Ranking the 50 Most Famous Baseball Players

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Ranking the 50 Most Famous Baseball Players
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Professional baseball players need motivation to compete throughout the ceaseless season.

While wealth and winning are powerful incentives, don't underestimate their craving for fame.

Men want to be recognized for being elite athletes. These 50 active players definitely are.

Of course, becoming famous can be achieved in various ways: individual excellence, affiliation with successful teams, high-profile relationships, commercial exposure, etc. My rankings analyze each guy's unique social situation and order them by current popularity.

Anybody who earned a professional salary in 2012 was considered for this list of the sport's most well-known figures.

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