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Guess Who: The Top 10 MLB Players Immortalized in Obscure Trivia
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More than any other sport, spectators in baseball are expected to know an awful lot about the game's history before they can be considered true fans.

In basketball or football, thinking Willie Mays was the guy Wesley Snipes played in Major League would be forgivable. Not so in America's pasttime.

You won't be taken seriously unless you know that the Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1960 World Series, or that Ted Williams is the last player to hit .400 over a full season. And if you can't instantly recite how many RBI Tris Speaker racked up in each of his 22 seasons without looking it up—well, maybe you should just go back to watching Jersey Shore.

That's why stumping a real fan with an obscure bit of trivia is so satisfying.

In this slideshow are 10 fairly boring players and groups of players who will be remembered only in the footnotes of thick record books for a fluke event that changed baseball forever. But don't let me oversell it.

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