comments. If you manage to get all 20, post your time as well. It’s all on the honor system, but it’s also just for fun, so don’t cheat. Also, be warned that the comments may contain spoilers. (If you want to be kind, use spoiler text as well when discussing players in the comments.)

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There’s also the Sporcle archive with plenty of quizzes in there.

Good luck, have fun, and make sure to post your score in the comments.