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1. This Hall of Fame great played for 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates but didn't retire. His career was cut short in 1972 due to a plane crash that he financed, flying aid to the country of Nicaragua and was killed. Who was this outfielder inducted into the hall in 1973?
2. I was the first switch-hitter to hit over 500 home runs. I won three American League MVPs and a Triple Crown award. I also hit 18 World Series home runs. I was a Yankee. Who do you think that I am?
3. Of the four Hall of Fame outfielders listed, who was inducted into the hall first?
4. I began my career as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but after five seasons, I started being recognized for my bat instead. I was moved to the outfield in 1919 and set a new home run record of 29 big ones. The Yankees bought me, then I hit 54 home runs the following season. I was one of the first five hall inductees in 1936. Who am I?
5. Out with the old and in with the new. I was a New York Giant my entire career. I was the third player in history to hit 500 home runs. My Hall of Fame induction came in 1951, while rookie New York Giant Willie Mays looked on. Who am I?
6. This outfielder was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame all by himself in 1993. He wouldn't have had it any other way. Who was this American League player who began his career, and finished it with the Athletics?
7. In the second round of Hall of Fame inductions in 1937, only one of the eight people inducted was an outfielder. Who was it?
8. This St. Louis Cardinal played every one of his 2507 games in the outfield. With the number 20 on his back, he set a new stolen base record in 1974 by stealing 118. Who was this 1985 hall inductee?
9. Hank Aaron was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982 with 98% of the ballots. There were only two outfielders in the first 100 years of Major League baseball to be inducted with that high percentage of ballots. Which outfielder was the first one?
10. Which of the following outfielding greats did not hit over 500 home runs in their career?
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