Quiz: How Much Do You Know About These Famous MLB Pitchers?
How Much Do You Know About These Famous MLB Pitchers?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

“I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it,” said legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax. For 12 years, Koufax mystified sluggers all over the country. His career was rather short by some standards, but Koufax and his winning mentality live on in all great MLB pitchers. Do you really know anything about the best pitchers every to step onto the mound?

Even in the early “dead ball” days of pro baseball, pitchers were already perfecting the fastballs, sliders and curveballs that made batters whiff with regularity. The mound performances of guys like Pete Alexander and Cy Young made names for themselves long before the Great War. They were, of course, followed by dozens of phenoms, from Bob Feller to Lefty Grove to Tom Seaver and more. Do you recall the names of the most famous pitchers in our quiz?

Some of these guys were so good that they propelled their teams to not one, but multiple pennant and World Series wins. Do you remember which players racked up the championships … and do you know which teams they were playing for at the time?

Many of the men in our quiz are members of the Hall of Fame, and rightly so. They have the stats and the status to make them memorable for generations to come. Take a swing at this famous pitchers quiz now! Better bring the big stick, because we think you’re going to whiff on some of these!

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Which legendary MLB pitcher has an award named after him?
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Where was Pedro Martinez born?
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“Lefty" Grove pitched with which hand?
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Which famous MLB pitcher was known as "Big Unit"?
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Nolan Ryan is the all-time MLB leader in no-hitters. How many no-hitters did he tally?
6.0 of 30
What was Roger Clemens’ nickname?
7.0 of 30
Mike Scott did NOT play for which team?
8.0 of 30
Greg Maddux is the only pro pitcher to win at least _____ games for 17 consecutive seasons.
9.0 of 30
Why did Sandy Koufax opt NOT to pitch the first game of the ‘65 World Series?
10.0 of 30
In 2007, Jake Arrieta was selected by the _____ in the MLB draft.
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Which famous pitcher was nicknamed "Gibby"?
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Dwight Gooden was a star pitcher for the ____ when they won the ‘86 World Series.
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Which pitcher has the most wins in MLB history?
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True or false, was phenom Pedro Martinez selected in the MLB draft?
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Tom Seaver made a name for himself pitching for the _____.
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Why did Bob Feller lose three professional seasons during his baseball career?
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In 2001, Randy Johnson struck and killed a _____ with one of his pitches.
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What was Jim Hunter’s nickname?
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Why was star pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for the 1995 season, when he played for the Mets?
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Which player won the pitcher’s Triple Crown twice in three years?
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Ron Guidry played his whole 14-year career with which team?
22.0 of 30
Roger Clemens played for five teams but won his world championships with just one team, the ______.
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Who was the first pitcher ever to win the Cy Young Award four straight years?
24.0 of 30
Nolan Ryan’s career was spectacularly long-lived. How many seasons did he play?
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At one point, Cy Young pitched _____ straight innings without giving up a hit.
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Early in his career, some managers were sure Pedro Martinez would never make it as a starting pitcher. Why?
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Who was the youngest player ever to be picked for the MLB Hall of Fame?
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Randy Johnson was the oldest player ever to pitch a perfect game. How old was he at the time of the feat?
29.0 of 30
In 1968, Bob Gibson was on fire. His ERA for the entire season was an incredible ______.
30.0 of 30
What was Don Mossi’s nickname?
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