Louisiana’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 Louisiana you are in good company.

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Albert Belle, OF

Albert Belle

Shreveport, LA

Teams: Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles

Awards: 5-time All-Star

 

Will Clark, 1B

Will Clark

New Orleans, LA

Teams: San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 6-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner, 1989 NLCS MVP

 

Bill Dickey, C

Bill Dickey

 

Bastrop, LA

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1954 Hall of Fame inductee, 11-time All-Star

 

Mel Ott, OF

Mel Ott

Gretna, LA

Teams: New York Giants

Awards: 1951 Hall of Fame inductee, 1932 & 1938 NL MVP, 11-time All-Star

 

Rusty Staub, OF/1B

Rusty Staub

New Orleans, LA

Teams: Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Vernon Wells, OF

Vernon Wells

Shreveport, LA

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees

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

 

Pitchers

Vida Blue, LHP

Vida Blue

Mansfield, LA

Teams: Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants

Awards: 1971 AL MVP & CY Young, 6-time All-Star

 

Ron Guidry, LHP

Ron Guidry

Lafayette, LA

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1978 CY Young, 4-time All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner

 

Andy Pettitte, LHP

Andy Pettitte

Baton Rouge, LA

Teams: New York Yankees, Houston Astros

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 2001 ALCS MVP

 

Lee Smith, RHP

Lee Smith

Jamestown, LA

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos

Awards: 7-time All-Star

 

Active Players

Pitchers

Jonathan Papelbon, RHP

Jonathan Papelbon

Baton Rouge, LA

Teams: Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Taijuan Walker, RHP

Taijuan Walker

Shreveport, LA

Teams: Seattle Mariners

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

 

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