“I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it,” said legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax. For 12 years, Koufax mystified sluggers all over the country. His career was rather short by some standards, but Koufax and his winning mentality live on in all great MLB pitchers. Do you really know anything about the best pitchers every to step onto the mound?
Even in the early “dead ball” days of pro baseball, pitchers were already perfecting the fastballs, sliders and curveballs that made batters whiff with regularity. The mound performances of guys like Pete Alexander and Cy Young made names for themselves long before the Great War. They were, of course, followed by dozens of phenoms, from Bob Feller to Lefty Grove to Tom Seaver and more. Do you recall the names of the most famous pitchers in our quiz?
Some of these guys were so good that they propelled their teams to not one, but multiple pennant and World Series wins. Do you remember which players racked up the championships … and do you know which teams they were playing for at the time?
Many of the men in our quiz are members of the Hall of Fame, and rightly so. They have the stats and the status to make them memorable for generations to come. Take a swing at this famous pitchers quiz now! Better bring the big stick, because we think you’re going to whiff on some of these!