Can You Guess the Famous Baseball Legend from 3 Clues?

By: Gavin Thagard
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can You Guess the Famous Baseball Legend from 3 Clues?
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About This Quiz

"There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens." - Tommy Lasorda 

The legends in baseball aren't just born; they're made through years of dedication and a love for the game. To be a legend, these players work their tails off day in and day out just for a chance to succeed. They get up early, before everyone else, and craft their game so they can hit more home runs and throw faster pitches. They mesmerize fans by putting on performances that seem humanly impossible and try to never let those fans down, especially when it counts the most. If they do fail, though, they get back up and try harder the next time because failure is never really an option when your goal is to be the best. 

But, how much knowledge do you have on these baseball legends? Do you know who played where or what kind of statistics they put up throughout their career? Do you know who won World Series and MVP awards? Here's a quiz where you can put your baseball knowledge to the test. Take it and see if you can name these baseball legends from three simple clues!

He was nicknamed "The Iron Horse," played only for the Yankees, and won six World Series.
Cy Young
Jackie Robinson
Roger Clemens
Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig's career and life was cut short by ALS. The disease took his life at the age of 37.

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He is the all-time leader in home runs, played for the Giants, and was the NL batting champion twice.
Barry Bonds
One of the greatest hitters of all-time, Barry Bonds' career is surrounded in controversy. This stems from his association with the steroid era in baseball.
Babe Ruth
Pete Rose
Rickey Henderson

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He was nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid," won two NL MVPs, and went to 24 All-Star games.
Stan Musial
Ted Williams
Willie Mays
Willie Mays' career was highlighted by a World Series in 1954. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1979.
Bob Gibson

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He played for the Yankees, played for the Red Sox, and hit 714 home runs.
Ty Cobb
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth was traded from the Red Sox to the Yankees in 1919. This started the "Curse of the Bambino."
Ken Griffey Jr.
Joe DiMaggio

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He received the Triple Crown in 1909, was from Georgia, and managed the Detroit Tigers.
Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936. At the time, he had the highest percentage of votes to get in.
Pete Rose
Hank Aaron
Mickey Mantle

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He played for the Braves, won a World Series in 1957, and is second all-time in home runs.
Ted Williams
Jackie Robinson
Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron was the first player to beat Babe Ruth's home run record. In fact, he was such a great hitter that his nickname was "Hammerin' Hank."
Nolan Ryan

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He served in World War II, played his entire career with the Red Sox, and earned two Triple Crowns.
Mickey Mantle
Ted Williams
Despite losing part of his career to military service, Ted Williams still racked up incredible stats. However, he never won a World Series.
Stan Musial
Greg Maddux

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He played pitcher, retired in 1911, and has an award named after him.
Jackie Robinson
Pete Rose
Derek Jeter
Cy Young
The Cy Young Award is given each year to the best pitcher in both the AL and the NL. The award was first given 1956.

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He played center fielder, won seven World Series with the Yankees, and was a three-time AL MVP.
Roger Clemens
Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle spent his entire career with the Yankees. For his outstanding contributions, his number 7 was retired by the team.
Walter Johnson
Rickey Henderson

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He played his entire career with the Cardinals, won three World Series, and had his number 6 retired by the Cardinals.
Yogi Berra
Mike Schmidt
Stan Musial
Stan Musial was named an All-Star 24 times during his career. He also won three NL MVP awards.
Joe DiMaggio

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He was called "Charle Hustle," won NL Rookie of the Year in 1963, and was permanently suspended from baseball for betting.
Roberto Clemente
Ken Griffey Jr.
Nolan Ryan
Pete Rose
Pete Rose won three World Series and was named MVP in the 1975 World Series. He had his number 14 retired by the Reds.

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He was the first African American in Major League Baseball, was the Rookie of the Year in 1947, and won a World Series in 1955.
Jackie Robinson
Wearing number 42, Jackie Robinson spent his entire career with the Dodgers. His best season was in 1949, when he was the NL batting champion and MVP.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Rickey Henderson
Bob Gibson

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He only played for the Yankees, had a 56-game hitting streak, and was AL MVP three times.
Walter Johnson
Roberto Clemente
Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio's career was interrupted by World War II. Even with the war, DiMaggio had a successful baseball career, winning nine World Series.
Rickey Henderson

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He is the all-time leader in shutouts, earned three Triple Crowns, and played for the Senators.
Walter Johnson
Walter Johnson was one of the first five members in the Hall of Fame in 1936. He was also elected to the All-Century Team in 1999.
Rogers Hornsby
Yogi Berra
Roger Clemens

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He only played for the Dodgers, pitched a perfect game in 1965, and was the World Series MVP twice.
Honus Wagner
Roberto Clemente
Randy Johnson
Sandy Koufax
Sandy Koufax's career was cut short due to injury. Still, after he retired, he was elected to the Hall of Fame as the youngest ever entry.

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He played pitcher, had his number retired by three teams, and had 5,714 strikeouts.
Randy Johnson
Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan has the most strikeouts ever in a career. The next closest is nearly 1,000 strikeouts behind him.
Gaylord Perry
CC Sabathia

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He was nicknamed "The Kid," won 10 Golden Glove Awards, and hit 630 home runs.
Albert Pujols
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr. had a successful career that landed him in the Hall of Fame. Even with all his success, though, he never won a World Series.
Derek Jeter
Jimmie Foxx

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He won seven Cy Young Awards, was the AL strikeout leader five times, and won two World Series.
Warren Spahn
Tony Gwynn
Roger Clemens
Undoubtedly, Roger Clemens was one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. However, his career is surrounded in controversy because of his association with steroids late in his career.
Tom Seaver

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He played shortstop for the Yankees, was an All-Star 14 times, and was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996.
Derek Jeter
Deter Jeter is regarded as one of the greatest leaders in baseball history. During his time with the Yankees, he was part of five World Series titles.
Tony Gwynn
Honus Wagner
Albert Pujols

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He was from Puerto Rico, won two World Series, and was the NL MVP in 1966.
Rickey Henderson
Bob Gibson
Tony Gwynn
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente was as important a figure off the field as he was on the field. He died trying to deliver food and other supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake hit.

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He played catcher, won 10 World Series as a player, and was a manager when he retired.
Jimmie Foxx
Tom Seaver
Warren Spahn
Yogi Berra
Between coaching and playing, Yogi Berra won 13 World Series in all. His 10 as a player is the most all-time.

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He was called "The Man of Steal," is the all-time leader in stolen bases, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2009.
Rickey Henderson
Rickey Henderson was one of the greatest all-around players to ever take the field. His number 24 was retired by the Oakland Athletics.
Tris Speaker
Johnny Bench
Lefty Grove

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He only played for the Cardinals, was a two-time World Series champion, and was the MVP in both World Series.
Randy Johnson
Greg Maddux
Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson played for the Harlem Globetrotters before joining the Cardinals full time. Luckily, his decision to leave basketball worked out for him.
Mike Schmidt

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He was the NL MVP three times, had his number 20 retired by the Phillies, and hit four home runs in a single game.
Rogers Hornsby
Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt is regarded as one of the greatest defensive players ever. He earned 10 Gold Glove Awards throughout his career.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Tris Speaker

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He played pitcher, won a World Series with the Braves in 1995, and won the Golden Glove Award 18 times.
Randy Johnson
Greg Maddux
Greg Maddux has the most Golden Glove Awards of any player ever. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
Johnny Bench
Warren Spahn

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He was nicknamed the "The Iron Man," played his entire career with the Orioles, and won the Roberto Clemente award in 1992.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr. was an example of consistency. Aside from his amazing stats, he holds the record for most consecutive games played.
Jimmie Foxx
Randy Johnson
Tris Speaker

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He played pitcher, was a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, and made his MLB debut with the Mets.
Johnny Bench
Warren Spahn
Pedro Martinez
Tom Seaver
The New York Mets only have two World Series titles. Tom Seaver was one of the most dominant players on their 1969 championship.

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He only played for the Reds, played catcher, and went to 14 All-Star games.
Tony Gwynn
Lefty Grove
Johnny Bench
During the 1970s, the Reds were known as the Big Red Machine. During that time, the team won four NL pennants and two World Series.
Mike Trout

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He was the AL batting champion in 1916, has the most doubles in a career, and retired in 1928.
Tris Speaker
Tris Speaker was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1937. He's also part of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame and Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.
Tony Gwynn
Warren Spahn
Mark McGwire

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He was nicknamed "The Big Unit," won five Cy Young Awards, and won a Triple Crown in 2002.
Jimmie Foxx
Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson was one of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game. One of his greatest achievements was a perfect game in 2004.
Lefty Grove
Pedro Martinez

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He was a pitcher, threw left-handed, and had his number 21 retired by the Braves.
Mike Trout
Pedro Martinez
Warren Spahn
Left-handed pitchers are quite valuable in baseball. Many batters have trouble hitting off of them.
Eddie Collins

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He was nicknamed "Cocky," started playing in 1906, and is a member of the 3,000 hit club.
Joe Morgan
Mike Trout
Mark McGwire
Eddie Collins
Eddie Collins was one of the greatest champions of his era. Over the span of his career, he won six World Series with two different teams.

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He won the 1917 World Series, started his career with the Athletics, and was suspended permanently from baseball in 1919 for betting.
Tony Gwynn
Shoeless Joe Jackson
The 1919 Chicago White Sox consisted of a group of players who decided to throw the World Series. All of the players involved were permanently suspended, including Joe Jackson, who many thought wasn't part of the scandal​.
Frank Robinson
Pedro Martinez

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He played his entire career with the Padres, was the NL batting champion eight times, and won the Roberto Clemente Award in 1999.
Tony Gwynn
Tony Gwynn's career with the Padres was so successful that he received the nickname "Mr. Padre." After his career, the team retired his number 19 and elected him to their Hall of Fame.
Mark McGwire
Sammy Sosa
Joe Morgan

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He played from 1925 until 1945, won three AL MVP awards, and was a Triple Crown winner in 1933.
Pedro Martinez
Mark McGwire
Jimmie Fox
Aside from Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx was probably the greatest home run hitter during his time. He was only the second player to hit over 500 home runs in a career, behind Ruth.
Sammy Sosa

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