No need to think too far back in the latest Chicago baseball quiz

This quiz is all about how recently something happened.

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Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on August 11, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Steve Miller Band sang a song about how time keeps on slippin’ into the future. And it’s true. Things that happened more than a few days, weeks, months, even years ago feel as if they just happened.

And that’s what this quiz is all about. How recently did something happen? Each question has two Cubs and two White Sox as your multiple choices.

The answers are correct as of Aug. 21, the date of our last quiz. In case multiple players accomplished the feat in the same year, the player with the higher total is the correct answer.

So, as you fly like an eagle like the Steve Miller Band did in 1976, I wish you good luck on your Chicago Nine.

1. Who was the most recent Chicago player to hit 40-plus homers?

a. Adam Dunn

b. Todd Frazier

c. Derrek Lee

d. Sammy Sosa

2. Who was the most recent Chicago player to steal 40-plus bases?

a. Juan Pierre

b. Eric Young Sr.

c. Scott Podsednik

d. Lance Johnson

3. Who was the most recent Chicago player to strikeout 200-plus times in a season?

a. Kris Bryant

b. Yoan Moncada

c. Adam Dunn

d. Sammy Sosa

4. Who was the most recent Chicago pitcher to strike out 200-plus batters in a season?

a. Chris Sale

b. Yu Darvish

c. Jake Arrieta

d. Lucas Giolito

5. Who was the most recent Chicago pitcher to pitch 200-plus innings in a season?

a. Jon Lester

b. James Shields

c. Jose Quintana

d. Jake Arrieta

6. Who was the most recent Chicago batter to hit for the cycle?

a. Mark Grace

b. Andre Dawson

c. Jose Abreu

d. Jose Valentin

7. Who was the most recent Chicago pitcher with at least 35 saves in a season?

a. Carlos Marmol

b. Rod Beck

c. David Robertson

d. Addison Reed

8. Who was the most recent Chicago batter to hit 40-plus doubles in a season?

a. Jose Abreu

b. Melky Cabrera

c. Javy Baez

d. Anthony Rizzo

9. Who was the most recent Chicago batter with a “platinum sombrero” (five strikeouts in a game)?

a. Javy Baez

b. Ted Lilly

c. Yoan Moncada

d. Matt Davidson

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Todd Frazier (40 in 2016)

2. Juan Pierre (68 in 2010)

3. Yoan Moncada (217 in 2018)

4. Yu Darvish (229 in 2019), Lucas Giolito (228 in 2019)

5. James Shields (218.2 in 2018)

6. Jose Abreu (9/19/17)

7. David Robertson (2017)

8. Javy Baez (2018)

9. Yoan Moncada (4/2/21)

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