Georgia’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 Georgia you can claim one of the most influential people of the 20th century, on or off the field and one of the games best players of all-time. What more could you want?

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Moises Alou, OF

Moises Alou

Atlanta, GA

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Ty Cobb, OF

Ty Cobb

Narrows, GA

Teams: Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics

Awards: 1936 Hall of Fame inductee, 1911 AL MVP

 

Johnny Mize, 1B

Johnny Mize

Demorest, GA

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, New York Yankees

Awards: 1981 Hall of Fame inductee, 10-time All-Star

 

Jackie Robinson, 2B/3B

Jackie Robinson

Cairo, GA

Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers

Awards: 1962 Hall of Fame inductee, 1947 Rookie of the Year, 1949 NL MVP, 6-time All-Star

 

Bill Terry, 1B

Bill Terry

 

 

Atlanta, GA

Teams: New York Giants

Awards: 1954 Hall of Fame inductee, 3-time All-Star

 

Frank Thomas, DH/1B

Frank Thomas

Columbus, GA

Teams: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Atheltics, Toronto Blue Jays

Awards: 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, 1993 & 1994 AL MVP, 5-time All-Star

 

Pitchers

Kevin Brown, RHP

Kevin Brown

 

Milledgeville, GA

Teams: Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Kenny Rogers, LHP

Kenny Rogers

Savannah, GA

Teams: Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 4-time All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner

 

Active Players

Position Players

Lorenzo Cain, OF

Lorenzo Cain

Valdosta, GA

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals

Awards: 1-time All-Star, 2014 ALCS MVP

 

Brian McCannC

Brian McCann

Athens, GA

Teams: Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees

Awards: 7-time All-Star, 2010 All-Star MVP

 

Buster Posey, C/1B

Buster Posey

Leesburg, GA

Teams: San Francisco Giants

Awards: 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, 2012 NL MVP, 3-time All-Star

 

Pitchers

Tim Hudson, RHP

Tim Hudson

Columbus, GA

Teams: Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants

Awards: 4-time All-Star

 

Adam Wainwright, RHP

Adam Wainwright

Brunswick, GA

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

 

 

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