Alabama’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we come from is a point of pride. When we meet someone who hales from the same place as us there is often a sense of comradery. If you were born and raised in Alabama you are in good company. Below is a list of the best players born in the state of Alabama.

 

All-Time Position Players

Hank Aaron, OF

Hank Aaron

Mobile, AL

Teams: Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers

Awards: 1982 Hall of Fame inductee, 1957 MVP, 25-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner

 

George Foster, OF

George Foster

Tuscaloosa, AL

Teams: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox

Awards: 5-time All-Star, 1977 NL MVP, 1976 All-Star MVP

 

Willie Mays, OF

Willie Mays

Westfield, AL

Teams: New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets

Awards: 1979 Hall of Fame inductee, 1951 Rookie of the Year, 1954 & 1965 NL MVP, 24-time All-Star, 12-time Gold Glove winner, 1963 & 1968 All-Star MVP

 

Willie McCovey, 1B

Willie McCovey

Mobile, AL

Teams: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics

Awards: 1986 Hall of Fame inductee, 1959 NL Rookie of the Year, 1969 NL MVP, 6-time All-Star,  1969 All-Star MVP

 

Amos Otis, OF

Amos Otis

Mobile, AL

Teams: New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates

Awards: 5-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner

 

Ozzie Smith, SS

Ozzie Smith

Mobile, AL

Teams: San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 2002 Hall of Fame inductee, 15-time All-Star, 13-time Gold Glove winner, 1985 NLCS MVP

 

Billy Williams, OF

Billy Williams

Whistler, AL

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics

Awards: 1987 Hall of Fame inductee, 1961 NL Rookie of the Year, 6-time All-Star

 

Willie Wilson, OF

Willie Wilson

Montgomery, AL

Teams: Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs

Awards: 2-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner

 

 

All-Time Pitchers

Jimmy Key, LHP

Jimmy Key

Hunstville, AL

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles

Awards: 4-time All-Star

 

Don Sutton, RHP

Don Sutton

Clio, AL

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, California Angels

Awards: 1998 Hall of Fame inductee, 4-time All-Star, 1977 All-Star MVP

 

Early Wynn, RHP

Early Wynn

Hartford, AL

Teams: Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox

Awards: 1972 Hall of Fame inductee, 1959 CY Young, 9-time All-Star

 

 

Best Active Players

Position Player

Alex Rios, OF

Alex Rios

Coffee, AL

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals

Awards: 2-time All-Star

 

Pitcher

Matt Cain, RHP

Matt Cain

Dothan, AL

Teams: San Francisco Giants

Awards: 3-time All-Star

 

Craig Kimbrel, RHP

Craig Kimbrel

Huntsville, AL

Teams: Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres

Awards: 2011 NL Rookie of the Year, 4-time All-Star

 

Corey Kluber, RHP

Corey Kluber

Birmingham, AL

Teams: Cleveland Indians

Awards: 2014 AL CY Young

 

Jake Peavy, RHP

Jake Peavy

 

Mobile, AL

Teams: San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants

Awards: 2007 NL CY Young, 3-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

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