Baseball Hall of Fame: Can You Match the Player to the Team?

By: Becky Stigall
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Baseball Hall of Fame: Can You Match the Player to the Team?
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According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, inductees wear caps "based on where that player makes his most indelible mark." But these caps don't always match the team the player spent the most years playing for. Do you know what cap each of these players wears?
Ty Cobb was welcomed into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. What team's cap does he wear?
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Cobb played center field for the Tigers for the majority of his career. He spent his last two seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics.
Chicago Cubs
Florida Marlins

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1937 Hall of Fame inductee, Cy Young, wears what cap?
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Spiders
Before the Indians, Cleveland had the Spiders. Young pitched for the team. His legal name was Denton True Young.
Florida Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies

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Babe Ruth was a 1936 HoF inductee. What team's cap does he wear?
Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Yankees
Ruth is thought to have done his best work with the Yankees. He played for the team for the majority of his career.

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1946 Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Evers wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
Cleveland Spiders
Chicago Cubs
Evers played second base for the Cubs for most of his career. He finished out his career with the Boston Braves.

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Honus Wagner, 1936 Hall of Fame inductee, wears what cap?
Pittsburgh Pirates
Wagner joined Pittsburgh after three seasons with the Louisville Colonels. He played shortstop, right field and first base.
Cleveland Indians
Florida Marlins
New York Yankees

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Lou Gehrig was inducted into the Hall of Fame wearing what team's cap?
New York Yankees
Gehrig was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. He played first base for the Yankees his entire career.
Chicago Cubs
Cleveland Indians
LA Dodgers

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Eddie Plank, a 1946 inductee, wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
Oakland A's
Florida Marlins
Philadelphia Athletics
Plank played all but the last three years of his career with the Athletics, finishing with the St. Louis Terriers and the St. Louis Browns. He was a pitcher.

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1956 inductee Hank Greenberg sports what team's cap on his HoF plaque?
Detroit Tigers
Greenberg was a first baseman for the Tigers. He also played left field.
Cleveland Indians
Oakland A's
Florida Marlins

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Walter Johnson pitched his way to the Hall of Fame wearing what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
Miami Dolphins
Washington Senators
Johnson played his entire career with the Senators. He retired after the 1927 season.
New York Yankees

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Baseball great Jackie Robinson wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
Florida Marlins
Brooklyn Dodgers
Robinson played with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945, then spent the rest of his career with the Dodgers. He played second base, first base and shortstop.
Oakland A's

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Lefty Gomez was welcomed into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. What team's cap does he wear?
New York Yankees
Gomez played all but his last season with the Yankees. He retired after his 1943 season with the Washington Senators.
Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs
Detroit Tigers

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1937 HoF inductee Tris Speaker wears what team's cap?
Detroit Tigers
Chicago Cubs
Florida Marlins
Cleveland Indians
Speaker spent 11 seasons with the Indians. He played center field.

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1937 HoF inductee Nap Lajoie wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Naps
Yup, Nap played for the Naps - later to be the Indians - for 13 seasons. He played first and second base during his career.
Boston Celtics
Chicago Cubs
Florida Marlins

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Willie Mays was welcomed into the Hall of Fame in 1979. He wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
Florida Marlins
San Francisco Giants
Mays played the majority of his career with the Giants, both in New York as the Gothams, then the Giants, and in San Francisco. He played center field.
Chicago Cubs

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1977 inductee Ernie Banks wears what cap on his HoF plaque?
Chicago Cubs
Banks played shortstop and first base for the Cubs. His career spanned 19 years.
Cleveland Indians
San Francisco Giants
Cleveland Spiders

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Ed Walsh entered the Hall of Fame in 1946. What team's cap does he wear?
Chicago White Sox
Walsh pitched for the White Sox. He played his last season with the Boston Braves.
Florida Marlins
Cleveland Indians
Oakland A's

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1947 inductee Carl Hubbell wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
New York Giants
Hubbell pitched for the Giants his entire career. He was a lefty.
Florida Marlins
Oakland A's

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1962 inductee Bob Feller wears what team's cap?
Chicago Cubs
Houston A's
Cleveland Indians
Feller pitched for the Indians his entire career. He took off several seasons to serve in the military.
Detroit Tigers

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Yogi Berra was welcomed into the Hall of Fame in 1972. What team's cap does he wear?
New York Yankees
Berra played for the Yankees his entire career. He was a catcher and an outflelder.
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Miami Dolphins

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1972 inductee Sandy Koufax wears what team's cap?
Los Angeles Dodgers
Koufax played for the Dodgers his entire career, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. He was a left-handed pitcher.
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
Florida Marlins

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1951 HoF inductee Mel Ott sports the cap of what team?
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
Ott played for the Giants his entire career. He played right field and third base.

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Joe DiMaggio was welcomed into the HoF in 1955. What team's cap does he wear?
New York Yankees
DiMaggio played for the Yankees his entire career. He played center field.
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Dodgers
Oakland A's

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1968 inductee Goose Goslin wears what team's cap?
Washington Senators
Goslin played for the Senators for most of his career. He played left field.
Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs
Oakland A's

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1974 Hall of Fame inductee Mickey Mantle sports what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
Mantle spent his entire career in New York. He played center field and first base.
Chicago Cubs
Oakland A's

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Hank Aaron was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982. What team's cap does he wear?
Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Braves
Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He played right field and first base.
Chicago Cubs
Florida Marlins

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Pitcher Whitey Ford wears what team's cap on his Hall of Fame plaque?
New York Yankees
Ford was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. He pitched for the Yankees his entire career.
Chicago Cubs
Cleveland Indians
Oakland A's

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Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter sports what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
Oakland Athletics
Hunter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. He played most of his career with the Athletics, spending the last few years with the New York Yankees.
Miami Dolphins
Boston Red Sox

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Hall of Fame centerfielder Kirby Puckett wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
Oakland A's
Chicago Cubs
Minnesota Twins
Puckett spent his entire career with the Twins. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

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HoF inductee Ozzie Smith wears what team's cap?
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
St. Louis Cardinals
Smith began his career with the San Diego Padres, before moving on to the Cardinals. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.
Washington Redskins

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Baseman George Brett sports what team's cap on his Hall of Fame plaque?
Oakland A's
Florida Marlins
Kansas City Royals
Brett played his entire career with the Royals. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.
Cleveland Indians

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Reggie Jackson wears what team's cap on his Baseball Hall of Fame plaque?
Cleveland Indians
Cincinnati Reds
Oakland Athletics
Jackson was a member of five World Series champion teams. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
New York Yankees

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Gaylord Perry wears what team's cap?
San Francisco Giants
Perry pitched for the Giants for 10 seasons before moving on to Cleveland and other teams. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs

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Hall of Famer Johnny Bench wears what team's cap?
Houston Astros
Cleveland Indians
Oakland A's
Cincinnatti Reds
Bench played for the Reds his entire career. He played catcher, third base, and first base.

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Hall of Famer Ken Griffey wears what team's cap?
Seattle Mariners
Griffey began and ended his s career with the Mariners. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Cleveland Indians
Washington Redskins
Florida Marlins

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2007 HoF inductee Cal Ripken sports the cap of what team?
Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs
Florida Marlins
Baltimore Orioles
Ripkin spent his entire career with the Orioles. He played shortstop and third base.

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