North Carolina’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 North Carolina there is a nice collection of current players to root for.

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Luke Appling, SS

Luke Appling

 

High Point, NC

Teams: Chicago White Sox

Awards: 1964 Hall of Fame inductee, 7-time All-Star

 

Mark Grace, 1B

Mark Grace

Winston-Salem, NC

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner

 

Enos Slaughter, OF

Enos Slaughter

Roxboro, NC

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, Milwaukee Braves

Awards: 1985 Hall of Fame inductee, 10-time All-Star

 

Pitchers

Catfish Hunter, RHP

Catfish Hunter

Hertford, NC

Teams: Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees

Awards: 1987 Hall of Fame inductee, 1974 AL CY Young, 8-time All-Star

 

Gaylord Perry, RHP

Gaylord Perry

Williamston, NC

Teams: San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indains, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals

Awards: 1991 Hall of Fame inductee, 1972 NL CY Young, 1978 NL CY Young, 5-time All-Star

 

Hoyt Wilhelm, RHP

Hoyt Wilhelm

Huntersville, NC

Teams: New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 1985 Hall of Fame inductee, 8-time All-Star

 

Active Players

Position Players

Josh Hamilton, OF

Josh Hamilton

Raleigh, NC

Teams: Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Awards: 2010 AL MVP, 5-time All-Star, 2010 ALCS MVP

 

Brandon Phillips, 2B

Brandon Phillips

Raleigh, NC

Teams: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner

 

Kyle Seager, 3B

Kyle Seager

Charlotte, NC

Teams: Seattle Mariners

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

 

Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

Ryan Zimmerman

Washington, NC

Teams: Washington Nationals

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

 

Pitchers

Chris Archer, RHP

Chris Archer

Raleigh, NC

Teams: Tampa Bay Rays

Awards: 1-time All-Star

 

Madison Bumgarner, LHP

Madison Bumgarner

Hickory, NC

Teams: San Francisco Giants

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 2014 NLCS & World Series MVP

 

Greg Holland, RHP

Greg Holland

Marion, NC

Teams: Kansas City Royals

Awards: 2-time All-Star

 

 

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

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