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

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By: John Miller

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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

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.

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Barry Bonds

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.

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Reggie Jackson

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

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Ty Cobb

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.

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Hank Aaron

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

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Alex Rodriguez

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

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Cy Young

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

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Nolan Ryan

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.

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Tony Mullane

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

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

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Pete Rose

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

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Cy Young

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

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.

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Hank Aaron

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

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.

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Cy Young

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

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Babe Ruth

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).

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Tris Speaker

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.

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Ted Williams

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

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.

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Albert Pujols

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.

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Hughie Jennings

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.

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Ty Cobb

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

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

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.

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Barry Bonds

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

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Pete Rose

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.

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Sam Crawford

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.

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Pete Rose

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.

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Barry Bonds

When Bonds was hot, pitchers would refuse to give him a hittable ball. He earned 688 intentional walks against fearful pitchers.

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