We'll Show You a Well-Known Player from Each MLB Team, You Tell Us Who They Are

By: Talin Vartanian
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About This Quiz

Baseball is a popular sport that is beloved by fans around the world. From the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, baseball teams have each earned top spots in the world of sports.

But these teams would be nothing without their all-star players. Some of them include Babe Ruth, Bo Jackson and Alex Rodriguez, with each of these players achieving notable career stats. Some baseball players have transitioned into other careers, like Bob Uecker, who became both a comedian and an actor after he hung up his cleats. Other baseball players, like Al Leiter, have gone on to work as sportscasters for major sports television networks.

Some MLB players have also been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, while others have received World Series Championship and All-Star titles. Other baseball players can even bat on both their right and left sides. They are known as switch hitters.

Whatever your favorite MLB team is, we encourage you to take this baseball player identification quiz to test your knowledge on all the sports' players. Some may sound familiar to you, while others achieved great accomplishments in the early 1900s! 

Do you think you have what it takes to identify them? Try this quiz now to find out!

Known as "A-Rod," Alex Rodriguez played for teams like the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners and, of course, the New York Yankees. He held a batting average of .295.

You might have heard of the chocolate bar, "Baby Ruth," which sounds similar to the famous baseball player, Babe Ruth. He rose to fame when he played as an outfielder for the Yankees. He began his career, however, as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.

Bob Feller had the nickname "Bullet Bob," and pitched for the Cleveland Indians. His career lasted for 18 seasons.

Not only did Bobby Doerr serve in World War II, he was also an excellent baseball player. He batted an average of .300 and is part of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Al Lopez was a catcher and two-time All-Star. After his playing days were over, he also managed both the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians.

Andy Pettitte was a key pitcher for the New York Yankees for 18 seasons. He also played for the Houston Astros.

Bob Brenly was a catcher for the San Francisco Giants before making a new career as a Chicago Cubs broadcaster. He also managed the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Bill Buckner achieved great success as an MLB first baseman. He played for the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels and won several awards and titles throughout his career.

Billy Southworth managed teams like the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Braves. He also held a .642 winning percentage.

Adam Melhuse was a catcher for a number​ of teams aside from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had 24 home runs and also played for the Colorado Rockies and the Oakland Athletics.

Bob Uecker went on to become a comedian and an actor, as well as a sportscaster. Johnny Carson gave him the nickname of "Mr. Baseball."

Albert Pujols played for the Los Angeles Angels as a first baseman. He also held many titles and won several awards, including becoming an All-Star nine times.

Considered to be a legend in baseball, Barry Bonds won many different awards and won many titles. He played for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants.

Billy Bean played for a number of teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. He had a batting average of .226.

Barry Larkin was a prominent player on the Cincinnati Reds team, primarily playing in the shortstop position. He has also achieved 2,340 hits in his career.

Barry Zito was a pitcher who threw 1,885 career strikeouts. He also received many awards, including the ML Hutch Award and the Cy Young Award. He is also a musician.

Al Leiter was a starting pitcher for a number of teams, including the Florida Marlins and the New York Yankees. He now works for both YES and the MLB Network.

Winning high praise from ESPN and other networks, Bo Jackson achieved success in both football and baseball. He played for baseball teams like the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels.

Adrián Beltré was a right-handed third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers. He has also achieved 3,166 hits in his baseball career.

Brandon Phillips had a career batting average of .275, as well as 2,029 hits. He is also the recipient of the Fielding Bible Award.

Andre Dawson was also called "Awesome Dawson" and played for the Florida Marlins. He was the NL home run leader in 1987.

Bill Terry played for the New York Giants throughout his career, eventually transitioning into a management position. He also scored 154 home runs.

Bobby Valentine played for a number of teams, including the San Diego Padres, the California Angels and the Texas Rangers. He also became a manager for five different teams.

Aaron Poreda holds a win-loss record of 3–1 and has struck out 33 other baseball players. He also played for the San Diego Padres and the Chicago White Sox.

Bobby Cox was a third baseman for the New York Yankees and primarily managed the Atlanta Braves. He won the World Series Championship twice.

Bobby Thomson won the All-Star title three times and was an outfielder for six teams. He also hit 264 home runs.

This nine-time All-Star MLB player held a batting average of .318 and achieved 2,103 hits. He was also the NL batting champion in 1935.

Alfonso Soriano is a seven-time All-Star player who was the AL stolen base leader in 2002. He also played for the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees.

Bill Mazeroski won two World Series Champioships as well as eight Gold Glove Awards. He also hit 138 home runs in his career.

Andrew Miller was a relief pitcher for a number of teams and won the AL Reliever of the Year Award in 2015. He was also an All-Star twice.

Bernie Williams was a switch hitter who won numerous awards. Some of these include the Silver Slugger Award and four Gold Glove Awards.

Billy Martin coached the Minnesota Twins, and managed a variety of other teams. He also won 5 World Series Championship games.

Bobby Bragan had a career batting​ average of .240 and achieved a winning percentage of .481. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Art Kores was a third baseman of the St. Louis Terriers and achieved a batting average of .234. His career spanned nine seasons.

Branch Rickey played for the St. Louis Browns and the New York Highlanders, as well as managing various other teams. He was also inducted in the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Bobby Murcer is the recipient of the Golden Glove Award, and was an All-Star team member five times. He has also hit 252 home runs, as well as achieving a .277 batting average.

Alfred Lawson played for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys and the Boston Beaneaters. He was also well-known in the aviation industry.

Addie Joss achieved 920 strikeouts, as well as a 160–97 win-loss record. He is in the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.

Andre Ethier has a batting average of .285 and was an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also won the Silver Slugger Award in 2009.

Art McLarney played for the New York Giants throughout his career. He was a switch hitter whose career batting average was .130.

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