Kansas’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 Kansas you’ll have to settle for the greatest pitcher of all time, The Big Train.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Johnny Damon, OF

Johnny Damon

Fort Riley, KS

Teams: Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians

Awards: 2-time All-Star


Bob Horner, 1B/3B

Bob Horner

Junction City, KS

Teams: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1978 NL Rookie of the Year, 1-time All-Star



Walter Johnson, RHP

Walter Johnson

Humboldt, KS

Teams: Washington Senators

Awards: 1936 Hall of Fame inductee, 1913 & 1924 AL MVP


Active Players

Position Players

Derek Norris, C

Derek Norris

Goddard, KS

Teams: Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres

Awards: 1-time All-Star



All places of birth based on baseballreference.com


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