Can You Name All of These Famous MLB Athletes?
By: Becky Stigall
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About This Quiz
Baseball is America's favorite pastime. But how well do you know the players who make your team proud? If we give you some hints, can you name them all?
This Pirates center fielder also played left and right field, as well as first base.
Al Oliver also played for the Rangers, Expos, Giants, Phillies, Dodgers and Blue Jays. He played lefty and was nicknamed "Scoop."
This MLB superstar was nicknamed "The Wizard."
Smith wore jersey No. 1 for his entire career, which spanned 19 years. He played for both the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals.
What Yankees shortstop may well prove to be in the top five hitters ever?
Jeter played for the Yankees his entire career. He can boast 3,000 hits in a Yankees uniform.
What MLB icon was nicknamed "The Bambino"?
Babe Ruth was also called "The Sultan of Swat." Ruth batted and threw left handed. However, he wrote with his right hand.
What New York Yankees first baseman led the team to six World Series wins?
Gehrig played 2,130 consecutive games in the major leagues. He retired at 36 and died two years later.
Which MLB player became a household name because of his coffee commercials?
DiMaggio was the face of Mr. Coffee for about 15 years. He was also once married to Marilyn Monroe.
What memorable Cardinals team member was nicknamed "Stan the Man"?
Stan Musial was born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał. He was known for his consistent hitting ability.
Whose knees may have kept him from being an even greater player than he was?
Mickey Mantle may well be the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. His knees were an issue throughout most of his career.
What Orioles player was nicknamed "The Iron Man"?
Ripken played shortstop and third base for the Orioles. He suited up for the last time on October 6, 2001.
What Red Sox player is considered one of the greatest hitters who ever lived?
Williams played left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. He took a break for military service, but played his entire career for the Sox.
What 8-time National League All-Star player began his career with the Montreal Expos?
Dawson played center and right field throughout his 21-year career. He suited up for the last time for the Florida Marlins on September 29, 1996.
What player and his brother both played for the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Waner played 15 of his 20 years in Pittsburgh. His nickname was "Big Poison." His brother Lloyd was "Little Poison."
What player won more Gold Gloves than any other second baseman in baseball history?
Roberto Alomar scored ten Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger Awards. His first pro game was April 22, 1988 for the San Diego Padres.
What shortstop and third baseman spent most of his years with the Yankees?
A-Rod played for the Mariners, Rangers, and Yankees. He also scored the biggest contract in MLB history at the time, in 2000: 10-years and $252 million with the Rangers. He was traded to the Yankees before the 2004 season, however.
What MLB player/manager was plagued by a betting scandal?
Rose both played for and managed the Cincinnati Reds. As a result of the scandal, he was permanently placed on baseball's ineligible list.
Who is the only Yankees player to win both Rookie of the Year and MVP awards?
Thurman Munson played his entire career with the Yankees. An airplane crash ended his career and his life on August 2, 1979.
What pitcher won six World Series championships with the Yankees?
Ford was nicknamed "The Chairman of the Board." He spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees.
What Cardinals pitcher is known as one of the greatest in MLB history?
Dean pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and the St. Louis Browns throughout his career. He suited up for the first time on September 28, 1930, for the Cardinals.
Which player is the son of one of three brothers who played for the Giants at the same time?
Moises Alou is the son of Felipe Alou, who managed him with the Expos. Alou was known for not using batting gloves.
Who spent his entire career at shortstop and center field for the Brewers?
Yount spent 20 years with the Brewers. He played his first game for the team on April 5, 1974.
What Indians player was nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter"?
Feller spent 18 seasons as an Indians pitcher. He was born in Van Meter, Iowa, hence the nickname. He was also known as "Bullet Bob."
What Phillies third baseman was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time MVP?
Schmidt played for the Phillies for 17 seasons. He was a second-round draft pick in 1971.
What baseball great was the only player to take home MVP honors for both the American and National Leagues?
Robinson played for the Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels, and Indians. His career as a player spanned 20 years, after which he was a coach and manager.
What Pirates right fielder compiled 3,000 hits as a major leaguer?
Clemente played for the Phillies for 18 seasons. He died in a plane crash in 1972, while delivering aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims,
What MLB pitcher was nicknamed "Rocket"?
Clemens played his first game on May 15, 1984 for the Boston Red Sox. His later years were plagued by a steroids scandal.
What Baltimore Orioles pitcher was nicknamed "Cakes"?
Jim Palmer won his nickname because he ate pancakes for breakfast on game days. Palmer can boast 268 career victories.
What MLB player won nine consecutive Gold Glove awards?
Sandberg played for the Phillies and The Cubs. His nickname was "Ryno."
What baseball legend was nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid"?
Willie Mays spent most of his 22-year career with the Giants. He played his last game on September 9, 1973, for the Mets.
What MLB great amassed 630 home runs?
Griffey played center field for the Mariners, Reds and White Sox. His father was former MLB player Ken Griffey Sr.
What left fielder won seven MVP and fourteen All-Star awards?
Barry Bonds fielded for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. He played his last game on September 26, 2007, for the Giants.
What former first baseman scored 12 All-Star nods?
McGwire, a great home run hitter, played for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals. A steroids scandal has delayed his chances of entering the Hall of Fame.
What MLB third baseman appeared in 12 straight All-Star games?
Wade Boggs suited up for the first time on April 10, 1982, for the Boston Red Sox. He played his last MLB game on August 27, 1999, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
What MLB pitcher was noted for his curveball?
Blyleven ws born Rik Aalbert Blijleven in the Netherlands. The Twins drafted him straight out of high school.
What relief pitcher co-authored "The Bronx Zoo"?
Lyle was a left-handed relief pitcher for the Red Sox, Yankees, Texas Rangers, Phillies, and White Sox. He co-wrote "The Bronx Zoo" with Peter Golenbock. He also co-wrote "The Year I Owned the Yankees: A Baseball Fantasy" with David Fisher.
What former first baseman was an All-Star player every season except his last?
Carew also played second base. He threw right-handed but batted lefty.
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