Think You Can Ace This MLB Legends Quiz?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

If you know anything about sports, then you'll know that baseball is one of the greatest in the USA. The game involves a bat, a ball, pitchers and catcher and lots of complicated rules that only the truly devoted have figured out. Each team has nine members, and the goal is to get as many runs as possible, to beat the opposing team. 

While the origin of the sport has been greatly debated ( some say Great Britain, some say France and some say Germany), we can all agree that it was huge in The Big Apple by the 1850s. The game has since become one of America's favorites and is now synonymous with hot dogs, pretzels and all the great things the US of A is known for. But it takes a huge fan to know more than just the rules of the game. Real fans know the legends of the game - the ones who made it what it is today. And we want to find out if you're one of those people. 

So, if you think you've got what it takes to name all the legends by just looking at a picture, go ahead and take this quiz.

The former pitcher and previously chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers, Lynn Nolan Ryan, has played more seasons than any player in the history of the modern major league. With a ranking of first all-time in strikeouts, he has earned the name 'The Ryan Express.'

Although born Sanford Braun, Sandy Koufax is a former left-hand pitcher who was the youngest Major League Baseball player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Born Denton True "Cy" Young, this former pitcher has played on five different teams and has captured 511 wins throughout his Major League Baseball career.

Known to his colleagues and fans as "Rocket," former baseball pitcher, Roger Clemens, is highly regarded for his pitching style and aggressive competitive nature that earned him much success in taunting his opponents.

Praised as the most intimidating pitcher in the history of the game, Robert Gibson, commonly known as Bob Gibson, was a two-time World Series Champion who achieved an accumulated 3,111 strikeouts.

Walter Perry Johnson has played with the Washington Senators in the position of pitcher over his 21-year career and has held the career record in strikeouts for over five decades.

In 1973, Warren Edward Spahn was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame after a 21-year career and a total of 363 game wins, which was more than any left-handed pitcher in history.

Over his 17-year career in Major League Baseball, Christopher Mathewson played for the New York Giants where he earned his top ten ranking within several pitching categories.

During the 1920s, Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove achieved success in the minor leagues before rising to stardom in Major League Baseball, with 300 wins throughout his career as a professional pitcher.

Playing for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, Johnny Lee Bench was a professional baseball catcher and has been acclaimed by ESPN as the best catcher of all-time.

Having won ten World Series Championships, Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was a three-time winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award. He is one of only five players who can boast of such an achievement.

As a first baseman who played for the New York Yankees, Henry Louis Gehrig, commonly referred to as "the Iron Horse," was appraised for his competence and resilience as a hitter.

As a bench coach for the San Diego Padres, Mark David McGwire is a former first baseman in American baseball. During his career, he earned the name "Big Mac," standing at 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 215 pounds.

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball, putting an end to racial segregation when he was signed on by the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The late Rogers Hornsby Sr. played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball and served as an infielder, coach, and manager. With a career total of 301 home runs, the Los Angeles Times considered him to be the most exceptional right-handed hitter in history.

Regarded for his combined power hitting and strong defensive skills, Michael Jack Schmidt is a former professional third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Brooks Robinson Jr. played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1955 to 1977 and was an expert defensive third baseman with an outstanding 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards.

The former third baseman and shortstop, Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr., was famous for not settling on a signature batting stance during his 21 seasons of Major League Baseball which earned him the nickname "the man of 1,000 stances."

Nicknamed " Mr. Cub," Ernest Banks played Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs. In 1982, he became the first player to have his uniform number (14) retired by the team.

From 1897 to 1917, Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner was a baseball shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although considered the greatest shortstop ever by most baseball historians, his German heritage and superb speed earned him the name, "The Flying Dutchman."

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, as he is commonly referred to, was a notable American professional baseball player and highly viewed as a great sports hero in American culture.

Currently serving as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves, Henry Louis Aaron is a retired right fielder who has held the Major League Baseball record for career home runs for over three decades.

Theodore Samuel "Ted" William had a 19-year Major League Baseball career and had a ranking of 7th all-time. He also served during World War II and the Korean War.

In 1979, Willie Howard Mays, Jr. was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his tenure as a center fielder, he achieved 660 home runs and 12 Gold Globe Awards.

Joseph Paul DiMaggio, affectionately known as the "The Yankee Clipper," played for the New York Yankees throughout his entire 13-year career and is quite notable for his 56-game hitting streak.

Regarded as one of the best sluggers of all time, in 1999, Mickey Charles Mantle was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team, appearing in twelve World Series throughout his baseball career.

In 1999, Georgia-born Tyrus Raymond Cobb, who played for the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Athletics, was ranked third on the "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players" list created by Sporting News' editors.

Throughout his two-decade career as a professional baseball outfielder, George Kenneth Griffey Jr. has played for the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, and the Chicago White Sox.

"Charlie Hustle" formally known as Peter Edward Rose Sr., was a switch hitter with an outstanding career total of 4,256 hits in Major League Baseball.

Stanley Frank Musial, also called "Stan the Man," played as an outfielder and first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2014, he was inaugurated in the Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Although born Napoleon Lajoie, Nap was given the nickname "The Frenchman" and during his baseball career was said to be the best second baseman. In 1901, he joined the American League.

In 2012, Miguel Cabrera was the first to receive the 17th Major League Baseball Triple crown in 45 seasons. He currently plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.

Born Albert William Kaline, "Al Kaline" is also known as "Mr. Tiger." Having retired after 22 years of playing only for the Detroit Tigers, he became the first of their players to have their uniform number (6) retired.

Eddie Collins, also known as "Cocky," played for the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox. He holds the major league record of 512 career sacrifice bunts.

Martinez held the record for the highest career winning percentage by a pitcher for five years and is considered one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. He has won three Cy Young and eight All-star awards.

Carl Yastrzemski was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. He spent his entire baseball career playing for the Boston Red Sox.

Although born Melvin Thomas Ott, he was given the nickname "Master Melvin." Ott set the National League Record for most walks in a doubleheader with six on October 5th, 1929.

In 1973, Roberto Clemente became the first Latin American and Caribbean inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Clemente played for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Derek Jeter spent his entire baseball career playing for the New York Yankees. He has won many awards such as five Gold Gloves awards, five silver slugger awards, and two Hank Aaron awards to name a few.

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez also known as "A-Rod" played for the New York Yankees and had the second world highest sports contract. He has the record for highest slugging percentage in a season.

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