Who Am I? MLB Player Edition

By: Jouviane Alexandre
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About This Quiz

"The Great Bambino, the Sultan of Swat, the Titan of Terror, the Colossus of Clout, the King of Crash." If you know who we're talking about, there's a great chance that you're a major MLB fan or you've watched The Sandlot repeatedly.

For the longest time, baseball has been considered "America's pastime." First founded in 1876 with just the National League, the sport blossomed into Major League Baseball, an organization that now includes both the National and American Leagues for a total of 30 major league baseball teams. Hundreds of men have gone through the league, but only a few have names that truly resonate with fans. From the most home runs to the highest batting average, these athletes are some of the best the sport has ever seen.

Names like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Pete Rose, and Alex Rodriguez are easily recognizable, but what if I told you one of them holds the record for the most games played? What if I told you another holds the record for the most grand slams? Can you identify who the Great Bambino is? If you're rattling off the answers to these questions, it seems our quiz has met its match! Will you be able to score a home run against this quiz? Step up to the plate!

Throughout my career from 1914 to 1935, I played for the Yankees, Red Sox and Braves, and hit an impressive 714 home runs. Who am I?

Babe Ruth is probably one of the most well-known players when it comes to the world of baseball. Born George Ruth Jr., he was better known for his nickname, The Bambino.

In my day, I played for the Braves and Brewers. I also set the record for the most career RBIs. Who am I?

Hank Aaron is another MLB great. He began his career in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves (now the Atlanta Braves). Throughout his career, he set the record for the most RBIs with 2,297. His induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame was in 1982.

Nicknamed "Big Unit," I led the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 2001 championship as pitcher. Who am I?

Randy Johnson joined the MLB in 1988 with the Montreal Expos. He would go on to play for 21 years and finished with a career of 10 All Star titles and one World Series championship. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.

A pitcher for multiple teams, I led the New York Mets to their first championship in 1969. Who am I?

George Thomas Seaver got his MLB start in 1967 as a pitcher for the New York Mets. In his career, he would go on to win a championship in 1969 and was a 12-time All Star. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bouncing between outfielder and first baseman, I spent 22 years with the St. Louis Cardinals and hit 475 home runs. Who am I?

Born Stanislaw Musial began his career in 1941. He was chosen as an All-Star 24 times and he won three championships.

A well-known shortstop, I hold the current record for most Grand Slams. Who am I?

Alex Rodriguez began his baseball career in 1994 with the Seattle Mariners. He would end his career in 2016 as a New York Yankee. Another athlete whose career was plagued by performance enhancers, A-Rod admitted to using steroids during his career with the Rangers. He holds the record for the most Grand Slams of any professional player with 25.

An outfielder for five different teams, I'm the only MLB player to have won MVP in both leagues (National and American). Who am I?

Frank Robinson began his MLB career in 1956 with the Cincinnati Reds. A 14-time All Star and two-time World Series champion, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

Sometimes called "Mad Dog," I led the Atlanta Braves to the 1995 Championship. Who am I?

Greg Maddux began his 22-year career in 1986 as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He would go on to play for the Braves, Cubs, Dodgers, and Padres. He won a total of 355 games and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.

A player in the early 1900s, I hold the record for the most doubles in history. Who am I?

Tris Speaker began his MLB career in 1907 with the Boston Americans. He would go on to play for 21 seasons and won the World Series three times. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937 and holds the record for most career doubles with 792.

Nicknamed "Lefty," I led both the Cardinals and Phillies to championships. Who am I?

Steve Carlton began his MLB career in 1965 as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. A popular left-handed pitcher, he would go on to become a 10-time All Star as well as a two-time championship winner. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.

A Yankee Hall of Famer, I hold the record for the highest game hitting streak. Who am I?

Joe DiMaggio began his career in 1936 as the center fielder for the New York Yankees. His 16-year career is decorated with nine World Series championships. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955 and holds the record for the highest game hitting streak with 56 consecutive games.

A catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, I led the National league in home runs twice. Who am I?

Johnny Bench began his 16-year career in 1967 as a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He would spend his entire career with the team and would end it in 1983 with 14 All-Star titles and two championships. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

In my 21-year career, I played only for the Red Sox. You might know me as the Splendid Splinter. Who am I?

Ted Williams began his baseball career in 1939 and would remain with the Boston Red Sox until his last game in 1960. While his position was left fielder, Williams was highly recognized for his batting average. In his career, he hit more than 500 home runs.

As a second baseman for multiple teams, I won the World Series in '75 and '76 with the Cincinnati Reds. Who am I?

Joe Morgan got his MLB start in 1963 as a second baseman for the Houston Colt .45s. His career would take him to the Reds, Astros, Giants, Phillies, and Athetics. He became a 10-time All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

Often called Double X, I was the second player to hit 500 homers after Babe Ruth. Who am I?

James "Jimmie" Foxx was a first baseman in the MLB who got his start with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1925. He would go on to play for the Red Sox and Cubs before returning to Philadelphia as a member of the Phillies. He won two career World Series championships and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

As a player for the Pirates and Giants, I hold the record for the most career home runs with 762. Who am I?

In the world of MLB, Barry Bonds holds the record for the most career home runs with 762. Although his career is plagued by a steroid controversy, in his 22 MLB seasons, he managed to set multiple records for the league.

A pitcher for multiple teams, I've had the most wins and the most losses. Who am I?

Cy Young began his MLB career as a pitcher for the Cleveland Spiders. Throughout his 21 year career, he would play for a total of five teams. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1937, he holds multiple records, including the most wins (511) and most losses (316).

Often called "Big Six," I maintained professional baseball and football careers at the same time. Who am I?

Christopher Mathewson was an MLB pitcher who got his start on the New York Giants. In the last year of his career, he moved to the Cincinnati Reds. He played professional baseball and football at the same time, playing football for the Pittsburgh Stars. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

Often called the Iron Horse, I spent my 17-year career with the New York Yankees. Who am I?

Lou Gehrig began his career with the New York Yankees in 1923 as a first baseman. He would go on to be a six-time World Series champion and seven-time All-Star. In 1939, Gehrig retired from the MLB due to ALS, a disorder that is now often called Lou Gehrig's disease. In his career, he hit 23 grand slams and was the first baseball player to have his number retired.

Playing with the Philadelphia Phillies for 17 years, I was the 1980 World Series MVP. Who am I?

Mike Schmidt began his MLB career in 1972 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He would stay as their third baseman for 17 years, until 1989. At the end of his career, he was a 12-time All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.

Born in the Dominican Republic in 1980, I have won two World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Who am I?

Albert Pujols began his MLB career in 2001 as first baseman for the Cardinals. Since his start, he has been named an All-Star 10 times and has won two World Series championships. He is ranked as one of ESPN's top 30 best baseball players ever.

Often called the Georgia Peach, I began my baseball career with the Detroit Tigers and would go on to set multiple records, like the highest career batting average. Who am I?

Ty Cobb is one of the great MLB players of the early era. He began his career with the Detroit Tigers in 1905 and would go on to play for 23 more years.

Nicknamed the Flying Dutchman, I spent my 20-year career as a shortstop for the Colonels and Pirates. Who am I?

Honus Wagner began his 20-year career in 1987 with the Louisville Cardinals. Throughout his career, he would win eight batting titles and would also become one of the first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

A third baseman for the Royals, I am the only player to have won a batting title in three separate decades. Who am I?

George Brett got his MLB start in 1973 with the Kansas City Royals and would continue to play with them for the entirety of his career. He won three separate batting titles (1976, 1980,1990). In 1999, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Nicknamed "The Rajah," I hold the second-highest batting average and won my only championship with the St. Louis Cardinals. Who am I?

Rogers Hornsby got his baseball start in 1915 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He would go on to hold the second-highest batting average after Ty Cobb. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942.

A 20-year Yankees veteran, I've won five World Series championships and lead the franchise in all-time hits. Who am I?

Derek Jeter began his 20-year career with the Yankees in 1995. He would go on to be named an All-Star 14 times and he won an impressive five World Series championships. He leads the Yankees franchise in hits, games played, and at bats, just to name a few.

A pitcher nicknamed Rocket, I am one of two who have struck out 20 batters in a single game. Who am I?

Roger Clemens got his MLB start in 1984 with the Boston Red Sox. His career would end in 2007 as a Yankee. With more than 350 wins in his career, he is another player whose career was plagued by steroid use accusations.

A loyal Yankees member, I stayed with the team for 17 years and hold the record for the most home runs scored in a World Series. Who am I?

Mickey Mantle was a center fielder for the New York Yankees for 17 years. In his career, he was named an All-Star 20 times and is a seven-time World Series champion. The Yankees retired Mantle's #7 and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974.

Often called "The Iron Man," I hold the record for most consecutive games played. Who am I?

Cal Ripken Jr. got his MLB start in 1981 with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles would be the only team for which he played throughout his 20-year career. A 19-time All Star and a 1983 World Series champion, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

A left fielder for teams like the Athletics and Yankees, I hold the record for most runs and steals. Who am I?

Rickey Henderson got his baseball career start in 1979 with the Oakland Athletics. He would go on to set two records, for most runs and most steals. He is a two-time World Series champion and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.

While "Hoot" was my nickname as the Cardinals pitcher, I was also seen on the court with the Harlem Globetrotters. Who am I?

Bob Gibson began his MLB career in 1959 as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He would stay with the team for the entirety of his 16-year career. By 1975, he had won two World Series championships and was a nine-time All-Star. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.

As a pitcher for the Washington Senators, I was often called Barney. Who am I?

Walter Johnson began his baseball career in 1907 with the Washington Senators. He would go on to be their pitcher for 20 years and was one of the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Born in Puerto Rico, I was a two-time World Series champion and 15-time All-Star​ before my tragic death in a plane crash. Who am I?

Roberto Clemente was born in Puerto Rico before he came to the United States and began his MLB career as a Pittsburgh Pirate. He would go on to win two World Series championships and was an All-Star player 15 times. He died in a plane crash in 1972 while helping with a Nicaraguan relief effort after an earthquake. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame less than a year after his death.

When I was on the field, I was playing for the Giants or the Mets. Over 22 years, I hit 660 home runs and was on the All-Star team for 20 years in a row. Who am I?

Willie Mays is another MLB great. He began his career in 1951 playing for the New York Giants before moving to the Mets. He won 12 Gold Glove awards and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.

Nicknamed "The Kid," I have the highest voting percentage into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Who am I?

Ken Griffey Jr. began his MLB career in 1989 with the Seattle Mariners. As a 13-time All Star, he ranks in the Top 10 of the most home runs at #6. He had the highest acceptance rate into the Baseball Hall of Fame with 99.32 percent (437 out of 440 votes).

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