Maryland’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 Maryland you can claim the single greatest player in baseball history. This list features quality over quantity.

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Harold Baines, DH/OF

Harold Baines

Easton, MD

Teams: Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Home Run Baker, 3B

Home Run Baker

Trappe, MD

Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees

Awards: 1955 Hall of Fame inductee

 

Jimmie Foxx, 1B

Jimmie Foxx

Sudlersville, MD

Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies

Awards: 1951 Hall of Fame inductee, 1932, 1933, & 1938 AL MVP, 9-time All-Star

 

Al Kaline, OF

Al Kaline

Baltimore, MD

Teams: Detroit Tigers

Awards: 1980 Hall of Fame inductee, 18-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove winner

 

Cal Ripken, Jr, SS/3B

Cal Ripken, Jr

Havre de Grace, MD

Teams: Baltimore Orioles

Awards: 2007 Hall of Fame inductee, 1982 AL Rookie of the Year, 1983 & 1991 AL MVP, 19-time All-Star, 1991 & 2001 All-Star MVP, 2-time Gold Glove winner

 

Babe Ruth, OF/P

Babe Ruth

Baltimore, MD

Teams: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Boston Braves

Awards: 1936 Hall of Fame inductee, 1923 AL MVP, 2-time All-Star

 

Pitchers

Lefty Grove, LHP

Lefty Grove

Lonaconing, MD

Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox

Awards: 1947 Hall of Fame inductee, 1931 AL MVP, 6-time All-Star

 

Active Players

Position Players

Mark Teixeira, 1B

Mark Teixiera

Annapolis, MD

Teams: Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

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