Can You Match the MLB Player to Their Jersey Number?

J.P. Naomi

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About This Quiz

Batter up! Do you consider yourself a true baseball fan? Can you rattle off wins, losses, batting averages and well, jersey numbers!? Or do you just like to go to games for Cracker Jacks, hot dogs and cold beverages? It's time to find out with this ultimate quiz!

From Lou Gehrig to Cal Ripken Jr., from Chipper Jones to Reggie Jackson, this quiz is sure to test your visual and well, numerical memory! It's time to don your baseball hat and close your eyes. Smell the fresh-cut greens of that baseball diamond and just picture that lucky number 7 across Mickey Mantle's back! Or how about the 34 that was just retired by the Boston Red Sox! We all know who that belonged to right? The one, the only, David "Big Papi" Ortiz! 

You see, every day, baseball players proudly pull their jerseys over their heads. They jog out onto that field hoping to leave a lasting impression not just in the sport, but also in your hearts. So what better way to associate them than with their numbers. And what better way to honor them when they've hung up their cleats than to retire those numbers!

It's time to see if your memory serves you well enough to knock this quiz out of the park! Think you can do it? Or will you be one, two, three strikes and out?! Now batting ... you! Step up to the plate and let's see what you've got!

Which number did Derek Jeter wear when he played for the Yankees?

Did you know that Derek Jeter played his entire career with the New York Yankees? He wore number 2 from 1995 - 2014!

Which number did Ken Griffey Jr. wear when he played for the Mariners?

George Kenneth Griffey Jr. was born on November 21, 1969. He was nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", and played 22 years in the MLB, mostly with the Mariners and the Reds.

Which number did Pete Rose wear when he played for the Reds?

Also known as "Charlie Hustle," Pete Rose was a switch hitter who won the World Series three times during his MLB career. He was also a 17-time All Star!

Which number did Wade Boggs wear when he played for the Red Sox?

Wade Boggs played most of his 18-year career with the Red Sox, but did enjoy some time with the Yankees and Devil Rays too. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

Which number did Andy Pettitte wear when he played for the Yankees?

Andy Pettitte was a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. He threw left and had a win-loss record of 256-153 with 2,448 strikeouts!

Which number did Jorge Posada wear when he played for the Yankees?

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jorge Posada played all 17 seasons of his career with the New York Yankees. He hit 275 home runs between 1995 - 2011.

Which number did Randy Johnson wear when he played for the Diamondbacks?

Who could forget Johnson's nickname, The Big Unit! He played 22 seasons in the MLB as a pitcher. His career win-loss record was 303-166 with 4,875 strikeouts.

Which number did Pedro Martínez wear when he played for the Red Sox?

Pedro Martinez's number 45 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 2015. He helped the team win the World Series in 2004.

Which number did Bernie Williams wear when he played for the Yankees?

Born Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr. in Puerto Rico on September 13, 1968, Bernie played his entire 16-year career with the New York Yankees. His number 51 was retired by the Yankees in 2015.

Which number did Paul Konerko wear when he played for the White Sox?

Paul Konerko's number 14 was retired by the Chicago White Sox in 2015. His was the 10th White Sox number to be retired!

Which number did Don Zimmer wear when he played for the Rays?

Donald William Zimmer was an infielder, manager and coach in the MLB from 1949 until his death in 2014. His number 66 was retired by the Rays in 2015.

Which number did Mariano Rivera wear when he played for the Yankees?

The New York Yankees retired Mariano Rivera's number 42 in 2013. Did you know that he was the last MLB player to wear that number? The League retired number 42 in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson.

Which number did Chipper Jones wear when he played for the Braves?

Chipper Jones played his entire career with the Atlanta Braves. He was an 8-time All Star, and won the World Series with them in 1995. His number 10 was retired in 2013.

Which number did Luis Gonzalez wear when he played for the Diamondbacks?

Nicknamed Gonzo, Luis Gonzales was a left fielder for the Diamondbacks from 1999 - 2006. He delivered the game-winning hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series to give the Diamondbacks their first and only World Series championship to date.

Which number did Jim Rice wear when he played for the Red Sox?

"Jim Ed", as he was nicknamed, played his entire 16-year career with the Boston Red Sox. His number 14 was retired by the Red Sox and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Which number did Greg Maddux wear when he played for the Braves?

Did you know that Greg Maddux had two nicknames? One was "Mad Dog" and the other was "The Professor." His number 31 was not only retired by the Atlanta Braves, it was also retired by the Chicago Cubs!

Which number did Johnny Pesky wear when he played for the Red Sox?

Johnny Pesky's number 6 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 2008. Did you know that he spent 61 of his 73 years in baseball with the Boston Red Sox?! Wow!

Which number did Craig Biggio wear when he played for the Astros?

Craig Biggio played his entire MLB career with the Houston Astros from 1988 - 2007. He was not only a second baseman, but he also played catcher.

Which number did Jeff Bagwell wear when he played for the Astros?

As a first baseman and coach, Jeff Bagwell spent his MLB career with the Houston Astros. Did you know, however, that he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox originally? He was quickly traded to the Astros!

Which number did Reggie Jackson wear when he played for the Athletics?

Right-fielder Reggie Jackson was nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason. His number 9 was retired by the Oakland Athletics, while his number 44 was retired by the New York Yankees!

Which number did Ron Santo wear when he played for the Cubs?

Ron Santo was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Originally from Seattle, Washington, he played his entire baseball career in Chicago, first with the Cubs, then with the White Sox!

Which number did Ron Guidry wear when he played for the Yankees?

Raise your hand if you remember this Louisiana Lightning!? Ron Guidry, born in Lafayette, Louisiana pitched his way through all 14 years in the MLB with the New York Yankees. His number 49 was retired by the team in 2003.

Which number did Larry Dierker wear when he played for the Astros?

Larry Dierker was an MLB pitcher from 1964 - 1977. His win-loss record was 139 - 123 with a total of 1,493 strikeouts.

Which number did Cal Ripken Jr. wear when he played for the Orioles?

Nicknamed "The Iron Man," Cal Ripken Jr. was a 19-time All-Star and a World Series champion in 1983. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Which number did Phil Rizzuto wear when he played for the Yankees?

"The Scooter" spent his entire 13-year career with the New York Yankees. His number 10 was retired by the team in 1985 and in 1994, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame!

Which number did Johnny Bench wear when he played for the Reds?

Bench played for the Reds from 1967 - 1983. He was a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player!

Which number did Mickey Mantle wear when he played for the Yankees?

Mickey Mantle's number 7 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1969. Before his death, Mantle requested that the words "A great teammate" be carved on his tombstone. And they were!

Which number did Bob Feller wear when he played for the Indians?

Bob Feller played 18 seasons as a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. From July 19, 1936 - September 30, 1956, he led his tame to 266 wins and 162 losses.

Which number did Joe DiMaggio wear when he played for the Yankees?

"The Yankee Clipper" was born in Martinez, California and played his entire 13-year career for the Yankees. He won the World Series with them 9 times!

Which number did Mel Ott wear when he played for the Giants?

Mel Ott is remembered for playing right field for the New York Giants from 1926 - 1947. Did you know he hit 511 home runs throughout his career?

Which number did Babe Ruth wear when he played for the Yankees?

So what was Babe's real name you ask? George Herman Ruth Jr of course! He played 22 seasons in the MLB from 1914 - 1935. His number 3 was retired by the Yankees in 1948.

Which number did Carl Hubbell wear when he played for the Giants?

Did you know that Carl Hubbell's nickname was "The Meal Ticket"? As a pitcher, he led the Giants to 253 wins and 154 losses over the course of his career.

Which number did Lou Gehrig wear when he played for the Yankees?

Lou Gehrig played his entire 17-year career with the New York Yankees. He was known for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse."

Which number did Roy Halladay wear when he played for the Blue Jays?

On November 7, 2017, Roy Halladay died when the ICON A5 Founders Edition amphibious aircraft which he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. His number was retired by the Blue Jays on Opening Day in 2018.

Which number did Ivan Rodriguez wear when he played for the Rangers?

Did you know that Ivan Rodríguez was awarded the AL MVP award in 1999? After 20 years in the MLB, he is widely regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time!

Which number did Edgar Martínez wear when he played for the Mariners?

Despite being born in New York, New York, Edgar Martínez spent his entire 18-year Major League Baseball career with the Mariners. His number was retired by the team in 2017.

Which number did Mark Buehrle wear when he played for the White Sox?

As a lefty pitcher, Mark Buehrle led the White Sox, Marlins and Blue Jays to 214 wins and 160 losses throughout his career. His number 56 was retired by the White Sox in 2017.

Which number did David Ortiz wear when he played for the Red Sox?

"Big Papi" David Ortiz won the World Series three times with the Boston Red Sox! In 2013, he was named World Series MVP. His number was retired by the team in 2017.

Which number did Ted Williams wear when he played for the Red Sox?

Did you know that Ted Williams threw right, but he batted left? In his career, he hit 521 home runs and was named an All Star 19 times!

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