Can You Match the MLB Star to His All-Time Record?
By: John Miller
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?
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.
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.
Swing and a miss! Reggie Jackson struck out more than anyone else -- 2,597 times during his 21-season career.
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.
Hank Aaron's bat was incredibly productive. He had more total bases (6,856), far more than second-place Stan Musial (6,134).
Rodriguez had an uncanny ability to find the fences when the bases were loaded -- he hit more grand slams (23) than anyone else.
Cy Young still sets the standard for wins by a pitcher. He won 511 games in his 22-season career.
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.
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.
Once he reached base, Henderson was a scoring phenomenon. He scored 2,295 runs during his career, which spanned from 1979 to 2003.
With his long career ('63-'86), perhaps it's no wonder that Rose played more games (3,562) than anyone else in MLB history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
Williams reached base at a reliable rate -- he still owns the best on-base percentage of any hitter (.482).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bonds was such a threat to hit home runs that pitchers often avoided him altogether. He racked up 2,558 walks during his career.
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.
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.
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.
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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