Can You Name These Baseball Legends from an Image in 7 Minutes?

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About This Quiz

Baseball is certainly one of the great American sports and is watched by millions of fans live and on television each season. There have been some great teams over the years, all filled with talented players.

There have been controversies as well, such as the Black Sox scandal early in the history of the sport and more recently, issues with steroids.

That said, the sport is not anything without the players and we are sure you will agree, there have been so many talented players over the years that picking 50 legends is a tough task. 

Luckily, we have managed it.

They include some of the finest long hitters the game has ever seen, such as one from almost a 100 years ago who is considered the greatest baseball player of all time, to a player who holds the record for the most home runs ever hit, despite some controversy. 

We also have pitchers who struck out hundreds of batters and a player who showed the true test of endurance is playing more than 2,600 games in a row.

But could you identify these players from a single image? 

Some are instantly recognizable, others might give you a tougher time. But remember, you should complete this test in seven minutes.

Good Luck!

Which baseball legend is shown in this image?

Arguably one of the most famous baseball names on the planet, Babe Ruth started out life as a pitcher before becoming one of the most feared hitters the game has ever seen. His career spanned three decades and although he played for three teams, his longest stint was with the New York Yankees. Ruth, who had a batting average of .342, hit 714 home runs and won the World Series seven times.

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'The Iron Man,' Cal Ripken Jr. holds the record for the most consecutive games played in MLB (2,632). He played for only one team, the Baltimore Orioles, for 20 seasons as either a shortstop or third baseman. Ripken was a 19-times All-Star and won the World Series once.

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Although a steroids scandal rocked his career, Barry Bonds holds the record for the most home runs hit in MLB (762, including a record 72 home runs in a single season). He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Fransisco Giants in a career that spanned from 1986 to 2007.

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Perhaps more famous for the fact that he was married to Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio was an excellent ballplayer who played for the New York Yankees for his entire career. In 1941, Di Maggio set a 56-game hitting streak that still has not been broken. A 13-time All-Star, DiMaggio also won the World Series an incredible nine times. He also hit 361 home runs during his career.

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The story of Lou Gehrig is a sad one. 'The Iron Horse' played 17 seasons for the New York Yankees. A first baseman and excellent hitter, Gehrig was a six-time World Series champion. He held the record of most consecutive games played in MLB - 2,130 - until it was broken by Cal Ripken Jr. Gehrig began to lose his strength and speed, eventually pulling out of the team. He was diagnosed with ALS and died in 1941 at just 37 years of age.​

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A popular ballplayer in the '50s and '60s, Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees, winning seven World Series and was named an All-Star on 20 occasions. He is regarded as one of the best ever switch-hitters in the sport.

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A center fielder, Willy Mays smashed 660 home runs during his career and stole more than 300 bases. He played primarily for the New York and San Fransico Giants and was named an All-Star an incredible 24 times. He won a single World Series title, in 1954.

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'Gentleman' George Sisler played mostly at first base for three separate teams during his career. He is most well known for his long-standing record of the most hits in a season (257), set in 1920 and broken only in 2004.

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Ken Griffey Jr. spent 21 years playing in MLB, with most of them with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds. 'Junior' never won a World Series but was named to All-Star teams on 13 occasions. He hit 630 home runs in his career.

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Reggie Jackson's hitting helped the New York Yankees win two World Series titles in the late 1970s. Jackson hit 563 home runs during the course of his 20 year MLB careers.

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A six-time World Series winner, Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford played for the New York Yankees for 17 seasons from 1950. A pitcher, Ford threw 1,956 strikeouts in his career. He was also an All-Star on 10 occasions.

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One of the pioneers of early baseball, Christy Mathewson was a pitcher for the New York Giants from 1900 to 1916. He threw 2,502 strikeouts in his career and won the World Series twice.

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A winner of two World Series with two different teams, Frank Robinson played MLB from 1956 to 1976, primarily for the Cincinnati Reds. He hit 586 home runs in his career.

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A pitcher, Bob Gibson played for the St. Louis Cardinals for 17 seasons, starting in 1959. He threw 3,117 strikeouts, was named an All-Star on nine occasions and won the World Series twice during his career.

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A 14-time All-Star catcher, Johnny Bench played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983. Bench won the World Series twice as a player and hit 389 home runs.

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Ernie Banks played shortstop or first base for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. He hit 512 home runs in his career and was a 14-time All-Star.

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Stan Musial played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1963. During his MLB career, he hit 475 home runs, averaged .331 as a batter and was a 24-time All-Star. Musial also won three World Series championships.

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'The Big Train,' Walter Johnson, pitched for the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927. He threw 3,508 strikeouts and pitched 110 shutouts.

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Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner played baseball from 1899 to 1917, primarily as a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won the World Series in 1909.

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Cy Young holds a number of important baseball records. The most impressive, however, and one that might last for many more years, is that of the most number of wins (511). He also threw 2,803 strikeouts during his career which lasted from 1890 to 1911.

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A nine-time All-Star as well as a World Series winner, Carl Hubbell played 15 seasons for the New York Giants from 1928 to 1943. A pitcher, he registered 1,677 strikeouts during his career.

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Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was an MLB player for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972. A right fielder, Clemente hit 240 home runs in his careers, won the World Series twice and was an All-Star on 15 occasions.

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One of baseball's true greats, Ty Cobb played 23 seasons, mostly for the Detroit Tigers. Cobb was an expert at stealing bases, something he did on 892 occasions. His record of 54 home base steals remains to this day. Oh, and he could bat a bit as well. His career batting average of .366 is the highest ever in baseball.

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A left-handed pitcher, Warren Spahn threw 2,583 strikeouts during his 21 seasons as a player. He played primarily for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves. Spahn was a 17-time All-Star and won a single World Series.

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A 19-year career from 1911 to 1930 saw Grover Alexander play for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. A pitcher, Alexander threw 2,198 strikeouts and was a World Series champion in 1926.

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Hank Greenberg played the majority of his career for the Detroit Tigers as a first baseman. A five-time All-Star, he also won two World Series and hit 331 home runs.

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Jimmie Foxx played for four teams during his MLB baseball career from 1925 to 1945. A first baseman, Foxx was an excellent hitter who batted 534 home runs in his career. He had two World Series wins and nine All-Star appearances.

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Yogi Berra, a catcher who played for most of his career with the New York Yankees, won an incredible 10 World Series championships, the most by any player, and was an All-Star on 18 occasions. He slammed 358 home runs during his career.

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'Hammerin' Hank' Aaron played MLB from 1954 to 1976. He held the home run record (755) until it was broken by Barry Bonds. A 25-time All-Star, he also won a single World Series.

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Satchel Paige was 42 years old when he made his MLB debut in 1948. Even so, he is considered one of the finest pitchers ever to grace the sport and won the World Series in his rookie year.

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Born in 1944, Steve Carlton played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1965. 'Lefty' as he was known, played for six different franchises over the course of his career which ended in 1988. He was a World Series winner in 1967 (Cardinals) and 1980 (Phillies). During his career, he threw 4,136 strikeouts.

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'The Grey Eagle,' Tris Speaker was born in 1888. Playing center field, Speaker still ranks among the leaders in a number of records in MLB. His career batting average is still the sixth highest of all time while his 792 doubles are an MLB record to this day. He played for four teams during his career after starting out in Boston.

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Pete Rose had a 23-year career in the MLB, from 1963 to 1986. Rose holds many current records, including the all-time leader in hits (4,256) and games played (3,562). A 17-times All-Star, Rose won the World Series on three occasions as a player.

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As the first African-American to play in the MLB, Jackie Robinson was a trailblazer in the sport. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, making his debut in 1947 and playing until 1956. He was an All-Star on six occasions and won the World Series with the Dodgers once.

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Roy Campanella, born in 1921, played primarily as a catcher during his career. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for nine years, winning a World Series in 1955 and was named an All-Star on eight occasions.

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Eddie 'Cocky' Collins made his MLB debut in 1906 and played until 1930. During that time he played for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago White Sox. Very effective at stealing bases, Collins was a World Series winner on six occasions.

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Known as the Black Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson was an incredible power hitter and catcher who played for a number of teams in the Negro Baseball League. He also played in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He died of a stroke at the age of 35.

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Robert Moses 'Lefty' Grove played 441 games in MLB from 1925 to 1941 for both the Philidelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox. He is regarded as one of the best left-handed pitchers to play the sport.

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Joe Jackson started his baseball career in 1908 and was implicated in the Black Sox scandal of 1920, although most people believe he was totally innocent due to his excellent World Series performance in which the fixed games took place.

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Pitcher Tom Seaver played from 1967 to 1986 for four different teams. During his time on the mound, Seaver threw 3,640 strikeouts. He was a 12-time All-Star pick and won the World Series once.

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A World Series winner in 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, pitcher Greg Maddux was often referred to at either 'Mad Dog' or 'The Professor.' Maddux played for 22 years, retiring in 2008. During that time he threw 3,371 strikeouts.

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Born Alois Szymanski, Al Simmons, or 'Buckfoot Al' as he was known, played for the Philadelphia Athletics and eight other teams from 1924 to 1944. He was a three-time All-Star and won the World Series on two occasions. Simmons smashed 307 home runs during his career.

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'The Mechanical Man' as he was known, Charlie Geringer was a six-time All-Star and a World Series winner who played for the Detroit Tigers for 18 years from 1924. Many baseball pundits rank him as one of the best second basemen to have ever played the sport.

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The youngest player (36) to ever be entered into the baseball Hall of Fame, Sandy Koufax was a pitcher for the Brooklyn and LA Dodgers. His career ran from 1955 to 1966. He won four World Series titles and was named an All-Star on seven occasions. Koufax threw more than 2,300 strikeouts in his career.

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Another one team player, Mel Ott played for the New York Giants from 1926 to 1947. He was the first player in the National League to hit 500 home runs, was an All-Star on 12 occasions and a World Series champion once.

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A one team player, Tony Gwynn played from 1982 to 2001 for the San Diego Padres. His loyalty led to the nickname, 'Mr. Padre.' Gwynn was capped as an All-Star on 15 occasions. He died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 54.

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Rogers Hornsby played for an incredible 23 seasons in the MLB for five teams, most notably the St. Louis Cardinals. His batting average of .358 is the second-best ever in baseball. He was a World Series winner in 1926 with the Cardinals.

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With a career encompassing 17 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies, Mike Schmidt is the epitome of a one-man team. A 12-time All-Star and a World Series winner in 1980, Schmidt hit 548 home runs in his career.

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Nolan Ryan holds the record for the most seasons in the MLB - an incredible 27. He played across four decades 1966 to 1993. A pitcher of some renown, Ryan threw 5,714 strikeouts, an MLB record. He was an eight-time All-Star and won the World Series once.

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Napolean Lajoie had a 20-year career in baseball's early days, from 1896 to 1916. Some of that time was also spent as a player/manager. He spent most of his career playing for the Cleveland Naps.

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