Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, and step right up to the plate! It's time to see just how well you know the best of the best when it comes to Major League Baseball! Think you're up for the challenge? Well let's find out!
You see, the Hall of Famers featured in this quiz are not just any inductees ... they are the top rated inductees! The ones who received the highest percentage of voting - some with a perfect 100% and nearly all others in the 90th percentile! Whether they threw from the mound or could run around the bases better than the next guy, these players have made their mark on baseball history.
From Josh Gibson to Nolan Ryan and Ken Griffey Jr. to Pedro Martinez, it doesn't matter who you've seen play live, if you know baseball, you know them! So now let's put you to the test ... or should we say, quiz!
Get ready to root, root, root for the home team because it's time to see if you can win, or will it be a shame?! For it's one, two, three strikes you're out with this ultimate Hall of Famer quiz! Play ball!
Baseball historians consider Josh Gibson to be among the very best power hitters and catchers in the history of any league, including Major League Baseball. In 1972, he became the second Negro league player to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell was an American center fielder in Negro league baseball from 1922 to 1946. He is considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
George Kenneth Griffey Jr. played 22 years in the MLB, mostly with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, along with a short stint with the Chicago White Sox. He was a 13-time All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Tom Terrific was a pitcher in the MLB from 1967 - 1986. He had a win-loss record of 311-205 and 3,640 strikeouts during his career. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.
Nolan Ryan was a right-handed pitcher who played for the Mets, Angels, Astros and Rangers from 1966 - 1993. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 with an MLB record of 7 career no-hitters and 5,714 career strikeouts!
Remembered as The Iron Man, Cal Ripken jr was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. He played his entire 21-season career with the Baltimore Orioles, winning the World Series once!
The Georgia Peach was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936. During his career, he had 4,191 hits and a batting average of .367!
George Howard Brett was a third baseman and designated hitter who played 21 years in the MLB for the Kansas City Royals. His 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history! He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.
Right fielder Hank Aaron was known as Hammer! He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and now serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982 with a total of 6,856 total bases.
Right fielder Mr. Padre played his entire career with the San Diego Padres from 1982 - 2001. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007 with a .338 career batting average and 3,141 hits!
Randy Johnson was a 10-time All Star, and five-time Cy Young Award winner. He won the World Series with the Diamondbacks in 2001 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 with a career record of 4,875 strikeouts!
Chipper Jones was the Atlanta Braves' number one overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft and their primary third baseman from 1995 to 2012. Jones ended his career with a .303 career batting average, 468 home runs, and 1,623 RBI. He has the most career RBI for a third baseman!
Pitcher Greg Maddux played in the MLB from 1986 - 2008 for four different teams including the Cubs, Braves, Dodgers and Padres. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014 with 97.2% of the vote.
Michael Jack Schmidt was a third baseman who played 17 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies. During his career, he compiled 548 home runs and 1,595 runs batted in, and led the National League in home runs eight times and in RBIs four times.
Johnny Bench was a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 - 1983. A 14-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, Bench was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 with 96.42% of the vote!
Steve "Lefty" Carlton was a left-handed pitcher from 1965 - 1988. The greatest years of his professional career were with the Philadelphia Phillies with whom he won four Cy Young Awards. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.
The Sultan of Swat was born in 1895. By 1914, he was pitching for the Boston Red Sox. After 22 seasons, he retired as one of the greatest players to have played the game! He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936.
Honus Wagner made his MLB debut on July 19, 1897 for the Louisville Colonels. In 1936, the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Wagner as one of the first five members! He received the second-highest vote total, behind Ty Cobb and tied with Babe Ruth.
Nicknamed "The Man of Steal," Rickey Henderson is widely regarded as baseball's greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner. He holds the major league records for career stolen bases, runs, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs.
Willie Mays spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.
Carl Yastrzemski was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Did you know that he played his entire 23-year career with the Boston Red Sox? He was primarily a left fielder, but also played 33 games as a third baseman.
Luke Appling was nicknamed "Old Aches and Pains" and played his entire career for the Chicago White Sox. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964.
Ron Santo played his entire career in Chicago - 13 years with the Cubs and 1 final year with the White Sox. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012 with a 93.76% vote.
An eight-time All-Star, Bob Feller pitched three no-hitters in his 20-year career with the Cleveland Indians. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962 with 93.8% of the vote!
Born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, Reggie Jackson won the World Series five times in his 20 seasons. He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1993 with record of 2,584 hits, .262 batting average, 563 home runs and 1,702 RBIs!
Ted Williams played his entire 19-year career with the Boston Red Sox. Not only was he inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996, but the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston opened in December 1995! This tunnel carries 1.6 miles of the final 2.3 miles of Interstate 90 under Boston Harbor.
Outfielder and first baseman Stan Musial played 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a batting average of .331 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969.
The 2004 AL MVP, Vladimir Guerrero was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on January 24, 2018. He was a nine-time All-Star and finished his career with 449 home runs!
Did you know that on July 25, 1956, in a 9–8 Pittsburgh win against the Chicago Cubs, Clemente hit the only walk-off inside-the-park grand slam in professional baseball history?! Sadly, he died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972.
James Alvin Palmer was a right-handed pitcher who played all of his 19 years in the MLB with the Baltimore Orioles (1965–67, 1969–84). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990 with a win-loss record of 268-152 and 2,212 strikeouts!
They called him The Human Vacuum Cleaner! Brooks Robinson was a third baseman who played for the Orioles from 1955 - 1977. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983 with 91.98% on the first ballot!
Thomas Michael Glavine was the MVP of the 1995 World Series when the Braves beat the Cleveland Indians. His last appearance in the MLB was on August 14, 2008. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014!
Did you know that Wade Boggs was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and then to the Baseball Hall of Fame just one year later? He had 3,010 hits and a .328 batting average in his career!
Nicknamed "The Wizard," Ozzie Smith won the NL Gold Glove Award for play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons! He accumulated 2,460 hits during his career and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.
Pedro Martinez played for five different teams during his career and won three Cy Young Awards. He won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 with a 91.1% vote!
Throughout his career, Rod Carew compiled 3,053 hits, a .328 batting average and 1,015 RBIs. He was inducted into not only the National Baseball Hall of Fame but also the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame!
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Roberto Alomar was a switch-hitter second baseman who won 10 Gold Glove Awards and four Silver Slugger Awards. Did you know that he was the first Hall of Fame member to be inducted as a Toronto Blue Jays player?
Jim Thome attended Illinois Central College and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1989. During his career, he hit 612 home runs - the eighth-most all time! He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Frank Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. He is currently 10th on the list of most career home runs! Did you know that he later became the first black manager in MLB history?
The Yankee Clipper, Joe DiMaggio, was a three-time Most Valuable Player Award winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955.