One for the Books

Favorite Record Holders

In support of One for the Books: Baseball Records and the Stories Behind Them, donors had the opportunity to honor their favorite record holder, player or baseball hero. This page features a tally of the top honored players based on the number of gifts made in their name.

Donor list

 

Favorite
Record Holder
Number of Donations    

Cal Ripken, Jr.
Ted Williams
Hank Aaron
Babe Ruth
Pete Rose
Nolan Ryan
Mickey Mantle
Stan Musial
Lou Gehrig
Joe DiMaggio
Tom Seaver
Willie Mays
Bob Feller
Sandy Koufax
Roberto Clemente
Ty Cobb
Roger Maris
Jackie Robinson
Rickey Henderson
Brooks Robinson
Carl Yastrzemski
Tony Gwynn
Harmon Killebrew
Ichiro Suzuki
Cy Young
Ernie Banks
George Brett
Mike Schmidt
Johnny Bench
Barry Bonds
Al Kaline
Mariano Rivera
Robin Roberts
Duke Snider
Rod Carew
Carlton Fisk
Bob Gibson
Goose Gossage
Trevor Hoffman
Greg Maddux
Hack Wilson
Robin Yount
Luis Aparicio
Richie Ashburn
Lou Brock
Steve Carlton
Sam Crawford
Roy Campanella
Bobby Doerr
Don Drysdale
Hank Greenberg
Joe Jackson
Derek Jeter
Walter Johnson
Christy Matthewson
Bill Mazeroski
Willie McCovey
Paul Molitor
Joe Morgan
Mel Ott
Honus Wagner
All Jewish Baseball Players
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Roberto Alomar
Mike Andrews
Ford William Baker
Hank Bauer
Buzzie Bavasi
Don Baylor
craig Biggio
Jim Bottomley
Lou Brissie
Bill Bruton
Norm Cash
Jane Clark
Tony Conigliaro
Dylan Crumley
Raymond Dahlin
Ed Delahanty
Ryan Dempster
Jimmy Dudley
Dennis Eckersley
Dave Ferriss
Rollie Fingers
Whitey Ford
Nellie Fox
Jimmie Foxx
Bob Friend
Eddie Gaedel
Randy Gardner
Bethany Girod
Roy Gleason
Woodie Held
Gil Hodges
Rogers Hornsby
William "Dummy" Hoy
Catfish Hunter
Bo Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Harry Kalas
Ralph W. Kalish, Sr.
Ralph Kiner
Thomas Leach
Leonard Levin
Danny Litwhiler
Charlotte Lord
Juan Marichal
Edgar Martinez
Don Mattingly
Johnny Mize
Thurman Munson
Eddie Murray
Hal Newhouser
Phil Niekro
Jim Palmer
Tony Perez
Taylor Phillips
Billy Pierce
Stuart E. Pratt
Kirby Puckett
Jim Rice
Frank Robinson
Edd Roush
Ryne Sandberg
Ron Santo
Bob Shawkey
George Smooke
Erik Strohl
Don Sutton
Jim Taylor
Bill Terry
Jim Thome
Alan Trammell
Bob Uecker
Chase Utley
Ray Washburn
Lou Whitaker
Dr. Benton Wood
Kerry Wood
Marcella Yarish
Bob Zimmerman
1949-1953 NY Yankees
1973-1981 LA Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Hall of Fame Education Department

List current through
August 5, 2011

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Batting helmet worn by Cal Ripken on September 6, 1995, the day he broke
Lou Gehrig's mark of 2,130 straight games played.



Pete Rose wore this Expos cap on
June 29, 1984 when he played his record 3,309th game.





Nolan Ryan wore this cap on
September 22, 1993, the final appearance of his 27-year career.


Rickey Henderson
 

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