Can You Name These Baseball Players from a Photo of Them at Bat?

By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

Are you ready to throw that ball around the horn? It's time to see just how well you know these baseball players... at bat! Think you can recognize these boys of summer? Only the best-in-baseball minds will ace this quiz! So let's get going!

From Pete Rose to Derek Jeter, and Ken Griffey Jr. to Mookie Betts, Major League Baseball has seen simply amazing talent at the plate. Did you know that there are more than 285 ball players who have reached the 2,000-hit milestone in their MLB careers? Well you just might see some of them here in this quiz! So we want to know ... can you name these batters? Will you answer these questions like a batter makes contact with a ball? or will you be one, two, three strikes and out of this quiz? We're ready to find out!

Whether you like their warm up routine or their at-bat stance, whether they clap their gloves twice before securing their grip, or if they stretch their mouth open and twitch their eyes before each pitch, these batters are here and ready to be identified! We want to you to hit this quiz out of the park! Good luck!

Dustin Pedroia has been with the Boston Red Sox since 2006. He has had 1,802 hits and his current batting average is .300.

George Kenneth Griffey Jr. made his MLB debut on April 3, 1989 with the Seattle Mariners. He spent 22 seasons in the league and had a total of 2,781 hits!

Pete Rose was known as "Charlie Hustle" on the field. He played in the MLB from 1963 - 1986 and is the all-time MLB leader in hits with 4,256.

Wade Boggs started his career with the Boston Red Sox, played with the New York Yankees, and ended with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He had 3,010 hits in his 18-year career.

Johnny Bench played in the MLB for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 - 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He had a .267 career batting average with 389 home runs.

Mickey Mantle was nicknamed The Commerce Comet. He played for the Yankees from 1951 - 1968 and is considered the greatest switch hitter in baseball history.

Bob Feller was a pitcher in the MLB known as the Heater from Van Meter. Though he was on the mound more than at the plate, he was still inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Billy Meyer was a catcher in the MLB, playing for the White Sox and the Athletics. He hit only one home run in his career and had a batting average of .236.

Joe DiMaggio played 13 years in the MLB and was known as The Yankee Clipper. He was a three-time MVP and had a total of 2,214 hits during his career.

Mel Ott, known as Master Melvin, was a right fielder for the New York Giants from 1926 - 1947. During his career, he had a total of 2,876 hits and 511 home runs.

Did you know that Babe Ruth's name was George Herman Ruth Jr.? He was a seven-time World Series champion who had 714 career home runs and 2,873 hits!

Carl Hubbell was nicknamed King Carl and played for the New York Giants from 1928 - 1943. He was a pitcher who batted right and threw left!

Lou Gehrig was known as the Iron Horse. He played his entire 17-year career for the New York Yankees, accumulating 2,721 hits and 493 home runs.

Roy Halladay's real name was Harry Leroy Halladay III. He was a pitcher who had just 34 hits in his 16 years!

Did you know that Ivan Rodriguez's nickname is 'Pudge"? He played in the league from 1991 - 2011 and accumulated 2,844 hits and 311 home runs.

Edgar Martínez spent his entire 18-year MLB career with the Seattle Mariners. He had a total of 2,247 hits with a .312 batting average.

Mark Buehrle was a five-time All Star and one-time World Series champion. He spent his career as a left-handed pitcher who had a total of nine hits at bat!

Big Papi was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. During his 20 years in the league, he accumulated 2,472 hits and 541 home runs!

Theodore Samuel Williams played his entire 19-year MLB career with the Boston Red Sox. He had 2,654 career hits and a .344 batting average.

Derek Jeter spent his entire 20-year career playing with the New York Yankees. He is a five-time World Series champion who is the all-time Yankees' leader in hits with 3,465.

Bernie Williams was a center fielder who played his entire 16-year career with the New York Yankees. He ended his career with a .297 batting average, 287 home runs, and 1,257 runs batted in.

Did you know that Paul Konerko made his MLB debut on Sept. 8, 1997? He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox from 1997 - 2014 and had 2,340 hits.

Don Zimmer had a career batting average of .235, with 91 home runs and 352 RBIs. He went on to serve as a manager and coach, spending more than 60 years in the MLB!

Mariano Rivera was a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees for 19 seasons! He batted right and had a batting average of .265.

Did you know that Chipper Jones' real name is Larry Wayne Jones Jr.? He was the Atlanta Braves' number one overall pick in the 1990 MLB draft and ended his career with 468 home runs.

Do you remember Luis Gonzalez's nickname? Gonzo! Gonzo was an outfielder who played 19 seasons in the MLB. His best years were with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including his game-winning hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series!

Jim Rice was a left fielder and designated hitter who played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox. He had 2,452 hits and 382 home runs in his career. His number 14 was retired by the Red Sox.

Gregory Alan Maddux pitched for four different teams during his 22-year career in the MLB. He threw right and batted right as well!

Did you know that Johnny Pesky was a left-handed hitter who threw right-handed? He had a career batting average of .307 with 404 runs batted in.

Craig Biggio was a second baseman and catcher for the Houston Astros from 1988 - 2007. He was a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner who ended his career with 3.060 hits.

Jeff Bagwell was a first baseman who spent his entire 15-year career playing for the Houston Astros. He accumulated 2,314 hits and 1,529 RBIs during his career!

Ronald Santo was a third baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 - 1973, and for the White Sox in 1974. He had 1,331 runs batted in, 342 home runs and 2,254 hits in his career.

Andy Pettitte is a former MLB pitcher who spent most of his career with the New York Yankees. He not only threw left, but he batted left as well.

Jorge Posada was an MLB catcher who spent 17 seasons playing with the New York Yankees. During his career, he recorded a .273 batting average and 1,065 runs batted in.

Mookie Betts was drafted by the Red Sox in 2011 and made his debut three years later in 2014. Since then, he has recorded 103 home runs, 367 RBIs and 101 stolen bases!

Reggie Jackson played 21 seasons in the MLB as a right fielder. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993 with a record of 2,584 hits and a .262 batting average!

Did you know that Ron Guidry's nickname was Louisiana Lightning? He was a left-handed pitcher who played his entire 14-year career with the New York Yankees. He batted left too!

Lawrence Edward Dierker was a pitcher and manager in the MLB - pitching from 1964 - 1977, and managing from 1997 - 2001. He batted right and threw right as well.

"The Iron Man" Cal Ripken Jr. was a shortstop and third baseman in the MLB from 1981 - 2001. He won two Gold Glove Awards during his career, and accumulated a whopping 3,184 hits!

Phil Rizzuto, nicknamed The Scooter, spent his entire 13-year baseball career with the New York Yankees. A Hall of Famer, he ended his career with a .273 batting average and 1,588 hits.

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