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

 

Pitchers

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s