Florida’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 Florida

All-Time Players

Position Players

Andre Dawson, OF

Andre Dawson

Miami, FL

Teams: Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Florida Marlins

Awards: 2010 Hall of Fame inductee, 1977 NL Rookie of the Year, 1987 NL MVP, 8-time All-Star, 8-time Gold Glove winner


Steve Garvey, 1B

Steve Garvey

Tampa, FL

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

Awards: 1974 NL MVP, 10-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner, 1974 & 1978 All-Star MVP, 1978 & 1984 NLCS MVP


Luis Gonzalez, OF

Luis Gonzalez

Tampa, FL

Teams: Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins

Awards: 5-time All-Star


Chipper Jones, 3B/OF

Chipper Jones

Deland, FL

Teams: Atlanta Braves

Awards: 1999 NL MVP, 8-time All-Star


Fred McGriff, 1B

Fred McGriff

Tampa, FL

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 5-time All-Star, 1994 All-Star MVP


Boog Powell, 1B/OF

Boog Powell

Lakeland, FL

Teams: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 1970 AL MVP, 4-time All-Star


Tim Raines, OF

Tim Raines

Sanford, FL

Teams: Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins

Awards: 7-time All-Star, 1987 All-Star MVP


Gary Sheffield, OF/3B

Gary Sheffield

Tampa, FL

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets

Awards: 9-time All-Star


Bill White, 1B

Bill White

Lakewood, FL

Teams: New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies

Awards: 8-time All-Star, 7-time Gold Glove winner



Steve Carlton, LHP

Steve Carlton

Miami, FL

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins

Awards: 1994 Hall of Fame inductee, 1972, 1977, 1980 & 1982 NL MVP, 10-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner


Dwight Gooden, RHP

Dwight Gooden

Tampa, FL

Teams: New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Awards: 1984 NL Rookie of the Year, 1985 NL CY Young, 4-time All-Star


Tom Gordon, RHP

Tom Gordon

Sebring, FL

Teams: Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks

Awards: 3-time All-Star


Active Players

Position Players

Josh Donaldson, 3B

Josh Donaldson

Pensacola, FL

Teams: Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays

Awards: 2-time All-Star


Dee Gordon, 2B

Dee Gordon

Windermere, FL

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins

Awards: 2-time All-Star


Eric Hosmer, 1B

Eric Hosmer

South Miami, FL

Teams: Kansas City Royals

Awards: 2-time Gold Glove winner


Manny Machado, 3B

Manny Machado

Hialeah, FL

Teams: Baltimore Orioles

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


Andrew McCutchen, OF

Andrew McCutchen

Fort Meade, FL

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates

Awards: 2013 NL MVP, 5-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner


Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Anthony Rizzo

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Teams: Chicago Cubs

Awards: 2-time All-Star



Wade Davis, RHP

Wade Davis

Lake Whales, FL

Teams: Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals

Awards: 1-time All-Star


Jacob deGrom, RHP

Jacob deGrom

DeLand, FL

Teams: New York Mets

Awards: 1-time All-Star


Gio Gonzalez, LHP

Gio Gonzalez

Hialeah, FL

Teams: Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals

Awards: 2-time All-Star


Zack Greinke, RHP

Zack Greinke

Orlando, FL

Teams: Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 2009 AL CY Young, 3-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner


Chris Sale, LHP

Chris Sale

Lakeland, FL

Teams: Chicago White Sox

Awards: 4-time All-Star



All places of birth based on baseballreference.com


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s