MLB Baseball Analogies

Can you fill in the blanks in these analogies related to Major League baseball?
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Last updated: January 6, 2021
First submittedSeptember 23, 2013
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Cubs are to Wrigley
Red Sox are to Fenway
Hammerin' is to Hank
Joltin' is to Joe
70 is to McGwire
73 is to Bonds
RBI is to Run Batted In
K is to Strikeout
Brooklyn is to Dodgers
Boston is to Braves
1 is to Leadoff
4 is to Cleanup
Aaron is to Ruth
Rose is to Cobb
Ichiro Suzuki is to Japan
Miguel Cabrera is to
Venezuela
A is to Athletic
O is to Oriole
Silver Slugger is to
Hitting
Gold Glove is to
Fielding
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Schmidt is to Philadelphia
Gwynn is to San Diego
Rickey is to Stolen Bases
Nolan is to Strikeouts
Senators are to Washington
Pilots are to Seattle
Juice is to Ball
Cork is to Bat
Grapefruit League is to
Florida
Cactus League is to
Arizona
Unit is to Randy Johnson
Hurt is to Frank Thomas
Bobby is to Barry
Cecil is to Prince
Lou Gehrig is to Disease
Tommy John is to Surgery
Gaylord Perry is to Spit
Tim Wakefield is to Knuckle
2 is to Catcher
6 is to Shortstop
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2013
Milwaukee seems as valid for Braves as Boston
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Level ∞
Oct 26, 2013
Good point. That will work now.
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Level 58
Jan 7, 2021
Most people who remember the Boston Braves are no longer with us.
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Level 87
Oct 29, 2013
Great Quiz!
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Level 51
May 8, 2014
19/20 missed Cork

But I LOVED the Phillies clues :) GO PHILS!!!

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Level 84
May 8, 2014
Yeah, I tried "tar" for bat, a la George Brett
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2017
yup, nothing makes a ball go far like tar.
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Level 78
Apr 3, 2017
We were thinking alike. I tried pitch.
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Level 58
Mar 4, 2019
I missed one---also used "pine tar" for that one.
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Level 87
Jan 7, 2021
Missed cork too. Tried loaded.
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Level 43
May 8, 2014
Great quiz!
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Level 40
May 8, 2014
Technically, Frank Thomas was known as "The Big Hurt", not just Hurt.
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Level 84
May 8, 2014
Yes, It only gave "unit" for Randy Johnson, and he is the Big Unit. That's why it only gave "hurt" for Thomas.
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Level 49
Mar 23, 2018
and technically so was Randy Johnson, he wasnt the unit..
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Level 63
Jan 8, 2021
Back in the day, my little sister misheard, and innocently started referring to him as the "Big Eunuch." Which was so hilarious I couldn't bring myself to correct her. All these years later, I still can't hear his name without chuckling :) Ah, kids...
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Level 48
May 8, 2014
jmaddog, you think Randy Johnson was just called the Unit? Pay attention.
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Level 81
Sep 9, 2016
I got 6! 0 points :(
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Level 54
Aug 11, 2019
Got em all; great quiz
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Level 75
Jan 6, 2021
I got San Diego by guessing 2-word cities with baseball teams.
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Level 58
Jan 7, 2021
Never do that again.
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Level 58
Jan 7, 2021
For Cabrera, Venezuela was my fourth guess or my time would have been pretty good.
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Level 66
Jun 7, 2021
Ugh I put Ryan for strikeouts not realizing I needed his first name :/
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Level 58
Jun 8, 2021
I thought it was asking for batters' strikeouts, and at the rate batters are striking out today, I didn't know the answer.
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2021
Somewhat sour grapes as this is the only one I got wrong, but Gaylord to Spit was illegal and Wakefield to knuckle was not. Don't really think they are analogous. Maybe Rivera to cutter or Suter to splitfinger would be more appropriate. Unless you switched it around and said Brett for pine tar, or Sosa for steroids.
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Level 66
Jun 7, 2021
They are analogous. Gaylord Perry was famous for throwing a ___ball, and Tim Wakefield was famous for throwing a ____ball. Mariano River didn't throw a "cutterball.' He just threw a cutter. And besides, cutters, splitfingers, etc. are thrown by lots of people. Perry and Wakefield each specialized in a pitch that only a handful of guys throw. The only knuckleballer I can think of since Wakefield is R.A. Dickey.
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Level 58
Jun 8, 2021
It's like the "ball.......juiced" "bat.........corked."

Not the same as the players aren't cheating if the ball is juiced, but the player himself corks his bat.

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Level 43
Jun 7, 2021
great quiz
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Level 62
Jun 8, 2021
Love it, thanx!