Can You Match the MLB Star to His All-Time Record?

By: John Miller

Can You Match the MLB Star to His All-Time Record?
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About This Quiz

Baseball is obsessed with statistics -- for more than a century, recordkeepers have meticulously tracked everything from hits to home runs. Can you match the following MLB stars to their all-time records?
Pete Rose
most singles
Before his embarrassing gambling debacle, Rose was one of the best hitters the game has ever seen. He smacked 3,215 singles in his career.
most bunts
most batters hit

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Barry Bonds
most doubles
most home runs
Due to a massive steroids controversy, Bonds has a frayed relationship with recordkeepers. But as it stands, he has more home runs (762) than anyone else who has played the game.
biggest head

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Reggie Jackson
most foul balls
most strikeouts
Swing and a miss! Reggie Jackson struck out more than anyone else -- 2,597 times during his 21-season career.
most flyballs caught

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Ty Cobb
bases stolen
highest batting average
Cobb, the "Georgia Peach," played around the turn of the century and garnered a reputation for his hitting ability. He has the highest batting average (.366) in MLB history.
lowest batting average

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Hank Aaron
most total bases
Hank Aaron's bat was incredibly productive. He had more total bases (6,856), far more than second-place Stan Musial (6,134).
most steals
best hair

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Alex Rodriguez
highest salary
most grand slams
Rodriguez had an uncanny ability to find the fences when the bases were loaded -- he hit more grand slams (23) than anyone else.
most gold necklaces

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Cy Young
most ejections
most wins by a pitcher
Cy Young still sets the standard for wins by a pitcher. He won 511 games in his 22-season career.
most penalties

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Nolan Ryan
most games played
most strikeouts
For 27 -- yes, 27 -- seasons, Nolan Ryan was one of baseball's most famous pitchers. He struck out more batters (5,714) than any other pitcher.
most RBIs

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Tony Mullane
most wild animals
most wild parties
most wild pitches
In the 1880s, no one threw more wild pitches than Tony Mullane. By the time his career ended in 1894, he'd thrown 394 wild pitches, a record that no one has really approached.

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Rickey Henderson
most doubles
most runs scored
Once he reached base, Henderson was a scoring phenomenon. He scored 2,295 runs during his career, which spanned from 1979 to 2003.
most home runs

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Pete Rose
most batting titles
most games played
With his long career ('63-'86), perhaps it's no wonder that Rose played more games (3,562) than anyone else in MLB history.
biggest salary

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Cy Young
most singles
most bases stolen
most innings pitched
In 22 years, Young pitched for five different teams, and he was almost always on the mound instead of the bullpen. He pitched more innings (7,356) than any other player.

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Pete Rose
most honest
most hits
Rose was ridiculously productive as a hitter. He blasted 4,256 hits during his career, which eventually ended in the flames of a gambling scandal.
most games thrown

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Hank Aaron
most pitches thrown
most bases stolen
most RBIs
From the '50s to the '70s, few players were as good as Aaron in bringing base runners home. He finished with 2,297 RBIs, the most in MLB history.

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Madison Bumgarner
most wild pitches
most grand slams by a pitcher
Bumgarner already had a lasting legacy due to his pitching heroics. But he also has a quirky record to his name -- most grand slams (3) by a pitcher.
most home runs

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Cy Young
most double plays
most games completed
Any pitcher can start a game -- but pitching a complete game is hard work. Cy Young completed more games (749) than any other pitcher.
most outs thrown

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Babe Ruth
most hot dogs consumed during a game
highest slugging percentage
Ruth was a prolific batter, and many of his hits were doubles and triples, as reflected by his best-of-all-time slugging percentage (.690).
most doubles

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Tris Speaker
most strikeouts
most doubles
Speaker was known as "The Gray Eagle," and he had a career batting average of .345. He still has more doubles (792) than anyone else who's played the game.
most home runs

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Ted Williams
field goal percentage
wild pitches
best on-base percentage
Williams reached base at a reliable rate -- he still owns the best on-base percentage of any hitter (.482).

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Rickey Henderson
most stolen bases
Henderson was one of the fastest (and cleverest) base runners of his era. He stole 1,406 bases in his career, leaving second-place Lou Brock (938) in his figurative dust.
most burglaries
most kidnappings

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Albert Pujols
most strikeouts
most grounded into double plays
It's a hit! Oh, wait, Pujols grounded into yet another double play. The cursed batter grounded into 362 double plays from 2001 to 2017, and he's still got plenty of time to rack up even more of this unenviable stat.
most foul balls

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Hughie Jennings
most bunts
most hit by pitches
Jennings played in the early 1900s and apparently liked to lean in on pitches. He was struck by 287 pitches during a career that featured 4,004 at-bats.
most strikeouts

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Ty Cobb
most three pointers
most trophy wives
most steals of home
Cobb was an intelligent baserunner who knew how to pick the right moment. He stole home 54 times, setting a record that has yet to be bested.

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Wes Ferrell
most home runs by an outfielder
most home runs by a bat boy
most home runs by a pitcher
Pitchers aren't generally known for their home run feats. In the 1930s, Ferrell showed that he could occasionally be deadly with a bat -- he hit 38 home runs during his career.

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Cy Young
most strikeouts
most losses
Cy Young won more games than any other pitcher. He also lost more games (316) than any other pitcher. But he won far more than he lost.
lowest slugging percentage

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Barry Bonds
most singles
most walks
Bonds was such a threat to hit home runs that pitchers often avoided him altogether. He racked up 2,558 walks during his career.
most stolen bases

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Pete Rose
most total bases
most at-bats
No one had more chances at the plate than Pete Rose. He played from '63 to '86, totaling 14,053 at-bats, more than anyone else.
fewest stolen bases

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Sam Crawford
most triples
Crawford played around the turn of the century under the nickname "Wahoo Sam," and he was a fantastic hitter. He had 309 triples during his storied career.
most quadruples
most broken bats

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Pete Rose
most outs
Not all of Rose's records are enviable. One of the byproducts of playing so many games is that you get caught out (10,328) more than anyone else.
most obscene gestures
most doubles

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Barry Bonds
least remorse
most intentional walks
When Bonds was hot, pitchers would refuse to give him a hittable ball. He earned 688 intentional walks against fearful pitchers.
most accidental home runs

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