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1. Before entering into the Major Leagues, this player was with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro Leagues. When outfielder Bobby Thomson broke his leg, this opened the door in Milwaukee for this future Hall of Fame great. Who was it?
2. This pitcher was the first to win the Cy Young award in both the American and National Leagues. Over 22 seasons he played for eight teams. Who was this 1991 Hall of Fame inductee?
3. From 1915-1920, which Hall of Fame pitcher won three Triple Crowns?
4. This Chicago Cub outfielder was all muscle. His 18" neck and size six shoe carried him to six Hall of Fame seasons from 1926-1931. Amongst his tremendous season stats, he set NL records for his 56 home runs and 191 RBIs in 1930. Who was he?
5. This player was one of the greatest shortstops in baseball, and in 1948 won the American League MVP. He also helped the Indians to a World Series title in the season. Who was this eight-time all-star?
6. I played baseball for 16 seasons, but it was my managing that put me in the Hall of Fame. I managed the New York Giants for 31 seasons, winning 10 NL pennants. Who am I?
7. This Negro League player was often compared to as a black Lou Gehrig. He and fellow Hall of Famer Josh Gibson, led their Homestead Grays to dominate the Negro Leagues in the late 1930s. Who was this 1972 Hall of Fame inductee?
8. Before managing the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves, this Hall of Famer was the president, outfielder, and manager of Worcester in the Eastern League in 1925. After firing himself as an outfielder, then fired himself as manager, he then quit his presidency. After the Dodgers and Braves, he took the Yankees to many World Series. Who was he?
9. This player was known as "Mr. Second Base". Always seen with a wad of chewing tobacco in his mouth, he won the 1959 AL MVP with the White Sox. His only World Series was in 1959 to watch his White Sox lose to the Dodgers. Who was he?
10. Like Reggie Jackson in 1993, I was inducted all by myself in 1988. I was a 21-season career Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder and first baseman. My nickname was 'Pops'. Who am I?
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