Indiana’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 Indiana you are void of any real superstars but there are plenty of quality players.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Billy Herman, 2B

Billy Herman


New Albany, IN

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirats

Awards: 1975 Hall of Fame inductee, 10-time All-Star


Gil Hodges, 1B

Gil Hodges

Princeton, IN

Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets

Awards: 8-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner


Chuck Klein, OF

Chuck Klein

Indianapolis, IN

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

Awards: 1980 Hall of Fame inductee, 1932 NL MVP, 2-time All-Star


Kenny Lofton, OF

Kenny Lofton

East Chicago, IN

Teams: Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers

Awards: 6-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner


Don Mattingly, 1B

Don Mattingly

Evansville, IN

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1985 AL MVP, 6-time All-Star, 9-time Gold Glove winner


Sam Rice, OF

Sam Rice

Morocco, IN

Teams: Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians

Awards: 1963 Hall of Fame inductee


Scott Rolen, 3B

Scott Rolen

Evansville, IN

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds

Awards: 1997 NL Rookie of the Year, 7-time All-Star, 8-time Gold Glove winner



Mordecai Brown, RHP

Mordecai Brown

Nyesville, IN

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Terriers, Brooklyn Tip-Tops, Chicago Whales

Awards: 1949 Hall of Fame inductee


Tommy John, LHP

Tommy John

Terra Haute, IN

Teams: Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, California Angels, Oakland Athletics

Awards: 4-time All-Star


Active Players

Position Players

Adam Lind, 1B/DH/OF

Adam Lind

Anderson, IN

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers



Lance Lynn, RHP

Lance Lynn

Indianapolis, IN

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1-time All-Star


Jeff Samardzija, RHP

Jeff Samardzija

Merrillville, IN

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox

Awards: 1-time All-Star



All places of birth based on


2 thoughts on “Indiana’s Best Baseball Players

  1. If you expand to include players who played college baseball in Indiana, you could pick up Ted Kluszewski, Bill Skowron and Carl Yastrzemski.

    Don’t forget Drew Storen as a current MLB player.


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