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.
Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
31 January 1919
Professional baseball player
Babe RuthBabe Ruth
06 February 1895
 

Billy BeaneBilly Beane
29 March 1962
Former Baseball Player & Administrator

Alex RodriguezAlex Rodriguez
27 July 1975
Baseball shortstop

Deion SandersDeion Sanders
09 August 1967
Athlete

Joe DiMaggioJoe DiMaggio
25 November 1914
American Baseball Star
Mike TroutMike Trout
07 August 1991
Baseball Player

Barry BondsBarry Bonds
24 July 1964
American baseball player

Derek JeterDerek Jeter
26 June 1974
Baseball Player
Tim TebowTim Tebow
14 August 1987
American Football Player

Lou GehrigLou Gehrig
19 June 1903
Baseball Player
Chuck ConnorsChuck Connors
10 April 1921
Actor

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
30 November 1962
Former Baseball & Football Player

Mickey MantleMickey Mantle
20 October 1931
Baseball Player

Albert PujolsAlbert Pujols
16 January 1980
Baseball Player

Nolan RyanNolan Ryan
31 January 1947
Baseball Star
Ted WilliamsTed Williams
30 August 1918
Baseball Player

Hank AaronHank Aaron
05 February 1934
 

Bryce HarperBryce Harper
16 October 1992
Baseball player

Ty CobbTy Cobb
18 December 1886
American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder
Shoeless Joe JacksonShoeless Joe Jackson
16 July 1887
Baseball Player

Giancarlo StantonGiancarlo Stanton
08 November 1989
Baseball Player
Aaron JudgeAaron Judge
26 April 1992
Baseball Player

Yogi BerraYogi Berra
12 May 1925
Baseball Player

Willie MaysWillie Mays
06 May 1931
Former Professional Baseball Star
Bob UeckerBob Uecker
26 January 1935
 

Buster PoseyBuster Posey
27 March 1987
Baseball Player
Sandy KoufaxSandy Koufax
30 December 1935
Baseball Player

David OrtizDavid Ortiz
18 November 1975
Baseball designated hitter

Cal Ripken Jr.Cal Ripken Jr.
24 August 1960
Baseball Shortstop
Bing RussellBing Russell
05 May 1926
Actor

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Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw
19 March 1988
Baseball Pitcher
Scott HattebergScott Hatteberg
14 December 1969
Baseball Player

Anthony RizzoAnthony Rizzo
08 August 1989
Baseball Player

Josh HamiltonJosh Hamilton
21 May 1981
Baseball Player

Cody BellingerCody Bellinger
13 July 1995
Baseball Player
Joe TorreJoe Torre
18 July 1940
Executive
Josh GibsonJosh Gibson
21 December 1911
Baseball Player

Josh Donaldson Josh Donaldson
08 December 1985
Baseball Player

Cy YoungCy Young
29 March 1867
 

Kris BryantKris Bryant
04 January 1992
Baseball Player
John RockerJohn Rocker
17 October 1974
Baseball Player

James Howard ThomeJim Thome
27 August 1970
Baseball Player

Jacoby EllsburyJacoby Ellsbury
11 September 1983
Baseball Player

Ernie BanksErnie Banks
31 January 1931
Baseball Player

Joe MauerJoe Mauer
19 April 1983
Baseball Player
Kenneth Gene CaminitiKen Caminiti
21 April 1963
Baseball Player

Corey KluberCorey Kluber
10 April 1986
Baseball Player
Mark TeixeiraMark Teixeira
11 April 1980
Baseball Player

Joe MorganJoe Morgan
19 September 1943
Baseball Player

Bobby CoxBobby Cox
21 May 1941
Baseball Player, Manager
Michael FishmanMichael Fishman
22 October 1981
Actor

Goose GossageGoose Gossage
05 July 1951
Baseball Player
Billy SundayBilly Sunday
19 November 1862
 

Denny McLainDenny McLain
29 March 1944
Professional Baseball Player

Richie SexsonRichie Sexson
29 December 1974
Former Baseball Player

Calvin MurrayCalvin Murray
30 July 1971
Baseball Player

Jaden Gil AgassiJaden Gil Agassi
26 October 2001
Baseball Player, Son of Andre Agassi and Steffi
José FernándezJosé Fernández
31 July 1992
Baseball Pitcher

Al LópezAl Lopez
20 August 1908
Former American Baseball Player

Mark McGwireMark McGwire
01 October 1963
Baseball player

Ken Griffey Jr.Ken Griffey Jr.
21 November 1969
Baseball Players
Karl MaloneKarl Malone
24 July 1963
Basketball player, Basketball coach, Actor

Mookie BettsMookie Betts
07 October 1992
Baseball Player
Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas
30 April 1961
Basketball player, Basketball coach, Consultant

Bobby BonillaBobby Bonilla
23 February 1963
Baseball player

Reggie MillerReggie Miller
24 August 1965
Basketball player, Pundit, Actor
Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
31 May 1984
Basketball player, American football player,

Jason KiddJason Kidd
23 March 1973
Basketball player, Basketball coach
Patrick EwingPatrick Ewing
05 August 1962
Basketball player, Basketball coach

Ray AllenRay Allen
20 July 1975
Basketball player, Actor

Tracy McGradyTracy McGrady
24 May 1979
Basketball player, Baseball player
Jackie BrownJackie Brown
31 May 1943
Baseball

Roy HalladayRoy Halladay
14 May 1977
Baseball Players
Nolan NorthNolan North
31 October 1970
Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television

Chris WebberChris Webber
01 March 1973
Basketball player, Businessperson

Gary PaytonGary Payton
23 July 1968
Basketball player

Nick SwisherNick Swisher
25 November 1980
Baseball Player
Kevin LoveKevin Love
07 September 1988
Basketball player
Jose CansecoJose Canseco
02 July 1964
Baseball player

Pete RosePete Rose
14 April 1941
Baseball player

Roger MarisRoger Maris
10 September 1934
Baseball player

Justin VerlanderJustin Verlander
20 February 1983
Baseball player
Randy JohnsonRandy Johnson
10 September 1963
Baseball Player

Charley PrideCharley Pride
18 March 1934
Singer

Grant HillGrant Hill
05 October 1972
Art collector, Basketball player

Andre IguodalaAndre Iguodala
28 January 1984
Basketball player

David RobinsonDavid Robinson
06 August 1965
Basketball player
Moses MaloneMoses Malone
23 March 1955
Basketball player

Darryl StrawberryDarryl Strawberry
12 March 1962
Baseball Player
Carl YastrzemskiCarl Yastrzemski
22 August 1939
Baseball Player

John ElwayJohn Elway
28 June 1960
Baseball player, American football player
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
11 September 1958
Actor
Roger ClemensRoger Clemens
04 August 1962
Baseball player