Mississippi’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 Mississippi you have a few of the games most under appreciated players.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Ellis Burks, OF

Ellis Burks

Vicksburg, MS

Teams: Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians

Awards: 2-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner


Chet Lemon, OF

Chet Lemon

Jackson, MS

Teams: Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 3-time All-Star


Dave Parker, OF

Dave Parker

Grenada, MS

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays

Awards: 1978 NL MVP, 7-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner, 1979 All-Star MVP


Frank White, 2B

Frank White


Greenville, MS

Teams: Kansas City Royals

Awards: 5-time All-Star, 8-time Gold Glove winner, 1980 ALCS MVP



Roy Oswalt, RHP

Roy Oswalt

Kosciusko, MS

Teams: Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 2005 NLCS MVP


Active Players

Position Players

Brian Dozier, 2B

Brian Dozier

Hattiesburg, MS

Teams: Minnesota Twins

Awards: 1-time All-Star



All places of birth based on baseballreference.com


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