Ask anyone what is America's favorite pastime and the answer will be baseball. And why not? After all who does not love to engage in a game of baseball while munching on peanuts and crackers? That is right! Baseball and America are inseparable. In fact, it has been the country's most preferred sport for a long time and for more reasons than one. The game of baseball is steeped in century's worth of tradition and history. And unlike many other sports, it is a lot more intricate too. With the balls and strikes, four bases, nine long innings, and a really complicated scoring system, the game might knock one off. But just a run down the fundamentals and its easy to get into the game. America has produced a wad of heavy hitters and extremely powerful pitchers in history. Thanks to their extraordinary RBIs, match-winning strikeouts, and king-sized personalities, these baseball players have gone ahead to become legends in their own rights. Read all about their lives, feats, timeline, trivia, and facts in the biographies below.
David OrtizDavid Ortiz
18 November 1975
Baseball designated hitter
Alex RodriguezAlex Rodriguez
27 July 1975
Baseball Player

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
31 January 1919
 

Babe RuthBabe Ruth
06 February 1895
 

Billy BeaneBilly Beane
29 March 1962
Former Baseball Player & Administrator

Albert PujolsAlbert Pujols
16 January 1980
Baseball Player
Mike TroutMike Trout
07 August 1991
Baseball Player

Bryce HarperBryce Harper
16 October 1992
Baseball player

Derek JeterDerek Jeter
26 June 1974
Baseball Player

Deion SandersDeion Sanders
09 August 1967
 
Ted WilliamsTed Williams
30 August 1918
Baseball Player

Joe DiMaggioJoe DiMaggio
25 November 1914
American Baseball Star
Tim TebowTim Tebow
14 August 1987
American Football Player

Nolan RyanNolan Ryan
31 January 1947
Baseball Star

Lou GehrigLou Gehrig
19 June 1903
Baseball Player
Barry BondsBarry Bonds
24 July 1964
American baseball player

Hank AaronHank Aaron
05 February 1934
 
Mickey MantleMickey Mantle
20 October 1931
Baseball Player

Aaron JudgeAaron Judge
26 April 1992
Baseball Player

Chuck ConnorsChuck Connors
10 April 1921
Actor
Bo JacksonBo Jackson
30 November 1962
Former Baseball & Football Player

Ty CobbTy Cobb
18 December 1886
American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder
Willie MaysWillie Mays
06 May 1931
Former Professional Baseball Star

Shoeless Joe JacksonShoeless Joe Jackson
16 July 1887
Baseball Player

Yogi BerraYogi Berra
12 May 1925
Baseball Player

Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw
19 March 1988
Baseball Pitcher
Bob UeckerBob Uecker
26 January 1935
 
Josh Donaldson Josh Donaldson
08 December 1985
Baseball Player

Sandy KoufaxSandy Koufax
30 December 1935
Baseball Player

Bing RussellBing Russell
05 May 1926
Actor

Anthony RizzoAnthony Rizzo
08 August 1989
Baseball Player
Buster PoseyBuster Posey
27 March 1987
Baseball Player

Kris BryantKris Bryant
04 January 1992
Baseball Player

Cy YoungCy Young
29 March 1867
 

Jacoby EllsburyJacoby Ellsbury
11 September 1983
Baseball Player

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John RockerJohn Rocker
17 October 1974
Baseball Player
Mark TeixeiraMark Teixeira
11 April 1980
Baseball Player

Ernie BanksErnie Banks
31 January 1931
Baseball Player
Kenneth Gene CaminitiKen Caminiti
21 April 1963
Baseball Player

Joe MorganJoe Morgan
19 September 1943
Baseball Player

Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862
 
Jaden Gil AgassiJaden Gil Agassi
26 October 2001
Baseball Player, Son of Andre Agassi and Steffi

Richie SexsonRichie Sexson
29 December 1974
Former Baseball Player
José FernándezJosé Fernández
31 July 1992
Baseball Pitcher

Al LópezAl Lopez
20 August 1908
Former American Baseball Player

Andre IguodalaAndre Iguodala
28 January 1984
Basketball player

Luke WaltonLuke Walton
28 March 1980
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace
13 November 1979
Basketball player, Rapper, Actor
Jason KiddJason Kidd
23 March 1973
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Earl WoodsEarl Woods
05 March 1932
Baseball player, Writer, Military personnel

Tracy McGradyTracy McGrady
24 May 1979
Basketball player, Baseball player

Ray AllenRay Allen
20 July 1975
Basketball player, Actor
Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas
30 April 1961
Basketball player, Basketball coach, Consultant

Chris WebberChris Webber
01 March 1973
Basketball player, Businessperson
Karl MaloneKarl Malone
24 July 1963
Basketball player, Basketball coach, Actor

Patrick EwingPatrick Ewing
05 August 1962
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Pete RosePete Rose
14 April 1941
Baseball player
Reggie MillerReggie Miller
24 August 1965
Basketball player, Pundit, Actor

Kevin LoveKevin Love
07 September 1988
Basketball player
Bill WaltonBill Walton
05 November 1952
Basketball player

Grant HillGrant Hill
05 October 1972
Art collector, Basketball player

Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
31 May 1984
Basketball player, American football player,
DeAndre JordanDeAndre Jordan
21 July 1988
Basketball player

Carl YastrzemskiCarl Yastrzemski
22 August 1939
Baseball Player
John StocktonJohn Stockton
26 March 1962
Basketball player

Jabari ParkerJabari Parker
15 March 1995
Basketball player

David JusticeDavid Justice
14 April 1966
Baseball player

Gary PaytonGary Payton
23 July 1968
Basketball player
Billy MartinBilly Martin
16 May 1928
Baseball player, Screenwriter
Harrison BarnesHarrison Barnes
30 May 1992
Basketball player

Nolan NorthNolan North
31 October 1970
Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television

Oscar RobertsonOscar Robertson
24 November 1938
Basketball player, Basketball coach

John ElwayJohn Elway
28 June 1960
Baseball player, American football player
Roger ClemensRoger Clemens
04 August 1962
Famous Baseball Players

Cal Ripken Jr.Cal Ripken Jr.
24 August 1960
Baseball shortstop

Urban MeyerUrban Meyer
10 July 1964
Baseball player, American football player, Coach,

Rickey HendersonRickey Henderson
25 December 1958
American baseball athlete

Deron WilliamsDeron Williams
26 June 1984
Basketball player
Shawn KempShawn Kemp
26 November 1969
Basketball player

Moses MaloneMoses Malone
23 March 1955
Basketball player
Ben ZobristBen Zobrist
26 May 1981
Baseball player

Reggie JacksonReggie Jackson
18 May 1946
Baseball player

Darryl StrawberryDarryl Strawberry
12 March 1962
Baseball Player
Jahlil OkaforJahlil Okafor
15 December 1995
Basketball player

Derek FisherDerek Fisher
09 August 1974
Basketball player, Trade unionist
Roger MarisRoger Maris
10 September 1934
Athlete

Don MattinglyDon Mattingly
20 April 1961
Baseball player

Andrew BynumAndrew Bynum
27 October 1987
Basketball player

Zack GreinkeZack Greinke
21 October 1983
Baseball player
Detlef SchrempfDetlef Schrempf
21 January 1963
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Johnny BenchJohnny Bench
07 December 1947
Famous Baseball Players
Joe MaddonJoe Maddon
08 February 1954
Baseball player, Baseball coach, Baseball manager

Jake ArrietaJake Arrieta
06 March 1986
Baseball player

Carlos BoozerCarlos Boozer
20 November 1981
Basketball player

Jim MorrisJim Morris
19 January 1964
Baseball player
Curt SchillingCurt Schilling
14 November 1966
Baseball pitcher