Mickey Mantle – He led the American League in homeruns in 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1960. Mantle belted 56 HRs in 1956.
Willie Mays – His best homerun season was 1965 when he cracked 52. He also hit four homeruns in one game in 1961,
Joe DiMaggio – He signed with the New York Yankees for $25,000, and he and Lou Gehrig powered the bombers to their first of four consecutive World Series titles in 1936.
Ty Cobb – He was the first player elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936. The 222 votes he garnered were seven more than Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner.
Johnny Bench – A legendary defensive catcher who used a one-handed catching technique that allowed him to use his extremely strong arm more effectively. He had a cannon-like arm.
Al Kaline – At a young age he was a baseball junky. He would play three or four games in any given day and simply change uniforms in the car.
Eddie Mathews – He and Henry Aaron hit a total of 863 career homeruns together. It was more than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig combined for.
Pete Rose – He played more than 500 games at five different positions. He also played for 24 consecutive seasons.
Tom Seaver – He led the league in whiffs five times, and he he fanned 200 or more hitters nine years in a row to set a major league record.
Roberto Clemente – He won the National League batting totle four times (1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967).