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1. Retiring just short of 500 career home runs, this Hall of Famer went to seven World Series with the same team while hitting 10 World Series home runs. He was an American League MVP twice and batted for the Triple Crown. Who was this superman infielder that wore the number 4?
2. This superman stepped out of a phone booth in 1941 to begin his career. Leading the league in so many categories for so many seasons, it is amazing that the Triple Crown was just out of his reach. He won three MVP awards and was runner-up for the MVP another amazing four other times. Averaging 22 home runs per season, batting .331, having 194 hits per season average in his career, he was an easy Hall of Fame inductee in his first year of eligibility. Who was this 'Superman'?
3. In a seven season stretch, this tremendous Yankee player was in the top five for the MVP voting every season. He won three MVP awards in that span. He went to 14 World Series while contributing 12 home runs. He averaged only 29 strikeouts per season with his bat, and only six errors per season in his glove. Who is this Hall of Fame great?
4. This 'Superman' hit 50+ home runs in a season four times in his career, including hitting 60 once. He also hit 15 World Series home runs. Although leading the league in batting average only once, he led the lead 12 times in home runs. Who was this Maryland born player?
5. This player became a member of the 500 Home Run Club in 1968. He never hit 50 home runs in a season, which showed the consistency of this super man. He played 21 seasons with the same team, then was traded to another team for his final two seasons. He was a 1957 league MVP also. Who is this Hall of Fame great?
6. This Hall of Famer is a member of the 500 Home Run Club and played for 19 seasons, although four were interrupted by military service. Who knows what might have been? He batted for the Triple Crown twice, and was a league MVP twice also. He won six batting titles, and was runner-up for batting crown another four times, all with one team. Who is this 'Superman' of an outfielder?
7. This Hall of Famer stepped out of his phone booth to pitch in baseball near the beginning of the 20th century. He led his league six times with the most wins, won two league MVPs, threw three Triple Crowns, and won over 400 games in his career, all with the same team. Who was this pitching great?
8. This Hall of Fame 'Superman' retired with a tremendous .358 batting average over 23 seasons. Playing for six teams in both leagues, he won seven batting crowns, two MVPs, and batted for the Triple Crown twice in the 1920s. Who is this infielder?
9. This 'Superman' is a member of the 500 Home Run Club, was a Rookie of the Year Award winner, and won two MVPs during his career. He went to four World Series, but never hit a home run in them. He was a Gold Glove Award winner 12 times in the outfield. Who is this Hall of Fame great?
10. This Hall of Fame pitching great won more than 300 games in his career. He was a 20-game winner in 13 remarkable seasons. Although winning only one Cy Young Award, in 1957, he was runner-up another three times in his career. He went to three World Series and picked up four wins. He was a good hitting pitcher, and retired with the same number of hits as games he won. Who is this 'Superman' of a pitcher?
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