Baseball Hall of Fame: Can You Match the Player to the Team?

By: Becky Stigall

Ty Cobb was welcomed into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. What team's cap does he wear?

Cobb played center field for the Tigers for the majority of his career. He spent his last two seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics.

1937 Hall of Fame inductee, Cy Young, wears what cap?

Before the Indians, Cleveland had the Spiders. Young pitched for the team. His legal name was Denton True Young.

Babe Ruth was a 1936 HoF inductee. What team's cap does he wear?

Ruth is thought to have done his best work with the Yankees. He played for the team for the majority of his career.

1946 Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Evers wears what team's cap?

Evers played second base for the Cubs for most of his career. He finished out his career with the Boston Braves.

Honus Wagner, 1936 Hall of Fame inductee, wears what cap?

Wagner joined Pittsburgh after three seasons with the Louisville Colonels. He played shortstop, right field and first base.

Lou Gehrig was inducted into the Hall of Fame wearing what team's cap?

Gehrig was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. He played first base for the Yankees his entire career.

Eddie Plank, a 1946 inductee, wears what team's cap?

Plank played all but the last three years of his career with the Athletics, finishing with the St. Louis Terriers and the St. Louis Browns. He was a pitcher.

1956 inductee Hank Greenberg sports what team's cap on his HoF plaque?

Greenberg was a first baseman for the Tigers. He also played left field.

Walter Johnson pitched his way to the Hall of Fame wearing what team's cap?

Johnson played his entire career with the Senators. He retired after the 1927 season.

Baseball great Jackie Robinson wears what team's cap?

Robinson played with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945, then spent the rest of his career with the Dodgers. He played second base, first base and shortstop.

Lefty Gomez was welcomed into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. What team's cap does he wear?

Gomez played all but his last season with the Yankees. He retired after his 1943 season with the Washington Senators.

1937 HoF inductee Tris Speaker wears what team's cap?

Speaker spent 11 seasons with the Indians. He played center field.

1937 HoF inductee Nap Lajoie wears what team's cap?

Yup, Nap played for the Naps - later to be the Indians - for 13 seasons. He played first and second base during his career.

Willie Mays was welcomed into the Hall of Fame in 1979. He wears what team's cap?

Mays played the majority of his career with the Giants, both in New York as the Gothams, then the Giants, and in San Francisco. He played center field.

1977 inductee Ernie Banks wears what cap on his HoF plaque?

Banks played shortstop and first base for the Cubs. His career spanned 19 years.

Ed Walsh entered the Hall of Fame in 1946. What team's cap does he wear?

Walsh pitched for the White Sox. He played his last season with the Boston Braves.

1947 inductee Carl Hubbell wears what team's cap?

Hubbell pitched for the Giants his entire career. He was a lefty.

1962 inductee Bob Feller wears what team's cap?

Feller pitched for the Indians his entire career. He took off several seasons to serve in the military.

Yogi Berra was welcomed into the Hall of Fame in 1972. What team's cap does he wear?

Berra played for the Yankees his entire career. He was a catcher and an outflelder.

1972 inductee Sandy Koufax wears what team's cap?

Koufax played for the Dodgers his entire career, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. He was a left-handed pitcher.

1951 HoF inductee Mel Ott sports the cap of what team?

Ott played for the Giants his entire career. He played right field and third base.

Joe DiMaggio was welcomed into the HoF in 1955. What team's cap does he wear?

DiMaggio played for the Yankees his entire career. He played center field.

1968 inductee Goose Goslin wears what team's cap?

Goslin played for the Senators for most of his career. He played left field.

1974 Hall of Fame inductee Mickey Mantle sports what team's cap?

Mantle spent his entire career in New York. He played center field and first base.

Hank Aaron was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982. What team's cap does he wear?

Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He played right field and first base.

Pitcher Whitey Ford wears what team's cap on his Hall of Fame plaque?

Ford was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. He pitched for the Yankees his entire career.

Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter sports what team's cap?

Hunter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. He played most of his career with the Athletics, spending the last few years with the New York Yankees.

Hall of Fame centerfielder Kirby Puckett wears what team's cap?

Puckett spent his entire career with the Twins. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

HoF inductee Ozzie Smith wears what team's cap?

Smith began his career with the San Diego Padres, before moving on to the Cardinals. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

Baseman George Brett sports what team's cap on his Hall of Fame plaque?

Brett played his entire career with the Royals. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

Reggie Jackson wears what team's cap on his Baseball Hall of Fame plaque?

Jackson was a member of five World Series champion teams. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

Gaylord Perry wears what team's cap?

Perry pitched for the Giants for 10 seasons before moving on to Cleveland and other teams. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Hall of Famer Johnny Bench wears what team's cap?

Bench played for the Reds his entire career. He played catcher, third base, and first base.

Hall of Famer Ken Griffey wears what team's cap?

Griffey began and ended his s career with the Mariners. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

2007 HoF inductee Cal Ripken sports the cap of what team?

Ripkin spent his entire career with the Orioles. He played shortstop and third base.

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About This Quiz

According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, inductees wear caps "based on where that player makes his most indelible mark." But these caps don't always match the team the player spent the most years playing for. Do you know what cap each of these players wears?

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