You Might Recognize These Legendary Baseball Greats, But Can You Name Them?

By: J.P. Naomi
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame is filled with history's greatest baseball players. Think you have what it takes to name these legends from just one image? Take this quiz now to find out!

Babe Ruth's real name was George Herman Ruth Jr. He was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

Willie Mays was nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid." He played in the MLB for 22 years and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.

Ty Cobb was born on December 18, 1886 in Narrows, Georgia. He played in the MLB for 23 years for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics.

Walter Johnson was born on November 6, 1887 in Kansas. He was nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train," and played his 21-year career with the Washington Senators.

Lou Gehrig was a 6-time World Series champion. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

Christy Mathewson played 17 seasons with the New York Giants, and one season with the Cincinnati Reds. He died at the age of 45 in 1925.

Ted Williams played his entire 19-year MLB career as a left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.

Rogers Hornsby was born on April 27, 1896 in Texas. He was nicknamed "The Rajah."

Stan Musial was born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał in Pennsylvania. He was a 3-time World Series Champion as well as a 3-time NL MVP.

Joe DiMaggio, known as "The Yankee Clipper," was born on November 25, 1914. He played his entire MLB career with the New York Yankees.

Grover Alexander was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals from 1911 - 1930. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.

Honus Wagner was born Johannes Peter Wagner in 1874 in Pennsylvania. He was nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman" due to his superb speed and German heritage.

Cy Young's real name was Denton True Young. He pitched for five different teams during his 22-year baseball career. One year after his death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher.

Jimmie Foxx was born in 1907 and nicknamed "Double X" and "The Beast." He was a 9-time All-Star from 1933 - 1941.

Johnny Bench was an All-Star catcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 - 1983. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

Mickey Mantle was born on October 20, 1931. He played his entire career with the New York Yankees from 1951 - 1968.

Josh Gibson was born on December 21, 1911. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige had one of the longest baseball careers in the history of baseball. He was a pitcher from 1926 through 1965.

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in the MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973

Warren Edward Spahn was a left-handed pitcher who played his entire 21-year baseball career in the National League. He played with the Boston/Milwaukee Braves, the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants.

Frank Robinson was born on August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove was born on March 6, 1900 in Maryland. He was a left-handed pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox.

Eddie Collins played as a second baseman from 1906 to 1930 for the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

Peter Edward Rose Sr. was known by his nickname, "Charlie Hustle". He played in the MLB for 23 years.

Sandy Koufax pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. At age 36 in 1972, he became the youngest player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tris Speaker was born on April 4, 1888. He was nicknamed "The Grey Eagle" during his 21-year MLB career.

Mike Schmidt played 17 seasons in the MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies. He hit 548 home runs during his career.

Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1874, Napoléon "Nap" Lajoie was nicknamed "The Frenchman." He played for the Phillies, Athletics and Naps between 1896 and 1916.

Steve Carlton was born on December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida. He was a pitcher in the MLB and a 4-time NL Cy Young Award winner.

Robert Gibson was born on November 9, 1935. He played 17 seasons in the MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959–1975.

A 12-time All-Star, Tom Seaver was a pitcher in the MLB for 19 years. He played for the Mets, Reds, White Sox and Red Sox and had 3,640 strikeouts in total.

George Sisler was nicknamed "Gentleman George" and "Gorgeous George." He played for 15 seasons as first baseman with the St. Louis Browns from 1915 - 1930.

Barry Lamar Bonds was born on July 24, 1964. He was a left fielder for 22 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. He received seven NL MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections.

Joe Jackson played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1908–1909); Cleveland Naps/Indians (1910–1915); and Chicago White Sox (1915–1920). He won the World Series with the White Sox in 1917.

Bob Feller was born in 1918 in Iowa. He died at the age of 92 in Ohio. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg was born Hyman Greenberg on January 1, 1911. He was nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," "Hankus Pankus," and "The Hebrew Hammer."

Ernie Banks played for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 - 1971. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 for his contribution to sports.

Greg Maddux was born in April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas. He was the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years.

Yogi Berra's real name was Lawrence Peter Berra. He was born in 1925 in Missouri and played 19 seasons in the MLB - 18 with the Yankees and one with the Mets.

Nolan Ryan played 27 years in the MLB for the Mets, Angels, Astros and Rangers. He was a pitcher and currently serves as executive adviser to the owner of the Astros.

Mel Ott, nicknamed "Master Melvin," was a right fielder in the MLB, playing for the New York Giants from 1926 - 1947. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

Ted Simmons played for most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals as a switch-hitting catcher. He also played for the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Georgia. He played with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 - 1956. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Carl Hubbell was nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" and "King Carl." He pitched for the New York Giants from 1928 to 1943.

Charlie Gehringer was nicknamed "The Mechanical Man." He was a second baseman who played 19 seasons for the Detroit Tigers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.

Buck Leonard was born in 1907 in North Carolina. He died at the age of 90 in 1997. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson was born on May 18, 1946. He was a right fielder who played 21 seasons for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and California Angels.

Tony Gwynn was a right-fielder for the San Diego Padres from 1982 - 2001. He died at the young age of 54 in 2014.

Born in 1921, Roy Campanella was a catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948 - 1957. His playing career ended when he as paralyzed in an automobile accident.

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