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1. I was a Rookie of the Year in 1968 with some 'machine'. I won the 1970 and 1972 MVP Award too! I was offensive and defensive as I hit 389 home runs in my career and also won 10 Gold Gloves. After my 17 seasons of baseball, I co-starred in a TV show called, "Hee Haw", then went on to being a color analyst for baseball. Who am I?
2. I made my name with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s. I caught for all the Cardinal greats including Bob Gibson. I went to three World Series with the Cardinals, wearing the number 15, and won two of them. After 21 seasons of baseball, I became a baseball commentator. Who am I?
3. I was an all-star catcher nicknamed 'Tugboat'. I won the AL Rookie of the Year in 1970. I later won the AL MVP. I wore the pinstripes for 11 seasons before I was killed before the 1979 season ended. Who am I?
4. Although it was Don's arm in game five of the 1956 World Series, I called the shots ending up in his perfect game. However, that was not the only game in which I shined throughout my career from 1946-1965. In 19 seasons, I was blessed to appear in 14 Yankee World Series. Who am I?
5. I was drafted as a ridiculous 62nd round pick in 1988 as a favor to my father. The team didn't really have any intentions of playing me, but when I tried out time and time again, the manager and scouts were impressed. I ended up being the National League Rookie of the Year in 1993 with the Dodgers, and still found myself in a New York Mets uniform in 2005. Who am I?
6. I was a pretty pathetic catcher, and I let everyone know it too! I only played for six seasons and never hit over .250, never led the league in anything, but did catch for the great Bob Gibson in a reserve role in 1965. After baseball, I went into broadcasting. I always thought that, "I must be in the front row." Who am I?
7. I was a Hall of Fame catcher in the '20s and '30s with the Athletics and Tigers. I won an AL MVP in 1928 with Philadelphia and another in 1934 with Detroit. I caught for all the greats in baseball including Lefty Grove, Rube Walberg, Bill Shores, and Schoolboy Rowe. I also played with the greats of Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg. Who am I?
8. Being a relatively unknown, I was the catcher for one of the greatest teams in baseball history, the 1927 Yankees. Over-shadowed by the greats of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Earle Combs, Tony Lazzeri, and Bob Meusel, I caught most of Waite Hoyt's 22 wins in the season. I went three for five in the World Series, but gave way to catcher Johnny Grabowski, and our Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, four games to none. Who am I?
9. I was a three-time all-star and a two-time Gold Glove winner with the Reds until Johnny Bench came around. Once he made his presence, I was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals and then the Houston Astros. Over 14 seasons, I hit 81 home runs. I wasn't a poor catcher, but when Johnny Bench came along, I was history. Who am I?
10. I was a Tiger catcher from 1961-1976. I caught for all the Tiger greats including Mickey Lolich, Denny McLain, and Dave Wickersham. Who am I?
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