Can We Guess Which MLB Team You Would Play For?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Baseball goes back a long way, but the major leagues only go back about a century. The National League, AKA the senior circuit, reaches back the furthest, to within the lifetime of Lip Pike, the very first professional ballplayer. The NL pitched itself as the family-friendly national pastime, populated with the best players in the country. 

The American League came along, backed by "less reputable" owners who made money in the liquor trade, even serving beer at games. This rivalry produced a contest between the two leagues dubbed The World Series. At first, we didn't get a World Series every year, but when we did, it was usually pretty electric, with the champions of each league competing to show that they were the best the world had to offer.

Since the founding of Major League Baseball, teams have carefully crafted their identities, using the teams of yesteryear as a guide. The Baltimore Orioles became the totally unremarkable New York Highlanders but were transformed by Jacob Rupert into The New York Yankees. The Brooklyn Bridegrooms switched leagues in 1889 and changed their name to The Brooklyn Dodgers. Teams with less money sometimes splurge on one marquee star to draw in fans, while some superstar teams are festooned with middling talents that somehow come together to win championships.

So which of the 30 MLB teams would suit you? Take this quiz and find out!

Which of these best describes your demeanor?

Where are you in your career?

Which of these statements about family do you most identify with?

How do you react to failure?

What precautions do you take when starting something new?

What stands out about you, when you are among your peers?

How tight are you with your friends?

How do you see your self-image?

What strategy do you use to improve the odds in your endeavors?

How should a person behave in victory?

How should people behave in defeat?

Which of the following musical artists do you connect with as a person?

What's your economic background?

With whom do you have a rivalry?

How cool are you?

How stressful is your life?

What drives you to work hard?

How do you feel about the Yankees?

How would your detractors describe your attitude?

What would you want for your walk-up music?

Which offensive strategy do you favor?

What modern baseball innovation is most worth embracing?

Which defensive strategy is best?

Which quality really defines a good pitcher?

Which shortstop would you want for your team?

Which starting pitcher would you want for your rotation?

Which of these would you try, if you got caught making a mistake?

What is the best quality possessed by veteran players?

Which is worth more, youth and energy, or age and guile?

Who was the best overall player of all time?

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