Missouri’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 Missouri you have a variety of types of players to celebrate from the great Yogi to the most dominant pitcher in 2015’s second half.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Yogi Berra, C

Yogi Berra

St. Louis, MO

Teams: New York Yankees, New York Mets

Awards: 1972 Hall of Fame inductee, 1951, 1954 & 1955 AL MVP, 18-time All-Star


Ken Boyer, 3B

Ken Boyer

Liberty, MO

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 1964 NL MVP, 11-time All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner


Darrell Porter, C

Darrell Porter

Joplin, MO

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers

Awards: 4-time All-Star, 1982 NLCS MVP, 1982 World Series MVP



David Cone, RHP

David Cone

Kansas City, MO

Teams: Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox

Awards: 1994 AL CY Young, 5-time All-Star


Tom Henke, RHP

Tom Henke

Kansas City, MO

Teams: Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 2-time All-Star


Carl Hubbell, LHP

Carl Hubbell

Carthage, MO

Teams: New York Giants

Award: 1947 Hall of Fame inductee, 1933 & 1936 NL MVP, 9-time All-Star


Steve Rogers, RHP

Steve Rogers

Jefferson City, MO

Teams: Montreal Expos

Awards: 5-time All-Star


Mel Stottlemyre, RHP

Mel Stottlemyre

Hazelton, MO

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 5-time All-Star


Rick Sutcliffe, RHP

Rick Sutcliffe


Independence, MO

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1979 NL Rookie of the Year, 1984 NL CY Young, 3-time All-Star


Active Players

Position Players

Ryan Howard, 1B

Ryan Howard


St. Louis, MO

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Awards: 2005 NL Rookie of the Year, 2006 NL MVP, 3-time All-Star, 2009 NLCS MVP



Jake Arrieta, RHP

Jake Arrieta

Farmington, MO

Teams: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs


Mark Buehrle, LHP

Mark Buehrle

St. Charles, MO

Teams: Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays

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


Trevor Rosenthal, RHP

Trevor Rosenthal

Lee’s Summit, MO

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1-time All-Star


Max Scherzer, RHP

Max Scherzer

St. Louis, MO

Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals

Awards: 2013 AL CY Young, 3-time All-Star



All places of birth based on baseballreference.com


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