clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Oakland A's closers quiz: Can you name the team's saves leader for each year?

Pictured: Your free answer.
Pictured: Your free answer.
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the Oakland A's traded away their closer, Tyler Clippard. He led the team with 17 saves. The only other pitchers with even one save are Drew Pomeranz and Jesse Chavez, and they're both in the starting rotation right now. It is almost certain that no other A's reliever will match Clippard's 17 saves before the end of the season. That means that we can already safely crown him the A's 2015 saves leader.

The question is, who else has led the A's in saves since they became an official MLB statistic in 1969? I have constructed a quiz on the website Sporcle to test your knowledge. Give it a whirl -- you have 10 minutes to go all the way back to 1969, but you can go in any order and you only need the last names to register the answers. You have to spell them right, though. You only need each name once, as it will fill in all instances of that player.

Share your results in the comments, BUT DON'T SPOIL ANYTHING!! There is an option in the comments for "spoiler text," which will black out that particular text until the reader puts their mouse over it to reveal it. If you are going to share right/wrong answers, please use the spoiler option. It's on the row of options like bold, italics, etc., all the way on the end, next to the option to add a hyperlink; it looks like a black square.


Alrighty, here is the quiz, or you can click here to play it directly on Sporcle's site:

How did you do??