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In the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, this Yankee hit a walk-off home run to deny the Red Sox a trip to the World Series.Aaron Boone
97.9%
In 1994, this Indians player was suspended for using a corked bat in a game against the White Sox, despite the Indians' attempt to steal the bat and substitute a legal one.Albert Belle
87.2%
In 2013, this Yankee was suspended 211 games, later reduced to 162, for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. Alex Rodriguez
87.2%
He won the 1991 World Series MVP award by pitching ten shutout innings in Game 7, allegedly swearing at manager Tom Kelly when Kelly tried to take him out.Jack Morris
74.5%
In Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS, this Giants catcher hit a grand slam off Reds starter Mat Latos to give the Giants a 6-0 lead, helping them overcome a 2-0 series deficit.Buster Posey
74.5%
On October 1, 2004, this player got his 258th hit of the season, breaking an 84-year-old recordIchiro Suzuki
72.3%
In the 1978 AL East tie-breaker game, this player hit a three-run homer that ultimately sent the Yankees to the ALCS instead of the Red Sox.Bucky Dent
72.3%
In Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, this player hit the second World Series-ending walk-off home run, and the only one that occurred while his team was trailing.Joe Carter
72.3%
In Game 3 of the 1951 NL playoff, with the Giants down 4-2 in the ninth with two outs, this player hit the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World' and the Giants won the pennant.Bobby Thomson
72.3%
In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, this player, who could barely walk due to an injury, hit a shocking walk-off home run against 'unhittable' closer Dennis Eckersley.Kirk Gibson
70.2%
On September 14, 1990, this player and his son hit back-to-back home runs.Ken Griffey
70.2%
On August 29, 1977, this Cardinals player broke Ty Cobb's career stolen bases record.Lou Brock
70.2%
In the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, this player hit a bloop single off Mariano Rivera to win the series for the Diamondbacks.Luis Gonzalez
68.1%
In 1989, this Royals player threw the ball from the left field wall all the way to the plate to retire Harold Reynolds.Bo Jackson
68.1%
In the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 1988 ALCS, this heavily hyped Mets pitcher gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Mike Scioscia, possibly costing his team the series.Dwight Gooden
68.1%
Pitching for the Rockies on April 17, 2012, he became the oldest MLB pitcher to win a game.Jamie Moyer
68.1%
In his 2005 book Juiced, this former A's player admitted using steroids and named several other players who had also done so.Jose Canseco
66%
In Game 7 of the 1985 World Series, this Royals pitcher threw a complete game shutout the day after his first child was born.Bret Saberhagen
63.8%
In October 1961, this Yankee hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record.Roger Maris
63.8%
During a 1947 game in Cincinnati, this Dodgers shortstop silenced a jeering crowd by putting his arm around a black teammate's shoulder.Pee Wee Reese
63.8%
In 1995, this pitcher signed with the Dodgers, becoming the first player from Japan to move to MLB permanently.Hideo Nomo
63.8%
This Mets outfielder hit the ground ball that went through the legs of a certain Red Sox player, costing the Red Sox Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.Mookie Wilson
63.8%
In a 2001 spring training game, this Hall of Fame pitcher threw a fastball that struck and killed a dove.Randy Johnson
61.7%
In Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, this Giants CF made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch of a ball that Vic Wertz had hit about 420 feet.Willie Mays
61.7%
In 2005, this Oriole player was suspended for PED use shortly after getting his 3000th hit. Earlier that year, he had testified to Congress that he had never used PEDs.Rafael Palmeiro
61.7%
Known for his witty but error-filled sayings, he published a book in 1998 which was subtitled 'I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said.'Yogi Berra
61.7%
On May 1, 1991, this player stole his 939th base, breaking a record set in 1979.Rickey Henderson
61.7%
Playing for the Braves in 2004, he became the oldest regular position player in MLB history.Julio Franco
61.7%
In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, this Cardinals player sent the game to extra innings with a triple in the ninth, then hit a walk-off home run in the eleventh.David Freese
59.6%
In 1993, this White Sox player charged the mound after Nolan Ryan hit him with a pitch, but Ryan, who was 20 years his senior, caught him in a headlock and pummeled him.Robin Ventura
59.6%
In Game 5 of the 2009 NLDS, this Phillies 1B tied the game in the ninth with a two-out double off Rockies closer Huston Street, then scored the winning run.Ryan Howard
57.4%
In 1951, this 3-foot-7-inch, 65-pound man made a single plate appearance for the St. Louis Browns.Eddie Gaedel
55.3%
In 1970, this player sued MLB and commissioner Bowie Kuhn rather than accept a trade to the Phillies. His case was lost but it helped bring about free agency in MLB.Curt Flood
55.3%
In 1970, this Pirates pitcher threw a no-hitter while allegedly high on LSD, although his claim that he was on LSD during the game has been disputed.Dock Ellis
55.3%
Moment Player % Correct
This Mets infielder scored the winning run in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series thanks to a famous error, and was the MVP of that series.Ray Knight
55.3%
In Game 7 of the 1946 World Series, this player made a 'mad dash' from first to home on Harry Walker's hit, scoring the winning run thanks to Johnny Pesky's poor throw.Enos Slaughter
53.2%
In a 1999 Sports Illustrated interview, this pitcher made racist commens about the 'queer[s]', teen mothers and 'foreigners' who lived in New York.John Rocker
53.2%
Against the Royals on June 10, 1997, this Angels center fielder made an incredible overhead catch while diving fully outstretched to the grass. Jim Edmonds
53.2%
In the 1986 ALCS, with the Angels one strike away from the World Series, this pitcher gave up a game-tying home run and went on to lose the game. He later committed suicide.Donnie Moore
51.1%
This man lost his two starts in the 1924 World Series, but redeemed himself by pitching four scoreless innings of relief as the Senators won Game 7. Walter Johnson
51.1%
In 2016, this man became the first black player to bat for the Cubs in the World Series.Dexter Fowler
51.1%
In 1980, this 57-year-old made two pinch-hitting appearances for the White Sox, becoming the second player to play in MLB during five decades.Minnie Miñoso
48.9%
In 1920, this Browns player got 257 hits, setting a record that lasted 84 years.George Sisler
48.9%
In 1959, in perhaps the greatest pitching performance in baseball history, he threw twelve perfect innings but lost the game in the 13th.Harvey Haddix
46.8%
In Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS, with his team down to their last strike, this Red Sox player hit a game-tying homer and his team went on to win.Dave Henderson
46.8%
In Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, this Mets player was awarded first base after manager Gil Hodges showed the umpire that the ball was smudged with the player's shoe polish. Cleon Jones
40.4%
In 2015, while this unusually named player was playing for the Rangers, his younger brother, who shares his first name and surname, signed a contract with the same organization.Rougned Odor
40.4%
After a brief MLB career, he went on to a far more successful acting career, notably starring as Lucas McCain in The Rifleman from 1958 to 1963.Chuck Connors
40.4%
These two Yankees pitchers traded wives and families in 1973. Name either.Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich
38.3%
In 1944, this 15-year-old pitcher appeared in one game, becoming the youngest MLB player ever. He later returned to MLB and had a long career.Joe Nuxhall
38.3%
This player is offen blamed for helping establish baseball's color line. In 1887, he allegedly influenced a minor league's decision to prohibit the signing of black playersCap Anson
34%
On the last day of the 1945 season, this man appeared as a reliever and got the win to clinch the pennant for the Tigers. He also won the Triple Crown that year. Hal Newhouser
34%
In 2005, this Venezuelan player tried to kill five men with a machete and went on to serve seven years in prison. He is also the only MLB player with his initials.Ugueth Urbina
31.9%
On August 1, 2017, this Indians CF made a spetacular catch while falling over the wall to rob Hanley Ramirez of a home run.Austin Jackson
31.9%
With the Dodgers a strike away from winning Game 4 of the 1941 World Series, this Dodgers catcher dropped the ball on strike three, and the Yankees went on to win.Mickey Owen
29.8%
On September 16, 1924, this Cardinal set a record by driving in 12 runs in a game.Jim Bottomley
29.8%
In Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS, this Orioles outfielder was trying to field a ball hit by Derek Jeter when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reached over the right field fence and grabbed it.Tony Tarasco
27.7%
In Game 3 of the 2013 World Series, this Cardinals player tripped over the third baseman while rounding third. He was awarded home plate because of interference, ending the game. Allen Craig
27.7%
This Astros player's potential Hall of Fame career was derailed by a 1973 incident in which he fatally shot a woman and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.César Cedeño
25.5%
In 1992, this former Yankee appeared on an episode of The Simpsons, in which he was arrested for every unsolved murder in New York.Steve Sax
25.5%
In Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS, this Braves player hit a walk-off two-run single, becoming the only player to win a series with a hit when he would have lost it by making an out.Francisco Cabrera
25.5%
This man, who played one game in 1903, shares the record for the shortest name in MLB history. Name either him or the player who tied his record in 1974.Ed Hug
25.5%
In Game 7 of the 1955 World Series, this Dodgers LF made a spectacular catch to rob Yogi Berra of an extra-base hit and turn a double play.Sandy Amorós
23.4%
On August 4, 1982, thanks to being traded in the middle of the day, this man got hits for two different teams against two different future Hall of Fame pitchers on the same day. Joel Youngblood
23.4%
After being ejected from a 2006 minor league game, this player threw his bat at the umpire and hit him, earning a 50-game suspension.Delmon Young
23.4%
In the tenth inning of Game 4 of the 1999 NLDS, this obscure Mets backup catcher hit a 10th-inning walk-off home run to eliminate the Diamondbacks.Todd Pratt
23.4%
In March 2017, apparently in response to this pitcher's bizarre 'hop-step' delivery, MLB ruled that a pitcher can't take a second step toward home during his pitching motion.Carter Capps
21.3%
In 1945, this Yankee won the AL batting title by a tiny margin on the last day of the season, having never led the batting title race at any previous point in the season.Snuffy Stirnweiss
21.3%
Moment Player % Correct
On August 24, 1983, this Orioles pitcher picked off three consecutive runners on first base in a single inning. Tippy Martinez
21.3%
With the Angels facing elimination and trailing 5-0 in Game 6 of the 2002 World Series, this man hit a three-run homer to put the Angels back in the game.Scott Spiezio
19.1%
In the 1946 All Star Game, this pitcher gave up a home run to Ted Williams on an Eephus pitch, which this pitcher invented.Rip Sewell
19.1%
In 2003, Nate Silver introduced an algorithm for predicting player performance which was named after this former utility player.Bill Pecota
19.1%
In Game 8 of the 1912 World Series, this Giants player inexplicably dropped a fly ball that put the tying run on base, ultimately costing the Giants the series.Fred Snodgrass
17%
In 2005, this player was hit by a pitch in his only MLB plate appearance. In 2012, he was called up for one more game thanks to an online campaign.Adam Greenberg
17%
In the tenth inning of Game 4 of the 1957 World Series, this Braves player was controversially awarded first base after showing the umpire a shoe polish smudge on the ball.Nippy Jones
17%
In 2010, this Reds pitcher became the only player since 2000 to go straight from the draft to MLB.Mike Leake
17%
On April 7, 2012, this pitcher set a record by playing for the Detroit Tigers, his thirteenth MLB franchise.Octavio Dotel
17%
In 1949, this Phillies pitcher was shot near the heart by an insane woman who had been stalking him. He survived and returned to baseball.Eddie Waitkus
14.9%
On September 2, 2006, he became the first player to hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in the major leagues.Kevin Kouzmanoff
14.9%
A key figure in the development of Japanese pro baseball, this Giants player made his first trip to Japan in 1931 and later gave the Tokyo (now Yomiuri) Giants their nickname. Lefty O'Doul
14.9%
In 1947, this Phillies manager became notorious for his racist treatment of Jackie Robinson, which included instructing his pitchers to bean Robinson if the count was 3-0.Ben Chapman
14.9%
In 1964, this Yankee backup player had an angry confrontation with then manager Yogi Berra when Berra ordered him to stop playing a harmonica during a team bus ride.Phil Linz
12.8%
In Game 5 of the 2011 World Series, Cards manager Tony La Russa twice called the bullpen to ask this pitcher to warm up, but was misunderstood both times.Jason Motte
8.5%
On April 6, 1993, he became the first player to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning. Carlos Baerga
8.5%
Long after his eight-year MLB career, this man coached the Philadelphia Eagles to the 1948 and 1949 NFL championships.Greasy Neale
8.5%
On September 21, 1964, the Phillies lost to the Reds on a steal of home by this man, beginning a ten-game losing streak that cost them the pennant.Chico Ruiz
6.4%
In Game 4 of the 1929 World Series, this A's player hit a fluke three-run inside-the-park homer when Hack Wilson lost the ball in the sun, helping the A's overcome an 8-0 deficit.Mule Haas
6.4%
In Game 2 of the 1972 ALCS, when this Tigers pitcher hit Bert Campaneris with a pitch, Campaneris flung the bat at him and narrowly missed. Both players were suspended.Lerrin LaGrow
6.4%
On September 9, 1965, this pitcher threw a one-hitter but lost because the opposing pitcher, Sandy Koufax, threw a perfect game. This was a record for the fewest hits in a game. Bob Hendley
6.4%
In 1877, four members of the Louisville Grays were banned from baseball for life for throwing games. Name any of them.Bill Craver...
4.3%
In August 1995, this Pirates catcher cost his team a game when he scooped up the ball with his mask, perhaps not realizing that this results in a one-base penalty.Angelo Encarnación
4.3%
In 2011, this Dodgers utility player had his 46th consecutive at bat without a hit, breaking a century-old record.Eugenio Vélez
4.3%
On January 19, 1900, this mentally ill former player murdered his wife and two children with an axe, then cut his own throat.Marty Bergen
4.3%
On September 23, 1956, this man became the first MLB player from the Dominican Republic.Ozzie Virgil
4.3%
In 2006, he became the only player to appear in a postseason game without ever appearing in a regular season game.Mark Kiger
2.1%
Playing for the Indians in 1932, this man set a still-standing record with nine hits in a game.Johnny Burnett
2.1%
On September 2, 1960, Ted Williams became the first player to hit home runs off two pitchers who were father and son. Name either of those pitchers.Thornton Lee
2.1%
Prior to the 1877 season, this man became the first person banned from baseball for life, as punishment for having thrown games for money.George Bechtel
0%
On August 16, 1909, this man made a briliiant game-saving catch just as lightning struck. In 1914, he himself was struck by lightning when making another catch.Red Murray
0%
In 1927, this former Brown and Senator became the only man to play in both MLB and the NHL.Jim Riley
0%

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