Can We Guess Your Favorite MLB Icon?

Raj Chander

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About This Quiz

In every era of Major League Baseball, superstars have looked a bit different. 

The game's early heroes in the first half of the 20th century were patriotic, larger-than-life figures like Ted Williams and Babe Ruth. While each one had their own style, on the field they were known for their tough demeanors and hard-nosed style.

As the game matured a bit and America exited war mode in the '50s and '60s, stars became a bit more personable. The diversification of the league thanks in large part to Jackie Robinson helped to open the door for African-American stars like Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente.

But to many people, few stars had as much personality as those in the modern era. Just think of guys like Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, engaging in a friendly-yet-competitive contest to see who could hit the most home runs in a single season. Later, the emergence of interesting personalities like Tim Lincecum and Manny Ramirez added a new dimension to the game, a perfect development for the social media era.

With so many different kinds of players leading the way for the MLB, how do you choose the one that you root for most? Besides the obvious choice--their team--we believe you should align with the star who embodies your beliefs about baseball on and off the field. Step up to the plate and hit these 30 questions out of the park and we'll match you to an MLB legend!

How important is it for an MLB star to act with dignity and professionalism off the field?

What makes baseball a better sport than basketball or football?

What position does your favorite MLB hero play?

How much do numbers and statistics matter in baseball?

Is it important for an MLB player to represent the diversity of the league?

Does it matter if a star plays for one team their entire career?

How important is it for your favorite MLB icon to be good at defense?

Does sportsmanship factor into your choice of MLB superstar?

Does it matter if your MLB legend is a leader of the team?

How much extra value do you place on base running ability?

Is it important that your favorite baseball player has been selected to many All-Star games?

What era would your favorite MLB icon come from?

What is a good off-the-field hobby for a baseball player to have?

What's the best way for an MLB icon to interact with the fans?

Should an MLB legend always get along with their team's manager?

Should your MLB legend be able to play more than one position?

How do you feel about a baseball player serving as a designated hitter?

What is your favorite food to eat while watching baseball?

Do you care at all about a player's romantic life?

Besides hitting, what is the most valuable skill a baseball player can bring to the team?

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

What kind of products do you want your baseball hero to endorse?

Do you factor longevity into the equation when determining which MLB star is your favorite?

How should an MLB star dress when they aren't playing baseball?

What do you think an MLB star should do after they retire?

Do you think it is important for an MLB superstar to be somewhat eccentric?

How much does philanthropic activity matter to you?

Do you care if your favorite MLB player is big into partying?

What team does your favorite MLB legend play for?

Do you prefer your MLB icon to be well-rounded, or mostly just a great hitter?

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