Which Baseball Legend Are You?

By: Raj Chander

Which Baseball Legend Are You?
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About This Quiz

"90% of the game is half mental."

Through these and other maxims as confusing as they are legendary, Yogi Berra ensured he would go down in history for more than just his skills on the field.

True, Yogi was well-respected for his prowess at the plate and behind it, but most people today know him better for his head-scratching sayings or "Yogi-isms."

Yogi's catch phrases are just one example of what makes the sport of baseball so important to American culture. Like Yogi, many stars of Major League Baseball have had personalities big enough to stretch from home plate to the outfield. There was Randy Johnson, the pancake-chomping, drum-playing fireball thrower, and Moises Alou, the Cubs' outfielder known for toughening up his hands by urinating on them.

More recently, the league has seen the likes of Tim Lincecum, the lanky hurler with the flowing mane who brought a chilled out vibe to the sport. And of course, no one could forget the diva-like behavior of Alex Rodriguez, who is rumored to have a painting of himself as a centaur hanging above his bed.

Ready to find out which legend of the summer you match up most with? Take this quiz and find out. Play ball!

How well do you work with others?
I'm all about my team -- they are like family to me.
I'm pretty easygoing and get along with most people.
As long as they don't get in my way, we're cool.
We agree on most things, but sometimes I rub people the wrong way.

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What's your opinion of military service?
It's important, but you can serve through more than just being in combat.
I would or have voluntarily signed up to serve -- military members are some of the highest-class people I know.
It's not my favorite idea.
If it's about serving the place I call home, I'm all for it.

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What’s your top skill on the baseball diamond?
Coming through in the clutch.
Hitting home runs.
I'm pretty well-rounded -- I can hit and pitch.
Hitting.

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How well do you get along with your supervisor?
Pretty well - they've been important in my professional development.
As long as they let me do what I need to do to achieve my goal, we are fine.
Our relationship started off good, but has been declining recently.
We clash because they try to hold me back or prevent me from utilizing my full talent.

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What’s your favorite food?
I love food so much that it's hard to pick!
Lean meat and veggies.
Rice & beans.
Scrambled eggs.

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What do you think about alcohol?
It's just a distraction from my main goal in life.
As long as it doesn't impair the judgment of people around me, I'm okay with it.
It's fine in moderation. It's important to be able to let loose and have fun from time to time.
Why not? Life's a party!

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Which of these is your favorite baseball team?
Oakland Athletics
Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees

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Which Hollywood actor are you most like?
John Belushi
John Leguizamo
Christian Bale
Eddie Murphy

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What's your favorite outfit?
Whatever I need to wear to do what I need to get done.
A light-colored suit with a t-shirt.
Something comfortable with an elastic waistband.
A sharp two-piece suit.

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What does your ideal weekend evening look like?
Eating a big meal from my favorite restaurant followed by a sweet dessert.
Pampering myself somehow - maybe getting some new clothes or a massage.
Salsa dancing
Practicing or working towards my goal -- I'm so driven that I don't mind working on weekends.

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If you weren't in your current job, what would you be doing?
Serving in the military.
Charity/philanthropy.
Competitive eating.
Something similar to my job now, but in a different company or industry.

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What's more important -- your team winning or you playing well?
I have to look out for myself first -- the teams do it.
I'm happy about winning, but I get upset if I don't perform well.
Winning the game matters most to me.
Neither - having a good time is most important.

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How do you handle criticism?
I ignore it.
I disagree and explain my side.
I try to take it in stride, especially if I know the intent is positive.
It's easy to be a critic, but hard to do what I do. I am passionate about defending myself.

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How well do you get along with teammates?
We have a great relationship.
I may not be their favorite, but I contribute so much that they have to respect me.
To me it's fine, but I don't think everyone agrees with me.
Our relationship isn't amazing, but it's not terrible either.

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Do you like to be in charge?
Yes, but I do my best to listen to authority figures in my life.
Yes, I know how best to achieve what I'm going after.
Not necessarily.
I know what's best as it relates to me -- on other stuff, I don't feel as strongly.

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Which of these is your favorite restaurants?
Denny's
Mission BBQ
Nando's Peri-Peri
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

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What's more important -- winning or playing with honor?
I try to be fair, but I don't mind doing small things that some might consider dishonorable to help me win.
As long as I get that W, nothing else matters.
You have to respect the game above all else.
Winning is great, but having fun playing the game is most important.

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How do you handle losing?
It's not the end of the world.
Yelling and cursing a lot -- I can be a bit of a hothead.
It bothers me, especially if it was because of my own poor performance.
I love to win, but I'll get over a loss in time.

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How important is it to honor the legacy of those who came before you?
I'm respectful of them, but my focus is on myself.
It is important to pay tribute to those who opened doors for me.
I am courteous and friendly to everyone, including my peers and elders.
Those guys are the past -- I'm the present.

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Is it important for you to stay at one organization your whole career?
It's fine to switch, but not too often.
Yes, that is my ideal scenario.
No -- I go where I have the best chance to excel individually.
I'd like to, but if it doesn't work out, I'll get over it.

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Which of these would you collect?
T-shirts from great restaurants I've eaten at.
Cars.
Salsa records.
Military memorabilia.

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How many different sports do you play?
I play other sports but only for fun.
I'm too focused on a singular goal to play more than one sport.
Just one, unless you count eating as a sport.
Two or more.

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What's your drink of choice?
A cold beer.
A martini.
Any rum cocktail.
I'm not a big drinker.

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What's your favorite type of music?
Rock.
Showtunes.
Salsa.
Light, catchy pop.

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What number would you wear on the field?
44
21
3
9

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How do you handle pressure?
I don't really feel it because I have so much fun in what I do.
I feel it, but I don't mind it at all.
It can sometimes get to me, but my goal is to perform at a high level no matter what the situation.
Playing even better than I normally do.

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How important is it to be engaged at work?
As long as I show up when it matters most, everything else will be fine.
If I'm not having fun, I'd rather not be there.
I don't really have to worry about it because I am so driven to achieve my goal.
It would be nice to always be engaged, but realistically, I'm not.

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Who's your favorite non-baseball athlete?
Al Horford
Pat Tillman
Joel Embiid
Ray Allen

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Are you talkative?
Not really, but I can when I want to be.
Usually I am.
Yes, and it's usually about myself.
In the right settings.

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Which position would you be best at?
Right Field.
Center Field.
Pitcher.
Left Field.

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