New York’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 New York you have quite a collection of talent.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Craig Biggio, 2B/C/OF

Craig Biggio

Smithtown, NY

Teams: Houston Astros

Awards: 2015 Hall of Fame inductee, 7-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner


Bobby Bonilla, 3B/OF

Bobby Bonilla

Bronx, NY

Teams: Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 6-time All-Star


Eddie Collins, 2B

Eddie Collins

Millerton, NY

Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

Awards: 1939 Hall of Fame inductee, 1914 AL MVP


Frankie Frisch, 2B/3B

Frankie Frisch

Bronx, NY

Teams: New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1947 Hall of Fame inductee, 1931 NL MVP, 3-time All-Star


Lou Gehrig, 1B

Lou Gehrig

New York, NY

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1939 Hall of Fame inductee, 1927 & 1936 AL MVP, 7-time All-Star


Hank Greenberg, 1B/OF

Hank Greenberg

New York, NY

Teams: Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates

Awards: 1956 Hall of Fame inductee, 1935 & 1940 AL MVP, 4-time All-Star


Edgar Martinez, DH/3B

Edgar Martinez

New York, NY

Teams: Seattle Mariners

Awards: 7-time All-Star


Phil Rizzuto, SS

Phil Rizzuto

Brooklyn, NY

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1950 AL MVP, 5-time All-Star,


Joe Torre, C/1B/3B

Joe Torre


Brooklyn, NY

Teams: Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets

Awards: 2014 Hall of Fame inductee (as a Manager), 1971 NL MVP, 9-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner


Andy Van Slyke, OF

Andy Van Slyke

Utica, NY

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies

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


Lou Whitaker, 2B

Lou Whitaker

Brooklyn, NY

Teams: Detroit Tigers

Awards: 1978 AL Rookie of the Year, 5-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner


Carl Yastrzemski, OF/1B

Carl Yastrzemski

Southampton, NY

Teams: Boston Red Sox

Awards: 1989 Hall of Fame inductee, 1967 AL MVP, 18-time All-Star, 7-time Gold Glove winner, 1970 All-Star MVP



Whitey Ford, LHP

Whitey Ford

New York, NY

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1974 Hall of Fame inductee, 1961 CY Young, 10-time All-Star


John Franco, LHP

John Franco

Brooklyn, NY

Teams: Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Houston Astros

Awards: 4-time All-Star


Orel Hershiser, RHP

Orel Hershiser

Buffalo, NY

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets

Awards: 1988 NL CY Young, 3-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove, 1988 NLCS & World Series MVP, 1995 ALCS MVP


Sandy Koufax, LHP

Sandy Koufax

Brooklyn, NY

Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 1972 Hall of Fame inductee, 1963 NL MVP, 1963, 1965 & 1966 NL CY Young, 7-time All-Star, 1963 & 1965 World Series MVP


Jim Palmer, RHP

Jim Palmer

New York, NY

Teams: Baltimore Orioles

Awards: 1990 Hall of Fame inductee, 1973, 1975 & 1976 AL CY Young, 6-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner


Warren Spahn, LHP

Warren Spahn

Buffalo, NY

Teams: Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants

Awards: 1973 Hall of Fame inductee, 1957 CY Young, 17-time All-Star


Frank Viola, LHP

Frank Viola

Hempstead, NY

Teams: Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays

Awards: 1988 AL CY Young, 3-time All-Star, 1987 World Series MVP


Active Players

Position Players

Alex Rodriguez, SS/3B

Alex Rodriguez

New York, NY

Teams: Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees

Awards: 2003, 2005 & 2007 AL MVP, 14-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner



Patrick Corbin, LHP

Patrick Corbin

Clay, NY

Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks

Awards: 1-time All-Star


Marcus Stroman, RHP

Marcus Stroman

Medford, NY

Teams: Toronto Blue Jays





All places of birth based on


One thought on “New York’s Best Baseball Players

  1. One thought: if you are going to include Stroman, you should also include Mets pitcher Stephen Matz. Those two fellows hooked up in an epic contest as high schoolers, btw.


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