Baseball’s best sluggers are the guys who get the biggest hits when it counts most. During their careers, they’ve tallied up RBIs, bulky batting averages and towering home run numbers that mere average players can only dream of. Do you really know anything about the Major League Baseball sluggers in this quiz?
As with so many aspects of baseball, slugging is actually denoted by a statistical formula. The so-called “slugging percentage” tracks how effective a batter is at the plate, and gives added weight for extra-base hits and home runs. Do you know the players who’ve leveraged the slugging percentage to their advantage during their careers?
Let’s get to the heart of the matter — in the end, sluggers are defined by their ability to hit home runs when their teams really need them. Guys like Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Andre Dawson and Johnny Bench all had a sixth sense for when they really needed to smack a big one ... and then they’d go to the plate and do just that. Do you recall some of the biggest slugging moments in MLB history?
Can you name the teams and statistical performance that really make the sluggers in this quiz worthy of the Hall of Fame? Wind up and throw whatever heat you think you can muster — you need it to dodge the bats of these hero sluggers!