MLB's 10 Most Memorable Events

Name the players who were responsible for the ten most memorable events in Major League history, according to a fan poll from 2002.
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Rank
Year
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Player
1
1995
Broke Lou Gehrig's streak of consecutive games played
Cal Ripken
2
1974
Broke Babe Ruth's all time home run record
Hank Aaron
3
1947
First African American major leaguer
Jackie Robinson
4
1998
Both Mark McGwire & Sammy Sosa broke his single season
home run record
Roger Maris
5
1939
He retires with his “luckiest man” speech
Lou Gehrig
6
1985
Passes Ty Cobb for all time hits
Pete Rose
7
1941
He hit over .400 in a season
Ted Williams
8
1941
Hit in 56 straight games
Joe DiMaggio
9
1988
His home run sent the Dodgers on their way to a World Series upset
Kirk Gibson
10
1991
Pitched 7th career no hitter
Nolan Ryan
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Level 27
Jun 30, 2015
easiest quiz ever finished with 3:45 left
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Level 48
Feb 14, 2016
Like the quiz...wouldn't mind it being longer
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Level 74
Apr 8, 2016
I don't know how you can rank Cal Ripken breaking the consecutive games streak as the greatest moment in baseball history. Unless you're from Baltimore. Then I would sort of understand. Numbers 2 and 3 are way more important to the game than Ripken's feat.
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Level 25
May 6, 2016
if Gibson's homerun is on this list then how do you not put Joe Carter's World Series clinching walk off homerun from the 93 World Series??? No love for the Blue Jays, if he had done that in a Yankees or Red Sox uniform it would be "one of the greatest moments in American sports history"
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Level 73
Jun 2, 2016
Bobby Thompson's 'Shot Heard 'Round the World' is the most famous sports call in history

"The giants win the pennant, the giants win the pennant!"

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Level 43
Dec 2, 2016
No.
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Level 36
Feb 11, 2020
Actually Bobby Thomson, but definitely +1
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Level 36
Mar 7, 2018
Robinson was not the first african american to play in major league baseball. i believe that actual title goes to Moses Fleetwood Walker.