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  1. David Justice

    David Justice


    David Christopher Justice (born April 14, 1966) is a former American outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989–1996), Cleveland Indians (1997–2000), New York Yankees (2000–2001), and Oakland Athletics (2002).

  2. Nick Swisher

    Nick Swisher


    Nicholas "Nick" Thompson Swisher (born November 25, 1980) is an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Swisher is a switch hitter who throws left-handed. He has also played in MLB for the Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, and Cleveland Indians. He won the 2009 World Series with the Yankees and was an All-Star in 2010.

  3. Roger Clemens

    Roger Clemens


    William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average (ERA), and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, the most of any pitcher in history. Clemens was known for his fierce competitive nature and hard-throwing pitching style, which he used to intimidate batters.

  4. Kevin Youkilis

    Kevin Youkilis


    Kevin Edmund Youkilis (/ˈjuːkəlɪs/; born March 15, 1979), also known as "Youk" /ˈjuːk/, is an American former professional baseball first baseman and third baseman. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2001, after playing college baseball at the University of Cincinnati. He played in the major leagues for the Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox, and the New York Yankees. He is currently a special assistant to the Chicago Cubs and former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein.

  5. Pete Rose

    Pete Rose


    Peter Edward "Pete" Rose (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989.

  6. Ken Griffey Jr.

    Ken Griffey Jr.


    George Kenneth "Ken" Griffey, Jr. (born November 21, 1969), nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for three teams (1989–2010). He spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, along with a short stint with the Chicago White Sox. A 13-time All-Star, Griffey was one of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history; his 630 home runs rank as the sixth-most in MLB history. Griffey was also an exceptional defender and won 10 Gold Glove Awards in center field. He is tied for the record of most consecutive games with a home run (8 games, tied with Don Mattingly and Dale Long).

  7. Paul O'Neill

    Paul O'Neill


    Paul Andrew O'Neill (born February 25, 1963) is a retired right fielder and Major League Baseball player who won five World Series while playing for the Cincinnati Reds (1985–1992) and New York Yankees (1993–2001). In a 17-year career, O'Neill compiled 281 home runs, 1,269 runs batted in, 2,107 hits, and a lifetime batting average of .288. O'Neill won the American League batting title in 1994 with a .359 average and was a five-time All-Star in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998.

  8. Barry Larkin

    Barry Larkin


    Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) player. Larkin played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004 and was one of the pivotal players on the 1990 Reds' World Series championship team. Larkin was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2012 and was inducted on July 22, 2012.

  9. Mike Schmidt

    Mike Schmidt


    Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949) is an American baseball third baseman who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time winner of the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player award (MVP), and he was known for his combination of power hitting and strong defense: as a hitter, he compiled 548 home runs and 1,595 runs batted in (RBIs), and led the NL in home runs eight times and in RBIs four times. As a fielder, Schmidt won the National League Gold Glove Award for third basemen ten times. Schmidt was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 and is considered the greatest third baseman in baseball history.

  10. Cy Young

    Cy Young


    Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 21-year baseball career (1890–1911), he pitched for five different teams. Young established numerous pitching records, some of which have stood for a century. Young compiled 511 wins, which is most in Major League history and 94 ahead of Walter Johnson who is second on the list. Young was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

  11. Al Oliver

    Al Oliver


    Albert Oliver, Jr. (born October 14, 1946 in Portsmouth, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. Over the course of his 18-year career, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968–77), Texas Rangers (1978–81), Montreal Expos (1982–83), San Francisco Giants (1984), Philadelphia Phillies (1984), Los Angeles Dodgers (1985) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985). Nicknamed "Scoop", Oliver batted and threw left-handed.

  12. Dave Parker

    Dave Parker


    David Gene Parker (born June 9, 1951), nicknamed "The Cobra", is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion. Parker was the first professional athlete to earn an average of one million dollars per year, having signed a 5-year, $5 million contract in January 1979. Parker's career achievements include 2712 hits, 339 home runs, 1493 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .290. Parker was also known as a solid defensive outfielder during the first half of his career, with a powerful arm. From 1975 to 1979, he threw out 72 runners, including 26 in 1977.

  13. A.J. Sager

    A.J. Sager


    Anthony Joseph "A. J." Sager (born March 3, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed pitcher. He is currently the roving pitching instructor for the Detroit Tigers. Sager played for the San Diego Padres (1994), Colorado Rockies (1995) and Detroit Tigers (1996–1998). He is an alumnus of the University of Toledo.

  14. Brett Tomko

    Brett Tomko


  15. Doug Mientkiewicz

    Doug Mientkiewicz


    Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz (/mɪntˈkvɪ/ mint-KAY-vich; born June 19, 1974) is an American retired professional baseball first baseman. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He is one of five American players to win both an Olympic gold medal and a World Series championship. He currently manages the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Minnesota Twins' Double-A affiliate.

  16. Thurman Munson

    Thurman Munson


    Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American Major League Baseball catcher. He played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the New York Yankees (1969–1979). A perennial All-Star, Munson is the only Yankee to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards.

  17. Buddy Bell

    Buddy Bell


    David Gus "Buddy" Bell (born August 27, 1951) is a former third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. After an 18-year career with four teams, most notably the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, he managed the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals for three seasons each. He is the son of outfielder Gus Bell and the father of third basemen David and Mike. He is currently vice president and assistant general manager for the Chicago White Sox.

  18. Casey Close

    Casey Close


    Casey Richard Close (born October 21, 1963) is an American sports agent and former college and professional baseball player.

  19. Adam Riggs

    Adam Riggs


    Adam David Riggs (born October 4, 1972 in Steubenville, Ohio) is a former professional baseball first baseman. He played parts of four years in Major League Baseball, but is better known for the four seasons he spent with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.

  20. Phil Niekro

    Phil Niekro


    Philip Henry "Phil" Niekro (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed "Knucksie", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. Niekro's 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and he ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list. He also won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times. Niekro pitched for 20 seasons for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves. During his tenure in Atlanta, Niekro was selected for five All-Star teams, led the league in victories twice and earned run average once. Niekro was also a key to the only two division titles Atlanta won before 1991.

  21. Ed Delahanty

    Ed Delahanty


    Edward James Delahanty (October 30, 1867 – July 2, 1903), nicknamed "Big Ed", was a Major League Baseball player from 1888 to 1903 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Infants and Washington Senators. He was known as one of the game's early power hitters. Delahanty won a batting title, batted over .400 three times, and has the fifth-highest batting average in MLB history. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. He died under uncertain circumstances in Niagara Falls after being kicked off of a train while intoxicated.

  22. Andrew Brackman

    Andrew Brackman


    Andrew Warren Brackman (born December 4, 1985) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He signed a four-year, $4.55 million-dollar deal with $3.35-million signing bonus as the New York Yankees' first-round choice (30th overall pick) of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Brackman is represented by sports agent Scott Boras. He is listed as 6 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds.

  23. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith


    William E. Smith (1865 – August 9, 1886) was a Major League Baseball player, who appeared in one game for the 1884 Cleveland Blues of the National League as their left fielder. Smith died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 21 in a diving accident that broke his back.

  24. Steve Stone

    Steve Stone


    Steven Michael Stone (born July 14, 1947) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player, and current sportscaster and author.

  25. Mike Matheny

    Mike Matheny


    Michael Scott Matheny (born September 22, 1970) is an American former professional baseball catcher and the current manager of the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB), a position he has held since 2012. A product of the University of Michigan, the Milwaukee Brewers selected Matheny in the eighth round of the 1991 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut for the Brewers in 1994 and played until 2006. He also played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cardinals, and San Francisco Giants during his thirteen-year catching career.

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