Can You Name All of These Famous MLB Athletes?

By: Becky Stigall
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Can You Name All of These Famous MLB Athletes?
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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
Al Oliver also played for the Rangers, Expos, Giants, Phillies, Dodgers and Blue Jays. He played lefty and was nicknamed "Scoop."
Derek Jeter
Brian Sipe
Tom Hardy

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This MLB superstar was nicknamed "The Wizard."
Derek Jeter
Jose Conseco
Ozzie Smith
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.
Brian Sipe

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What Yankees shortstop may well prove to be in the top five hitters ever?
Tom Brady
Tom Ford
Jose Conseco
Derek Jeter
Jeter played for the Yankees his entire career. He can boast 3,000 hits in a Yankees uniform.

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What MLB icon was nicknamed "The Bambino"?
Derek Jeter
Jose Conseco
Tom Hardy
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth was also called "The Sultan of Swat." Ruth batted and threw left handed. However, he wrote with his right hand.

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What New York Yankees first baseman led the team to six World Series wins?
Lou Gehrig
Gehrig played 2,130 consecutive games in the major leagues. He retired at 36 and died two years later.
Brian Sipe
Terry Bradshaw
Tom Brady

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Which MLB player became a household name because of his coffee commercials?
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Jose Conseco
Joe DiMaggio
DiMaggio was the face of Mr. Coffee for about 15 years. He was also once married to Marilyn Monroe.

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What memorable Cardinals team member was nicknamed "Stan the Man"?
Babe Ruth
Stan Musial
Stan Musial was born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał. He was known for his consistent hitting ability.
Babe Adams
Brian Sipe

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Whose knees may have kept him from being an even greater player than he was?
Babe Ruth
Lou Gehrig
Babe Adams
Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle may well be the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. His knees were an issue throughout most of his career.

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What Orioles player was nicknamed "The Iron Man"?
Joe DiMaggio
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Cal Ripken Jr.
Ripken played shortstop and third base for the Orioles. He suited up for the last time on October 6, 2001.

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What Red Sox player is considered one of the greatest hitters who ever lived?
Ted Williams
Williams played left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. He took a break for military service, but played his entire career for the Sox.
Babe Ruth
Tom Hardy
Tom Ford

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What 8-time National League All-Star player began his career with the Montreal Expos?
Andre Dawson
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.
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
The Bambino

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What player and his brother both played for the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Babe Ruth
Paul Waner
Waner played 15 of his 20 years in Pittsburgh. His nickname was "Big Poison." His brother Lloyd was "Little Poison."
Brian Sipe
Tom Hardy

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What player won more Gold Gloves than any other second baseman in baseball history?
Roberto Alomar
Roberto Alomar scored ten Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger Awards. His first pro game was April 22, 1988 for the San Diego Padres.
Brian Sipe
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams

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What shortstop and third baseman spent most of his years with the Yankees?
Babe Ruth
Roberto Alomar
Alex Rodriguez
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.
Tom Brady

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What MLB player/manager was plagued by a betting scandal?
Babe Ruth
Ozzie Smith
Pete Rose
Rose both played for and managed the Cincinnati Reds. As a result of the scandal, he was permanently placed on baseball's ineligible list.
Jose Conseco

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Who is the only Yankees player to win both Rookie of the Year and MVP awards?
Pete Rose
Thurman Munson
Thurman Munson played his entire career with the Yankees. An airplane crash ended his career and his life on August 2, 1979.
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams

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What pitcher won six World Series championships with the Yankees?
Babe Ruth
Joe DiMaggio
Whitey Ford
Ford was nicknamed "The Chairman of the Board." He spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees.
Derek Jeter

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What Cardinals pitcher is known as one of the greatest in MLB history?
Babe Ruth
Joe Jackson
Derek Jeter
Dizzy Dean
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.

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Which player is the son of one of three brothers who played for the Giants at the same time?
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Babe Alomar
Moises Alou
Moises Alou is the son of Felipe Alou, who managed him with the Expos. Alou was known for not using batting gloves.

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Who spent his entire career at shortstop and center field for the Brewers?
Hank Aaron
Tom Hardy
Bernie Kosar
Robin Yount
Yount spent 20 years with the Brewers. He played his first game for the team on April 5, 1974.

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What Indians player was nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter"?
Bob Feller
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."
Bernie Kosar
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams

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What Phillies third baseman was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time MVP?
Mike Schmidt
Schmidt played for the Phillies for 17 seasons. He was a second-round draft pick in 1971.
Eddie Fischer
Joe Jackson
Bernie Kosar

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What baseball great was the only player to take home MVP honors for both the American and National Leagues?
Frank Robinson
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.
Joe DiMaggio
Tom Ford
Tom Hardy

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What Pirates right fielder compiled 3,000 hits as a major leaguer?
Roberto Clemente
Clemente played for the Phillies for 18 seasons. He died in a plane crash in 1972, while delivering aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims,
Babe Ruth
Tom Hardy
Yogi Berra

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What MLB pitcher was nicknamed "Rocket"?
Babe Ruth
Roger Clemens
Clemens played his first game on May 15, 1984 for the Boston Red Sox. His later years were plagued by a steroids scandal.
Derek Jeter
Joe DiMaggio

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What Baltimore Orioles pitcher was nicknamed "Cakes"?
Babe Ruth
Derek Jeter
Tom Hardy
Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer won his nickname because he ate pancakes for breakfast on game days. Palmer can boast 268 career victories.

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What MLB player won nine consecutive Gold Glove awards?
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Tom Ford
Ryne Sandberg
Sandberg played for the Phillies and The Cubs. His nickname was "Ryno."

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What baseball legend was nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid"?
Babe Ruth
Willie Mays
Willie Mays spent most of his 22-year career with the Giants. He played his last game on September 9, 1973, for the Mets.
Derek Jeter
Joe DiMaggio

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What MLB great amassed 630 home runs?
Ken Griffey Jr
Griffey played center field for the Mariners, Reds and White Sox. His father was former MLB player Ken Griffey Sr.
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Derek Jeter

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What left fielder won seven MVP and fourteen All-Star awards?
Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds fielded for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. He played his last game on September 26, 2007, for the Giants.
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Ken Griffey

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What former first baseman scored 12 All-Star nods?
Mark McGwire
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.
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Bernie Kosar

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What MLB third baseman appeared in 12 straight All-Star games?
Wade Boggs
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.
Tom Ford
Tom Hardy
Ted Hughes

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What MLB pitcher was noted for his curveball?
Derek Jeter
Wade Boggs
Bert Blyleven
Blyleven ws born Rik Aalbert Blijleven in the Netherlands. The Twins drafted him straight out of high school.
Joe Garagiola

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What relief pitcher co-authored "The Bronx Zoo"?
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Ted Turner
Sparky Lyle
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.

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What former first baseman was an All-Star player every season except his last?
Babe Ruth
Rodney Colfax
Rod Carew
Carew also played second base. He threw right-handed but batted lefty.
Babe Adams

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